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Subject: Position at Freer Gallery

Position at Freer Gallery

From: Andrew Hare <andrew.hare>
Date: Thursday, December 16, 2004
Assistant Conservator - Chinese Painting Conservation
Freer Gallery of Art/Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Smithsonian Institution

Salary range:
    IS-07: $32,370 to $42,083
    IS-09: $39,597 to $51, 476

This is a Trust position for a term of one year and renewable up to
three years. This is not a Federal Position.

Duties:  The incumbent will assist the Chinese painting conservator
in the Department of Conservation and Scientific Research. He/she
will apply experience and general knowledge of conservation methods
and materials to assist with the treatment of East Asian art on silk
and paper. Under the guidance of the conservator, he/she will select
appropriate materials and follow procedures to conserve and mount
scrolls, albums and paintings on panels. Conservation work will
include reinforcement of damage, compensation for loss, disassembly
of mountings, removal of linings and various cleaning methods.
Mounting work will entail the preparation of materials (adhesives,
dyes, papers, silks, etc.) and their application in lining, dyeing
and assembling mountings to create appropriate formats and styles.
The incumbent will also document and compile data, assist with
record-keeping and photo-documentation, maintain tools and equipment
and organize materials and supplies. While candidates with no prior
experience in East Asian painting conservation will be considered,
candidates must have knowledge of the ethical and professional
principles that apply to the conservation of works of art and
demonstrate a commitment to a career in conservation. For further
information, send email to andrew.hare [at] asia__si__edu or call +1 202
633 0370.

Application deadline: March 4, 2005. Applications should include a
letter of interest, curriculum vitae, the names and addresses of
three references, and be sent to:

    Assistant Conservator - Chinese Painting Conservation
    Department of Conservation and Scientific Research
    Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
    Smithsonian Institution
    PO Box 37012, MRC 707
    Washington, DC 20013-7012

                  Conservation DistList Instance 18:27
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