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Subject: Position at Cooper-Hewitt

Position at Cooper-Hewitt

From: Mary Ballard <ballardm>
Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2006
Textile Conservator
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Smithsonian Institution

The Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution
is seeking applicants for a full time position of Textile

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Senior Textile Conservator, the
incumbent will be responsible for the conservation and preservation
of the National Design Museum's comprehensive collection of forty
thousand textiles, costumes and costume accessories housed in the
Museum's Design Resource Center and off-site storage facility.  The
conservator will work both independently and under supervision on a
full range of textile conservation treatments.  Responsibilities
will include examination, preparation, and installation of textiles
for exhibitions and loans, maintenance of computerized conservation
records, development and fabrication of custom storage containers,
monitoring of environmental conditions in storage and on exhibition,
responding to public inquiries, and working with the Senior Textile
Conservator and the Curator of Textiles on research projects.

Qualifications: Graduate degree in the conservation of textiles or
the equivalent in experience;  demonstrated knowledge of
conservation principles;  knowledge of museum practices and
principles;  high level of manual skills;  demonstrated experience
in textile conservation techniques, including, wet-cleaning,
mounting, preparation of textiles for storage and exhibition, and
fiber identification;  ability to use specialized equipment,
including microscopes, colorimeter, pH meter, illuminance meter, UV
radiometer, hygrothermograph, and photography equipment; computer
knowledge (both Mac and PC);  ability to communicate successfully
with other museum departments and with the public;  and knowledge of
safe laboratory working procedures.

Salary: Federal salary Grade 9.

The Smithsonian Institution is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To request or review the vacancy (Announcement Number:
SI-DEU-MP-6198), call the automated Job-line on 202-287-3102 or
on-line at <URL:> or

Note: Application must be received by June 15, 2006.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 19:59
                 Distributed: Wednesday, June 14, 2006
                       Message Id: cdl-19-59-027
Received on Wednesday, 7 June, 2006

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