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Subject: Position at Menil Collection

Position at Menil Collection

From: Bradford A. Epley <bepley>
Date: Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Paper Conservator
Menil Collection

The Menil Collection is seeking a paper conservator who will be
responsible for the care and treatment of the museum's works of art
on paper and photographs. The conservator's activities will include
assessing and treating artworks; providing examinations and advice
on artworks' suitability for loan; performing courier duties;
supervising the mounting, matting, and framing of works on paper;
conducting and publishing original research on techniques and
materials; and training and supervision of interns and fellows. The
job requires close collaboration with the other conservation
department members as well as the curatorial, registration, and
preparations departments. The successful candidate will have
excellent verbal, writing, and computer skills. Strong interpersonal
skills and organizational abilities are essential. The paper
conservator will report to the Chief Conservator.

Considered one of the most important privately assembled collections
of the twentieth century, The Menil Collection houses approximately
15,000 paintings, sculptures, prints, and drawings, photographs, and
rare books. The collection includes works from antiquity, the
Byzantine and medieval worlds, and the cultures of Africa, Oceania,
and the American Pacific Northwest. As artists of the twentieth
century are particularly well represented in the collection,
demonstrated experience in the treatment of modern and contemporary
art is preferable. A Master's Degree from a recognized art
conservation program with a minimum of five years' post-graduate
working experience is required. Salary and benefits are competitive
and commensurate with experience. Applicants should include
curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and a letter of
intent to:

    Brad Epley
    Chief Conservator
    The Menil Collection
    1511 Branard Street
    Houston Texas 77006


                  Conservation DistList Instance 20:9
                Distributed: Wednesday, August 23, 2006
                        Message Id: cdl-20-9-010
Received on Wednesday, 16 August, 2006

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