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Subject: Position at Metropolitan Museum of Art

Position at Metropolitan Museum of Art

From: Jimmy Cintron <jimmy>
Date: Monday, July 24, 2006
Assistant/Associate Conservator
Furniture and Wooden Objects
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Sherman Fairchild Center for Objects Conservation at The
Metropolitan Museum of Art seeks a 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 European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, Medieval
Art, Asian Art, as well as Nineteenth Century, Modern and
Contemporary Art. The conservator will help with the research and
treatment for the purpose of acquisitions, 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, and alongside 25 conservators with other specialties.

The applicant is expected to have experience in the examination and
treatment of furniture and wooden objects from different cultures
and time periods. Experience in the examination and treatment of
both polychrome wood surfaces and bio-deteriorated wood would be
beneficial, while knowledge of microscopic wood identification would
be preferable. Required qualifications include excellent analytical
and organizational skills, demonstrable experience with woodworking
tools, as well as proficiency in computer documentation and digital
photography.

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 and wooden
objects, preferably in a museum context. 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.

Application Deadline: August 31, 2006

Send letter of interest and curriculum vitae (as a Word document
only) to employoppty [at] 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

Jimmy Cintron
Vice President, Operations
14 East 33rd Street
New York, NY 10016
212-677-2500 x152
Fax: 212-677-2818


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