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Subject: Position at Kelsey Museum

Position at Kelsey Museum

From: Helen A. Baker <hbaker>
Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2001
Kelsey Museum of Archaeology

The Kelsey Museum of Archaeology at the University of Michigan
invites applications for the position of Conservator.  The Kelsey
Museum houses over 100,000 ancient artifacts including coins,
pottery, glass, seals, inscriptions and a large collection of
textiles.  Much of the collection derives from the Museum's
excavations at the Greco-Roman sites of Karanis and Terenouthis in
Egypt; all pertain to the cultures of the ancient Mediterranean and
Near East.  The Museum has active exhibit and excavation programs;
it is a unit in the College of  Literature, Science and the Arts and
plays a prominent role in the teaching programs of the College. The
individual holding the conservator's position at the Kelsey is
considered a central member of the Museum's collection management
team. The successful candidate for this full-time position will
direct all activities pertaining to the long-term preventative
preservation and conservation of the collection as well as the daily
hands-on treatment of individual artifacts. The varied programs of
the Kelsey require the conservator to plan and undertake programmed
work requiring initiative, perseverance and sustained detailed
attention while maintaining the capacity to respond to changing
priorities and unforeseen circumstances.  Routine responsibilities
of the position include the vetting and preparation of artifacts for
exhibit or loan, teaching and education outreach, overseeing the
climate control system for sensitive artifacts, and supervising
student volunteers in conservation.

Requirements for the position
include a graduate degree in conservation from a recognized
institution (or the equivalent) plus five years post-graduate
experience demonstrating increasing responsibility in a museum
environment; a specialization in the treatment of archaeological and
ethnographic artifacts.  Familiarity with ancient technologies and
materials and the analytical methods used in their study is
preferred as is familiarity with documentation using common computer
programs.  Salary commensurate with experience.  By April 1,
applicants should send a letter, resume and the names of three
references to:

    Sharon Herbert
    Kelsey Museum
    University of Michigan
    434 S. State St.
    Ann Arbor MI 48109

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