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Curator Permanent Job

1 month ago Others Oslo   13 views
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About the position

We have a vacancy for 1 year as a conservator of archeological material. The Vikariat expires September 2019, but with the possibility of extension.

If you are an experienced conservator motivated by working with varied and exciting tasks in an ever hectic environment, you may just be the person we are looking for.

You will work with both preventive and active preservation in the form of inspection, maintenance and suggestions for improvement measures for exhibitions and magazines, as well as artifacts in connection with lending and exhibition activities.

As a conservator you will have access to a significant instrument park of analytical equipment for both organic and inorganic analysis. This is a resource the museum has built up through the research project Saving Oseberg, and which in the coming years will give us new knowledge about objects and materials.

The position is located in the Division for Public Administration, which is divided into two professional groups; Group for Conservation and Group for Digital Documentation, GIS, IT and Archive. In addition, the research project Saving Oseberg is part of the section. The section currently has 36 employees.

Group for preservation has 16 employees; ten conservators for archaeological material, a chemist and five conservators related to painted and ethnographic artifacts. The conservation group's overall task is to ensure the satisfactory conservation of the museum's total material in exhibitions, magazines, lending and transportation.

The conservators work with surveys and analyzes, including x-ray examinations, metallographic analysis, microscopy surveys, as well as various forms of documentation of objects and materials for condition assessment, material determination and, not least, technology understanding.


  • documentation, examination and preservation of archaeological objects, both of organic and inorganic material, as well as participation in the revision of the museum's archaeological collections
  • preventive conservation, maintenance and remediation of climate monitoring in magazines and exhibitions
  • field conservation and other relevant work related to the emergence of archaeological material at KHM
  • follow-up of archaeological material in connection with lending and exhibitions inside and outside KHM's premises
  • development of preservation methods as well as technology studies and analysis of changes in material and condition

KHM and the section have many major tasks related to new magazines and museum buildings. There are tasks and processes that require experienced and well-qualified employees with great ability to work independently. There will therefore be special focus on preventive conservation, routines and follow-up of climate measurements, as well as advice on exhibitions and lending.

eligibility Requirements 

  • The position requires approved master's degree or equivalent in archaeological material from university or college.
  • Minimum 2 years of proven experience from preventive preservation for archaeological gatherings
  • Minimum 1 year documented experience from preservation of archaeological material
  • written and oral communication skills in one of the Nordic languages (Norwegian, Swedish or Danish) and English

Desired competence / experience

  • experience from archaeological fieldwork and exhibition work
  • driver's license for passenger car
  • good ICT skills

Personal characteristics

  • ability to work systematically and structured
  • You enjoy working both independently and in teams
  • organized and deliverable
  • high work capacity and good mood

We offer

  • Salary as a conservator (SKO 1087 senior engineer) is determined by individual assessment within a span between kr. 480,600 and 544,400, depending on experience and expertise
  • a professional stimulating and enjoyable working environment
  • workplace in modern office and magazine buildings on Økern
  • flexible working hours and good welfare schemes
  • good pension scheme and favorable loans in the Government Pension Fund

The application must contain

  • application letter
  • CV
  • diplomas and certificates

Applications with attachments must be submitted via our recruitment system Jobbnorge.

Other information

Applicants called for an interview will be asked to provide 2-3 references (name, attachment to applicant, email address and phone number).

According to section 25, second paragraph of the Publicity Act, information about the applicant may be published even if the applicant has requested not to be listed on the applicant list.

UiO has a staff policy goal to achieve a balanced gender mix and recruit people with immigrant backgrounds.

In addition, UiO wants our employees to reflect as much as possible the diversity of the population. We therefore encourage qualified applicants with reduced functionality to apply for the position. As an IA company , we will provide conditions for disabled people.


Fung. Section Manager Espen Uleberg, tel: +47 22 85 96 53, mobile: 909 95 091 email: [email protected]

Conservator Brynjar Sandvoll, tel. 22859970, e-mail: [email protected]

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