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Subject: Fellowship at Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Fellowship at Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

From: Maddy Ouye <mouye<-a>
Date: Friday, April 4, 2014
The Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Conservator in Textiles:
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (FAMSF)

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (FAMSF) is offering a
full-time three-year position for an assistant conservator in the
Textile Conservation Lab for the period of September 1, 2014 through
August 31, 2017.

FAMSF comprises two museums: the de Young and the Legion of Honor.

Holdings in the Department of Textile Arts number over 13,000
objects from a wide range of cultures and periods.  These include
monumental European tapestries, western costume with an emphasis in
20th century couture, and textile art from Africa, Oceania and the
Americas.  Textiles range in age from fragments dating to the early
C.E. to contemporary fiber art.

The Mellon Assistant Conservator will have an integral role in all
aspects of Textile Lab responsibilities and duties.  The assistant
conservator will work under the supervision of the head of textile
conservation and collaboratively with curators and other
conservators to gain experience in all aspects of conservation
encountered in a large museum setting including activities related
to exhibition, installation, loans, preventive care including
environmentally safe storage and IPM, treatment documentation,
research, public programs, and publication. The assistant
conservator will also work and interact with other FAMSF
departments, outside museum professionals, interns, FAMSF
donors/auxiliary groups/volunteers and the public.

The selected candidate will receive annual compensation of $55,000
plus a full benefits package.  Some additional funds are available
for travel and research.  Candidates should be graduates of an
accredited conservation training program and have demonstrated
experience in working on treatments for costume and/or large
textiles.  Computer and digital photo documentation skills are

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the post is
filled.  Candidates are asked to submit a letter of interest and
resume, and to complete the online form


at their earliest convenience and no later than May 30, 2014.

Direct questions to

    Christine Moss
    Human Resources, FAMSF
    cmoss<-a t->famsf< . >org

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