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Subject: Position at Carnegie Museum of Art

Position at Carnegie Museum of Art

From: Valerie Nance <nancev<-a>
Date: Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Conservation technician / Departmental assistant
Carnegie Museum of Art

Full time

Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, PA is seeking a full-time
conservation technician and deparmental assistant to perform support
duties, assist with care of the collections in galleries, and assist
with basic conservation treatment and photo-documentation in both
the Paintings and Objects Labs under the conservators' supervision.
Other responsibilities include weekly dusting of artwork in the
museum galleries, monitoring environmental data loggers and insect
traps, re-housing fine arts objects for long-term storage, general
cleaning and organization of the conservation labs, and updating of
conservation reports and files.  Clerical functions include
organizing and maintaining office and lab guides and assets
including supplies, library, files, and digital assets.

Position Requirements: Candidates must have a bachelor's degree with
a background in art history, studio art, science or a related field.
Must be familiar with PC computers and basic digital photography.
Must have strong analytical thinking and problem solving skills,
strong writing skills, and be able to work independently and as part
of a team while closely following instruction.  Other desirable
qualifications include: knowledge of fine art materials and
techniques; laboratory and shop tools; solvent handling; advanced
photography editing using Adobe Photoshop; box making; familiarity
with microscopes.  The ideal candidate will have experience handling
museum objects and working in a museum environment, and will be
enthusiastic, industrious, observant, and focused.

Physical Requirements: Bending, lifting, walking, reaching,
climbing, sitting or standing for long periods of time, turning, and
repetitive motions.  Dexterity to maneuver and stretch to reach
pieces of art mounted high in the galleries, climb and stand on
ladders to dust tops of frames, bend and maneuver on the
ground/floor to work on sculpture and installations.

Application materials will only be accepted online through the
employer's website



                  Conservation DistList Instance 27:29
                Distributed: Saturday, January 11, 2014
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Received on Tuesday, 7 January, 2014

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