Conservator (Museum)

Posted yesterday, 17:37      Lagos, Nigeria
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Job Type
Full-time

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Job Summary:
Responsible for caring and restoring objects in a museum such as pottery, armor, tools, coins, weapons, painting, jewelry, and plant and animal specimens.
Primary Responsibilities:
Care for and preserve rare historical objects.
Conduct scientific research using tests, x-rays, and microscopes to determine age, value, and condition of object.
Clean and preserve paintings.
Use proper sealants depending on material of object.
Repair surfaces and mend broken pieces.
Construct fossil mounts.
Create copies of artifacts, including copies of paintings.
Determine best method of storage for object.
Adjust climate in storage area.
Utilize knowledge of paint chemistry, lighting, and temperate to keep object in its best condition for years to come.
Purchase or negotiate the acquirement of artwork.
Design placement or setup of object in museum.
Create events such as workshops or hold lectures discussing history of the piece.
Perform administrative duties as needed.
Research pieces of artwork to acquire.
Write catalog descriptions for the artwork.
Ensure all exhibits are displayed using excellent security methods.
Verify authenticity of objects.
Persuade private donors to part with objects on a temporary or permanent basis.
Write grant proposals.
Attend events to promote the museum or exhibit.
Requirements:
Proven work experience
Strong writing and proofreading skills
Proficiency in English
Attention to detail
Excellent communication skills
Ability to prioritize and multitask
BSC degree in art, journalism or related discipline or field.
Method of Application:
Interested and qualified? applicants or candidates should forward a copy of their CV's to climaxgroupresourceslimited @gmail.com or forward their name, qualification, mobile number and post applying for to the message box or to the mobile number stated on this advert.
NOTE: NOT ABIDING TO THIS ADVICE WILL LEAD TO TOTAL DISQUALIFICATION, ONLY SHORTLISTED APPLICANTS WILL BE CONTACTED.
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