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Subject: Position at Menil Collection

Position at Menil Collection

From: Bradford A. Epley <bepley<-a>
Date: Monday, February 10, 2014
Object conservator
The Menil Collection

The Menil Collection is seeking an objects conservator to undertake
treatments and research related to the preservation of the objects
in the museum's care.  The objects conservator will participate in
museum-wide preservation activities including gallery monitoring and
maintenance; oversee artwork approved for loan, including
assessment, treatment, condition reports, and related travel;
conduct research on the materials and techniques of artists
represented in the collection; supervise departmental volunteers and
interns; and assist in the organization, maintenance, and purchase
of lab equipment.

A Master's Degree from a recognized art conservation program with a
specialization in objects is required, along with substantial
practical experience and the ability to undertake innovative
treatments.  Demonstrated experience in the treatment of modern and
contemporary art is preferable.  The successful candidate will have
excellent verbal and writing skills.  Strong interpersonal and
organizational skills and the ability to plan and schedule
independent work are essential.  The objects conservator will report
to the chief conservator.

Considered one of the most important privately assembled collections
of the twentieth century, The Menil Collection houses approximately
17,000 paintings, sculptures, and prints, drawings, photographs, and
rare books.  Masterpieces from antiquity, Byzantium and the medieval
period, the cultures of Africa, Oceania, and the American Pacific
Northwest, and the twentieth century, including significant
surrealist holdings, are particularly well represented.

Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with
experience.  Please send a curriculum vitae, contact information for
three professional references, and a letter of intent to:

    Human Resources
    The Menil Collection
    1511 Branard Street
    Houston, Texas 77006

or fax it to 713-525-9476.

Application materials may also be emailed to smaloch<-a t->menil< . >org.


Bradford A. Epley
Chief Conservator
The Menil Collection
1511 Branard Street
Houston, TX 77006
Fax: 713-525-9428

                  Conservation DistList Instance 27:32
                Distributed: Thursday, February 20, 2014
                       Message Id: cdl-27-32-057
Received on Monday, 10 February, 2014

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