The Conservation Department of the National Museum of Art and History of the Netherlands, the Rijksmuseum is looking for a Head of the Paintings Conservation Studio, 36 hours per week
Specifications - (explanation)
|Location||Amsterdam, The Netherlands|
|Function types||Research, Development, Innovation, Managerial positions|
|Scientific fields||Natural Sciences, Language and Culture, Painting Conservation|
|Hours||36.0 hours per week|
|Salary||€ 3350 - € 4666|
|Job number||AT Head Paintings Conservation Studio|
Beside your supervisory activities you are expected to:
- be known as a renowned and experienced (in theory and practice) painting conservator;
- perform scientific research on the collection together with colleagues and/or scientists. The results of which will be documented in text and images and disseminated via the web, (contributions to) books or articles in scientific journals and at symposia;
- carefully document all undertaken treatments and to ensure and supervise the same by your colleagues in the studio;
- oversee the physical state of the collection so that (dangerous) deterioration is recognized on time and that proper measures are (can be) undertaken.
- MA or MS in Painting Conservation at a recognized institution (in the Netherlands: the UvA or SRAL), preference may be given for a candidate with a PhD
- experience performing complex conservation treatments and documentation of the results
- extensive knowledge of restoration methodology
- practical expertise in looking and understanding paintings and the ability to communicate
- an extensive network in the field of conservation and research
- a considerable number of publications from which the candidate’s enquiring attitude can clearly be discerned
- knowledge of new, advanced analytical methods for researching paintings or painted objects
- command of both spoken and written Dutch and English (in case Dutch is not in command, it is expected that the candidate aspires to it)
- strong social and communicative skills
- an analytical and problem-solving nature
- interest in further personal development in the field
- service oriented, flexible and stress-resistant
- proven supervisory capabilities in which the stimulation of colleagues plays a pivotal part
Conditions of employment
The salary is commensurate with training and experience, minimally € 3.350,- and maximally € 4.666,- before taxes per month (scale 12), for a full-time week of 36 hours, excluding an 8% vacation bonus and an annual end-of-the-year bonus. The collective labour agreement (CAO) for independent national museums applies.
The Rijksmuseum has a collection of around 6000 paintings with an emphasis on the Dutch 17th century “Golden Age”. The highlights are undoubtedly the works of Rembrandt, Hals, Vermeer and Steen, however there are numerous other masterpieces in the collection by, for example, Goya, and Tintoretto. The Conservation Department focusses on reaching an internationally acclaimed position in the museum field in which conservation, restoration and scientific research as performed by conservators and conservation scientists forms an essential part.
Additional informationFor further information you can contact Dr. Robert van Langh, Head of the Department of Conservation & Restoration, tel. 31-20-6747233. For questions related to the application procedure please contact Bart Schindeler, Personnel Advisor, tel. 31-20-6747324.
Agency calls not appreciated.
Keywords: Paintings conservator, Works of Art, Researcher.
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