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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
Paper Conservator
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has an exciting opportunity for a
Paper Conservator who will be responsible for examination, technical
analysis, conservation research, documentation and treatment of
works on paper on loan and in the permanent collection.
Additionally, 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.

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 works
on paper plus a minimum of 7years of postgraduate experience or
equivalent experience, education, and training.  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.    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 variety of works on paper; 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 word processing, spreadsheets and database software
is also required.  The selected candidate will have 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 security 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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Received on Friday, 5 December, 2014

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