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Position at Yale

From: Mark Aronson <mark.aronson<-at->
Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Haitian Project

Conservator 2

Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and
growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between
Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of
Connecticut with cultural resources that include three major
museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art
concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art,
Drama, and Music.

General Purpose: The Conservator will be stationed in Yale's Center
for Conservation and Preservation and will report to the Director of
the Center as well as conservators from the Peabody Museum and Yale
Center for British Art. This position is sponsored by the Institute
for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage. The Conservator will be
responsible for carrying forward and directing the study,
examination and treatment of 15 paintings. The project is designed
to see to the full restoration of 15 rare nineteenth century Haitian
paintings by Louis Rigaud, and to further the training of
conservation interns from Haiti. Envisioned as a robust
collaboration, the project will draw staff from Yale's various
collecting divisions. In addition, this position will be responsible
for directing and supervising conservation interns brought from
Haiti for advanced training in the conservation of paintings.

This position is based on West Campus, but activities at
collections, conservation laboratories and other research facilities
require travel to Central Campus and the Library Shelving Facility
in Hamden.


    Master's Degree in Art, Museum and/or Library/Archives
    Conservation, Materials Science, or related field and two years
    of conservation experience or an equivalent combination of
    education and experience.

    Thorough knowledge of modern painting conservation principles,
    techniques and practice.

    Ability to mount and analyze cross sections and pigment samples,
    study them and polarizing light microscopy. Ability to work
    collaboratively with scientists to obtain and interpret data.

    Good organizational, time management and technical skills.
    Well-versed in digital photography, written documentation, as
    well as storage and presentation methods. Working knowledge of
    Adobe Photoshop, Bridge and Publisher, Microsoft Word and
    PowerPoint software.

    Ability to work independently and in collaboration with a host
    of colleagues and students. Demonstrated ability to supervise
    conservation trainees.

    Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.

    Preferred: Master's Degree in the Conservation of art works with
    a specialization in paintings and 3 years of conservation
    experience, or an equivalent combination of education and
    experience; Ability to speak French.

Application: For more information and immediate consideration,
please apply online at

    The STARS req ID for this position is 21303BR

Please be sure to reference this website when applying for this

Review of applications will begin on June 3, 2013.

We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and
excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's
great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for
meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is
among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices,
liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a
variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities,
and much more.

Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
Yale values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students and
strongly encourages applications from women and members of
underrepresented minority groups.

Mark Aronson
Chief Conservator
Yale Center for British Art
1080 Chapel Street, PO Box 208280
New Haven, CT  06520

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