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Subject: Position at Field Museum

Position at Field Museum

From: Ruth Norton <rnorton<-a>
Date: Friday, May 20, 2005
Assistant Conservator
The Field Museum

The Field Museum <URL:> is conducting a
major renovation of its Ancient Americas exhibition galleries. The
Museum seeks an Assistant Conservator to work with the Anthropology
/ Exhibitions team in the preparation of organic and inorganic
artifacts for the new galleries.

Duties include:

    1.  Documents, examines, and performs conservation treatments
        and procedures on objects to be installed in the new Ancient
        Americas gallery. May include conducting treatment to remove
        old mounts from objects deinstalled from the old galleries.

    2.  Provides conservation advice to Exhibition and Anthropology
        staff in issues relating to the environmental
        specifications, mount specifications, and the design and
        production of the new gallery.

    3.  Conducts conservation evaluation and work for exhibits and
        loans as necessary, including condition reports and
        conservation/environment issues in loan contracts.

    4.  Assists in the daily operation of the conservation
        laboratories, including the supervision of interns and

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

    6.  Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

The Assistant Conservator works under the supervision of the Ancient
Americas Conservators and the Chief Conservator in consultation with
the Ancient Americas Project management team, Head of Collections,
Department Chair, and appropriate Curators.

Candidates must have a graduate degree in Conservation or equivalent
training. A specialization in objects conservation and experience
with anthropological collections is preferred. Demonstrated written
and verbal communication skills, and demonstrated conservation
knowledge and skills are required.

This is a term position for 29 weeks beginning in 2005, and with the
possibility of renewal through 2006. The salary is based on
$31,000-$34,000 per annum depending on experience, and a competitive
benefits package is offered. The position will remain open until

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<-a t->fieldmuseum< . >org

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