Principal Conservator Paper

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Job Reference:
External Vacancy – Open to Everyone
Business Unit:
Adelaide, CBD
Salary Range:
$99,788 - $105,495
Closing Date:
06 Jan 2023

Role Highlights

  • Lead a team applying best practice methods in paper-based conservation
  • Work with SA’s outstanding cultural collections and treat significant items
  • Develop innovative solutions to complex conservation issues

Role Details

The Principal Conservator Paper & Books is accountable to the Director for the management, quality and cost effective delivery of paper, book and photograph conservation services to a broad range of state, national and international clients.

Special Conditions

  • The Incumbent will be required to participate in the department's Performance Management Program.
  • The Incumbent may be assigned to another position at this remuneration level or equivalent.
  • Applicants will be required to undergo the appropriate and relevant Employment Screening Assessment(s) required for this role in line with the DPC Employment Screening Policy. This includes confirmation of identity and confirmation of eligibility to work in Australia (Australian citizen, Permanent Resident or holder of a valid visa with work rights).
  • This role requires a National Police Check (required for all roles).
  • Provision of services on-site at client locations will be required.
  • Some work outside of normal hours will be required.
  • Some intrastate and interstate travel may be required.
  • May be required to participate in collection recovery activities relating to emergency management.

    Essential Qualification:
  • A degree in Conservation of Cultural Material or equivalent, specialising in Paper and/or Book and/or Photograph Conservation, plus at least five years’ relevant experience is essential.

For more information please see the role description:

About the Department

The Department of the Premier and Cabinet (DPC) drives the Premier's priorities in South Australia. Our staff enjoy working with colleagues who value integrity, knowledge and intellectual capability. They are committed to providing personal advice and services, and more importantly, don't see what they do as "just a job". They exemplify the public sector purpose: Making a difference so South Australia thrives.

About the Business

Artlab Australia leads the protection and conservation of the state’s cultural assets through the provision of strategic advice, expertise and conservation services. Artlab’s primary role is the preservation of the collections of the Art Gallery of SA, SA Museum, State Library of SA, History Trust of SA and Carrick Hill. Artlab also provides services to Riddoch Art Gallery in Mount Gambier and to a wide range of fee-for-service clients locally, nationally and internationally. Education and advisory services support communities in the preservation of their cultural heritage.

Contact Us

Enquiries to Andrew Durham, Director, Artlab Australia
08 8207 7520

Diversity and Inclusion

The Department of the Premier and Cabinet is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workplace that is reflective of the community we serve.

We welcome and value applications from candidates who are of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, candidates with culturally diverse backgrounds, candidates with disability and those from the LGBTIQA+ community.

We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to ensure a safe and healthy working environment. If you require any additional support, please provide us with details through the application process.

The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.