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Positions at Henry Ford

From: Mary Fahey <maryf<-at->
Date: Thursday, November 14, 2013
Project Conservator
The Henry Ford

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

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.

The complete position description and instructions for applicants
can be found at:


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