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Subject: Position at Museums of New Mexico

Position at Museums of New Mexico

From: Mina Thompson <mina.thompson>
Date: Thursday, September 7, 2006
Director of Conservation
Museum Resources Division, Department of Cultural Affairs

This position directs the centralized conservation program for four
Santa Fe Museums and the State Monuments Division of the Department
of Cultural Affairs (DCA). The incumbent reports to the Director of
the Museum Resources Division, DCA, and is responsible for
directing, managing and supervising conservation program and
laboratory activities.  Primary responsibilities include but are not
limited to the following:

    1.  Overseeing and managing all aspects of the Conservation
        Department's financial operations (state budget for
        conservation, revenue accounts and private funds)

    2.  Hiring, leading, overseeing and managing all Conservation
        Department staff, interns and contractors

    3.  Overseeing and implementing department policy and
        procedures; developing and implementing short and long-range
        planning for preservation/conservation; contributing to
        revisions in museum-wide collection policy

    4.  Securing funding (grant, revenue) for program operations and
        collection preservation projects

    5.  Advocating for the program and collections improvements on
        the museum, DCA and state administrative levels.

    6.  Forming partnerships with Museum and Monument Directors and
        staff to develop preservation/conservation projects and
        institutional planning

    7.  Participating in overall senior management of Museum
        Resources Division, including policy setting and strategic
        planning, implementation and evaluation

    8.  Providing senior-level service in examination,
        documentation, analysis and treatment of art conservation
        and preservation in area of specialty

The successful candidate will have:

    A Master's Degree and Advanced Certificate in art conservation

    A minimum of 7 years post-graduate conservation experience in
    area of specialization with 5 years managerial and supervisory
    experience (can be included in the 7 years)

    Strong leadership, interpersonal, planning, problem-solving and
    organizational skills

    Experience in the conservation of cultural materials

    Excellent written and oral communication skills

    Ability to develop, organize and manage multiple and complex

    Ability to supervise, direct motivate and evaluate staff and

    Experience in research and grant writing

    Knowledge in a broad range of museum preservation and
    conservation issues, including scientific and technical
    investigation/ analysis of materials of art and artifacts

    Knowledge of museum environment and how it impacts collections
    and historic buildings; knowledge of relationships between
    environmental systems, preservation and energy efficiency

Salary range is $38,180 - $67,879.  Excellent benefits include
medical, dental, vision, prescriptions, retirement, life and legal

Job applications must be accessed and submitted online at


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The SPO Job Title is: Staff Mgr - 2520;  Perm No. 04568

The application will be available for a two week period expected
between September 18-29, 2006.   However, interested parties should
check the website daily for any updates.

Questions may be directed to

    Linda Underwood
    Conservation Department
    linda.underwood [at] state__nm__us

The State of New Mexico is an EEO/AA employer and does not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex,
religion, age, or disability in employment or the provision of

                  Conservation DistList Instance 20:13
                 Distributed: Friday, September 8, 2006
                       Message Id: cdl-20-13-017
Received on Thursday, 7 September, 2006

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