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Subject: Position at Menil Collection

Position at Menil Collection

From: Bradford A. Epley <bepley>
Date: Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Paintings conservator
Menil Collection

The Menil Collection is seeking a paintings conservator to assist
the chief conservator with treatment related to the preservation of
paintings and painted objects in the museum's care. The assistant
paintings conservator will oversee artwork approved for loan,
including assessment, treatment, condition reports, and related
travel; participate in museum-wide preservation activities including
gallery monitoring and maintenance; conduct research on the
materials and techniques of artists represented in the collection;
supervise departmental volunteers and interns; and assist in the
organization, maintenance, and purchase of lab equipment.

A Master's Degree from a recognized art conservation program with a
specialization in paintings is required, along with substantial
practical experience and the ability to undertake innovative
treatments. Demonstrated experience in the treatment of modern and
contemporary art is preferable. The successful candidate will have
excellent verbal and writing skills. Strong interpersonal and
organizational skills and the ability to plan and schedule
independent work are essential. The assistant paintings 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
17,000 paintings, sculptures, and prints, drawings, photographs, and
rare books. Masterpieces from antiquity, Byzantium and the medieval
period, the cultures of Africa, Oceania, and the American Pacific
Northwest, and the twentieth century, including significant
surrealist holdings, are particularly well represented.

Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with
experience. Please send a curriculum vitae, three letters of
recommendation, and a letter of intent to:

    Human Resources
    The Menil Collection
    1511 Branard Street
    Houston TX 77006
    Fax: 713-525-9476

Application materials may also be emailed to smaloch [at] menil__org.


                  Conservation DistList Instance 20:35
                 Distributed: Monday, January 15, 2007
                       Message Id: cdl-20-35-025
Received on Wednesday, 10 January, 2007

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