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Subject: Position at Oriental Institute

Position at Oriental Institute

From: Laura D'Alessandro <lada<-at->
Date: Friday, October 18, 2013
Project Conservator
Oriental Institute
University of Chicago

Education:  Masters degree from a recognized training program or

Experience: Minimum experience: eight years

The Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago seeks an
experienced archaeological objects Conservator to work full or
part-time in Kabul, Afghanistan as part of a major cultural heritage
project to create an electronic inventory database and to assess and
rehouse archaeological collections (2013 - 2015).  The candidate
should be experienced with the conservation of a variety of
archaeological materials including, but not limited to, metals,
stone, stucco and ceramics.

The candidate will work closely with Afghan conservators in the
conservation assessment and rehousing of the collections in
conjunction with a team of registrars and IT specialists.  Ability
and willingness to advise others on conservation issues is
essential.  Previous conservation experience either within a museum
environment or on archaeological excavations is essential, and
background experience in the conservation of artifacts from
Afghanistan or neighboring regions of the Middle East, Central Asia,
and/or India is preferable.

The ability to work well within a team is essential, as is the
ability to work within flexible time periods and in potentially
challenging environments.  Travel, accommodation, per diems, and a
daily rate of pay will be provided.  The work will be based in
Kabul, Afghanistan. Expected residency is for a period of three
months with breaks between each three-month period.  Knowledge of
Dari and/or Pashto is desirable, but notessential.  Familiarity with
Filemaker Pro is also desirable, but not essential.  An excellent
command of spoken and written English is required.

Please send your curriculum vitae and letter of interest to

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