Key Accountabilities: 

Role Purpose

The purpose of this position is preservation of QM objects in accordance with the International Council of Museums – Committee for Conservation Code of Conduct.


  • Create and update Condition Reports for Artworks both on display and in storage.
  •  Assess and advise on correct packing and safe storage of objects.
  •  Supervise the ongoing care and conservation of Public Artworks.
  •  Hire and supervise of contractors to undertake works, working closely with QM Procurement Dept and PA Head of Collections.
  • Obtain site access for contractors and works permits as necessary.
  • Obtain information about artworks in the collection and permissions for proposed treatments from relevant Artist/s or Galleries.
  • Establish object conservation priorities and schedule for works.
  • Assess and advise on new artwork proposals in relation to materials and environment.
  • Coordinate purchase and shipping of materials for conservation, in discussion with relevant QM departments.


  • Practical and theoretical knowledge in conservation.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Fluency in English, Arabic desirable.
  • Computer literacy, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop, (Articheck desirable).
  • Experience of working with mixed collections in Museums.
  • Experience of collection management database systems.
  • Experience of contracts.
  • Experience of working in the region an advantage.
  • Knowledge of Registrar processes, and ICOM- Committee for Conservation Code of Conduct.

Education, Experience, and certification requirements

  • BA or Master in Conservation of museum objects - Specializing in one of the relevant disciplines, Archaeology, Objects, Textiles, Paper, Paintings, Preventive Conservation.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience.