Furniture Conservator (temporary position), Nationalmuseet

Ansøgningsfrist: 15-12-2022

A temporary position for conservation work in relation to furniture and other wooden objects is offered within the Conservation and Restoration department of the National Museum of Denmark. The position is time limited and is available from 1st. February 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter with a duration of seven months.

Job description

You will be part of a team of conservators with many specialties. Your main responsibility will be within the conservation and documentation of wooden objects, furniture and interiors, as well as the dismantling and mounting of interiors in historic churches. The assignments also include preventive conservation. The work will be part of the revenue-coveredbusiness of the department of Conservation and Restauration.

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 hold a bachelor’s degree from a recognized educational institution in conservation. Practical experience in the preservation of wooden artifacts or a knowledge of traditional craft techniques within carpentry or cabinetmaking is also required. Experience in the preservation of cultural-historical objects that are still in use will also be an advantage. Specific experience with church inventory is desirable, but not a requirement.

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

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

  • good timekeeping
  • good collaboration skills
  • a valid driver’s license

Terms of salary and employment

Working hours are 37 hours per week. We operate a flexible hour system. Salary and employment conditions are determined in accordance with the applicable collective agreement for 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 assess the applicant’s criminal record for private use 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 15th. December, 2022.

For further information regarding the position, please contact restoration technician Birgitte Larsen, +45 4120 6588,, conservator Kim Hou Alberdi, +45 41 20 65 94, or head of Conservation and Restoration Eva Bøje Nielsen, +45 41 20 65 70,

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