Konservator (arkeologi) till Islands Nationalmuseum


Archaeological conservator: Job description and activities

The National Museum of Iceland is soliciting applicants in archaeological conservation to join the Conservation Department for a period of 6 months or longer from early 2012 or by agreement.


Treatment of archaeological finds including iron, copper alloy, ceramic, glass, leather, bone and wood.

Other activities

Active and passive conservation of museum collection including cleaning, packing, recording, investigating, stabilisation, and documentation of objects. Preparation of exhibitions, monitoring, consulting for other museums.


-The candidate should have a university degree in conservation (M.Sc or  B.Sc) with specialization in archaeological objects or experience in that field.

-Experience required in conservation of archaeological material, both organic and mineral.

-The candidate should be fluent in English, both written and spoken language.

-Computer knowledge is necessary: Office Windows programs, Photoshop, as well as basic knowledge in digital photography.

-The candidate should demonstrate good abilities in working in a team as well as independence in his own work.

The conservator will be part of the Research and Collections Division, but work closely with the leader of the Conservation Department.

Working Place

Conservation Department in Kopavogur, Iceland.

Application Deadline : 1. December 2011.

Salary: Depending on education and experience, approx. 275.000 - 315.000 ISK/month (exchange rate in Iceland in Nov2011: 159 ISK/EUR).

Further information on the museum : www.thjodminjasafn.is

Enquiries and application (c.v., copies of degree certificates, letter of motivation, referees)  should be sent to Anna Lisa Runarsdottir, Head of Research and Collections, National Museum of Iceland, Suðurgötu 43, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland or Anna.Lisa@thjodminjasafn.is, tel: +354-5302200,  mobilie: +354-8242031, fax. +354-5302201.