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Subject: Position at Metropolitan Museum of Art

Position at Metropolitan Museum of Art

From: Sarah Scaturro <sarah.scaturro<-at->
Date: Monday, October 28, 2013
Assistant/Associate Conservator
The Costume Institute
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Temporary position
Full time

General Description: The Assistant/Associate Conservator will assist
the Costume Institute's Conservation team with object preparation
and research for the Spring 2014 Costume Institute exhibition,
"Charles James: Beyond Fashion"


Duties include examining and documenting artifacts with condition
and treatment reports, materials analysis, pattern-taking, creation
of reproductions, conducting treatments and photography.  This
full-time position has an end date of May 31, 2014.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

    Undertake the treatment and research of costume and textile
    objects related to the spring 2014 Costume Institute Special
    Exhibition

    Carry out condition reports/treatment records, photography for
    2014 exhibition artifacts

    Contribute to research and publication activities related to
    2014 exhibition

    Other related duties

Requirements and Qualifications: Experience and Skills:

    Demonstrated experience and knowledge historic costume and
    textile treatment and preservation

    Excellent manual skills, with particular experience in the
    sewing of high fashion clothing

    Ability to create and take patterns

    Comprehensive knowledge of haute couture sewing techniques and
    construction methods

    Knowledge of fashion history

    Proven ability to create, modify and dress mannequins according
    to conservation protocols

    Ability to document treatments, perform scientific and material
    analysis of objects in order to assess conservation requirements
    of artifacts

    Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)

    Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

    Preference and experience in working in a collaborative
    environment

Knowledge and Education:

    Graduate degree from a recognized conservation training program
    or equivalent qualifications and experience in costume textile
    conservation

    Strong knowledge of conservation principles, ethics, materials
    and techniques for costume conservation with demonstrated high
    standards of conservation treatment experience

Required, minimum of 3 years as a practicing conservator; Museum
experience favored

The Metropolitan Museum of Art provides equal opportunity to all
employees and applicants for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin,
ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, alienage or
citizenship status, marital status or domestic partner status,
genetic information, genetic predisposition or carrier status,
gender identity, HIV status, military status and any other category
protected by law in all employment decisions, including but not
limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and
apprenticeship, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading,
transfer, lay-off and termination, and all other terms and
conditions of employment.

Please send cover letter, resume, and salary history to
careers<-at->metmuseum<.>org with the position title in the subject line.


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