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Position at Museum of Modern Art

From: Lee Ann Daffner <LeeAnn_Daffner<-at->
Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Thomas Walther Project Assistant Conservator
The Museum of Modern Art New York

With the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) <URL:> will conduct
an unprecedented, four year, collaborative investigation of the
Museum's Thomas Walther Collection of modernist photography,
significantly advancing the record of knowledge on each of the works
in this collection and how they were made.  The Conservation
Department announces a three-year project assistant conservator
position to work on the conservation of photographic materials in
the collection as well as undertaking material and historical

The candidate will work with a wide range of photographic materials,
with a focus on the characterization of the Thomas Walther
Collection of photographs in the Museum's Department of Photographs.
In addition, the candidate will participate in a broad range of
routine conservation departmental activities including treatment,
loan preparation, courier responsibilities, travel, and all aspects
of collection care.

It is desirable that the candidate should demonstrate a willingness
to learn or adapt existing expertise with evolving documentation and
imaging systems. Applicants should be graduates of a recognized
graduate-level program in conservation or be able to demonstrate the
acquisition of equivalent skills and knowledge through work
experience.  Two years work-related experience required. Applicants
should have a demonstrated commitment to the profession of
conservation and scholarly advancement.  Record keeping and strong
organizational skills are required.

This is a fully integrated position at MoMA, working under the
supervision of the Museum's Andrew W. Mellon Conservator of
Photographs and in close collaboration with the Sally and Michael
Gordon Scientist, Associate Scientist, Museum conservators and
curators, conservation advisors, other members of the project team,
and administrative personnel as needed.   The salary is $60,000 per
year with full benefits.   Travel associated with the project will
be encouraged and supported.

The deadline for completed application materials is February 15,
2010. Please send curriculum vitae, references, and one-page summary
outlining your background and interests in technical and
conservation scholarship of the Museum's photography holdings to

    James Coddington
    Agnes Gund Chief Conservator
    The Museum of Modern Art
    11 West 53 Street
    New York NY 10019

The Museum of Modern Art is an equal opportunity employer and
considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color,
sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual
orientation or political affiliation.

Lee Ann Daffner
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Conservator of Photographs
Conservation Department
The Museum of Modern Art
Fax: 212-333-1244

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Received on Tuesday, 15 December, 2009

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