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Subject: Position at Philadelphia Museum of Art

Position at Philadelphia Museum of Art

From: Christopher Wasson <cwasson<-at->
Date: Monday, April 22, 2013
Conservation Scientist
Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is seeking candidates for the
position of Conservation Scientist to undertake scientific research
and analysis for the preservation and scholarly interpretation of
the Museum's collections. Technical responsibilities of the position
include: 1) collaborating with conservators, curators, scientists
and educators at the PMA and other institutions to
promote/advance/regarding scientific conservation and art historical
research, 2) providing reports of analytical findings and publishing
research in scholarly journals and papers at professional
conferences, 3) expanding laboratory resources through grant
proposals and in-kind donations, and 4) selecting, using and
maintaining analytical instruments in the lab.

Other responsibilities include: supervising and facilitating the
research of laboratory interns, students, and volunteers, and
encouraging their professional development, proposing and
implementing an annual laboratory budget with the Senior Scientist,
initiating and maintaining professional collaborations with
university and corporate laboratories, extending the museum's
outreach programs locally and beyond, and contributing leadership to
professional organizations.

Minimum Qualifications

    Graduate degree [Ph.D. preferred] in a physical science or
    related discipline and 6+ years professional experience in a
    Museum, academic or corporate research laboratory.

    Supplemental conservation, fine arts or art history degree.

    Competency in analytical technologies such as FTIR, GCMS, SEM,
    EDS, XRD, Raman and related software applications.

    Excellent written and oral communication skills.

    Laboratory management experience.

Compensation will be commensurate with experience.

To apply, create a single document that contains a letter of
application stating interests and qualifications and a resume.

Application Instructions:

    Apply via Museum's website:

    Create a single document that contains all the application
    material listed above to be uploaded with your application.

    Candidates without a social security number should decline the
    background check section. This does not impact the status of
    your application.

Also, please submit three reference letters by email or mail to the
attention of Chris Wasson at cwasson<-at->philamuseum<.>org or Philadelphia
Museum of Art, PO Box 7646, Philadelphia, PA, 19101.  For questions
about this posting please contact Chris at 215-684-7542.

Application deadline: June 1, 2013.

Chris Wasson
Conservation Administrator
Philadelphia Museum of Art

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Received on Monday, 22 April, 2013

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