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Subject: Position at Kelsey Museum of Archaeology

Position at Kelsey Museum of Archaeology

From: Helen A. Baker <hbaker>
Date: Thursday, May 10, 2001
Exhibit Preparator
Kelsey Museum of Archaeology

The Kelsey Museum of Archaeology at the University of Michigan
invites applications for the position of Exhibit Preparator. The
Exhibit Preparator will be a member of the museum's collection
management team and working closely with the Registrar, Conservator
and Curator of Academic Outreach will assist in all activities
concerned with ensuring the proper care and preservation of the

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 is a unit in the College of Literature,
Science and the Arts and plays a prominent role in the teaching
programs of the College. It mounts an active exhibit program
including permanent displays, at least one annual installation
featuring special aspects of its own collections, occasional loan
shows, undergraduate shows and collaborative efforts with the
University's Museum of Art.

The successful candidate for this full-time position will work with
Museum curators and staff to design, install, maintain and dismantle
all Museum exhibits. Duties include space preparation, design and
fabrication of cases, bases, mounts and other exhibition furniture,
lighting, signage, and labeling.  Working with the conservator the
Exhibit Preparator will see that all objects are safely mounted and
displayed. She/he will be responsible for purchasing needed
materials and support equipment and ensuring their efficient use,
maintenance and storage.

The Exhibit Preparator is expected to oversee carpenters contracted
to build larger installations and movers who crate artifacts to be
loaned. Minimum qualifications for the position include a Bachelor's
degree or equivalent combination of education and experience, design
skills, manual skills relevant to object installation, exhibition
preparation and maintenance, knowledge of current museum practices
and standards, and basic computer skills.

Salary commensurate with experience.

By July 16, 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.

Helen A. Baker, Administrator
Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
434 S. State St.
Ann Arbor MI 48109-1390

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