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Subject: Position at Autry Museum of Western Heritage

Position at Autry Museum of Western Heritage

From: Linda A. Strauss <lstrauss>
Date: Monday, March 29, 1999
Paper Conservator
Autry Museum of Western Heritage

The Autry Museum of Western Heritage has reopened the search for
applicants for the position of  Paper Conservator.  Applicants
should have the ability to independently manage a well equipped
paper conservation laboratory in a state of the art museum where
conservation is supported and valued by the administration.
Responsibilities include all aspects of the care and treatment of a
wide range of archival materials, posters and fine art on paper.
The collection dates primarily from the early 19th century to
contemporary periods.

The conservator will be expected to advise on loans, storage and
exhibition requirements, establish treatment priorities and follow
through with treatments.  The conservator will report to the chief
conservator and will train and oversee a conservation technician for
selected projects.

An ambitious changing exhibition schedule requires staff members to
be highly productive under pressure while maintaining a sense of
humor. Responsibilities also include supervising and assisting with
large scale matting and framing projects for both changing
exhibitions and permanent galleries.

The candidate should have a graduate degree from a recognized
conservation program plus at least one year employment in a
conservation laboratory or a minimum of six years employment in a
professional conservation laboratory. Additional experience and
interest in textile or objects conservation would be a plus.
Computer knowledge essential.  Salary commensurate with experience.
The Autry Museum is an active equal opportunity employer.

Send letter of interest, two references and resume to:

    Linda A. Strauss
    Chief Conservator
    Autry Museum of Western Heritage
    4700 Western Heritage Way
    Los Angeles CA 90027-1462

                  Conservation DistList Instance 12:77
                 Distributed: Wednesday, March 31, 1999
                       Message Id: cdl-12-77-024
Received on Monday, 29 March, 1999

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