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Positions at Walters Art Museum

From: Terry Drayman-Weisser <tweisser>
Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2002
Traveling Exhibitions/Objects Conservator and
Conservation Scientist
The Walters Art Museum

Traveling Exhibitions/Objects Conservator

The Walters Art Museum, a comprehensive museum with ancient through
early 20th c. collections, seeks an objects conservator whose duties
also will include addressing the conservation needs of an active
traveling exhibitions program.  Reporting to the Director of
Conservation and Technical Research, the conservator will work in an
active, fully equipped conservation laboratory with other
conservation staff and will also act as liaison between the
Exhibitions Division and the Division of Conservation and Technical
Research; participate in budget preparation for traveling
exhibitions, facilitate the planning and design of traveling
exhibitions; organize and carry out steps to prepare the environment
for works of art for traveling exhibitions; coordinate conservation
steps needed to prepare and install works of art for traveling
exhibitions and perform other duties as assigned.

The successful candidate should be a graduate of a conservation
training program (specializing in objects) or have equivalent
experience.  In addition to excellent hands-on conservation skills,
the candidate should have experience with exhibitions, environmental
and packing issues, and as a courier for works of art.  He/she must
be able to work independently and be able to travel when required.
As a member of an exhibitions team, the candidate must have good
interpersonal skills and be able to communicate conservation
concerns clearly.

Full-time, regular position with full benefits.  Salary commensurate
with experience.

By March 15, 2003 please submit a letter of interest and current
resume with references to:

    Terry Drayman-Weisser Director of Conservation and Technical
    Research The Walters Art Museum 600 N. Charles Street Baltimore,
    MD 21201

Conservation Scientist

    The Walters Art Museum, with collections from antiquity to early
    20th century, seeks applicants for a new conservation scientist
    position. The successful candidate will join the staff of the
    Walters Division of Conservation and Technical Research and will
    be responsible for planning and developing a strong conservation
    science program within the Division.  He/she will carry out
    research/analysis relating to the technical study of works of
    art, facilitating their examination, preservation, and
    treatment, and may also initiate research in areas of special
    interest.  The conservation scientist will collaborate with
    conservators and curators in studies and publications, which may
    involve projects with other institutions.  The conservation
    scientist will select and maintain research/analytical
    equipment.  Facilities and equipment also will be available at
    nearby Johns Hopkins University.  The conservation scientist
    reports to the Director of Conservation and Technical Research.

    Qualifications:  The successful candidate must have a graduate
    degree in chemistry/physical sciences (PhD preferred) with
    significant experience in analytical chemistry and materials
    identification relating to art and artifacts.  The candidate
    must demonstrate strong analytical and problem-solving skills,
    must have knowledge of a broad range of analytical techniques
    and equipment, be able to demonstrate good scientific method and
    manual dexterity, and have a record of peer-reviewed
    publications.  Knowledge of art and art history desirable.  Must
    have ability to communicate science to a non-technical audience.
    The candidate must have a strong interest in collaborative

    Salary commensurate with experience.  Excellent benefits package
    and travel stipend provided.  Please send application with
    resume and salary history by March 31, 2003 to:

        The Walters Art Museum
        600 N. Charles Street
        Baltimore, MD  21201
        ATTN:  Human Resources Department - CS

The Walters Art Museum is an EEO/AA Employer.
An alcohol and drug free environment.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 16:38
                Distributed: Thursday, December 5, 2002
                       Message Id: cdl-16-38-016
Received on Wednesday, 4 December, 2002

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