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Subject: Position at Metropolitan Museum of Art--corrigendum

Position at Metropolitan Museum of Art--corrigendum

From: Mecka Baumeister <employoppty>
Date: Friday, July 28, 2006
Assistant/Associate Conservator
Furniture and Wooden Objects
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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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

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.

Send letter of interest and curriculum vitae (as a Word document
only) to employoppty [at] metmuseum__org or via fax to 212-570-3882.

Mecka Baumeister
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028-0198
Equal Opportunity Employer

                  Conservation DistList Instance 20:7
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Received on Friday, 28 July, 2006

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