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20/010 Senior Conservator - Preventive Conservation

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Wellington - Wellington
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Type: Fixed Term - 24 months
Hours: Full time
Location: Wellington
Business Group: National Library
Branch: Information and Knowledge Services
Salary: $72,795 - $98,488


Senior Conservator Preventive Conservation - Kaitauwhiro Ārai Tupuheke Matua

Are you a qualified conservator wanting to specialise in preventive conservation for a national collection; do you have skills in team building, managing relationships, and communicating with stakeholders; do you have knowledge of New Zealand culture and history?  We are looking for a Preventive Conservator to join the Collection Care Team at the Alexander Turnbull Library for a fixed term of 2 years . The role is a new one for the library and brings together a number of preventive activities currently spread across the team including environmental management, emergency planning, property liaison, packaging and storage projects and staff training. Take a look at the job description for more details.

The Senior Conservator Preventive Conservation leads on developing and implementing preventive conservation activities for the Alexander Turnbull Library Collections in collaboration with stakeholders. They assist with the formulation of policy and procedure and take a lead role in promoting and communicating preventive conservation. As part of the Collection Care team, this is one of the key positions in the Alexander Turnbull Library that enables the Library to collect, preserve, protect, and make accessible an amazing collection of documentary heritage and tāonga relating to New Zealand and the Pacific.

If you are interested in working for New Zealand s premier research library and would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity then contact for an informal discussion.


Applications close: 5pm, Thursday 6 February 2020
For more information please contact: Peter Whitehead at
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