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Position at Guggenheim Museum

From: Jacqueline Parrott <jparrott<-a>
Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2005
Paper Conservator
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is seeking a highly qualified Paper
Conservator to be responsible for the Museum's collection of works
on paper and administer activities related to paper and photographic
conservation. The Paper Conservator will examine, evaluate, clean
and repair artworks; advise on works for exhibition and loan; and
conduct research on techniques and materials. The conservator would
publish research findings and results in the appropriate literature
and forums. Other responsibilities would include supervision of
installation of fragile works on paper during exhibition changeovers
and maintenance of works on display; recommendations for the packing
and safe travel of works on paper in the collection and conducting
treatments that will enable their safe travel. The conservator will
work closely with the Curatorial and Registrar departments, as well
as with preparations staff responsible for mounting, matting and
framing works on paper. S/he will also act as a courier to accompany
traveling works on paper and be responsible for the training and
supervision of interns, fellows and volunteers.

A successful candidate must demonstrate excellent hand skills and
have proven experience in the management of a paper collection.
Proficiency in analyzing scientific data and strong interpersonal
skills are also essential. S/he should work well both with a team,
as well as being able to communicate with colleagues while working
independently. Demonstrated experience in the treatment of modern
and contemporary art is preferable, as the collection's contemporary
works can be quite complex. Applicants should be graduates of a
recognized conservation training program or equivalent with a
minimum of five years post-graduate working experience; applicants
with more experience are encouraged to apply as the salary is
commensurate with experience  The position will commence as soon as

Applications should include curriculum vitae, two letters of
recommendation, and a letter of intent to:

    Human Resources
    Attn: Paper Conservator
    Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
    1071 Fifth Avenue
    New York NY 10128
    Fax: 212-423-3640
    employment<-a t->guggenheim< . >org (Attn: Paper Conservator)

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