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Subject: Position at Minnesota Historical Society

Position at Minnesota Historical Society

From: Cheryl Thies <bm.mha>
Date: Monday, April 4, 1994
Textile and Clothing Conservator
Minnesota Historical Society

The Minnesota Historical Society is seeking candidates for the position
of textile and clothing conservator.  The conservator, working in
conjunction with the Head of Conservation, and other staff conservators,
is responsible for a full range of textile conservation activities in a
museum with active programs of exhibits, collections maintenance, and
education.  The 1650 square foot textile lab is one component of a fully
equipped conservation suite which also includes objects, paper and book
labs, secure holding rooms for collections, photodocumentation room, and
supplies storage.

Duties include examination, assessment, planning and executing
treatments; supervision of project staff, interns and volunteers;
assisting in the formulation of priorities, procedures, standards, and
policies as they relate to an extensive textile and clothing collection;
working with curators, collection managers, and exhibits design and
production personnel in selecting appropriate treatments, housings and
exhibit mounts; sharing responsibilities in monitoring storage
conditions, contributing to the department's activities in IPM,
maintenance of the disaster plan, and providing technical expertise and
professional advice and education to the staff, other institutions and

The qualifications for this position are normally acquired through
graduation from an accredited conservation program and 3 years work
experience or an equivalent in education and experience in textile
conservation.  The qualified candidate will have extensive knowledge of
conservation theory, chemistry, and practices; thorough knowledge of
19th and 20th century textile and clothing history, materials and
construction; demonstrably well developed skills in the examination,
evaluation, treatment and documentation of museum collections;
experience in project planning and management, supervision, promoting
cooperation within and between departments, and excellent interpersonal

This full time, permanent position has a minimum starting salary of
$31,320 plus allowance for relocation expenses. MHS offers excellent
health, dental, insurance and pension benefits.  Letters of application
and a resume should be sent to: Bob Herskovitz, Head of Conservation,
Minnesota Historical Society, 345 Kellogg Blvd. West, St. Paul, MN
55102-1906.  MHS is an Affirmative Action Employer.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 7:70
                  Distributed: Thursday, April 7, 1994
                        Message Id: cdl-7-70-012
Received on Monday, 4 April, 1994

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