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Subject: Position at University of Alberta

Position at University of Alberta

From: Linda Capjack <linda.capjack>
Date: Monday, June 14, 2004
Museum Conservator
Departments of Human Ecology, and Museums and Collections Services
University of Alberta

The University of Alberta seeks a dynamic individual for a Faculty
Service Officer II position of Conservator.  Reporting jointly to
the Chair, Department of Human Ecology, and the Executive Director,
Museums and Collections Services, this position serves the
conservation needs of the Clothing and Textiles Collection in the
Department of Human Ecology, and provides leadership in the area of
museum conservation to the University of Alberta Museums as a whole.
The Conservator will spend half-time overseeing all aspects of
textile conservation in the Clothing and Textiles Collection which
consists of more than 16,000 textiles, garments and related
artifacts from around the world housed in a state-of-the art
collection storage facility with a separate conservation laboratory.
The Conservator will spend half-time leading a conservation program
for the University's 35 multi-disciplinary museums and collections
in support of the University of Alberta Museums Strategic Plan. The
University of Alberta Museums is a community of 35 museums and
collections, with over 20 million objects, specimens and works of
art used for teaching, research and community service. This
multidisciplinary resource is managed in concert with University
faculty, staff and students in a networked research environment. The
Department of Museums and Collections provides central, coordinated
services and programs to the University's collecting community.


    Oversee all aspects of textile preventive and treatment
    conservation for items in the Clothing and Textiles Collection
    in the Department of Human Ecology including teaching,
    supervising interns and graduate students.

    Lead a conservation program for the University of Alberta
    Museums, within the auspices of Museums and Collections Services
    at the University of Alberta that includes

        *   Identifying, addressing and evaluating the conservation
            needs and issues of the University of Alberta Museums;

        *   Campus-wide policies and procedures for preventative and
            treatment conservation;

        *   Advisory services on both preventative and treatment
            conservation for a range of materials, facilities and

        *   Developing and delivering training programs;

        *   Liaison with local, regional, national and international
            conservation and related heritage organizations.


    *   Masters degree in textile conservation or related field as a
        minimum with a demonstrated knowledge of museum

    *   Three to five years relevant work experience.

    *   Demonstrated teaching ability.

    *   Ability to provide leadership and manage the conservation

    *   Project and resource management skills.

    *   Communication and facilitation skills.

    *   Knowledge of museum theory and practice, conservation,
        cultural property rules and regulations, and standards of

Term:  One year term, with the possibility of renewal or permanently
funded after one year.  All academic staff benefits included.

Salary:  The salary range for the position is commensurate with
experience at the level of Faculty Service Officer II.  The 2004/05
range is $51,768 to $73,320.

Closing date for applications is August 31, 2004, or until a
suitable candidate is found.  Please submit applications to

    Chair, Department of Human Ecology
    302 Human Ecology Building
    University of Alberta
    Edmonton, AB T6G 2N1
    Fax: 780-492-4821
    linda.capjack [at] ualberta__ca

Include in the
application package:  letter of application addressing
qualifications, curriculum vitae including research involvement;
graduate transcript(s); the names and contact information of three

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians
and permanent residents will be given priority.  If suitable Canadian
citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals
will be considered.  The University of Alberta hires on the basis of
merit.  We are committed to the principle of equity in employment.
We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified
women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of
visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 18:1
                  Distributed: Thursday, June 17, 2004
                        Message Id: cdl-18-1-019
Received on Monday, 14 June, 2004

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