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Subject: Position at Oriental Institute

Position at Oriental Institute

From: Laura D'Alessandro <lada<-a>
Date: Thursday, August 28, 2014
Project Conservator
The Oriental Institute
University of Chicago

The Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago seeks an
experienced archaeological objects conservator to work in Kabul,
Afghanistan as part of an ongoing, major cultural heritage project
to create an electronic inventory database and to assess and rehouse
archaeological collections (2013 - 2015).  The candidate should be
experienced with the conservation of a variety of materials,
including but not limited to metals, stone, stucco, ivory and

As part of an international team, the candidate will work closely
with Afghan conservators in the conservation assessment and
rehousing of the collections in conjunction with registrars and IT


Ability and willingness to advise others on conservation issues is
essential.  Previous conservation experience either within a museum
environment or on archaeological excavations is essential, and
background experience in the conservation of artifacts from
Afghanistan or neighboring regions of the Middle East, Central Asia,
and/or India is preferable.

Education:  Masters degree from a recognized training program or

Experience:  Experience with the conservation of archaeological
objects required

Ability to work well within a team is essential, as is the ability
to work within flexible time periods and in potentially challenging
environments.  Travel, accommodation, per diems, and a daily rate of
pay will be provided.  The work will be based in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Expected residency is for a period of three months with breaks
between each three month period.  Knowledge of Dari and/or Pashto
are desirable, but not essential.  Familiarity with Filemaker Pro is
also desirable, but not essential.  An excellent command of spoken
and written English is required.

To apply for this position, please send your curriculum vitae and
letter of interest to lada<-a t->uchicago< . >edu

Laura D'Alessandro
Head, Conservation Laboratory
Oriental Institute

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Received on Thursday, 28 August, 2014

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