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Fellowships at Harvard

From: Kathleen Kennelly <kathleen_kennelly<-a>
Date: Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Fellowships in Conservation, 2015-2016 Harvard Art Museums Straus
Center for Conservation and Technical Studies

The Conservation Fellowship Program at the Harvard Art Museums is
designed to broaden the experience of conservators embarking on
professional careers in museum conservation.  A ten-month fellowship
will be offered in each of the following areas: objects, paintings,
and paper conservation beginning September 1, 2015.

Duties and Responsibilities

    The main focus for the fellow will be examination and treatment
    of works of art from the Harvard Art Museums' collections.  A
    technical research project focusing on a work(s) of art from the
    Harvard Art Museums' collections will comprise approximately 15%
    of the fellowship

    The fellow carries out a broad range of activities, including
    treating works of art in the collections; preparing accompanying
    written and photographic documentation, estimates,
    correspondence, and condition reports for exhibitions, loans,
    and acquisitions; and presenting research and other projects

    Serving the museums' teaching and research mission, the fellow
    helps provide content expertise and support for the Harvard Art
    Museums' public and academic interpretive programs

Required Education, Experience, and Skills

Basic Qualifications: MA, MS, or Certificate in Conservation from a
recognized university program; a proven record of treatment and
research; and proficiency in both written and spoken English.

Additional Qualifications

    Demonstrated record of treatment and research

    Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication
    skills; ability to work independently as well as collegially

    Familiarity with state-of-the-art imaging tools used for
    conservation documentation, including digital photography,
    x-radiography, and infrared reflectography (IRR)

    Proficiency with computer software, including image editing and
    management software and Adobe Photoshop

Application Instructions: A complete application includes a
curriculum vitae; a statement, not to exceed one page,
single-spaced, summarizing the applicant's interests and intent in
the fellowship and their chosen specialization; transcripts of both
undergraduate and graduate courses of academic study, with an
explanation of the evaluation system if it is not equivalent to that
of the United States; and three letters of recommendation.  All
application materials must be in English.

Please apply online Search by School/Unit:
    Harvard Art Museums

Please upload curriculum vitae, statement of interest, and

Please ask references to send letters of recommendation to:
am_straus<-a t->harvard< . >edu.  Letters of reference will be verified.

Deadline for receipt of application materials and supporting
documents is January 2, 2015.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants
will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected
veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Kathleen Kennelly
Conservation Administrator Straus Center for Conservation and
    Technical Studies
Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge MA 02138
Fax: 617-495-0322

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