Conservator/conservation technician (temporary position), Nationalmuseet

Ansøgningsfrist: 11/06/2021

A position of conservator/conservation technician for conservation work in relation to furniture and other wooden objects is offered within the Building & Artefacts Conservation unit. The position is time limited and is available from as soon as possible and until 30th April 2022.

Job description
You will be part of a team of conservators with your main responsibility within the conservation and documentation of wooden objects, furniture and interiors, as well as the installation and dismantling of furniture in historic buildings, including preventive conservation. The work will be part of Building & Artefacts Conservation's revenue-covered business. In addition, there may be assignments within the National Museum's own exhibitions involving work with installations, exhibition care and possibly in our storage facilities.

You must, as a minimum, hold a bachelor's degree from a recognized educational institution in conservation. Practical experience in the preservation of recent wood or a knowledge of traditional craft techniques is also required. Experience in the preservation of cultural-historical objects that are still in use along with the reinforcement of their construction will also be an advantage. Specific experience with church furniture is desirable, but not a requirement.

Experience in controlling pests, treating fungus-infested wood and stabilizing degraded wood, including preserving wood objects exposed outdoors is also an advantage.

In addition, we want to emphasize that you must have:

  • good timekeeping
  • good collaboration skills
  • a valid driving license

Terms of salary and employment
Working hours are 37 hours per week. We operate a flexible hours system. Salary and employment conditions are determined in accordance with the applicable collective agreement for academics in the State or Technical National Association.

The place of work may vary over shorter or longer periods in relation to specific projects. Transport and accommodation costs are covered by the employer.

The National Museum must have the opportunity to confidentially assess the applicant’s criminal record prior to employment.

Application procedure
The National Museum is actively working to promote equality among employees and encourages all qualified persons, regardless of personal background, to apply for the position.

The application is to be submitted in English or Danish together with information about education and previous employment and sent via our electronic recruitment system through our website The application must be received by the museum no later than Friday the 11th of June 2021.

For further information regarding the position, please contact conservator Kim Alberdi +45 41 20 65 94, or unit manager Eva Bøje Nielsen +45 41 20 65 70,

Nationalmuseet er Danmarks kulturhistoriske hovedmuseum og et statsmuseum under Kulturministeriet. Nationalmuseet styrker historiebevidsthed og medborgerskab ved at belyse Danmarks og verdens kulturer og deres indbyrdes afhængighed. Ca. 655 medarbejdere er fordelt på 4 afdelinger: Forskning, Samling og Bevaring, Museer og Slotte, Nationalmuseet København samt Drift og Administration. Se mere om Nationalmuseet på

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