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Position at National Museum of Natural History

From: Judith Levinson <levinson<-a>
Date: Monday, July 7, 2014
Assistant Objects Conservator
American Museum of Natural History

The American Museum of Natural History seeks to hire an assistant
objects conservator for a full-time 22-month position to work with
anthropology department conservators in treatment of its renowned
collection of Siberian artifacts acquired during the Jesup North
Pacific Expedition of 1896-1902.  The artifacts include highly
decorated fur and hide coats and other items of clothing, as well as
birch bark, wood and other types of containers, basketry, jewelry,
models, and more.

Responsibilities:  Object documentation, treatment, technical
research and re-housing.  The assistant conservator will also work
closely on this project with staff conservators to develop project
blog and consultation activities with source communities, as well as
supervise volunteers.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have completed a
recognized graduate level conservation training program with a
minimum of two years post-graduate treatment experience, including
some work with ethnographic artifacts.  Conservator must possess
excellent written and photographic documentation and planning
skills; will have demonstrated ability to work independently, as
well as collegially.

Project will begin in October, 2014.  Salary commensurate with
experience and includes full benefit package.

Please send letter of interest and CV by July 31, 2014 to:

    Judith Levinson
    Director of Conservation, Division of Anthropology
    American Museum of Natural History
    79 Street and Central Park West
    New York, NY 10024
    levinson<-a t->amnh< . >org

The American Museum of Natural History is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Judith Levinson
Director of Conservation,
Division of Anthropology
American Museum of Natural History
79 Street and Central Park West
New York, New York 10024
212-769-5434
Fax: 212-769-5334


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