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Positions at LACMA

From: Catherine McLean <cmclean>
Date: Tuesday, October 19, 1999
Conservation Scientist/ Senior Conservation Scientist
Senior Conservator/Conservator
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Senior Conservator/Conservator

The Conservation Center of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is
seeking a qualified full-time objects conservator. The primary
responsibility of the incumbent is to coordinate and supervise all
activities of the objects conservation laboratory. This section of
the Conservation Center is responsible for the care and preservation
of extensive and varied collections of objects in the museum's
permanent collection, including the outdoor sculpture garden,
through examination and treatment. In addition, duties include the
active involvement in acquisitions, loans, research, special
exhibitions, traveling exhibitions, environmental standards, storage
and transit conditions as well as supervision and training of
objects conservation fellows and/or interns.

The incumbent, with the title of senior conservator or conservator,
depending on qualifications, will report to the Head of Conservation
and will provide assistance on budgets, fundraising and other
administrative matters.

Minimum requirements: Bachelor's degree and graduation from a
recognized conservation training program and equivalent education
and professional experience. Conservation experience should include
at least three years in a supervisory or independent conservation
position (five years for senior conservator), preferably in an art
museum conservation laboratory. Must possess good written and verbal
communication skills, have interest in research and a demonstrated
familiarity with workplace chemical hygiene practices.

Application: This non-civil service position will be available after
December 1, 1999. Title and salary commensurate with experience.
Competitive benefits package provided.

Conservation Scientist/ Senior Conservation Scientist

The Conservation Research section of the Los Angeles County Museum
of Art is actively seeking a Conservation Scientist or Senior
Conservation Scientist who will act as head of the division,
reporting directly to the Head of Conservation. The successful
applicant will be responsible for the day to day direction of all
activities of the Conservation Laboratory. This includes supervision
of the Mellon Fellows and the research staff who is engaged in the
care and treatment of art works in Museum's collections with
curators and conservators across interdisciplinary lines in an
extremely active and productive working conservation center. The
position encompasses involvement with the new Laser Conservation
Research Facility, the first of its kind in the country.

The successful candidate will examine works of art, perform tests,
analyze and interpret results using specialized equipment. S/he will
extend, broaden and advance the role of conservation science in the
Museum and the Conservation Center by fostering close collaboration
between the Museum and the larger scientific research community.
Publication in professional literature and participation in
symposia, seminars and other professional meetings is encouraged.

Minimum requirements: Graduation from a recognized college or
university with the minimum of a Master's Degree in Chemistry or
equivalent experience. Preference will be given to applicants who
have worked in a museum conservation environment, including at least
three years with demonstrated supervisory experience. Must
demonstrate good written and verbal communication skills and have
knowledge of chemical hygiene and safety practices.

Application: This non-civil service position is available
immediately. Title and salary commensurate with experience.
Competitive benefits package provided.

To Apply: Submit letter of intent, resume and the names with
telephone numbers of three professional references to:

    Ms. Kris Watring
    Human Resources
    Los Angeles County Museum of Art
    5905 Wilshire Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA  90036

Catherine C. McLean
Head of Textile Conservation
Conservation Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

                  Conservation DistList Instance 13:26
                Distributed: Wednesday, October 20, 1999
                       Message Id: cdl-13-26-022
Received on Tuesday, 19 October, 1999

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