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Subject: Position at Metropolitan Museum of Art

Position at Metropolitan Museum of Art

From: Michele Marincola <michele.marincola>
Date: Thursday, June 20, 2002
Associate Conservator
Department of Objects Conservation
Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York seeks an Associate
Conservator for the Department of Objects Conservation.  This person
will be the departmental representative assigned by and reporting to
the department head as the conservator in residence at The Cloisters
and is expected to work at this site on a nearly full-time basis. He
or she will work in the newly constructed Sherman Fairchild Center
for Objects Conservation at The Cloisters, a modern and fully
equipped laboratory with additional access to the extensive
resources of the Sherman Fairchild Center for Objects Conservation
in the main building of the Museum.  Principal responsibilities
include examination and treatment of objects; prescription and
monitoring of climate-control parameters; evaluation of the
condition of works of art proposed for loan to other institutions
and recommendations regarding same; condition evaluation of objects
loaned to The Cloisters for special exhibition or other purpose;
technical examination of objects proposed for acquisition by the
Museum with respect to authenticity, previous restorations and need
for treatment; written and photographic documentation of work
performed, as well as appropriate research and publication of
studies conducted on the collection.  Other responsibilities include
supervision and training of student interns and volunteers,
supervision of consulting conservators and contractors, preparation
of annual budgets for supplies and materials, and drafting of grant
applications.  The incumbent is also expected to work closely with
the curatorial staff of the Department of Medieval Art and The
Cloisters as well as with the conservation staff of the Sherman
Fairchild Center for Objects Conservation in the main building of
the Museum.

Requirements for this position include: a Masters degree in art
history, archaeology, or other field related to the conservation of
works of art.  A formal, graduate education in conservation with an
emphasis on the examination and treatment of European medieval
objects.  At least six years of museum-based experience in
conservation with a demonstrated capacity for independent research
and publication related to the technology and preservation of works
of art.  Proficiency in laboratory methods and the use of analytical
instrumentation as related to conservation.  Familiarity with and
proficiency in the application of current methods of treatment and
examination.  Experience with architectural conservation and
building renovation, and a demonstrated ability in the management of
projects involving conservation staff and resources.

Starting Date:  On or about 9/1/02.

Please send resume and letter of interest to:

    Irma Torres
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art
    1000 Fifth Avenue
    New York NY 10028

                  Conservation DistList Instance 16:4
                  Distributed: Wednesday, July 3, 2002
                        Message Id: cdl-16-4-017
Received on Thursday, 20 June, 2002

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