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Subject: Position at Peabody Museum

Position at Peabody Museum

From: Catherine Cezeaux <cezeaux>
Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Assistant Conservator of Objects
Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
Harvard University

Duties and responsibilities :

Conduct condition surveys; assist in analyzing results. Perform full
range of conservation treatments for organic and inorganic materials
for the museum's exhibition and loan programs. Provide photographic
documentation, written technical examination, selected material
analysis, and treatment of at-risk objects, and updating of
technical reports in museum database. Develop and maintain the
museum's environmental monitoring program including downloading,
analyzing and report generation.  Provide technical advice on
preventive conservation measures for objects in storage. Implement
procedures for preservation problems in consultation with senior
conservation and collections staff. Advise staff on appropriate
storage systems for complex fragile objects. Develop prototypes for
storage containers and housings. Supervise conservation interns on
designated projects. This position may require periodic travel. This
position reports to Head Conservator. Other duties as required.

Required Education, Experience and Skills:

Masters Degree in Art Conservation with object specialization
required, 1-2 years professional conservation experience, preferably
with anthropological collections. Demonstrated excellence performing
conservation treatments required. Knowledge of cultural history,
technology, materials of three-dimensional objects; good
understanding of chemical and physical processes of deterioration.
Ability to work independently and as part of team. Good analytical
and problem solving skills; ability to establish and achieve
priorities. Good communication and interpersonal skills required.
Ability to lift 50 lbs. Position may require long periods of
standing and bending.

To apply, see <URL:>
job #28337.

Catherine Cezeaux
Director of Administration and Finance
Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
Harvard University
Fax: 617-495-7535

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