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Subject: Position at Fashion Institute of Technology

Position at Fashion Institute of Technology

From: Margie Hanrahan <margie201>
Date: Monday, November 13, 2000
Head Conservator - $45,717 per annum
Conservation Department
Museum at Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City

Required Qualifications:  Masters degree with an emphasis in
conservation and five to ten years of textile conservation
experience required.  Experience in the supervision of a
conservation staff required.  Demonstrated knowledge of current
methods of conservation, treatment and storage of historic and
contemporary costumes, textiles and accessories, including but not
limited to; basic chemistry, pattern making (flat pattern and
draping), textile science, garment construction, sewing techniques,
cleaning methods, use of dyes, and fiber analysis and weave
structure.  Proficiency in laboratory methods and the use of
scientific instruments for examination, analysis and treatment of
objects from the collection.  Must have an ongoing awareness of
current methods of conservation and museum storage techniques.  Must
have experience with exhibition planning and display issues.
Excellent computer and communication skills required.

Purpose of Job:  Plan and oversee the conservation activities of the
Museum and supervise the daily operations of the conservation
department.  The position involves extensive practical work on a
variety of garments and textiles, utilizing a wide range of textile
conservation techniques to deal with costume, flat textiles, and
accessories.  Responsible for the following: examine objects to
assess condition, need for repair and method of preservation of
garments and textiles.  Perform repairs and conservation of garments
and textiles, determine and apply proper storage methods of garments
and textiles in museum=s collection.  Prepare and condition garments
and textiles for installation in exhibitions.

This is a general description and is not to be construed as
all-inclusive. To Apply:  Submit resume and cover letter to:

    Employment Manager
    Office of personnel Administration
    Fashion Institute of Technology
    Seventh Avenue at 27th Street
    New York City 10001-5992
    Fax: 212-217-5616
    hanraham [at] fitsuny__edu

An EO/AA Employer

Margie Hanrahan
Employment Manager

                  Conservation DistList Instance 14:28
                 Distributed: Monday, November 13, 2000
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Received on Monday, 13 November, 2000

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