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Subject: Position at Carnegie Museum of Art

Position at Carnegie Museum of Art

From: Diane Schwabe <schwabed>
Date: Wednesday, July 11, 2001
Conservation Technician
Carnegie Museum of Art

To better serve the needs of the public and the long-term
preservation of the collection, the Carnegie Museum of Art is
embarking upon a major renovation and expansion project. This
project requires the safe relocation of the collections to temporary
locations on site, as well as to a possible off-site location.  Most
of the objects owned by the Museum, with the exception of prints,
drawings and materials in the Heinz Architectural center, will be
affected by the move. There are approximately 29,000 items ranging
from Oriental ivories to contemporary paintings; the bulk of the
collection is decorative arts items.

The Conservation department is providing guidelines for safe
rehousing of the collection and is making arrangements for complex
treatment of unstable objects. We are in the process of hiring a
Move Conservator who will be responsible for the day-to-day
conservation aspects of the move of the collections.  A Move
Consultant is already on board.

The Carnegie Museum of Art is seeking applicants for a conservation
technician position. This person will assist the Move Conservator
and the supervising staff Objects Conservator. Tasks include, but
are not limited to: creating packages, compartmentalizing sealable
boxes, dusting and bagging furniture, palletizing oversized objects,
packing china, rehousing paintings.

Prefer individual with excellent manual skills. Motivation to
continue in the conservation field is desirable, experience (minimum
one year) working within a conservation lab setting or under the
supervision of a conservator is a plus. Undergraduate degree in
studio arts or related field desired.

Please send resume and letter of interest to:

    Diane Schwabe
    Conservation Secretary
    Carnegie Museum of Art
    4400 Forbes Ave.
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213-4080
    schwabed [at] carnegiemuseums__org

Diane Schwabe
Conservation Department Secretary
Carnegie Museum of Art

                  Conservation DistList Instance 15:11
                  Distributed: Thursday, July 12, 2001
                       Message Id: cdl-15-11-024
Received on Wednesday, 11 July, 2001

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