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Position at Metropolitan Museum of Art

From: Sarah Scaturro <sarah.scaturro<-a>
Date: Monday, August 18, 2014
Assistant/Associate Conservator
The Costume Institute
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Assistant/Associate Conservator will assist the Costume
Institute's Conservation team with the care and conservation of The
Costume Institute's Collection.  The department maintains an active
exhibition, loan, assessment, and capital project schedule.  Duties
include examining and documenting artifacts with condition and
treatment reports, conducting treatments, materials analysis,
pattern-taking, loan preparation and couriering, environmental
monitoring and creating and maintaining digital assets.  This
position has an end date of June 30, 2015

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

    Undertake the treatment of costume and textile objects in
    support of the capital project, exhibition, and loan schedules
    and the preservation of The Costume Institute's collection

    Carry out condition reports/treatment records and photography
    for Costume Institute artifacts, new acquisitions, outgoing and
    incoming loans

    Contribute to research and publication activities

    Participate in daily activities including environmental
    monitoring, exhibition maintenance, lab maintenance, ordering
    supplies and using/maintaining equipment

    Assist in special projects as required

    Other related duties

Requirements and Qualifications: Experience and Skills:

    Demonstrated experience and knowledge in the treatment and
    preservation of historic costumes and textiles

    A high level of manual skill and ability to complete treatments
    in an efficient manner in order to fulfill a heavy exhibition
    and loan schedule

    Demonstrated effective prioritization and project management

    Ability to document treatments, perform scientific and material
    analysis of objects in order to assess conservation requirements
    of artifacts

    Ability to create and take patterns

    Knowledge of haute couture sewing techniques and construction

    Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)

    Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

    Knowledge of fashion history

    Proven ability to create, modify and dress mannequins according
    to conservation protocols

    Must be a proactive, communicative, team player with proven

Knowledge and Education:

    Graduate degree from a recognized conservation training program

    Strong knowledge of conservation principles, ethics, materials
    and techniques for costume conservation with demonstrated high
    standards of conservation treatment experience

    Minimum of 3 years as a practicing conservator; Museum
    experience favored

Please send cover letter, resume, and salary history to
careers<-a t->metmuseum< . >org with the position title in the subject line.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art provides equal opportunity to all
employees and applicants for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin,
ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, alienage or
citizenship status, marital status or domestic partner status,
genetic information, genetic predisposition or carrier status,
gender identity, HIV status, military status and any other category
protected by law in all employment decisions, including but not
limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and
apprenticeship, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading,
transfer, lay-off and termination, and all other terms and
conditions of employment.

Sarah Scaturro
The Costume Institute
Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028-0198
Fax: 212-570-3970

                  Conservation DistList Instance 28:12
                 Distributed: Saturday, August 23, 2014
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Received on Monday, 18 August, 2014

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