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Position at Guggenheim Museum

From: Hillary Torrence <htorrence>
Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Associate Conservator, Contemporary Art
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

The world-renowned Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is seeking an
Associate Conservator, Contemporary Art for its Conservation
Department.   The successful candidate will demonstrate a passion
for and understanding of modern and contemporary materials, as well
as the underlying concepts inherent in the creation of contemporary

Founded in 1937, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is dedicated
to promoting the understanding and appreciation of art,
architecture, and other manifestations of visual culture, primarily
of the modern and contemporary periods.  The Guggenheim realizes
this mission through exceptional exhibitions, education programs,
research initiatives, and publications.  The Guggenheim strives to
engage and educate an increasingly diverse international audience
through its unique network of museums and partnerships.  With nearly
three million annual visitors worldwide, the Guggenheim and its
network is one of the most visited cultural institutions in the

As a member of the Conservation Department, the Associate
Conservator, Contemporary Art is responsible for the care and
preservation of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum's art collection of
an unconventional nature.

Supervisory Responsibilities: There are no direct reports associated
with this position.  However, this position may oversee interns on

Key Responsibilities:

    Conduct treatments on works of art.

    Explore and research a wide range of unconventional materials
    and technology as needed to implement the conservation of
    assigned works of art.

    In collaboration with senior Guggenheim staff, establish best
    practices for the care and maintenance of the Guggenheim's
    collection of contemporary art.

    Travel to international venues to oversee the installation of
    collection works, and thoroughly document installation works

    Work with living artists, artists' estates and studios to
    determine appropriate parameters for preservation of
    contemporary art

    Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements:

    Advanced degree from a recognized conservation program.

    Three to five years of museum experience, or equivalent.

    Understanding of the field of time-based or digital art and a
    willingness to explore and research wide range of materials and

    Demonstrated ability to collaborate with colleagues and
    communicate with professionals outside of area of expertise.

    Knowledge and interest in contemporary art.

    All areas of specialization will be considered, with an emphasis
    on cross-disciplinary interests.

    Must be flexible and creative, with proven problem solving

    Strong interpersonal and written communication skills are

    Ability to travel frequently, and sometimes for extended periods
    of time, is required.

The Guggenheim offers a competitive salary and excellent medical,
life, disability and pension plan coverage.  Our staff also enjoys
generous vacation, sick leave and personal days, access to a variety
of cultural institutions, discounts to museum stores and an
interesting work environment.

Qualified applicants please send your resume and cover letter,
including salary expectations, to employment [at] guggenheim__org.
Indicate the job title "Associate Conservator - Contemporary Art" in
the subject line.

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is an equal opportunity

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