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Subject: Position at Field Museum

Position at Field Museum

From: Ruth Norton <rnorton<-a>
Date: Thursday, June 23, 2005
Assistant Conservator, Pacific collections
The Field Museum.

The Field Museum seeks a conservator to undertake the assessment,
examination, documentation, and treatment of artifacts, and to help
develop and implement programs for the care of artifacts, in our
Pacific collections. The Assistant Conservator works under the
supervision of the Chief Conservator in consultation with the Head
of Collections, the Curator for Oceanic Ethnology and Archaeology,
and the Department Chair.

Duties include:

    1.  Documents, examines, and performs conservation treatments
        and procedures on objects in the collections.  Conducts
        surveys of the collections, assessing the condition of
        specimens and determining conservation needs. Helps develop
        and implement programs for the care of collections.

    2.  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 support of

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

    4.  Performs research leading to improved methods, materials,
        and procedures for conservation, storage, and exhibit of
        specimens; disseminate results in publications and oral

    5.  Assists with conservation grant proposal preparation.

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

    7.  May perform conservation work for in-coming, out-going and
        in-house temporary exhibits including conditioning and
        overseeing installation.

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

This is a one-year term position, possibly renewable, and is open
until filled. The salary is based on $32,000 -$35,000 per annum
depending on experience, and a competitive benefits package is

Please send cover letter, curriculum vitae and names of three
references by email to rnorton<-a t->fieldmuseum< . >org or by post to

    Ruth Norton
    Chief Conservator
    Department of Anthropology
    The Field Museum
    1400 S. Lake Shore Dr.
    Chicago IL 60605

                  Conservation DistList Instance 19:3
                  Distributed: Thursday, June 23, 2005
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Received on Thursday, 23 June, 2005

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