Conservator, Objects (Full time, Fixed-term)

Australia's largest public museum organization is seeking a Conservator, Objects to work in the Collection Development and Access team in the Conservation Department. This position is accountable for contributing to the implementation of best practice programs and projects to preserve and develop the Museum’s collections, and enable their access in research and public programs, and by external stakeholders.
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Department: Museums Victoria
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Arts and Sports
Classification: VPSG3.1
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/MV/0242A
Closing Date: 21-Oct-2018
Salary Range: $66,699 - $73,844
Job Duration: Until 7th July 2019
Attachments: Conservator, Objects - Role Statement.pdf (PDF, 131KB)

Contact: Elizabeth McCartney
(03) 8341 7188

Position Details

Conservator, Objects

Australia's largest public museum organisation is seeking a Conservator, Objects to work in the Collection Development and Access team in the Conservation Department.


Museums Victoria cares for the State scientific and cultural collections, providing visitor access, activities and events at five distinct venues: Melbourne Museum, Immigration Museum, Scienceworks, IMAX Cinema and world heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building.

To learn more about Museums Victoria, please visit


The primary responsibility of the position will be working on Museums Victoria's program of exhibitions, loans, new acquisitions and access requests.

Notable skills and experiences:

  1. Specialist training and experience in remedial conservation of objects from multi-disciplinary heritage collections, including complex treatments and knowledge of national and international frameworks, ethics and issues relevant to such collections.
  2. Demonstrated expertise related to the management of loans and exhibition production.
  3. Demonstrated expertise in assessing conservation and preservation needs of collections.
  4. Demonstrated knowledge, experience and expertise in preventive conservation practice.
  5. Well-developed verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills and capacity to work effectively and collaborate with team members and key stakeholders on complex projects in a multi-discipline cultural organisation.

The successful applicant will hold a tertiary qualification in materials conservation for heritage collections.


This is a full time; fixed-term position. The salary on offer is $66,699 per annum, paid pro-rata plus 9.5% superannuation.


To view the position description, visit; for more information about this position, please contact Elizabeth McCartney (Manager, Conservation) on (03) 8341 7188.
To apply, please select 'APPLY NOW' below and attach the three following documents with your application:

  • Your Cover letter
  • Your CV
  • Your written responses to the Key Selection Criteria as described in the Role Statement


 Applications Close: Sunday, 21 October 2018.


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