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Positions at Autry Museum

From: Mary Ellen Hennessey Nottage <mehnottage>
Date: Tuesday, July 21, 1998
The Autry Museum of Western Heritage, Los Angeles, seeks applicants
for two positions.  The museum's collections of 90,000 pieces
focuses on the history of the American West in both its real and
fictional aspects and includes objects, textiles, works of art,
ephemera, archival materials, and books.  Its facility, built in
1988, contains a suite of conservation labs and support spaces.  The
Autry Museum is an equal opportunity employer.

Chief Conservator:  To head the Conservation Department within the
Division of Collections and Exhibitions; to be responsible for the
department's organization, operation, and project management within
the context of museum- wide initiatives and projects which include a
very ambitious exhibition schedule; to supervise professional
conservation staff, volunteers and interns; to develop and maintain
a proactive program of both preventive and interventive
conservation; to actively perform conservation examinations and
treatments; and to manage  contract conservation.  Minimum
requirements are: Graduate degree from a recognized conservation
program with a broad-based theoretical and practical background
(wood, metal, paper, leather, textiles, etc.) and a demonstrated
specialization in objects conservation; in addition to internships
served as graduate program requisites, must have a minimum of five
years practical experience in a museum conservation laboratory, with
a minimum of two of those years in a supervisory or management
position.  The successful candidate will be a team player with the
knowledge and ability to treat a broad range of object types, a
record of successful interaction with a wide range of staff,
experience working in a high production environment, and working
knowledge of PC word processing in a Windows environment.

Paper Conservator:  (Search continues.)  To be responsible for
preventive and interventive conservation on archival materials,
works of art on paper, photographs, and rare books under the
supervision of the Chief Conservator. Work will include high
production in examining collections and proposing and implementing
treatments; advising on storage and exhibition environments; and
active participation in a very ambitious exhibition schedule which
involves matting and framing projects.  Minimum requirements are:
Graduate degree from a recognized conservation program, one year
experience in a museum conservation lab, and a demonstrated
specialization in paper and book conservation OR six years
experience in a proper conservation lab and a demonstrated
specialization in paper and book conservation.  Preference will be
given to candidates with expertise in additional conservation
specialties and PC/Windows abilities.

To apply, send letter of interest, resume, and three professional
references to:

    Human Resources
    Autry Museum of Western Heritage
    4700 Western Heritage Way
    Los Angeles, California 90027.

Mary Ellen Hennessey Nottage
Vice President for Collections and Exhibitions
Autry Museum of Western Heritage

                  Conservation DistList Instance 12:12
                   Distributed: Friday, July 24, 1998
                       Message Id: cdl-12-12-026
Received on Tuesday, 21 July, 1998

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