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Photograph conservator, Qatar Museums Authority, Media Museum Project, Doha, Qatar. The Media Museum collection consists of over 80,000 19th and 20th century photographs, cameras and cinema equipment. Photographs
range from early daguerreotypes through albums and photographically-illustrated books to contemporary colour photographs.
Qatar Museums Authority (QMA) has acquired masterpieces through the years, which QMA is committed to preserve and showcase to the world. QMA is dedicated to accomplish the vision of His Highness The Emir of Qatar through education and cultural interaction with communities in and outside of Qatar.
QMA's mission is to unite and focus the efforts of all museums in the State of Qatar for the acquisition, preservation and interpretation of collections and monuments held in trust for the Qatari people, to be shared with national and tourist audiences. In addition QMA will travel exhibitions or loan to other institutions to promote QMA's mission abroad.
Brief Description/ Purpose of Job: As the first full-time conservator to be hired for the Media Museum project you will be responsible for the long term preservation of the collections. You will be responsible for setting up the conservation laboratory, treatment projects on rare photographs and planning an efficient workflow.
Detailed Description/Job Responsibilities: Ability to perform comprehensive treatments on a wide variety of photographic materials, advising on the conservation aspects of any existing and new stores or display areas, advising on the display and use of the collections, carrying out condition surveys and preservation needs assessments, reparing written reports on survey findings,
re-housing the collection as needed, advising the curatorial staff
on conservation matters, ordering of conservation supplies, keeping
up to date with developments in conservation and helping to organize
an international conference and workshop on photographic
conservation in the Middle East to take place in 2012.
Job Requirements: MA or Accreditation with ICON in photographic conservation, qualifications in paper or photograph conservation completed recognized programs. 5 years professional work experience, a portfolio of conservation treatments and professional activities plus competence references, knowledge of Arabic a plus.
Additional Details: Salary range depending on qualifications 19000-26000 Qatari Riyals per month (approx. UKP38,500-52,500 per year) (approx. $62,500-85,500 per year). Position includes accommodation.
How To Apply: Preferred method of application is using our Recruitment Website. http://prodapp.qma.com.qa:8008/OA_HTML/OA.jsp?page=/oracle/apps/irc.....
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