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Position at Walters Art Museum

From: Abigail Quandt <aquandt<-a>
Date: Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Associate Conservator for Paper and Book Materials
The Walters Art Museum
Baltimore, MD

The Walters Art Museum is offering an exciting opportunity to an
energetic and professional conservator to work in a very active
museum laboratory that focuses on preventive collections care,
treatment, research and public outreach.  The Walters is a dynamic
museum with collections from around the world including a legendary
collection of illuminated medieval manuscripts that is a major
national treasure of the United States. The Conservation and
Technical Research Division staff members work collaboratively
across all divisions of the museum and are committed to professional
activities both nationally and internationally.

    Reporting to the Head of Book and Paper Conservation, the
    incumbent will have responsibility for:

    Assisting in the preventive care and treatment of works of art
    on paper, bound and unbound rare books and manuscripts in the
    collection and works entrusted to the museum

    Stabilizing paper and book materials so that they are available
    for exhibitions, loans, digitization and programming

    Carrying out technical research related to paper and book
    materials to increase the body of knowledge about the collection

    Executing and supervising hands-on treatments and preventive
    care, maintaining the highest ethical standards

    Promoting the Walters and conservation by participating in
    outreach activities

    Working with other conservators, contractors, students in the
    labs and other staff members to achieve the goals set by the
    Head of Book and Paper Conservation

    Performing other duties as assigned

Requirements:

    MA in Art Conservation or equivalent

    Minimum of 5 years experience with works of art on paper as well
    as bound and unbound rare books and/or manuscripts; experience
    with book materials required; experience with parchment
    preferred

    Must have a good grounding in conservation, scientific method,
    materials science, and environmental science literature, art
    history and other subjects relevant to specialty; comprehensive
    knowledge of treatment methods, materials, preventive
    conservation principles and methodology; knowledge of ethical
    and practical professional standards

    Must be computer literate to include knowledge of Windows
    Microsoft Office software; excellent conservation planning,
    decision making and hand skills for structural and aesthetic
    treatment.  Includes strong research, analytical and
    documentation, teaching, grant writing, administrative and
    communication skills.  Must be able to work collegially and
    within a team environment

For consideration, submit your application including a letter of
interest, current resume, and two letters of recommendation to
jobs<-a t->thewalters< . >org.

Deadline for applications is May 23, 2014.

The Walters is an EOE/A drug and smoke free environment.

Abigail Quandt


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