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Fellowship at LACMA

From: Mark Gilberg <mgilberg<-at->
Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Conservation Fellowships 2013/2014
Conservation Center
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art

The Conservation Center at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is
seeking applications for two IMLS grant funded positions to help
inventory the museum's photographic and time-based media
collections. The positions are full-time for one year beginning
November 1, 2013. The salary is $32,000 per year plus benefits.

Eligibility: Candidates will be considered who have graduated from a
recognized conservation training program with a specialization in
photographic materials or who have equivalent education and
work/life experience demonstrating expertise in the analysis,
documentation, conservation and preventive care for all types of
photographic materials. The candidates should demonstrate knowledge
of the history of photography, the evolution of historic and
contemporary photographic techniques, and skill in the use of
non-destructive analytical techniques for the examination of

Project Scope: The inventory will be conducted under the direction
of Mark Gilberg (Director, Conservation Center), Britt Salvesen
(Department Head and Curator of Photography), and Janice Schopfer
(Head, Paper Conservation Laboratory) in collaboration with staff
from various museum departments including conservation,
registration, curatorial, and collections management. This project
will 1) update the data associated with each object in the
collection including accurate identification of the photographic
process based on accepted terminology, 2) assess condition and
housing, 3) develop protocols for accessing and handling the
collection, and 4) invite public engagement with programs related to
conservation and collections management. In addition to the
inventory's emphasis on the photographic collections, the project
team will work in tandem with LACMA's existing Time-Based Media
Committee to address the emerging needs related to acquiring,
processing, housing, and storing time-based media objects, including
film/video/slide/digital projections and sound installations.

Application Procedure: Interested candidates should submit a letter
of interest, resume, and two letters of reference. All application
materials should be addressed to

    Mark Gilberg
    Conservation Center
    Los Angeles County Museum of Art,
    5905 Wilshire Blvd
    Los Angeles CA, 90036

Applications may be submitted as e-mail attachments to the above
address. The application deadline is October 18, 2013.

Mark Gilberg
Suzanne D. Booth and David D. Booth Conservation Center
Mobile: 602-757-1161

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Received on Wednesday, 25 September, 2013

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