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Vacancy Announcements: Conservator and Documentalist

Dear MAN Members and Museum Professionals

The National Museum of Namibia (in partnership with the Museums Association of Namibia and University of Namibia) are participating in a project funded by the Gerda Henkel Foundation entitled Confronting Colonial Pasts, Envisioning Creative Futures. We invite applications for two contract posts of two years (with the possibility of extension):

Position: Conservator
Starting Salary: N$22,000pm (Gross)
Benefits: Housing Allowance
13th Cheque
Job Description: To be responsible for preventive conservation at the National Museum of Namibia and provide support and advice to regional museums.

Your main responsibilities will include:

• Examining objects to determine the extent and cause of deterioration
• Reviewing storage conditions at the museum
• Developing creative solutions to clean, support and repair sensitive objects
• Completing and maintaining condition reports on objects
• Receiving and providing training on preventive conservation and conservation techniques for a range of materials

Requirements and Qualifications:
• A relevant degree in scientific conservation or related subject
• Willingness to receive further training
• Ability to work under pressure
• Analytical and problem-solving skills
• Willingness to travel

Position: Documentalist
Starting Salary: N$22,000pm (Gross)
Benefits: Housing Allowance
13th Cheque
Job Description: To document and digitalise the ethnographic collection of the National Museum of Namibia.

Your main responsibilities will include:
• To establish an object database with digitalised object information.
• To create professional photographs of artifacts.
• To establish a web site to provide virtual access to the collection.

Requirements and Qualifications:
• A relevant degree or diploma
• Excellent written and oral skills
• Proficiency in Excel and other database systems.
• Ability to work under pressure

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• Willingness to travel

HOW TO APPLY
Email your CV and a one-page motivational letter to For the attention of: the Office Manager.
Closing date: Midnight, Friday, 30th August.
The subject line should read the position that you are applying for.

 

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