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Subject: Position at Detroit Institute of Arts

Position at Detroit Institute of Arts

From: John Steele <jsteele<-a>
Date: Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Paintings Conservator
Conservation Department, Detroit Institute of Arts

The Detroit Institute of Arts seeks a Paintings Conservator to care
for one of the finest encyclopedic paintings collections in the
country.  The successful applicant will join the Conservation
Department which includes: conservators in paper and objects,
research scientist, imaging specialist, and mounts specialist.
Position requirements include:

    Examination, treatment, and research related to the
    comprehensive DIA paintings collection, ranging from early
    European to Contemporary

    Sound knowledge of artists? techniques and materials from every

    Thorough understanding of conservation theory and practice

    Comprehensive understanding of museum care and preservation,
    essential to the role of the Conservation Department in gallery
    display and storage environments.

    Assessments, preparation, treatments, and courier travel related
    to the museum's active loan program

    Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as
    collaboratively with colleagues within the Conservation
    Department and from other departments throughout the museum

The successful candidate should be a graduate of one of the
recognized fine arts conservation programs with a paintings
specialization and have at least five years of experience,
preferably in a museum environment. In addition to possessing the
requisite paintings conservation expertise, the candidate must also
have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and
excellent organizational ability, extending from managing the
conservation workload to developing and implementing a budget for
the paintings section.  Conservators report to the Director of

The position is full time with excellent benefits and compensation
commensurate with experience.    Please provide a letter of intent,
curriculum vita, writing sample, and contact information for three
professional references as a single PDF file.  The deadline for
applications is end of business day June 16, 2014.

Applications must be submitted online at


The Detroit Institute of Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer

John Cummins Steele
Conservator of Sculpture and Decorative Arts
Detroit Institute of Arts

                  Conservation DistList Instance 27:44
                   Distributed: Sunday, May 11, 2014
                       Message Id: cdl-27-44-022
Received on Wednesday, 7 May, 2014

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