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Assistant/Associate Paper Conservator

The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant/Associate Paper Conservator. The successful candidate will join a dedicated conservation team who work collaboratively with BMA staff across multiple departments including curatorial, registration, installation, and exhibitions to examine, research, and care for works in the BMA collection and on loan to the Museum. The Assistant/Associate Paper Conservator will also engage in other conservation and preservation activities across the Museum, while helping to care for the almost 70,000 works on paper- including prints, drawings, photographs, parchment, and books- in the collection. The BMA holds a world-class collection of more than 100,000 works of art spanning the ancient world to the present. The BMA has recently renovated and opened the Nancy Dorman and Stanley Mazaroff Center for Prints, Drawings, and Photographs and the Ruth M. Marder Center for Matisse Studies.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Examine, document, and perform conservation treatments on the wide range of works on paper in the Museum’s collection.
• Examine, assess, and document the condition of works on paper requested for exhibition and loan.
• Examine and evaluate the condition and media of works on paper that are being considered for acquisition, collaborating closely with curatorial staff.
• Work closely with the Preparator for Works on Paper and the Director of Conservation/Paper Conservator to ensure the safe housing, handling, transit, and display of works on paper.
• Collaborate with other members of the Conservation Department to perform preservation and collection maintenance activities, including monitoring the museum climate and assisting in integrated pest management.
• Identify media, perform analytical analysis, and conduct and disseminate research on works of art on paper.
• Assist in the training and oversight of conservation interns, technicians, and contractors as needed.
• Act as a courier for loans to other institutions.
• Engage in conservation outreach to visitors, staff and other professionals while striving to advance the Museum’s commitment to equity and inclusion.
• Maintain and acquire skills and knowledge of current conservation techniques and principles through participation in professional conferences, lectures, and workshops.

This full-time, exempt position reports to the Director of Conservation.

For more details and how to apply, please visit external link.

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