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Subject: Fellowship at Historic New England

Fellowship at Historic New England

From: Michaela Z. Neiro <mneiro<-a>
Date: Thursday, February 20, 2014
Post-graduate Mellon Conservation Fellowship in objects/wooden
    artifacts conservation
Historic New England

Historic New England is seeking applications for a 12-month
postgraduate fellowship in conservation beginning in the fall of
2014.  Historic New England, the oldest and largest regional
preservation organization in the United States, owns and operates 36
historic house museums in five states, from Rhode Island to
mid-coast Maine.  With more than 110,000 objects, Historic New
England has the most comprehensive and best documented collection of
New England decorative arts and household furnishings in the
country.  These collections, which date from the mid-seventeenth to
the twenty-first centuries, include a range of domestic items
including European and American decorative arts, furniture, textiles
and paintings, as well as cooking, lighting, and heating equipment.

The successful candidate will gain considerable experience treating
a wide variety of materials in a productive and well equipped
conservation laboratory.  In addition to a full range of lab based
treatment work, conservators at Historic New England are actively
involved in collections care and on-site conservation work at many
of our historic houses.

Special projects for the coming year include preparation of objects
for the Josiah Quincy House in Quincy, Massachusetts.  The house is
currently being reinterpreted to the late nineteenth century when
the interior and exterior of the house was particularly well
documented.  Other projects may include collection surveys,
monitoring environmental conditions and the preparation of mounts,
supports and security for objects displayed at individual historic

Candidates must be graduates of a conservation training program or
have equivalent experience.  International candidates must currently
possess a visa to work in the United States.  The stipend for the
fellowship is $27,500 a year plus health care and other benefits.
Additional funding is available for travel and research.  The
fellowship is based at Historic New England's Conservation
Laboratory located in Haverhill, Massachusetts, approximately 45
minutes north of Boston.

Applications will be accepted through March 21, 2014.

Please send curriculum vitae and cover letter to
jobs<-a t->historicnewengland< . >org or mail to

    Historic New England
    151 Essex Street
    Haverhill MA 01832
    Attn: Michaela Neiro, Objects Conservator

Historic New England is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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