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Subject: Position at Carnegie Museum of Art

Position at Carnegie Museum of Art

From: William Real <realw>
Date: Friday, May 29, 1998
Objects Conservator
The Carnegie Museum of Art

The Carnegie Museum of Art seeks a full-time Objects Conservator to
work in a small but active Conservation Department that also serves
the needs of The Andy Warhol Museum.  Both museums are part of
Pittsburgh's pre-eminent cultural organization, Carnegie Museums of
Pittsburgh, which also includes a museum of natural history and a
science center.

The candidate should demonstrate proficiency in the theory and
practice of conservation of objects and be able to plan and conduct
conservation treatments with minimum supervision.  Evidence of
proficiency should include a graduate degree or certificate in
conservation, and three to five years of supervised professional
experience after training, preferably including museum experience.
The candidate's previous experience should be as broad as possible,
ideally including conservation of fine arts and decorative arts
objects in all media, including glass, ceramics, metals, wood,
gilded objects, and modern synthetic materials.  His/her knowledge
should encompass a range of periods and styles, with emphasis on
18th to 20th century American and European.  Some experience in
conservation of contemporary objects is a plus.

The candidate should possess qualities of teamwork, patience,
adaptability, good humor, and reason, be capable of considering
preventive conservation issues, and be able to work with other
museum staff in a spirit of cooperation, mutual respect, and
willingness to reach workable agreements.  The candidate should also
demonstrate excellent communication and organizational skills and a
willingness to share knowledge with colleagues and trainees,
participate in continuing education, and contribute to the field.
Facility with computers is also desirable.

The museum offers excellent benefits; salary is commensurate with
experience.  To apply, please submit a letter of interest, resume,
the names of 3 professional references, and salary requirements, by
September 1, 1998, to:

    William A. Real
    Chief Conservator
    Carnegie Museum of Art
    4400 Forbes Avenue
    Pittsburgh PA 15213.


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