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Position at Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

From: Tatiana Ausema <ausemat<-at->
Date: Monday, March 9, 2009
Sculpture Conservator
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Announcement #09A-LG-294921-MPA-HMSG

Salary Range: 50,408-00-65,531.00 USD per year

Open Period: Monday, March 09, 2009 to Monday, March 30, 2009

Series and Grade: GS-1001-09-09

For the full vacancy announcement and to submit an online
application, please visit USAjobs:


You MUST use the USAjobs form to apply for this position.

The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden is looking for a full time
sculpture conservator to care for the museum's collection of indoor
and outdoor sculpture.  The successful applicant will work in the
conservation lab of the Hirshhorn Museum as well as in the outdoor
sculpture garden, and on both modern and contemporary sculpture.

Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the

    Performs a full range of technical and analytical examinations
    of objects to identify the materials, structure and
    construction; determines their condition as well as the
    appropriate conservation procedures to be performed.

    Performs examinations, treatments, and general maintenance of
    the sculpture collection of the Hirshhorn Museum, including the
    art works installed outdoors on the museum plaza, sculpture
    garden, and on long-term loan.

    Carries out and oversees the maintenance program for museum
    sculptures, including those installed in galleries, outdoors on
    the plaza and in the sculpture garden, on long-term loan to SI
    Affiliate members located nationwide and stored at on and
    off-site facilities.

    Publishes articles in recognized art and/or conservation
    journals and/or gives talks at international, national,
    regional, and or educational meetings and conferences,
    highlighting a treatment or a series of treatment.

    Assists with the installation of oversized sculptures and
    room-sized installations, involving the use of cranes, gantries,
    cherry pickers, forklifts, pedal lifts, and palette jacks;
    oversees the work of contractors hired to treat oversized
    outdoor sculptures on the premises of the museum or at
    specialized facilities.

Questions regarding the job description and responsibilities should
be directed to

    Susan Lake
    Chief Conservator and Director of Collection Management

The Smithsonian Institution is an equal opportunity employer.

Tatiana Ausema
Conservation and Collection Management
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

                  Conservation DistList Instance 22:51
                 Distributed: Wednesday, March 11, 2009
                       Message Id: cdl-22-51-027
Received on Monday, 9 March, 2009

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