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Subject: Position at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Position at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

From: Tania Collas <tcollas<-at->
Date: Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Assistant Conservator
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is looking for a
well-qualified Assistant Conservator with a specialization in the
conservation of objects. The Assistant Conservator provides support
to the Head of Conservation to perform conservation activities
related to the preservation of the cultural and natural science
collections on exhibit and in storage. We seek an experienced
individual who demonstrates professionalism, sound judgment,
flexibility, and excellent attention to detail to effectively
implement conservation treatments and other tasks as directed.

Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to:

    Examine objects, prepare conservation assessments, and propose
    treatments as required under the supervision of the Head of
    Conservation

    Perform conservation treatments on objects as required under the
    supervision of the Head of Conservation

    Prepare conservation documentation, including photography,
    condition reports, treatment proposals, and treatment reports

    Enter conservation information in the KE EMu collections
    database system and maintain conservation records

    Construct custom boxes and other housing for objects to help
    prevent damage during handling, storage, or transport

    Assist in installation and de-installation of exhibit material
    under the supervision of the Head of Conservation, Registrar(s),
    and/or Collection Manager(s) as required

    Assist in the crating, packing, moving, and storage of
    collections under the supervision of the Head of Conservation,
    Registrar(s), and/or Collection Manager(s) as required

    Other conservation duties as assigned, such as mount making,
    environmental monitoring, integrated pest management,
    collections emergency preparedness, and purchase of laboratory
    supplies

This position has the following requirements:

    Master's degree in art conservation or equivalent with a
    specialization in objects conservation; additional education,
    training, and experience in conservation highly desirable

    Minimum one (1) year of experience handling art, artifacts, or
    specimens, preferably working in a museum environment

    Thorough knowledge of the ethics, best-practice standards,
    techniques, materials, and equipment used in the conservation of
    objects

    Applicable fine art, craft, or fabrication skills and
    experience, including excellent hand skills

    Excellent attention to detail and strong writing skills required
    for condition reporting and other documentation

    Proficiency in digital photography and image processing software
    (e.g., Adobe Photoshop)

    Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office Word and Excel) and
    demonstrated experience with museum collection databases;
    experience with KE EMu database highly desirable

    Strong organizational skills for managing conservation records

    Must have excellent team work, interpersonal, and communication
    skills to work closely with Museum Professionals (this includes
    but is not limited to Conservators, Registrars, Exhibits
    personnel, -Technicians, Curators, Collection Managers, and
    Operations Staff) to ensure that all work is executed in a safe,
    proper and timely manner

    Must be pro-active with strong problem solving skills

    Work is at times very physical, requiring extended periods of
    standing, stooping, walking, lifting, pulling, pushing,
    reaching, object handling, and tool use

    Required to wear a respirator when necessary

Salary is commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits. This
is a permanent, full time, non-exempt position.

Review of applications begins immediately. Deadline for receipt of
applications: Friday, December 6, 2013.

Interested candidates please visit

    <URL:http://www.nhm.org/jobs>

and click the link of the Assistant Conservator position or go
directly to the online application at

    <URL:https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=7144171>

Please be sure to submit a letter of interest, a resume or short CV,
and two professional references with your application.

Eligible candidates must be authorized to work in the United States.

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is an Equal
Opportunity Employer. Please, no phone calls, no fax.

Tania Collas
Head of Conservation
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90007


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Received on Tuesday, 5 November, 2013

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