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Subject: Position at Field Museum

Position at Field Museum

From: Ruth Norton <rnorton>
Date: Monday, August 30, 2004
Assistant/Associate Conservator, Asian scrolls and paintings
The Field Museum

The Field Museum seeks a conservator to undertake the assessment,
examination, documentation, and treatment of works of pictorial art
in the Department's Asian collections. The Assistant/Associate
Conservator works under the supervision of the Chief Conservator in
consultation with the Curator for Asian Ethnology and Archaeology,
the Head of Collections, and the Department Chair.

Duties include:

    *   Conducts a conservation assessment of the East Asian scroll
        and painting collection with the goal of establishing
        conservation priorities for treatment and resources required
        for treatment.

    *   Develops guidelines for the storage, examination and display
        of Asian scrolls and paintings.

    *   Documents, examines, and performs conservation treatments
        and procedures on works of pictorial art in the Asian

    *   Performs research leading to improved methods, materials,
        and procedures for conservation, storage, and exhibit of
        works of Asian art. Disseminates results in publications and
        oral presentations.

    *   Assists in the daily operation of the conservation
        laboratories, including the supervision of students,
        interns, and volunteers.

    *   Provides conservation advice to Anthropology, Exhibits, and
        other Museum staff to establish, monitor, and maintain
        proper environmental conditions in storerooms, exhibits, and
        work areas as well as to prescribe, review, and upgrade
        methods and materials used for the storage and packing of

    *   Assists with conservation grant proposal preparation.

    *   Attends professional meetings, workshops, and other
        activities to keep current in the field of conservation and
        enhance professional knowledge and skills.

    *   May perform conservation work for in-coming, out-going and
        in-house exhibits including conditioning and overseeing
        installation, within the specialization of Asian pictorial

    *   Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Candidates must have a graduate degree in Conservation or equivalent
training. Specialized training and experience in the conservation of
Asian scrolls and paintings is required. Demonstrated written and
verbal communication skills, and demonstrated conservation knowledge
and skills are required.

This is a one-year term position, possibly renewable for one-year,
and is open until filled. The salary is based on $32,000 -$38,000
per annum depending on experience, and a competitive benefits
package is offered.

Please send cover letter, curriculum vitae and names of three
references to

    Ruth Norton
    Chief Conservator
    Department of Anthropology
    The Field Museum
    1400 S. Lake Shore Dr.
    Chicago IL  60605
    rnorton [at] fieldmuseum__org

                  Conservation DistList Instance 18:14
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Received on Monday, 30 August, 2004

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