Objects Conservator, University of Copenhagen

SAXO – Objects Conservator

University of Copenhagen

Application deadline: 30th September 2016

The Department of SAXO, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark, invites applications for an Objects Conservator to be filled by November 1 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter. The post will in the first place last for 12 months but can be extended with 16 additional months to a total of 28 months.

Job Content

The successful candidate will become a member of the ‘Rhodes Centennial Project’, directed by Professor Vincent Gabrielsen and conducted in collaboration with the Ephorate of Antiquities for the Dodecanese (Greece).

The successful candidate will be the archaeological conservator of the finds studied by the project. These finds are principally ceramics that came to light over the course of the past 50 years during rescue excavations of six building complexes in the city of Rhodes.

Required Qualifications

  • The successful candidate must be a trained professional with a degree in Conservation, preferably at a graduate level and with a specialization in ceramics
  • She/he must have a demonstrable record of hands-on experience with ceramics. Candidates with experience in the archaeology of the Aegean islands will be preferred
  • She/he must have a theoretical and practical knowledge of the preventive care, remedial treatment, cleaning (chemical and mechanical), repair, and restoration of ceramics
  • She/he must have a thorough foundation in documentation, evaluation, and treatment of the finds
  • The ability to coordinate and perform the advanced laboratory analysis of the finds is desirable as well as the willingness to collaborate in scientific publications resulting from the project
  • The candidate should possess excellent oral and verbal skills in both English and modern Greek
  • Experience working in an international team is desirable

Specification of Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • The candidate will be a member of the Saxo Institute, but must reside in Rhodes during the length of this employment
  • Treatment, preservation, and restoration of large quantities of archaeological finds, mostly pottery
  • Close collaboration with the Head and the scientific staff of the Conservation Department of the Archaeological Service for the Dodecanese, the research staff and affiliated members of the ‘Rhodes Centennial Project’
  • Any other duties that may be relevant to the position

For further information about this post please contact Dr Stella Skaltsa (email: stella@hum.ku.dk).


The application must be submitted in English and include the following:

  • Motivation letter (max 2 pages)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Other relevant information, e.g. list of publications, letters of recommendation

For more information and to apply, click here.

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