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Positions at Costume Institute

From: Sarah Scaturro <sarah.scaturro<-at->
Date: Thursday, June 27, 2013
Assistant/associate conservators (2 positions)
The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Temporary, full-time

The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is hiring
two temporary full-time assistant/associate conservators to work on
our Spring 2014 exhibition.   Please see job listing below.
Experience in conserving haute couture is mandatory.  All
applications should be submitted to careers<-at->metmuseum<.>org

The Assistant/Associate Conservator will assist the Costume
Institute's Conservation team with object preparation and research
for the Spring 2014 Costume Institute exhibition.  Duties include
examining and documenting artifacts with condition and treatment
reports, materials analyses, pattern-taking, creation of
reproductions, conducting treatments and photography.  This
full-time position will end on May 31, 2014.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

    Undertake the treatment and research of costume and textile
    objects related to the spring 2014 Costume Institute Special

    Carry out condition reports/treatment records, photography for
    2014 exhibition artifacts

    Contribute to research and publication activities related to
    2014 exhibition

    Other related duties

Requirements and Qualifications:

Experience and Skills:

    Demonstrated experience and knowledge of historic costume and
    textile treatment and preservation

    Excellent manual skills, with particular experience in the
    sewing of high fashion clothing

    Ability to create and take patterns

    Comprehensive knowledge of haute couture sewing techniques and
    construction methods

    Knowledge of fashion history

    Proven ability to create, modify and dress mannequins according
    to conservation protocols

    Ability to document treatments, perform scientific and material
    analyses of objects in order to assess conservation requirements
    of artifacts

    Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)

    Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

    Preference and experience in working in a collaborative

Knowledge and Education:

    Graduate degree from a recognized conservation training program
    or equivalent qualifications and experience in costume textile

    Strong knowledge of conservation principles, ethics, materials
    and techniques for costume conservation with demonstrated high
    standards of conservation treatment experience

    Required, minimum of 3 years as a practicing conservator; Museum
    experience favored

The Metropolitan Museum of Art provides equal opportunity to all
employees and applicants for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin,
ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, alienage or
citizenship status, marital status or domestic partner status,
genetic information, genetic predisposition or carrier status,
gender identity, HIV status, military status and any other category
protected by law in all employment decisions, including but not
limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and
apprenticeship, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading,
transfer, lay-off and termination, and all other terms and
conditions of employment.

Sarah Scaturro
The Costume Institute
Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028-0198
Fax: 212-570-3970
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Employment Opportunities

                  Conservation DistList Instance 27:4
                   Distributed: Tuesday, July 2, 2013
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Received on Thursday, 27 June, 2013

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