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Subject: Position at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Position at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

From: Randy Webne <randy.webne<-a>
Date: Friday, December 5, 2014
Sculpture and decorative arts conservator
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has an exciting opportunity for a
senior conservator to supervise, direct and perform all operations
related to the examination, technical analysis, conservation
research, documentation and treatment of a broad range of three
dimensional objects in the permanent collection and on loan
including sculpture, ethnographic objects, furniture, wooden
objects, decorative arts and textiles.  The Conservator will have
public engagement and educational responsibilities such as leading
laboratory tours; speaking to visiting groups; giving workshops,
seminars and lectures; publishing articles and reports; responding
to public inquiries; and advising museum staff in collections care.
As a supervisor, the Conservator will also have managerial
responsibilities in areas of policy and procedure, special projects,
work flow, long-range goals, budget development, purchasing and

For more information about the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, please


Qualifications:  Applicants must have a graduate degree from a
recognized art conservation training program, specializing in the
treatment of sculpture, ethnographic objects, furniture, wooden
objects and decorative arts plus a minimum of 10 years of
postgraduate experience or equivalent experience, education, and
training.  Additional experience with textiles is a plus.  The
successful candidate must have a thorough knowledge of conservation
principles and practices; knowledge of analytical techniques
frequently used in conservation; and knowledge of safe methods of
handling chemicals and hazardous materials based on OSHA standards.
Experience supervising staff is required.  He/she must demonstrate
the ability to propose and perform treatments based on an evaluation
of the aesthetic, historic, and scientific characteristics of a wide
range of materials; the ability to document treatments in written
and photographic form; and skill in writing clear, succinct and
accurate condition and treatment reports and proposals.  He/she must
be proficient in operating photographic and scientific equipment and
experience in materials testing.  Experience with common computer
software is also required.  The selected candidate will demonstrate
leadership and management skills and the ability to work
independently and in concert with other museum co-workers and
outside contractors.  The successful candidate must be able to wear
a respirator and successfully pass a background check.

To apply, log onto the Commonwealth of Virginia Online Employment
System at


and submit your application, letter of intent and resume no later
than 5 pm on January 2, 2015.  Please contact Randy Webne at
804-340-1485 if you need assistance.

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is accredited by the American
Alliance of Museums.  EOE

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