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Subject: Position at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Position at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

From: Steve Pine <spine>
Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Conservation Assistant
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Location: Rosine Conservation Facility, a non-smoking facility

Reports To: The Decorative Arts Conservator and The Objects and
Sculpture Conservator

Pay Type: Salaried, Non-Exempt, Full Time, 35 hours/week

Salary: Commensurate with Experience and Education

Benefits: Group Medical and Dental Insurance, Life and Long Term
Disability Insurance, Pension Plan, Credit Union, Flexible
Compensation Plan, Paid Time Off, Reserve Time Off, Holiday Pay,
Museum Membership and Discounts

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm
Job Code: 074

Responsibilities: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston has recently been
awarded a National Leadership Grant by the IMLS to develop an Art
Conservation Database (ACD) that will create the first web based
database that accommodates both detailed text, image records and
supplemental records necessary for comprehensive condition reports
and collection care recommendations for each recorded artifact. The
ACD will enable conservation practitioners to produce general and
detailed condition records, treatment history, exhibition history,
conservation recommendations, photographic documentation was well as
incorporating all available data correspondence, treatment reports
and associated research in a single searchable program. The grant
will last for three years.  The assistant will work with both the
Decorative Arts and Objects Conservation staff on both treatments
and data input as part of the grant

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities: Experience in structural repairs,
gilding, and upholstery for the decorative arts is desirable
Knowledge of digital photography and common software programs such
as MS Word and Excel are required for assisting to develop the ACD
Exceptional manual dexterity and good communication skills

Education and Experience: An advanced degree in art conservation
from a recognized conservation program with a specialization in
decorative arts or objects conservation and/or equivalent training A
minimum of two years working experience in the conservation field is

Please include a cover letter and two professional references

To apply contact Susan Farrell in Human Resources at
sfarrell [at] mfah__org.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 21:32
                Distributed: Thursday, November 29, 2007
                       Message Id: cdl-21-32-010
Received on Wednesday, 28 November, 2007

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