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Subject: Position at Peabody Museum

Position at Peabody Museum

From: Rebecca Chetham <chetham>
Date: Friday, May 12, 2000
Assistant Objects Conservator
Peabody Museum

The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard
University is seeking applicants to fill a one-year full-time
assistant conservator position.  60% of this position's time will be
dedicated to an IMLS-supported grant project.  Responsibilities will
include examination, documentation, treatment, and re-housing of a
selection of nineteenth and twentieth century African wood masks,
figurines, and composite objects.  The remaining 40% of this
position's time will focus on general conservation efforts,
including object conservation for exhibitions and loans, completion
of rehousing/restorage effort for paintings and oversized works of
art on paper, and possibly conducting conservation/condition surveys
of objects in storage for planning.  The assistant conservator will
work collaboratively with the head conservator, ethnographic
collections manager, and project conservation technician.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a graduate degree from
recognized program in objects conservation emphasizing ethnographic
materials or equivalent apprenticeship experience.  Essential skills
and background include experience designing and constructing special
supports and housings for three-dimensional objects; knowledge of
pest management and pest control measures; prior conservation
experience with wood, leather, and fiber; good problem solving
skills and an ability to maintain focus in a busy lab;  excellent
organizational, planning, and communication skills; ability to write
technical reports and to formulate treatment plans;  ability to
assess job performance and meet project goals. Supervisory
experience beneficial.

Date- 1 Jul 2000

Please send a cover letter, resume, and  three letters of
recommendation to

    Rebecca Chetham
    Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
    11 Divinity Avenue
    Cambridge MA  02138

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer committed to

Rebecca Chetham
Director for Administrative and Financial Affairs
Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
11 Divinity Avenue
Cambridge, MA  02138
Fax: 617-495-7535

                  Conservation DistList Instance 13:57
                   Distributed: Tuesday, May 16, 2000
                       Message Id: cdl-13-57-019
Received on Friday, 12 May, 2000

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