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Subject: Position at Philadelphia Museum of Art

Position at Philadelphia Museum of Art

From: Heather Karasow <hkarasow>
Date: Wednesday, September 1, 1999
Project Conservator for East Asian Storage
Conservation Department
Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is seeking an assistant or associate
conservator to survey the condition of and plan improvements for the
storage of its East Asian collections, which range from ceramics to
swords, decorative bronzes, furniture, lacquerware, carved ivories,
shoji screens, and stone sculpture.  This survey is planned as a one
year project to begin on or shortly after November 1, 1999.

The conservator will document the condition of nearly 3800 objects
now in storage with the aid of a data entry clerk, staff
conservators from objects, paper, costume and textiles, and
furniture, and curators. The conservator will be responsible for
survey examinations, first aid conservation treatment when
appropriate, written reports, monitoring environmental conditions
(minimally RH, temperature, light levels), and developing plans for
improved storage conditions and space utilization, including case
specifications or case design with the aid of the Museum's designer.

The candidate will have formal graduate level training in
conservation or equivalent education and a minimum of three years
professional experience in conservation emphasizing East Asian
objects and/or a background in conducting surveys and designing

Send resume and cover letter by October 1, 1999 to

    Deborah Posner
    Philadelphia Museum of Art
    Box 7646
    Philadelphia, PA  19101-7646
    Fax: 215-684-7977
    jobs [at] philamuseum__org

Please send us only one copy of your resume and cover
letter--duplicate copies are not necessary. EOE. For further
information call the Conservation Department at 215-684-7540

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