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Subject: Position at Peabody Museum

Position at Peabody Museum

From: Annette van Aken <annette.vanaken<-a>
Date: Thursday, February 14, 2008
Conservator I, Assistant Objects Conservator
Peabody Museum, Yale

Fixed duration: One year from date of hire
37.5 hours per week

General Purpose: Undertake the conservation treatment of
archaeological and ethnographic collections being moved to an
off-site collections facility. Also provide conservation advice on
and assist with the packing and transport of collections. Reports to
the Project Registrar and Senior Conservator.

Essential Duties

    Carry out conservation treatment on archaeological and
    ethnographic objects requiring it prior to being moved.

    Consult with project staff on proper cleaning, handling and
    moving procedures for the collections, archives and library
    materials involved in the move.

    Consult with project staff on appropriate packing materials and
    techniques. Possibly undertake the packing of objects requiring
    special attention, such as extremely fragile or broken ones.

    Assist in the preparation of the off-site collections facility.
    Provide conservation input on appropriate storage systems and

    Assist in the physical move of the Anthropology collections,
    archives and library materials to the off-site collections

Education and Training

    Masters degree from a recognized conservation program or its

    Preferred: 2 years experience working with archaeological and
    ethnographic materials. Experience with a similar move project.

Skills and Abilities

    General knowledge of museum organizational structures and
    administrative procedures.

    Knowledge edge of chemistry and ethnography

    Knowledge of conservation principles, techniques, and

    Knowledge of archaeological and ethnographic materials and
    techniques and of the chemical interactions of such materials
    with each other and with the environment.

    Knowledge of hazardous materials and chemical safety.

    Manual dexterity, visual acuity, and artistic skills.
    Organizational, research, oral and written communication,
    analytical, and teaching skills.

    Excellent communication skills and ability to work
    collaboratively with a team.

    Experience with computerized databases, Excel, and other
    computer software.

Please apply through


Annette L. (Fortin) Van Aken
Project Registrar
Peabody Museum of Natural History
Yale University
PO Box 208118
New Haven, CT 06520-8118

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