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Subject: Position at Chinati Foundation

Position at Chinati Foundation

From: Francesca Esmay <fesmay>
Date: Monday, May 8, 2006
The Chinati Foundation

The Chinati Foundation, a museum for contemporary art founded by the
artist Donald Judd in Marfa, Texas, seeks a conservator to oversee a
comprehensive collections care program. Chinati's collection is
primarily comprised of indoor and outdoor sculpture.  Significant
architectural resources are also part of the collection as well as,
to a lesser degree, paintings and works on paper. Characteristic for
the collection are large-scale installations that are housed in
individual buildings, architecturally altered by Judd.

The conservator will be responsible for condition assessments and
documentation of the works of art; assessment of environmental
conditions; routine maintenance of the collection; handling of loans
for temporary exhibitions; soliciting and supervising conservation
interns; and providing guidance for other museum staff including
tour guides, housekeeping, and security. The conservator will
identify areas of the collection that require treatment and will
conduct research related to the examination, documentation, and
treatment of the works of art and the buildings.

Applicants should hold a graduate degree from a recognized
conservation training program, and should have a minimum of three
years experience of working with modern and contemporary art. Strong
written and verbal communication skills are needed. Good
organizational and planning capabilities are essential.

Candidates should send a cover letter, resume, salary requirements,
and references to the

    Director of the Chinati Foundation
    PO Box 1135
    Marfa TX 79843

For more information see <URL:>

The Chinati Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

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