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Subject: Position at RMCC

Position at RMCC

From: Lori A. Mellon <lmellon>
Date: Thursday, January 6, 2000
The Rocky Mountain Conservation Center (RMCC), a multi-discipline
regional facility located in Denver, Colorado, seeks a professional
Conservator of Objects.  The Objects Conservator formulates and
implements all objects-related conservation activities of the RMCC
in accordance with the AIC's Code of Ethics and Guidelines for
Practice. This full-time, permanent position heads the objects
department and is responsible for the department's organization,
operation, and project management.

Essential Duties: Combining professional education, knowledge,
training, and experience, the conservator provides object condition
examinations, treatment protocols, proposals and estimates, provides
written documentation, and maintains project files.  The incumbent
must be comfortable with departmental project and budget management,
collaboration with and assistance to colleagues, and supervision of
other conservators, technicians, and/or students.  The conservator
must be willing to travel, for RMCC serves clients located
throughout the Rocky Mountains/Great Plains states.  The conservator
will participate in teaching a conservation course in the Museum
Studies program of the University of Denver and take part in
occasional organizational public programs.  The conservator must
also maintain professional competency through literature review,
professional conferences, and/or classes. The conservator will
provide general support to RMCC's overall operation, participate as
a primary member of a team, and take part in RMCC's organizational
planning.  Marketing skills and a willingness to develop and
maintain client relationships are essential in this position.

Qualifications: The candidate should be a graduate of an accredited
conservation training program with a specialization in objects, or
an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Knowledge
of/experience with ethnographic and/or archaeological materials is a
plus, as is Professional Associate standing in AIC.  He/she must
have excellent close, depth, and color vision acuity and the
knowledge to work safely and competently with chemicals.  The
conservator should have solid experience in estimating project time
and costs, and sensitivity to budgeting.  He/she must have good
writing skills and competency with PCs and Microsoft Office
software.  The conservator must be well-organized and a
self-starter, able to communicate effectively with colleagues,
clients, vendors, students, and lab visitors. RMCC, a department of
the University of Denver, serves a diversified clientele composed of
museums and historical organizations, educational institutions,
businesses, and the general public.  RMCC provides a full range of
conservation services for paintings, textiles and historic costume,
photographs, art works on paper and historical documents, as well as
archaeological, ethnographic, and fine arts objects. Denver boasts
an excellent climate and an enviable quality of living. The salary
is competitive and in relation to the cost of living in the Mountain
West.  Full University of Denver benefits package including tuition
waivers and retirement plans.  Please e-mail or send a letter of
interest, resume, salary requirements, and three references (contact
information only) to

    Rocky Mountain Conservation Center
    2420 So. University Blvd.
    Denver, CO, 80208.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 13:39
                 Distributed: Monday, January 10, 2000
                       Message Id: cdl-13-39-025
Received on Thursday, 6 January, 2000

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