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Subject: Position at Mount Vernon

Position at Mount Vernon

From: Susan P. Schoelwer <sschoelwer<-at->
Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Collections Conservator
Historic Preservation and Collections
Mount Vernon

The Mount Vernon Ladies Association seeks a highly motivated
Collections Conservator to direct the conservation of the Fine and
Decorative Arts Collections at the home of George and Martha
Washington, a 500-acre historic site visited by more than 1 million
guests annually. These collections encompass more than 15,000 items,
including paintings, prints, sculpture, furniture, ceramics, metals,
other decorative arts, and textiles.

Responsibilities: The Collections Conservator oversees the
preservation and conservation of Mount Vernon's Fine and Decorative
Arts collections, including planning and implementing preventive
maintenance, preparing objects for photography and exhibition in
historic structures and museum galleries, and coordinating work by
contract conservators.  The Collections Conservator works closely
with Historic Preservation and Collections staff and contract
conservators, under the direction of the Curator.


    Master's degree from accredited conservation program, with
    specialty in objects conservation, preferably decorative arts

    At least five years post-graduate experience, including minimum
    of three years conservation experience in an historic site or
    museum setting

    General knowledge of current museum practices in storage,
    handling, environmental controls and illumination

    Familiarity with conservation issues particular to historic
    house museums and historic sites

    Excellent hand skills, competence with basic scientific
    instrumentation, computers, and digital media

    Experience with lab management preferred, attention to detail
    and strong organization skills required

    Demonstrates leadership and decision-making abilities; works
    effectively individually and as part of a team; communicates
    courteously, professionally and effectively with colleagues,
    supervisors, and the public

By February 28, 2013, send resume and cover letter to

    Attn: Susan Schoelwer
    George Washington's Mount Vernon
    PO Box 110
    Mount Vernon, VA  22121, USA
    Fax: 703-780-8320

Mount Vernon is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Susan P. Schoelwer
Historic Preservation and Collections
George Washington's Mount Vernon
PO Box 110
Mount Vernon, VA 22121
Fax: 703-799-8698

                  Conservation DistList Instance 26:37
                Distributed: Saturday, February 9, 2013
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Received on Wednesday, 6 February, 2013

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