Key Accountabilities: 


Role Purpose:

The Conservator will be expected to carry out conservation treatment on the Museum’s Works on Paper collections, care for relevant collections, ensuring their physical safety- stability, keeping detailed records of the works carried out along with communicating the Paper Conservator activities with his/ her colleagues and interest groups.


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Visits Academics and Scholars
  • Ensures adherence to policies and procedures
  • Works as part of the Collections section and provide accurate information to the Orientalist Museum staff
  • Carries out conservation treatments on the Museum’s works on paper collections, cares for relevant collections, ensuring their physical safety-stability, keeping detailed records of the works carried out
  • Communicates the works on paper conservation activities with his/ her colleagues and interest groups
  • Assists with day to day running of the laboratory (including procuring materials and equipment)
  • Ensures familiarity with condition surveys with the ability to undertake same
  • Ensures good knowledge of monitoring and controlling the environment in which collections are stored or displayed to prevent deterioration
  • Liaises with museum curators, registrars and other colleagues
  • Assists with setting up exhibitions
  • Applies preventive conservation principles and care of collections with interest on works on paper
  • Packs objects for transport and accompanying objects in transit to other locations if required
  • Takes supervisory roles occasionally (i.e. interns, volunteers and newer staff members)
  • Publishes his/her work, under the Orientalist Museum policies and procedures
  • Ensures well versed process in mount making
  • Any other activity as described by the Head for Conservation
  • BA or MA/MSc in Conservation of museum objects - Specializing in works on paper. Master’s Degree is highly preferred. 
  • Minimum of 4 years work experience
  • Be familiar with works on paper technology and deterioration of works on paper
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong research ability (scientific, academic, etc.) issues that relate to works on paper conservation
  • Ability to work individually and as part of a team
  • Professional and friendly manner
  • Interested in professional development


  • Communication in Arabic and /or other languages
  • Knowledge in Art History
  • Have a good network of specialised contacts