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Position at Cooper-Hewitt

From: Lucy Commoner <commonerl<-a>
Date: Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Senior Objects Conservator
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Smithsonian Institution

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum invites applications from
qualified Objects Conservators for a full-time endowed position,
funded in part by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  Located at the
Museum's historic buildings in Manhattan, with an off-site storage
and conservation facility in the greater metropolitan area, the
position involves a wide range of responsibilities that support the
conservation, preservation, research, and exhibition activities of
the Department of Product Design and Decorative Arts.  This includes
the examination, material analysis, treatment, and documentation of
over 40,000 objects in a variety of media, such as ceramics, glass,
metals, wood, plastics, stone and ivory; collaborating with curators
and other conservators on interdisciplinary projects; performing
conservation surveys and collection maintenance work; and preparing
objects for exhibitions.  The Conservator will also participate in
the designing of a new objects conservation laboratory and
collection storage rooms at the off-site facility.

Candidates should be graduates of a recognized conservation program
or the equivalent in training with at least 8 additional years of
museum conservation experience.  The position is posted at Grade 12
($72,921); full benefits are provided.  Please submit by April 15,
2008, a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, at least two examples
of pertinent publications, and three professional
references/appraisals to:

    Lucy Commoner
    Head of Conservation
    National Design Museum
    2 East 91st Street
    New York, NY 10128.

The Smithsonian is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Lucy Commoner
Head of Conservation

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Received on Tuesday, 29 January, 2008

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