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Subject: Position at Royal Ontario Museum

Position at Royal Ontario Museum

From: Keenan Wowk <keenanw>
Date: Monday, November 13, 2006
Senior Conservator (Textiles)
Royal Ontario Museum
Permanent Full-time

The Royal Ontario Museum is seeking a skilled and experienced
conservator to join the museum's textile lab and multi-disciplinary
conservation team.

The ROM holds significant collections of historic textiles and
costumes, ancient to modern, from all parts of the globe.

Conservation care of the textile and costume collections will
involve program driven conservation assessment and treatment,
research, documentation, and work with curators and collections
technicians on preventive conservation measures.  Participation in
Museum activities, public consultation, education and the training
of interns is required.

Major responsibilities include:

    Undertake scientific examination of textiles and assess
    conservation requirements.

    Plan, schedule, assign, supervise and/or execute and document
    conservation treatments of textiles in the ROM collections in
    consultation with conservation colleagues, curators and other
    museum departments.

    Coordinate conservation projects relating to collections care in
    storage, on loan and on display.

    Stay current with research and developments in textile

    Participate in the development of conservation standards; the
    definition of conservation policy and the general promotion of
    all aspects of collections care.

    Participate on planning teams for exhibition and gallery

    Provide training opportunities for conservation interns from
    recognized training programs and provide supervision/technical
    guidance to volunteers/staff from other museum departments,
    outside agencies, and the general public.

    Participate in Conservation's public consultation and teaching


    Master's degree in Conservation.  Ten years of experience in
    textiles conservation, with at least five years in a museum
    setting OR an acceptable equivalent in education and experience;

    Proven knowledge of textile materials and techniques; the
    physical, chemical and biological deterioration of fibres; and
    current practices in their examination, treatment and
    preservation in storage and on display;

    Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a
    team, to enlist the cooperation and involvement of others, and
    to provide supervision when required;

        Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills
        Excellent oral and written communication skills
        Proven time and resource planning management abilities
        Photographic and computer skills are required
        French language skills are an asset

Salary Range: $52,925 - $60,484
Grade 15

Please reply in writing prior to December 22, 2006, to:

    Keenan Wowk
    Human Resources Coordinator
    Royal Ontario Museum
    100 Queen's Park
    Toronto, M5S 2C6
    Fax: 416-586-5827

Please be advised that only those candidates selected for an
interview will be contacted.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 20:27
                Distributed: Saturday, November 18, 2006
                       Message Id: cdl-20-27-016
Received on Monday, 13 November, 2006

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