Location: Parkville, Victoria

Division/Faculty: Faculty of Arts, University of Melbourne

Salary: $67,872 – $72,033 + 9.5% superannuation

The Faculty of Arts promotes a workplace that actively seeks to include, welcome and value unique contributions of all people. People from Indigenous, culturally & linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply, and if seeking support in submitting an application are welcomed to contact the Faculty by emailing their contact details and position number to

About Grimwade Conservation Services
The Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation is the leading art conservation and restoration Centre in Australia, operational since 1989. As the only Centre of its kind in Australia, the Grimwade Centre combines commercial conservation services (trading as Grimwade Conservation Services), postgraduate training and research in cultural materials conservation. Our strength is our ability to harness the unique interdisciplinary and world-class expertise across the Arts and Science faculties of the University of Melbourne, as well as the University’s established national and international research and industry partners, to deliver integrated conservation education, research and commercial programs of international reach and relevance.

Grimwade Conservation Services consulting specialises in all areas of art restoration and museum standard conservation to institutions and private clients. As a trusted leader in conservation practice and training in Australia and the Asia Pacific region, our client base includes: significant national, state and regional public collections and cultural organisations; commercial galleries; corporate collections; and, private collections. Our commercial services include conservation treatment of all types of materials; collection surveys; conservation plans; digitisation; research and technical analysis.

About the role
The Assistant Conservator, Objects and Textiles role operates within Grimwade Conservation Services and reports to the Team Leader, Senior Conservator Objects, Textiles and Archaeology. The role is responsible for both independent and assisted completion of conservation treatments within time and budgetary constraints and provision of conservation expertise to support the team in the delivery of the commercial work program.

The role liaises directly with clients in the development of treatment proposals informed by current conservation research and within ethical standards and prepares financially viable quotes. The Assistant Conservator may be required to assist in the delivery of group treatments, may work under the direction of Conservators and Principal Conservators on client projects, and may be required to contribute to publications, public programs or stakeholder events.

About you
The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in the successful completion of both textile and object projects, excellent attention to detail and a strong commitment to delivering quality service to clients. You will have strong writing skills and experience completing treatments on time and on budget.

To be successful in this role you will be required to work collaboratively with others and follow defined processes and policies.

This role is Part Time (0.8 FTE) until 25 August 2021 with the strong possibility of extension.

How to apply
Your application submitted should include a cover letter, CV and your brief responses against the essential selection criteria found in the Position Description for the role.

For information to assist you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria/competencies, please go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria

Position Description: http://go.unimelb.edu.au/n8ji

To apply: http://jobs.unimelb.edu.au/caw/en/job/903980/assistant-conservator

Applications close:
28 Jan 2021 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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