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Positions at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

From: Rhona MacBeth <rmacbeth>
Date: Sunday, May 28, 2006
Associate Paintings Conservator and
Assistant Paintings Conservator
Conservation and Collections Management
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Associate Paintings Conservator
Conservation and Collections Management
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

    Working under the direction of the head paintings conservator,
    the associate conservator will be responsible for the treatment
    of a wide range of paintings from the Museum's comprehensive
    collections of American and European art in preparation for the
    new American wing and renovated European galleries due to open
    in 2010. The associate conservator will be asked to assume some
    administrative responsibilities and to assist in training and
    supervision of junior staff. Initially the successful candidate
    will be asked to play a central role in the conservation of a
    large American painting from the early 19th century. Other
    duties may include working on exhibitions and loans, travel,
    research, giving lectures and talks. Along with excellent
    conservation skills, strong communication skills (both written
    and verbal) and a proven ability to work collaboratively are
    essential.

    Candidates must have a graduate degree in paintings conservation
    and at least 5 years of additional professional experience. This
    is a four-year term position, which will be renewed annually.

Assistant Paintings Conservator
Conservation and Collections Management
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

    Working under the direction of the head paintings conservator
    and/or other senior conservation staff, the assistant
    conservator will undertake the treatment of a wide range of
    paintings from the Museum's comprehensive collections of
    American and European art in preparation for the new American
    wing and renovated European galleries due to open in 2010. Other
    duties may include assisting with technical examination of
    works, helping with exhibitions and loans and courier trips. The
    assistant conservator may be asked to contribute to research
    projects, lectures and articles. Strong hand skills and
    excellent written and communication skills are essential.

    Candidates must have a graduate degree in paintings conservation
    and at least one year of additional professional experience.
    This is a two-year term position, which will be renewed
    annually.

To apply, please mail a cover letter and resume to:

    Human Resources Department
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
    Avenue of the Arts
    465 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, MA 02115
    Fax: 617-247-2312

Please note: only those candidates chosen for interviews will be
contacted.

Rhona MacBeth
Head of Paintings Conservation
MFA Boston

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