Notice of Job Competition
Job title: Part-time Conservation Lab Technician
Department/Campus: Community Studies
Reports To: Chair, Community Studies
Salary Range: $15.53 to $18.06 per hour
Job Posted On 14-May-2013
Job Posted Until: 23-May-2013 (noon)
Posting Type: Internal/External

Job Description  

Under the direction of the Chair of Community Studies, the incumbent will support curriculum in the Applied Museum Studies Conservation Lab. They will be responsible for laboratory-based tasks, which include sampling, testing, measuring, recording and analyzing materials in chemical and physical sciences. They will also provide all the required technical support to enable the laboratory to function effectively, whilst adhering to correct procedures and health and safety guidelines.

Interested candidates must be available to support course delivery and provide lab supervision 4 days per week 6 hours per day during the regular day time hours between 8:00 am and 7:00 pm.

Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • carrying out routine tasks accurately
  • follow strict methodology to assist in the successful completion of treatments
  • preparing specimens and samples
  • constructing, maintaining and operating standard laboratory equipment, for example pH meters, binocular microscopes, digital cameras, vacuum suction table and air abrasive units
  • preparing instructional didactic materials
  • ensuring the laboratory is well stocked and resourced
  • demonstrate procedures to students, when required
  • conducting searches on identified topics relevant to current lab research
  • following strict safety procedures and safety checks

Required Qualifications  
  • Post-secondary education in Conservation, Museum Studies or equivalent
  • Practical conservation experience in the cultural sector, preferably in a laboratory environment
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and problem-solving skills
  • Experience conducting photo documentation employing digital SLR’s
  • Proficiency in the use of Excel, Word and Digital Imaging Software
  • Experience working with standard conservation laboratory equipment
  • Knowledge of conservation suppliers
  • A demonstrated interest in the field of heritage conservation and education

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