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Subject: Position at Peabody Museum

Position at Peabody Museum

From: T. Rose Holdcraft <tholdcr>
Date: Friday, September 21, 2007
Temporary Senior Conservation Technician
Peabody Museum-Harvard University
Grade 55

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

Duties And Responsibilities:

    Perform coordinating role between conservation and collection
    management to ensure proper documentation, condition assessment,
    conservation stabilization and rehousing of the Museum's large
    Mesoamerican plaster cast collection. Perform wide range of
    conservation and administrative duties, requiring specialized
    knowledge of collection. Prepare objects for safe handling and
    move to work processing area. Conduct detailed condition
    assessments and prepare technical reports. Perform digital and
    other photographic documentation. Perform cleaning and object
    stabilization according to established conservation procedures.
    Assist in cushioning objects for long-term research/storage in
    customized rigid housings, and in construction of housings.
    Oversee day to day workload and in absence of Conservator,
    accomplish most tasks independently, keeping supervisor informed
    of progress.

Required Education, Experience and Skills:

    BA in art conservation; or fine arts/studio arts with experience
    in art conservation through apprenticeship or internship.
    Advanced apprenticeship, diploma or internship in art
    conservation may be considered in lieu of BA degree in art
    conservation. 5 years working with objects in exhibit,
    collection management or conservation unit. Good knowledge and
    working experience with three-dimensional objects such as
    sculpture, plaster and/or ceramic. Required general knowledge of
    preventive conservation measures. Demonstrated experience
    conducting condition assessment of objects; and implementing
    conservation stabilization of objects with conservators.
    Knowledge of materials, fabrication technology and deterioration
    processes. Good understanding of storage issues related to
    fragile oversized three-dimensional objects. Knowledge of
    computer applications. Good working experience in digital
    photography of objects. Ability to work independently and as
    part of a team. Good oral and written communication skills.
    Ability to establish priorities and maintain focus on project
    tasks to meet deadlines.

To apply, applicants should go to


and search for Req. 31360.

Harvard University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity

For additional questions, contact:

    Catherine Cezeaux
    Director of Administrative and Financial Affairs
    Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
    11 Divinity Avenue
    Cambridge MA 02138
    cezeaux [at] fas__harvard__edu

                  Conservation DistList Instance 21:23
                Distributed: Sunday, September 23, 2007
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Received on Friday, 21 September, 2007

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