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Subject: Position at Merchant's House Museum

Position at Merchant's House Museum

From: Eva Ulz <eva>
Date: Thursday, September 23, 2004
Collections Manager
Merchant's House Museum

Collections Manager  The Merchant's House Museum, located in New
York City, is seeking an experienced part-time collections manager.
Built in 1832, the elegant row house and collections remain
virtually intact from the original owners.  The successful candidate
will be highly motivated and possess excellent organizational and
writing skills.  Requirements include a degree in museum studies or
related field and 2 years of collections management experience.
Knowledge of Past Perfect is preferred but not required.

Responsible for all aspects of collections care and management,
including cataloging, research, storage, conservation/preservation,
and day-to-day maintenance of objects.  The primary focus of this
position is on the collection itself, to the exclusion of issues of
interpretation. Will complete development of a quality collections
care and management system, building on what has already been

Work involves:

    *   conducting research, cataloging, and photographing the

    *   creating and maintaining computerized collections records;

    *   managing the storage, retrieval, and location of

    *   developing and maintaining a disaster preparedness plan
        covering the museum;

    *   overseeing the conservation/preservation of objects in the
        collection; and

    *   conducting research for temporary and permanent exhibits.

Responsibilities also include supervising interns in
collections-related projects, such as re-housing textiles or
researching ceramics, to ensure that they are accomplished in a
professional manner consistent with standards established by the
American Association of Museums and with the needs of the museum

Please send cover letter, resume, and references to

    Margaret Halsey Gardiner
    Executive Director]
    29 East Fourth Street
    New York NY 10003.

Eva Ulz
Education Coordinator
Merchants House Museum
29 E. 4th St. NYC, NY 10003
Fax: 212-777-1104

                  Conservation DistList Instance 18:16
                Distributed: Tuesday, September 28, 2004
                       Message Id: cdl-18-16-029
Received on Thursday, 23 September, 2004

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