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Positions at Henry Ford

From: Mary Fahey <maryf<-at->
Date: Friday, October 25, 2013
Conservation Specialist
and
Project Conservator
The Henry Ford

Project Conservator

    The Henry Ford seeks qualified applicants for a 2 year IMLS
    grant funded position to conserve, re-house, and relocate 1,000
    historical artifacts including photographic, data processing
    (computers), printing, and telecommunications equipment as well
    as sound communication (phonographs) and visual communication
    (televisions, kinetoscopes) currently located in a large on-site
    Collections Storage Building. The project will include storage
    upgrades, digital imaging and the overall care of the assigned
    collections.

    This conservation portion of the project represents an excellent
    opportunity for a recent graduate to engage with a very wide
    range of 20th century materials that include many modern
    materials, including metals and plastics.  It is an ideal
    project for candidates with experience and interest in
    industrial design and challenging unique collections care
    issues. The successful candidate will be responsible for the
    execution of artifact conservation activities including
    treatments, handling, re-housing and documentation. Reporting to
    the assigned Senior Conservator, the Project Conservator will
    also provide training and supervision for project specialists,
    technicians, volunteers as assigned. This is a full time
    position with benefits.

    Preferred:  M.A. in Art conservation or equivalent experience.

    Knowledge, skills, and abilities:  Excellent eye-hand
    coordination.

    Excellent interpersonal skills and willingness to work in a
    team-oriented environment.   Good verbal and written
    communication skills.  Must be in good physical condition in
    order to stoop, bend, climb ladders, lift and carry moderate (up
    to twenty pounds) and occasionally heavy (up to 40 pounds)
    loads.

Conservation Specialist

    The Henry Ford seeks qualified applicants for a 2 year IMLS
    grant funded position to conserve, re-house, and relocate 1,000
    historical artifacts including photographic, data processing
    (computers), printing, and telecommunications equipment as well
    as sound communication (phonographs) and visual communication
    (televisions, kinetoscopes) currently located in a large on-site
    Collections Storage Building. The project will include storage
    upgrades, digital imaging and the overall care of the assigned
    collections.

    This project represents an excellent opportunity for individuals
    who are interested in conservation or collections care to engage
    with a very wide range of 20th century materials that include
    many modern materials, including metals and plastics.  It is an
    ideal project for candidates with interest in industrial design
    and challenging unique collections care issues. The successful
    candidate will be responsible for the execution of elementary
    artifact conservation activities including cleaning, handling,
    re-housing and documentation. Reports to the assigned Senior
    Conservator. This is a part time position 28 hours per week.

    Preferred:  Bachelor's degree with background in museum studies,
    art, art history, crafts, skilled trades or equivalent
    experience. 1 year experience working in a museum collections
    department preferred. Knowledge, skills, and abilities:
    Excellent eye-hand coordination.

    Excellent interpersonal skills and willingness to work in a
    team-oriented environment.   Good verbal and written
    communication skills.  Must be in good physical condition in
    order to stoop, bend, climb ladders, lift and carry moderate (up
    to twenty pounds) and occasionally heavy (up to 40 pounds)
    loads.

Complete position descriptions and instructions for applicants can
be found at

    <URL:http://www.thehenryford.org/about/employment.aspx>


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Received on Friday, 25 October, 2013

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