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Position at Amon Carter Museum

From: Kathy Goodale <kathy.goodale<-at->
Date: Friday, December 13, 2013
Conservator of Photographs
Amon Carter Museum of American Art

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art seeks applicants for the
position of Conservator of Photographs. This position is endowed by
a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The basic functions of
the conservator will be to provide examination, treatment, and
research of photographs in the permanent collection and works on
loan; establish standards and monitor environment for collection
display and storage.  The Conservator will maintain the conservation
laboratory including acquisition of equipment and supplies and long
range planning for the facility. Other duties will include
conducting research on the permanent collection to contribute to the
field of photograph conservation, history, and technology;
monitoring cold storage vaults in consultation with facilities and
registrar staff; monitoring change in photographs through
colorimetric readings before and after exhibition; consulting and
collaborating with curators and preparation staff, other
conservators (including those on contract to the museum), and
regional colleagues; advising museum staff on procedures for safe
artwork handling under normal and emergency conditions; responding
to public inquiries about conservation; courier duties as needed.

Qualifications:  Advanced degree in art conservation, specializing
in the conservation of photographs; minimum five years' experience
working in a museum conservation facility and working with art
museums in preparation and treatment of large numbers of photographs
for major exhibitions; experience with current conservation
equipment, including analysis using ultraviolet light, infrared
light, x-ray fluorescence spectroscopy, x-radiography, densitometry,
colorimetry, spectrophotometry, and examination; knowledge of basic
mechanisms and research trends in cold storage; demonstrated ability
to recreate historic photographic processes preferred; working
knowledge of chemistry and materials science; strong organizational
skills; ability to analyze and solve problems and work effectively
with others; excellent writing and communication skills, including
demonstrated ability to write to specifications, document
treatments, and prepare reports; familiarity with Microsoft Office
and PC desktop applications.  Background screen required.

Qualifications listed in the full position description on the Jobs
tab at


Reports to Deputy Director of Art and Research

Application deadline is January 7, 2014

To apply, send letter, resume, salary history, and references to

    HR Manager
    3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
    Fort Worth, TX 76107
    Fax: 817-665-4315

No walk-ins.
The Amon Carter campus is smoke-free.

Kathy Goodale, CPS
Human Resources Manager
Amon Carter Museum of American Art
3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Fax: 817-665-4315

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