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Subject: Position at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Position at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

From: Diana DiRamio <ddiramio<-a>
Date: Thursday, July 24, 2014
Assistant Paper Conservator
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston seeks a full-time Assistant Paper
Conservator to fill a one-year term position beginning September
2014.  The assistant conservator will be responsible for preparing
woodblock prints by Kuniyoshi and Kunisada for a major exhibition
opening in March 2016.

Under the direction of the Asian flat works on paper section
supervisor, the Assistant Paper Conservator will undertake
examinations and treatments for loans and in-house exhibitions, and
document physical properties, conservation processes and materials
and techniques used to create particular works of art.  The flat
works on paper section of the Asian Conservation Studio is
responsible for the care of one of the foremost collections of
Japanese woodblock prints and illustrated books.  South Asian
paintings, manuscripts on paper and palm-leaf, Islamic manuscripts
on paper and parchment, and ephemera such as Japanese postcards and
Chinese lithographs from the 20th century also fall under the
studio's responsibilities.  Essential functions include: determine
need for conservation, and design and execute appropriate
treatments, referring unusual cases to supervisor as appropriate;
document conservation work in writing and through photography;
manage personal workflow to meet established deadlines; coordinate
exhibition catalogue photography.

Applicants should have a Master's degree (M.A. or M.S.) in
conservation with a specialization in works of art on paper from a
recognized conservation training program.  Experience working with
Japanese woodblock prints is desired.  Knowledge of and interest in
printmaking and artist's materials, and familiarity with South and
East Asian papers is important.  Demonstrated ability to meet
deadlines without compromising high standards is essential.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the
ability to prepare concise reports, are required.

Application materials are due by August 8, 2014.  For consideration,
please submit letter of interest, resume, and three letters of
recommendation to resumes<-a t->mfa< . >org.  Materials may also be submitted
via postal mail to

    Human Resources Department
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
    465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

Confirmation of receipt of complete applications will be sent via
e-mail.  Only those candidates selected for interviews will be

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is an Equal Opportunity Employer and
seeks diversity in its workforce.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 28:8
                   Distributed: Friday, July 25, 2014
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Received on Thursday, 24 July, 2014

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