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Subject: Position at Colonial Williamsburg

Position at Colonial Williamsburg

From: David Harvey <dharvey>
Date: Friday, March 20, 1998
Conservation Technician

Colonial Williamsburg is seeking a conservation technician to work
on an exhibition of American and English silver for the new Gaiser
Silver Gallery. This is a temporary position ending on 10/31/98.

The technician will assist the conservation staff in the examination
and treatment of the metals collections under the supervision of the
laboratory manager.  The technician will also prepare associated
documentation including surveys, treatment proposals & reports, and
object photography.  The technician will also operate and maintain
lab equipment and will be responsible for the preparation of
solvents, cleaning mixtures, polish formulas, and lacquers.

Minimum qualifications include a general knowledge of conservation
and experience in handling museum objects and working in a museum
environment. Knowledge of historic metals and effective oral and
written communication skills.

All of the above generally gained through any combination of
education and experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree in a
related field and one year experience as a conservation technician
or equivalent museum experience.

Note:  conservation laboratory experience in metals or objects
conservation, graduate level studies or degree in conservation or a
related field, and/or experience with museum exhibition are pluses

Hours of work are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., 7.5 hours daily, 37.5
hours weekly.

Hiring rate $8.48 per hour to $11.30 per hour commensurate with

Applicants must have proof of American Citizenship and/or
eligibility to work in the United States.

For further information and an official application please contact :

    David Harvey
    Associate Conservator,
    Metals & Arms
    The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
    P.O. Box 1776
    Williamsburg, Virginia  23187-1776  USA
    dharvey [at] cwf__org

                  Conservation DistList Instance 11:79
                 Distributed: Wednesday, March 25, 1998
                       Message Id: cdl-11-79-025
Received on Friday, 20 March, 1998

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