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Subject: Position at University of Pennsylvania

Position at University of Pennsylvania

From: Lynn Grant <lgrant0<-a>
Date: Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Conservation Assistant
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Temporary position
6 months

The Conservation Laboratory of the University of Pennsylvania Museum
of Archaeology and Anthropology is seeking a conservation assistant
for a six-month, full time position.  Working under the direction of
the staff conservators, the Conservation Assistant will work
collaboratively with the Museum's staff to preserve and care for the
Museum's diverse collection of archaeological and ethnographic
artifacts.  S/he will be responsible for examination, documentation,
and basic treatment of a wide variety of objects of both organic and
inorganic composition, including metal, wood, glass, stone, ceramic,
bone, and other materials. The successful candidate will also
participate in museum-wide preservation activities, such as the
maintenance, handling, and transporting of artifacts within
exhibition and in storage areas.

Qualifications:  A Master's Degree from a recognized conservation
program with a specialization in objects is strongly desired;
sufficient practical experience without a completed degree may also
be considered .The position requires advanced understanding of
conservation issues and professional practices of object care and
preservation, strong problem-solving skills, and the ability to work
independently with minimal supervision.   Salary is competitive,
commensurate with experience.

The six month term would begin as early as February 1, 2009.

Apply: Please send cover letter and resume via email to:
lgrant0<-a t->sas< . >upenn< . >edu, with "Conservation Assistant Position" in the
subject line.  No phone calls, please.

Lynn A. Grant
Interim Head of Conservation
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
3260 South St.
Philadelphia, PA  19104

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Received on Tuesday, 9 December, 2008

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