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Subject: Position at Biltmore Estate

Position at Biltmore Estate

From: Ellen Rickman <erickman>
Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2000
Chief Conservator
Biltmore Estate

The Biltmore Estate, Asheville, NC, seeks a Chief Conservator with
expertise in textiles or objects.  Responsibilities include
examination, documentation, and treatment of objects or textiles
from the Biltmore Estate collection; supervision of furniture,
textile, object, and upholstery conservation staff; development and
management of budgets; management of an established conservation
business that provides conservation services to outside clients and
that utilizes approximately 15% of staff time; collections care,
including environmental monitoring, training of staff in object
handling, responding to collections incidents and emergencies, and
collaborating with curatorial staff on emergency planning and
collections storage.  The Chief Conservator reports to the Director
of Museum Services and is an important contributor to a team made up
of curatorial, conservation, registration, archives, and
interpretation staff.

Requirements include a master's degree from a recognized
conservation program or equivalent in training and experience,
minimum of ten years of conservation experience, minimum of five
years of supervisory experience, a conservation speciality in
objects or textiles, experience developing and managing budgets,
excellent oral and written communication skills, and a team-oriented
approach to conservation and museum services activities. Experience
managing a conservation business is desired, as is experience
supervising conservators working with a variety of media, such as
textiles, metal, wood, books, paper, glass, and ceramics.  Biltmore
Estate offers an excellent benefits package.  Salary range low $30s
to low $40s.  Send cover letter and resume by October 13th to:

    Chief Conservator Position
    Human Resources Dept.
    Biltmore Estate
    1 N. Pack Square
    Asheville, NC 28801

Ellen Rickman
Director of Museum Services
Biltmore Estate

                  Conservation DistList Instance 14:17
                Distributed: Tuesday, September 12, 2000
                       Message Id: cdl-14-17-033
Received on Tuesday, 12 September, 2000

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