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Subject: Position at Henry Ford

Position at Henry Ford

From: Mary Fahey <maryf<-a>
Date: Friday, August 29, 2014
Object Conservator
The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford seeks qualified applicants for the position of Object
Conservator for a wide variety of historical and mechanical
collections, including transportation, timekeeping and decorative
arts.  The conservator will be responsible for the examination,
treatment, documentation and overall care of the assigned

This position represents an excellent opportunity for a recent
graduate to engage with a very wide range of materials spanning the
19th-21st centuries comprising many are large variety of materials,
including metals, glass, paint and plastics.  It is an ideal project
for candidates with experience and interest in mechanical artifacts
and challenging unique treatment issues.  The successful candidate
will be responsible for the execution of artifact conservation
activities as well as providing training and supervision for
specialists, technicians, volunteers as assigned.  Reports to the
Chief Conservator.  This is a full time position with benefits.

Preferred:  M.A. in Art conservation or equivalent experience

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

    Excellent eye-hand coordination

    Excellent interpersonal skills and willingness to work in a
    team-oriented environment

    Good verbal and written communication skills

    Must be in good physical condition in order to stoop, bend,
    climb ladders, lift and carry moderate (up to twenty pounds) and
    occasionally heavy (up to 40 pounds) loads

    Must be able to wear a respirator

Preference will be given to applicants who are currently eligible to
worked in the United States.

The complete position description and instructions for applicants
can be found at


                  Conservation DistList Instance 28:14
                Distributed: Saturday, September 6, 2014
                       Message Id: cdl-28-14-022
Received on Friday, 29 August, 2014

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