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Positions at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

From: Pamela Hatchfield <phatchfield>
Date: Friday, July 30, 1999
Head of Furniture Conservation and Frame Conservation
Associate and Assistant Conservators of Objects and Sculpture.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is seeking candidates for Head of
Furniture and Frame Conservation, as well as Associate and Assistant
Conservators of Objects and Sculpture.

The Head of Furniture and Frame Conservation will both perform
treatments and oversee the work of personnel, including contractors,
in this division. Responsibilities include conservation of wooden
elements in period rooms as well as the care and treatment of
furniture and frames in the collections, which are from all periods
and cultures.  The person in this position will also technically
examine objects being considered for acquisition, train interns and
fellows, lecture and occasionally participate in other public
outreach programs.  Original research and publication of findings is
encouraged.  Additional duties include budget development, personnel
evaluations and policy development in conjunction with curatorial,
collections management and other conservation division heads.

The Associate Conservator of Objects and Sculpture will manage and
supervise all aspects of the conservation of three dimensional
objects for short term and long term loan to the Nagoya/Boston
Museum of Fine Arts in Nagoya, Japan.  Responsibilities include:
condition surveys; development of conservation and mount-making
budgets; examination and treatment of objects from a wide range of
cultures and time periods; associated documentation of examination
and treatment procedures; coordination of mount-making and, with
collections care specialists, the development of specialized seismic
mounts. The Nagoya conservator will travel as a courier with most
shipments to and from Nagoya, and will supervise packing, unpacking
and installation/de-installation in Japan.

The Assistant Conservator of Objects and Sculpture will be
responsible for the examination, treatment, and associated
documentation of ancient objects intended for long term loan to two
museums in Texas.  He or she will also be responsible for the
development of mounts and safe packing methods for the material
loaned.  Working under the general direction of the Conservator or
Associate Conservator, the Assistant Conservator will also be
responsible for planning and budgeting processes related to these
loans.  The Assistant Conservator will travel as a courier and for
installation/deinstallation of objects in Texas.  The Assistant
Conservator will also be involved with routine department activities
associated with the exhibition, loan and storage of
three-dimensional objects at the Museum.

Applicants must have a Master's degree from a recognized graduate
conservation-training program or have equivalent experience.
Applicants for the division-head position should have ten years of
experience beyond a 3-year conservation training period.  The
Associate position requires a minimum of five years experience, the
Assistant position a minimum of two years.  The division head
position is a permanent position, the assistant and associate
positions are renewable term positions with full benefits.

Please send resume to

    Sandra Matthews
    Senior Employment Manager
    Museum of Fine Arts
    Boston, 02115

Only those chosen for interviews will be contacted.  We are an equal
opportunity employer committed to diversity.

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                   Distributed: Friday, July 30, 1999
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