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Subject: Position at Philadelphia Museum of Art

Position at Philadelphia Museum of Art

From: Christopher Wasson <cwasson<-at->
Date: Monday, September 23, 2013
Conservation Framer
Philadelphia Museum of Art

Reporting to and working primarily in collaboration with Museum
paintings conservators, the Conservation Framer is responsible for
the care, repair, handling, fitting, alteration, and fabrication of
picture frames in the Museum, which encompass a wide range of styles
and periods.

Typical duties of the position include:

    Framing, unframing, fitting, and securing paintings and other
    works in frames in accordance with the Museum's standards for
    handling works of art and their safety in display, transport,
    and storage

    Maintaining collection frames, fabricating new frames and frame
    components; installing auxiliary elements such as slips,
    buildups, backing boards, acrylic and glass glazing

    Repairing frames (including casting and carving to replace
    missing parts, gilding, finishing) according to Museum
    conservation standards

    Writing routine reports and correspondence

    Documentation photography

    Maintaining written and photographic records within data
    management systems

    Maintaining supplies, tools, equipment, and orderly frame work
    and storage spaces

    Managing work flow to meet schedules and deadlines

    Instruction and supervision of technicians as needed


    Five or more years of directly relevant experience, preferably
    in a museum setting

    Ability to work in an organized and efficient manner in managing
    priorities and meeting deadlines while adhering to the
    Conservation Department's standards for care and attention to
    detail in carrying out tasks

    Strong woodworking skills, full competence with hand and power

    Knowledge of frame history, styles, and construction

    Fluency in English language and ability to write clearly

    Ability to read and comply with documents such as safety rules,
    operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals

    Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work cooperatively

    Ability to speak effectively about work topics before groups a

Apply via the Philadelphia Museum of Art website


To apply, create a single document that contains a cover letter
stating interests and qualifications, and a resume. Candidates
without a social security number should decline the background check
section. This does not impact the status of your application.

In addition, two letters of reference from supervisors or others
familiar with the applicant's work should be submitted by email
(including "Conservation Framer position" in subject line) or by
mail to the attention of

    Chris Wasson
    Philadelphia Museum of Art, PO Box 7646
    Philadelphia PA 19101-7646

For questions about this posting please contact Mr. Wasson at (215)

Application materials must be received by Friday, October 18, 2013.

Chris Wasson
Conservation Administrator
Philadelphia Museum of Art

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Received on Monday, 23 September, 2013

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