The Conservation Technician is based in the Conservation Department at the National Gallery of Australia. The Department employs conservators specialising in paper, paintings, objects, textiles, time-based media and preventive conservation. This position sits within the Object Conservation section and assists with the conservation of works of art. The Conservation Technician has responsibility for the day-to-day maintenance of works of art in the sculpture garden and assists Object Conservators in more major treatment of the outdoor sculptures. The Technician also works on tasks within the conservation lab such as specialist mounting techniques for object-based works of art, the maintenance of mechanical works of art and other tasks to assist the Senior Object Conservator.
This role involves well developed practical skills, an understanding of the materials that comprise object-based works of art, particularly outdoor sculpture, and a high level of physical fitness. The Technician must be able to procure and manage equipment, manage small projects and supervise and work with contractors and external expertise from different sectors within tight and varying deadlines.
This position reports to the Senior Objects Conservator and is responsible for assisting the Objects team meet their care of the collection role. This position of Conservation Technician, Objects is an ongoing, part time role working 4 days a week with the Conservation team.
Further information about the position may be obtained by contacting Sarah McHugh on +61 2 6240 6418 or email@example.com. The Recruitment Officer may also be contacted on +61 2 6240 6495.