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Position at Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum

From: Tara Backhouse <tarabackhouse<-a>
Date: Friday, September 5, 2014
Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum

Announcing a full time Conservation position at the Seminole Tribe
of Florida's Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum.  Interested persons should send
resume and cover letter to:

   Tara Backhouse
   Collections Manager
   Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum
   tarabackhouse<-a t->semtribe< . >com



The Conservator reports to the Collections Manager and is
responsible for all aspects of conservation treatment for the STOF
Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum's permanent collections.  This position also
coordinates and manages the conservation program for the Museum's
collections and exhibitions.  This is a full-time position.

Illustrative Tasks: The listed duties are only illustrative and are
not intended to describe every function that may be performed by
this position.  The omission of specific statements does not
preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed, if
such duties are a logical assignment to the position.

    Administrates a conservation program designed to meet the
    conservation/preservation needs of STOF Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum's
    permanent collections.

    Coordinates collections care with the Collections Manager and

    Plans, implements and reviews care of Museum collections.

    Monitors conditions of works in storage, exhibition, and transit

    Advises Museum staff and the public on the care of permanent

    Manages in-house conservation laboratory.  Responsible for the
    selection of appropriate conservation supplies, tools, and
    equipment; maintenance of tools/equipment and establishment of
    quality control procedures to verify the adherence of products
    to standards.

    Evaluates and improves efficiencies of workflow while ensuring
    accepted conservation-sound practices and safe lab protocols.

    Works with exhibition staff in preparing exhibits to ensure
    proper environment for objects.

    Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

   Experience in a wide range of conservation treatment procedures.
   The museum is willing to consider conservators with various
   specialties including paper, objects, paintings, or textiles.

   Excellent computer skills utilizing Microsoft software programs
   and add-ins

   Ability to communicate in English both orally and in writing.

   Excellent organizational skills and ability to multi-task.

   Skill in examining and assessing condition of artifacts or works
   of art; establishing and maintaining optimum environmental
   conditions; use of laboratory equipment.

   Ability to determine and perform techniques required for
   preservation and/or restoration of objects.

   Strong interpersonal skills.

   Strong communication skills and ability to maintain effective
   working relationships.

   Capable of handling multiple projects and able to see projects to
   a point of completion.

   Ability to serve the Tribal community, the public and fellow
   employees with honesty and integrity.

   Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
   with the STOF tribal community, general public, co-workers and
   members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

   Ability to work a flexible work schedule including evenings,
   weekends and holidays.

   Ability to travel as necessary.

Minimum Requirements: Bachelor's degree required.  Master's degree
required in art conservation, or related field.  A minimum of two
years of experience/training as a conservator in a museum or similar

Physical Demands: Typically, the incumbent may sit comfortably to do
the work; there may be occasional walking, standing, bending,
carrying of light items, such as books, papers; may drive a company
vehicle.  No special physical demands are required to perform the
work.  Certain conditions utilizing various chemicals needed for
conservation work will exist.

Tara Backhouse
Collections Manager
Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum
863-902-1113 ext 12246
Fax: 863-983-7064

                  Conservation DistList Instance 28:14
                Distributed: Saturday, September 6, 2014
                       Message Id: cdl-28-14-026
Received on Friday, 5 September, 2014

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