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Subject: Position at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Position at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

From: Randy Webne <rwebne>
Date: Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Chief Conservator/Deputy Director for Collections Management
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts seeks an experienced conservator to
manage the Collections Management and Conservation Division of the
museum.  Reporting to the VMFA Director, this position will oversee
the operations of five departments, including Registration,
Photography, Photographic Resources, Painting Conservation and
Objects Conservation. Specific guidance, direction and support is
provided to departmental heads in the areas of policy and procedure,
special projects, work flow, long-range goals, budget development,
purchasing and staffing.  As a member of the Senior Management team,
this position will represent the priorities and concerns of the
division; provide input to discussions and decisions on a wide range
of institutional projects; and assist with fundraising activities.
Additionally, the Chief Conservator will have responsibility for
conserving art within his/her own specialization, conducting
research and contributing to scholarly publications and other
educational efforts.

Applicants should have an advanced degree in art conservation, from
a recognized graduate conservation training program, PhD preferred,
plus a minimum of 5-10 years experience working in a Conservation
department of a museum.  The successful candidate will have
significant knowledge of and experience in conservation and
collections management standards, techniques and practices and
proven supervisory, leadership, planning, organization and project
management skills.  The candidate should have experience in budget
management, fundraising and grant writing.  He/she must possess the
ability to prioritize and deal with many projects and assignments at
once and the ability to analyze, assess and make recommendations and
decisions based upon a sophisticated understanding of art museum
conservation and collections management practices. He/she must also
demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively and
diplomatically, both orally and in writing, with a variety of museum
professionals, patrons and donors.  Demonstrated knowledge of
emerging technologies related to collections management is a plus. A
security background check will be required.

To apply, log onto the Commonwealth of Virginia Online Employment
System at


and submit your application, letter of intent and resume no later
than 5 pm on Dec 14, 2007. Please contact Randy Webne in the HR
office at 804-340-1485 if you need assistance. EOE/AA

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