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Position at Huntington Library

From: Holly Moore <hmoore<-at->
Date: Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Senior Conservator, Paintings
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

The Huntington is seeking a senior paintings conservator for a
full-time position. The incumbent will play a leading role in
establishing an art conservation specialty within the existing
program, with the goal of creating an integrated conservation unit
for all of the Huntington's library and art collections. Initial
duties will include coordinating a comprehensive assessment of the
art collections in all media, preparing a detailed report and
multi-year preservation plan, and advising on the creation of a new
laboratory space for paintings and objects. The incumbent will work
closely with Art Division and Library staff, and will report to the
Head of Conservation.  Other duties include:

    Examines, analyzes, and performs paintings conservation
    treatments in accordance with AIC guidelines.

    Provides full written and photographic documentation of
    treatments in accordance with AIC guidelines.

    Participates in conservation department activities such as
    education programs, emergency response, and environmental

    Researches and recommends laboratory equipment and supplies.
    Assists in general organization, maintenance and management of
    paintings conservation laboratory.

    Conducts or assists with workshops, seminars, and other
    training. May train and supervise interns.

Qualifications and experience:  Master's degree from a recognized
conservation program. Thorough knowledge of conservation theory and
practice, and materials science as it applies to paintings
materials. Excellence in performing complex conservation treatments
on paintings as demonstrated through a portfolio. Excellent
communication and organizational skills; demonstrated computer and
related technology skills. Evidence of professional activity, most
typically through membership and participation in AIC. Eight years
professional experience, including planning and managing projects.
Supervisory experience desirable.

Located 12 miles from Downtown, Los Angeles in San Marino,
California, The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical
Gardens is a collections-based research and educational institution
established in 1919 by Henry E. and Arabella Huntington.  The
Huntington Art Collections is comprised of approximately 40,000
works of European art from the 15th to the early 20th century and
American art from the late 17th to the mid-20th century in all
media.  The European collections are displayed in the Huntington Art
Gallery, the original Huntington residence. American art is on view
in the Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art.  Temporary
exhibitions are presented in the MaryLou and George Boone Gallery.
Smaller temporary displays are mounted in the Works on Paper room of
the Huntington Art Gallery and in the Chandler Wing of the Scott
Gallery.  The Library Collection enjoys an international reputation
for its rare books, manuscripts, photographs, and other primary
materials supporting original scholarly research in Anglo-American
history, literature, and art, the history of science and technology,
the history of the book, and the history of exploration and

Interested and qualified individuals are encouraged to visit


for more information.

First consideration will be given to applications received by March
1, 2013.  Please submit application, letter of interest, and resume

    The Huntington Library
    Human Resources Department--Job #047-13
    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino, CA  91108

Holly Moore
Lloyd E. Cotsen Head of Conservation
Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108
Fax: 626-405-3444

                  Conservation DistList Instance 26:33
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Received on Tuesday, 8 January, 2013

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