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Subject: Position at Indianapolis Museum of Art

Position at Indianapolis Museum of Art

From: David Miller <dmiller<-a>
Date: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Conservator of Objects and Variable Art
Indianapolis Museum of Art

The Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) seeks an experienced and highly
motivated objects conservator to become Conservator of Objects and
Variable Art.  This full-time staff position will be responsible for
leading the IMA's active objects conservation efforts for its
significant collections of African, American, Asian, European,
contemporary art and design arts that span 5,000 years of history.
Additionally, art and design are featured at The Virginia B.
Fairbanks Art and Nature Park: 100 Acres; Oldfields-Lilly House and
Gardens, a historic Country-Place-Era estate and National Historic
Landmark on the IMA grounds; and the Miller House and Garden in
Columbus, Indiana, one of the country's most highly regarded
examples of mid-century Modernist residences


The Conservator of Objects and Variable Art will perform all aspects
of caring for the IMA's diverse collection.  Responsibilities will
include preventive care, examination, documentation, treatment,
exhibition and loan preparation, research, advocacy and outreach.
The Conservator will work closely with the Contemporary Department
and living artists (or their studios/ foundations, etc.) on the
creation/fabrication, documentation, and preservation of
commissioned indoor and outdoor works of art.  All conservation
related activities will conform to national and international codes
of ethics and standards for care.

The IMA has well-equipped conservation labs for paintings, paper,
objects, and textiles conservation, along with a state-of-the-art
conservation science laboratory


The Conservator of Objects and Variable Art will share a
conservation technician with Textile Conservation.

Applicants must have a master's degree from a recognized
conservation training program and eight years of experience
following graduation is preferred.  Priority will be given to
applicants able to work in the United States with extensive museum
experience and a record of publication and talks/posters at
professional conferences.  A broad knowledge of materials, cultures/
art history, and documentation and research techniques along with
demonstrable skill in object conservation practice is essential.
Knowledge of and conservation experience with modern materials (i.e.
plastics), electronic, video, and variable artworks is preferred.
Experience with supervision and mentoring of conservation staff,
graduate interns and pre-program interns is important.  The
successful candidate will report to the Chief Conservator and must
be able to communicate and work well with other conservators and
departmental staff; conservation scientists; curators; registrars;
storage, design, and installation staff; and a variety of other
museum employees in furthering the mission of the museum.

A competitive salary and benefits package is offered.  To apply,
please e-mail your resume, a letter of interest, and the names and
contact information for three professional references to:
hr<-a t->imamuseum< . >org, by August 22, 2014.  The position will remain open
until filled.

The IMA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

David A. Miller
Chief Conservator and Senior Conservator of Paintings
Indianapolis Museum of Art
4000 Michigan Road
Indianapolis IN 46208-3326

                  Conservation DistList Instance 28:8
                   Distributed: Friday, July 25, 2014
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Received on Wednesday, 23 July, 2014

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