Graduate Conservator - Paper & Books

University of Melbourne
November 23, 2023
Offerd Salary:$63,968 - $70,628
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Contract Type:Fixed-term for 12 mo
Working Time:Part time
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Graduate Conservator - Paper & Books

Job no: 0056246 Location: North Melbourne Role type: Part-time (0.8 FTE); Fixed-term for 12 months, starting from 8 January 2024 Faculty: Arts Department: Grimwade Conservation Services Salary: UOM 3 $63,968 - $70,628 p.a. pro rata plus 17% super

About the Role

The Graduate Conservator, Paper and Books role operates within Grimwade Conservation Services. The position is designed to provide the opportunity for skills development and career advancement for a recent conservation graduate who wishes to specialise in the treatment of paper and books.

The Graduate Conservator, Paper and Books will participate in and observe a range of conservation work designed to extend their conservation skills and experience, and independently carry out a range of general lab activities to support the team in the delivery of the work plan.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Complete basic or process conservation treatments and project work under supervision from the project lead
  • Observe and participate in treatment decision-making
  • Support team members in the delivery of complex treatments and projects
  • Observe and contribute to client liaison and quotation for conservation treatments
  • Who We Are Looking For

    You will be a recent graduate of a specialist conservation degree (up to 5 years) with a high level of demonstrated aptitude for paper and book conservation. You have a high level of interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to communicate clearly and work co-operatively and effectively in a team environment.

    You will also have:

  • Excellent attention to detail in the delivery of meticulous and repetitive tasks
  • Ability to complete a conservation research project within the designated timeframe
  • Demonstrably good vision, especially in relation to fine detail and colour vision and a high level of manual dexterity and fine motor skills
  • For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

    This position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check to ensure the University provides a safe environment for everyone.

    Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

    Your New Team – Faculty of Arts

    The Faculty of Arts is a leading academic community dedicated to exploring and understanding the complexities of our ever-changing world. Our five schools, including the Asia Institute, School of Culture and Communication, School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, School of Languages and Linguistics, and School of Social and Political Sciences, house renowned researchers and intellectually engaged students. We embrace diversity and inclusion, actively welcoming and valuing the unique contributions of individuals from all backgrounds to achieve our vision.

    The Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation is the leading art conservation and restoration Centre in Australia, operational since 1989. As the only centre of its kind in Australia, the Grimwade Centre combines commercial consulting (trading as Grimwade Conservation Services), graduate training and research in cultural materials conservation. The Grimwade Centre's strength is its ability to harness the unique interdisciplinary and world-class expertise across the Arts and Science faculties of the University of Melbourne, as well as the University's established national and international research and industry partners, to deliver integrated conservation education, research and commercial programs of international reach and relevance.

    What We Offer You! In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check outour benefits page!

    About the University of Melbourne We're tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

    Be Yourself The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences, and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information, please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

    We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the email address listed at the bottom of the page.

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

    For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -https: //

    Join us! If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)
  • ^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to https://

    If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Anna Gradoboeva via email at [email protected], ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

    If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

    Advertised: 02 Nov 2023 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

    Applications close: 23 Nov 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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