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Subject: Position at Harvard

Position at Harvard

From: T. Rose Holdcraft <tholdcr>
Date: Tuesday, September 4, 2007
Temporary Assistant Conservator of Objects
Peabody Museum
Harvard University
Grade 56

The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard
University is seeking applicants to fill a temporary 18-month
full-time assistant conservator position.

Duties and Responsibilities: This position will contribute to the
documentation, conservation stabilization and rehousing of the
Museum's large Mesoamerican plaster cast collection. The assistant
conservator will carry out all activities necessary for the safe
care and handling, documentation, condition assessment and
stabilization of these late 19th century three-dimensional objects.
Work collaboratively with the Museum's conservation and collection
management staff and other project staff. Attend and contribute to
project planning meetings and documentation. Perform assessment of
the collection and treatment of at risk casts. Train and supervise
designated project staff assistants.

Required Education, Experience and Skills: Graduate degree in art
conservation or equivalent experience with object specialization,
with a minimum of 1 to 2 years working under the direction of a
senior conservator. Demonstrated prior experience conducting
condition assessments and writing technical reports. Demonstrated
excellence in performing conservation treatments. Preference will be
given to applicants who have good working experience implementing
treatments to stabilize archaeological materials, sculpture and/or
plaster cast objects. Essential skills and background include
experience working with large format three-dimensional objects and
in designing proper housings for research and storage. Working
knowledge of chemistry and materials science with good understanding
of chemical and physical processes of deterioration required. Strong
organizational and planning skills, ability to establish priorities,
achieve goals and meet project deadlines. Excellent oral and written
communication with prior supervisory experience. Good problem
solving skills and an ability to maintain focus in a busy lab; good
team leadership and ability to work independently. Ability to assess
job performance.



and search for Req. 31357.

Harvard University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity

Catherine Cezeaux
Director of Administrative and Financial Affairs
Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
11 Divinity Avenue
Cambridge, MA  02138

T. Rose Holdcraft
Head Conservator
Peabody Museum-Harvard University
11 Divinity Avenue
Cambridge, MA  02138

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Received on Tuesday, 4 September, 2007

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