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Subject: Position at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Position at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

From: Nicole Linderman <nlinderman<-a>
Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Associate Paper Conservator
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Applications are being accepted for the position of Associate Paper
Conservator at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The position is in
the Virginia Herrick Deknatel Paper Conservation Laboratory and
reports to the Head of Paper Conservation.

The Virginia Herrick Deknatel Paper Conservation Laboratory is one
of nine divisions of the Department of Conservation and Collections
Management and is integrally involved with a very active program of
exhibitions, acquisitions, and loans and operates within a context
of collegial interactions with conservators and curators. Paper
conservation serves curatorial collections, comprised of works on
paper ranging in date from the Middle Ages to the present.
Collections include prints, drawings, photographs and rare books.

Candidates must have a Master's degree from a recognized graduate
conservation training program or equivalent experience.  In
addition, 10 years of experience in paper conservation beyond
graduate training is recommended, with some part of that experience
being in a museum environment.  Full documentation of treatments is
required and all work must be performed to a high standard in
accordance with the Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice of
the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic
Works.  Knowledge of art history and experience in identification of
artist materials and techniques is required.  Strong oral and
written communication skills are essential, as is the ability to
work effectively as part of a team. Proficiency with digital cameras
and imaging software is necessary, as well as competency in
Microsoft Word, Excel and museum databases, preferably TMS.

Paper conservation staff works closely with members of curatorial,
exhibition and other Museum departments on a regular basis. The
Associate Conservator performs varied tasks related to conservation
activities in the paper lab as needed and may be asked to advise and
supervise museum staff, conservation fellows and volunteers.

For consideration, please submit the following by March 31, 2008:  a
cover letter summarizing your interests, your resume and two letters
of recommendation to:

    resumes<-a t->mfa< . >org


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

Recommendation letters must be mailed by post and may be sent
separately from the resume and cover letter.

Only those candidates invited to interview will be contacted

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is an equal opportunity employer
committed to diversity.

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