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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
Assistant Objects Conservator
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has an exciting opportunity for an
Assistant Conservator to join the Objects Conservation Department in
preservation and conservation of a wide range of objects, including
sculpture, ethnographic objects, furniture, decorative arts and
textiles.  This position will assist the Head of Objects
Conservation with maintenance and preventive care for
three-dimensional objects in the museum's permanent collection
through examination, technical analysis, conservation research,
documentation and treatment of objects. The Assistant Conservator
duties will include public relations and educational
responsibilities such as conservation studio tours; speaking to
visiting groups; assisting with workshops, seminars and lectures
related to conservation; responding to public inquiries; and
training museum staff in collections care.  He/she will also assist
with the maintenance of departmental records through accurate
written and photographic documentation.

Applicants must have a graduate degree from a recognized art
conservation training program, specializing in objects plus a
minimum of 5 years postgraduate experience or equivalent experience,
education, and training.  A minimum of one-year, full-time
employment experience in an objects conservation laboratory setting
under the supervision of an objects conservator is also required.
The successful candidate must have a thorough knowledge of
conservation principles and practices; knowledge of analytical
techniques frequently used in conservation; and knowledge of safe
methods of handling chemicals and hazardous materials based on OSHA
standards. He/she must demonstrate the ability to propose and
perform treatments based on an evaluation of the aesthetic,
historic, and scientific characteristics of a wide range of objects;
the ability to document treatments in written and photographic form;
and skill in writing clear, succinct and accurate condition and
treatment reports and proposals.  He/she must be proficient in
operating photographic and scientific equipment and experience in
materials testing.  Experience with word processing, spreadsheets
and database software is also required.  The selected candidate will
have the ability to work independently and in concert with other
museum co-workers and outside contractors. The successful candidate
must be able to wear a respirator and successfully pass a security
background check.

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 12-7-07. Please contact Randy Webne in the HR office at
804-340-1485 if you need assistance. EOE/AA

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Received on Tuesday, 6 November, 2007

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