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Subject: Position at National Museum of Natural History

Position at National Museum of Natural History

From: Natalie Firnhaber <firnhaber.natalie>
Date: Friday, September 17, 2004
Photographic Conservator
Smithsonian Institution

Through funding from the Save America's Treasures program, the
National Anthropological Archives in the National Museum of Natural
History is pleased to announce an immediate opening for a
photographic conservator.  The position will be part of a
multi-faceted project to ensure the preservation and accessibility
of the Bureau of American Ethnology  photographic collection.

The Bureau of American Ethnology photographic collection contains
over 135,000 items. It constitutes an unparalleled photographic
record of Native American life, recording contemporary people for
nearly 100 years as well as providing an extensive record of
America's archeological past. The collection also represents a
visual history of government relations with Native people, recording
Indian delegations, treaty councils, official expeditions of
exploration throughout the West, and early anthropological inquiry
in America.

The immediate project will focus on stabilization of selected
prints, negatives, and albums; planning and preparations for cold
storage; and large scale rehousing of the print collection.
Responsibilities of the conservator will include examination,
documentation and treatment of various photographic media;
consultation on cold storage; guiding a technician and a corps of
volunteers in rehousing; and advising on future directions for long
term care. The position will be based in the Anthropology
Conservation Laboratory at the Museum Support Center in Suitland,
MD, where the collection is located.

Candidates should have a graduate degree in a recognized
conservation training program or the equivalent, with specialization
in photographic conservation and direct work experience. This is a
full-time, one year non-federal position, with potential for
extension for a second year, pending funding. Salary: $50,593

Interested applicants should send a letter of interest and a CV with
names of references by October 15, 2004. by electronic or surface
mail, to:

            Dr. Candace Greene
            Collections and Archives Program
            Department of Anthropology - MRC 112
            Smithsonian Institution
            PO Box 37012
            Washington DC 20013-7012
            greene.candace [at] nmnh__si__edu

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