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Subject: Position at Metropolitan Museum of Art

Position at Metropolitan Museum of Art

From: Jimmy Cintron <jimmy<-a>
Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2005
Assistant/Associate Objects Conservator
Furniture and Wooden Objects
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Sherman Fairchild Center for Objects Conservation at The
Metropolitan Museum of Art seeks an experienced conservator for
Furniture and Wooden Objects.

The Assistant/Associate Conservator will be given independent
responsibilities, concentrating on the care, treatment, and research
of furniture and wooden objects in several curatorial departments,
including those of Islamic Art, Asian Art, Medieval Art, and
Nineteenth, Twentieth Century and Contemporary Art.

In addition, the conservator will be supervising contract
conservators, fellows, students, and interns, as well as help with
the research and treatment for the purpose of acquisition, loans,
and exhibitions. In the Sherman Fairchild Center for Objects
Conservation, the Assistant/Associate Conservator will work closely
with three fellow furniture conservators, an upholstery conservator
and a gilding conservator, as well as alongside 25 conservators with
other specialties.

The applicant should have a broad experience in the examination and
treatment of furniture and wooden objects from different cultures
and time periods. In addition, extensive experience in the
examination and treatment of polychrome wood surfaces is required,
while experience in the treatment of bio-deteriorated wood would be
beneficial. Other required qualifications include excellent
analytical and organizational skills. The candidate should have
demonstrable experience with woodworking tools, and preferably has
experience in microscopic wood identification. Computer and
photography skills are essential as well.

Candidates must have a degree from a recognized graduate
conservation program (or the equivalent), and several years of
professional experience as a conservator of furniture or wooden
objects in a museum. The Assistant/Associate Conservator position is
full-time and includes full benefits. Salary and title will be based
on the qualifications and background of the successful candidate.

Send letter of interest and curriculum vitae (as a Word document
only) to: employoppty<-a t->metmuseum< . >org or via fax to 212-570-3882.

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art
    1000 Fifth Avenue
    New York, NY 10028-0198
    Equal Opportunity Employer

                  Conservation DistList Instance 19:6
                   Distributed: Sunday, July 17, 2005
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Received on Wednesday, 13 July, 2005

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