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Position at Cooper-Hewitt

From: Perry Choe <choep<-a>
Date: Friday, August 1, 2014
Paper Conservator
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum seeks a Paper
Conservator to work on the preparation of objects for mass
digitization for a fixed term contract.

The contract conservator will be responsible for carrying out
condition assessment of objects in the Drawings, Prints and Graphic
design and wallcoverings collections for digitization, determining
suitability for mass digitization methods and care and handling
needs of the objects during digitization, barcoding the collections
during assessment and rehousing of objects when necessary.  The
conservator will work to develop appropriate rehousing methods for
barcoding purposes, will manage personal workflow to meet
established deadlines and work with conservation technicians to
streamline the project workflow.  The work will be performed with
regular consultation with the CH Paper Conservator and Project
Registrar.  The position will require both the ability to work
within a team and independently.

Applicants should have a Master's degree in conservation with a
specialization in works of art on paper from a recognized
conservation training program.  Demonstrated ability to meet
deadlines without compromising high standards is essential.
Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.

This fixed term contract is for approximately 2-3 months full-time
with the possibility of extension.  After this preparation phase,
additional work may be available during the mass digitization phase.
Work will be performed at the newly refurbished, state of the art
Cooper Hewitt offsite facility in New Jersey with free shuttle
service from and to Manhattan. Towards the end of the project, work
may also be conducted at the Cooper Hewitt museum site in New York.

For consideration, please submit via electronic mail a letter of
interest, resume, and full contact information for three
professional references to Perry Choe <choep<-a t->si< . >edu>.  Only those
candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum is an Equal Opportunity

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Received on Friday, 1 August, 2014

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