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Subject: Position at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston--corrigendum

Position at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston--corrigendum

From: Nicole Linderman <nlinderman>
Date: Thursday, December 6, 2007
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Associate objects conservator

    **** Moderator's comments: This position changes the Assistant
    objects conservator position posted in Conservation DistList
    Instance: 21:24 Saturday, September 29, 2007

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston seeks a full-time Associate Objects
Conservator for a one-year renewable term appointment in the
Department of Conservation and Collections Management.  The project
conservator will focus on the examination and treatment of Greek
ceramics and stone sculpture in the Museum's collection.  Many of
these ceramics are unstable, primarily due to the aging of previous
restorations or the presence of soluble salts.  Medium and
large-scale Greek marble objects will also be treated; some
structural work may be required.  The project conservator will work
closely with other objects conservators, conservation engineers, and
curators in developing treatment and aesthetic solutions.  The
Associate Conservator will be capable of managing the organization
and completion of complex treatments and any associated research
independently and within the allotted time period. Some supervision
of staff may be expected.

The Division of Objects Conservation is responsible for the
preservation, examination and treatment of three-dimensional objects
and sculpture in this encyclopedic collection which spans the
history of western and non-western art, ranging from archaeological
material to contemporary art.

Applicants must have a Master's degree (M.A. or M.S.) from a
recognized graduate conservation training program specializing in
objects conservation, and at least 5 years of post internship
experience in objects conservation.   Significant previous
experience in the treatment of classical ceramics and stone is
highly preferable.  Excellent interpersonal, research, writing and
organizational skills are required, as is facility with computer
programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Excel, other database and word
processing programs.   The successful candidate will be expected to
participate in professional meetings and publish findings. All work
will be carried out in full compliance with the American Institute
for Historic Preservation's professional guidelines and standards
for practice.

Salary commensurate with experience.  Full benefits are provided.
Start date is flexible but position is available immediately.  Only
those chosen for interview will be contacted.

Please email resume and cover letter to

    Myriam Negron
    Senior Human Resources Manager
    mnegron [at] mfa__org

    c/o Human Resources Department
    Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Avenue of the Arts
    465 Huntington Avenue
    Boston MA 02115

The MFA is an equal opportunity employer and seeks diversity in its

Nicole Linderman
Admin. Manager, Conservation and Collections Management
MFA, Boston

                  Conservation DistList Instance 21:34
               Distributed: Wednesday, December 12, 2007
                       Message Id: cdl-21-34-026
Received on Thursday, 6 December, 2007

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