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Positions at LACMA

From: Victoria Blyth-Hill <vhill>
Date: Monday, August 26, 1996
There are two positions available in Paper Conservation at the Los
Angeles County Museum of Art, as follows:

Art Conservation Technician

    Art Conservation Technician, for the conservation activities in
    the sections of Paper and Textiles Conservation.  This is a
    one-year, part-time position, with the possibility of extension
    depending on funding.  The Technician would report to and work
    with both conservation sections, performing a variety of skills
    including hinging works of art on paper, condition reporting
    assistance in exhibitions, installation and deinstallation,
    weekly gallery monitoring of works of art on paper and textiles,
    upgrading storage in the Prints and Drawings Department and
    working with the conservators on special projects (as time
    allows).  Training will be provided to the technician in the
    methods and materials used in Paper and Textiles Conservation.

    The job is fast paced and challenging and requires a person who
    can work comfortably under pressure.  Preference will be given
    to candidates with experience in the preparation and handling of
    works of art.  This is an ideal position for a pre-program
    conservation student or studio arts or art history student
    wishing to learn more about the Museum environment.  The
    position will be available as of October 1, 1996.

    Eligibility: Two years' paid or unpaid experience in the
    preparation or installation of museum exhibits.  Completion of
    six courses in art and crafts in an accredited college or
    recognized art school will be accepted for one year of required

Assistant Paper Conservator

    The Conservation Center at LACMA is also seeking to fill the
    position of Assistant Paper Conservator.  The Assistant Paper
    Conservator will be directly involved with the day-to-day
    operations of the Paper Conservation Lab, working in harmony
    with the Senior Paper Conservator, Victoria Blyth-Hill.  The
    position will offer the opportunity of independent planning and
    scheduling, with responsibilities for the examination and
    treatment of works of art on paper from ancient to modern from
    the Museum's comprehensive permanent collections, as well as for
    training of interns, students and pertinent Museum staff.  The
    Museum's many exhibitions and gallery rotations require
    significant involvement by the paper conservators for treatment,
    installation and travel related to these shows.  Preference is
    for a candidate with strengths complimenting those of the
    current staff, specifically for applicants with a strong
    background in book, archival and/or PHOTOGRAPHY conservation.
    The position will be available as of November 1, l996.

    Eligibility:  Candidates will be considered who have graduated
    from a recognized conservation training program with a
    specialization in paper and/or photo conservation or who are
    conservators with similar training and experience.

Application Procedure for Both Positions:

    Interested candidates must submit the following material - 1.  A
    curriculum vitae including basic biographical information,
    current and permanent addresses and telephone numbers. 2. Names,
    addresses and phone numbers of three references.  3.  A short
    statement of the candidate's interest and intent in applying for
    the position. The above material should be sent to:

        Ms. Beth Barringer
        Personnel Dept.
        Los Angeles County Museum of Art
        5905 Wilshire Blvd.
        Los Angeles, CA 90036

Victoria Blyth-Hill, Senior Conservator, Paper
Conservation Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

                  Conservation DistList Instance 10:22
                Distributed: Wednesday, August 28, 1996
                       Message Id: cdl-10-22-019
Received on Monday, 26 August, 1996

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