Preus Museum is seeking an ARCHIVIST with responsibility for the technical aspect of the museum’s collection.

In order to continue the work of organising the museum’s collection, we seek an employee with good knowledge of the technical aspect of photographic history. Together with the museum’s museological staff, you will work on cataloguing and preserving the museum’s collection, with a focus on its technical facets.

The working language is Norwegian.

The position is newly created and full time.

The applicant must demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of the technical aspect of photographic history.
  • Preferably, relevant studies to MA level. Lower academic qualifications may be compensated by extensive and relevant work experience.
  • Preferably, experience of cataloguing, object photography and museum work.
  • Photographic skills.
  • Exactitude, flexibility and a solution-oriented attitude.
  • The ability to plan and implement projects.
  • A performance-oriented attitude and an ability to work both independently and in teams.
  • Preferably, good written and oral skills in Norwegian and English. Foreign applicants are encouraged to acquire the Norwegian language in an reasonable time span.

Your main tasks will be:

  • To develop the technical aspect of the Preus Museum collection.
  • To expand, photograph and catalogue the museum’s collection, preferably the photo-technological element.
  • Field-specific research to increase knowledge about the collection.
  • To collaborate on updating and developing the exhibition “A Photographic History”.
  • To participate in the museum’s projects and networks, including the collaborative project to organise the collection of the former Norwegian Motion Picture Museum.

Preus Museum offers:

  • Exciting work objectives in an evolving museum.
  • A strong specialised work environment.
  • The opportunity to expand your expertise in photographic history.
  • Pension cover from the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund (2% salary contribution).
  • Flexible working hours.

Salary is negotiable. The museum strives for equal gender representation and hence encourages men to apply.

If you have questions about the position, please contact

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