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Subject: Position at Worcester Art Museum

Position at Worcester Art Museum

From: Rita Albertson <ritaalbertson<-at->
Date: Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Paper Conservator
Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA

Through the generosity of the Sherman Fairchild Foundation, the
Worcester Art Museum seeks an exceptional Paper Conservator to
monitor, study, and treat works of art on paper, and lead the work
of the paper conservation laboratory.

One of New England's most distinguished art museums, the Worcester
Art Museum is known internationally for its encyclopedic collection.
The paper holdings, which lie at the heart of the collection,
contain more than 23,000 works, including American and European
prints, drawings, watercolors, photographs; Asian prints, screens
and scrolls; and international modern and contemporary works of
various media.

The paper conservator will play an essential role in achieving the
Museum's fundamental purpose, which is to collect, preserve, exhibit
and interpret works of art.  Responsibilities include assisting the
chief conservator in the development of a long-range plan addressing
the goals and priorities for the conservation of the Museum's
collection of works of art on paper. The paper conservator will work
with the scientist on technical investigations to determine
condition, manufacture or authenticity, and be encouraged to
contribute new information into exhibitions, professional
presentations and/or publications. The successful candidate will
also be expected to interact with staff in other Museum departments,
as well as collectors, donors, educators and the public.

The successful candidate should demonstrate a strong knowledge of
art history and have developed connoisseurship skills. He/she should
have superior hand skills and have mastered a wide variety of
treatment options that conform to museum standards and practices.
Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential, as is
the ability to work well with others. Familiarity with digital
documentation and imaging techniques is desirable.

A master's degree from a recognized conservation graduate training
program or equivalent is required, as is a minimum of four years
post-graduate experience working with works of art on paper,
preferably in a museum setting.

This is a permanent, full-time position offering a competitive
salary, benefits and professional development opportunities.
Qualified applicants should send a CV, cover letter and list of
three references to Kelli Blank, Director of Human Resources or
email documents to humanresources<-at->worcesterart<.>org by September 6,
2013.  Early applications are encouraged.  We pledge to conduct a
confidential search.  The Worcester Art Museum is an equal
opportunity employer.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 27:8
                 Distributed: Thursday, August 8, 2013
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Received on Wednesday, 31 July, 2013

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