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Subject: Fellowship at Denver Art Museum

Fellowship at Denver Art Museum

From: Sarah E. Melching <smelching<-at->
Date: Friday, April 5, 2013
Mellon Fellowship in Textile Conservation
Denver Art Museum

The Denver Art Museum is inviting applications for a one-year,
full-time, fellowship in the conservation of its textile
collections.  There is potential to renew for a second-year.  The
museum is actively expanding its exhibit, storage and working spaces
dedicated to textiles and is poised to offer excellent,
advanced-level training in textile conservation.

The scope of this fellowship will require working closely with
several curatorial departments on objects of Western, Asian, Native
Arts, Modern and Contemporary, and Decorative Arts origin and
manufacture.  The fellow will perform examination and conservation
treatment of museum objects as assigned.  Assignments will vary
according to museum and department priorities that reflect an active
exhibition schedule.  In addition responsibilities will include
review of objects for acquisition and loan purposes; assure accuracy
and completeness of records and reports; and share general
laboratory duties as assigned.  The candidate must also have the
ability to undertake research and willingness to participate in
symposia, conferences, publications, and public programs.

The candidate should have successfully completed graduate-level
conservation training, or equivalent at the time the position
commences.  Preferred experience with aqueous treatment,
stabilization techniques, dyeing of support fabrics, and preventive
conservation methodologies including IPM practices.  High-level of
manual dexterity, excellent color matching, and familiarity with
hand tools and the basics of mount design and preparation are

The conservator will be supervised by the Associate Textile
Conservator and report to the Director of Conservation.  Sound work
habits, personal initiative and organizational skills, excellent
written and verbal communication skills are essential.  Candidate
will uphold collegial and collaborative working relationships with
conservation staff and other museum departments.

Applications will be accepted through 5 pm, May 15, 2013.

There is potential to meet and interview at the upcoming annual AIC
Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana, May 2013.

Inquiries may be directed to

    Sarah Melching
    Silber Director of Conservation

The museum offers a full benefit package.  Position and salary will
be commensurate with successful applicant's qualifications and

To apply, please submit a letter of application, resume and contact
information for three references, plus three conservation treatment
examples to:

    Denver Art Museum
    100 West 14th Avenue
    Denver, CO 80204
    Attn. HR

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