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Assistant Conservator, Works on Paper

The Assistant Conservator works with the Conservator and other collections staff to care for works of art in the permanent collection and on loan to the Museum, through preventive activities, a forward-thinking interdepartmental approach, steward-focused and inclusive treatment activities, innovative and ethical documentation, as well as community building. While the Assistant Conservator will specialize in the treatment of works on paper, they will be involved in the care and assessment of the entire collection to support the work of the conservation department as a whole.

The position start date will be after April 30, 2020 for a duration of 2 years working full-time (35 hrs. per week), exempt and compensation is budgeted at $50,000 annually.

-Promotes and supports institutional equity and inclusion goals by considering E&I in the greater goals of the department. Does essential functions upholding the Museum in positive light and Institutional values
-Participate in all operations and responsibilities associated with an active museum conservation program under the supervision of the Conservator including examination, technical analysis, materials research, documentation, preparation for exhibition, and treatment of works of art in the permanent collection and on loan or pre-accession to the museum as needed
-Work with Conservator, Conservation Technician, Curators, and Registrars to prioritize workload and treatments of artwork
-Advise Museum staff regarding standards for environmental conditions for the storage and display of works of art on paper and photographs
-Mantain and improve skills through practical experience and by workshop and professional conference attendance
-Participate in workspace maintenance, including cleaning and organization of studio space, maintaining material inventories and tools, obtaining supplies, and cleaning labware
-Provide consultation and referrals to the public
-Promote institutional equity and inclusion goals and support the work

Additional Job Functions:
-Participate in condition reporting of traveling exhibition as needed
-Performs art courier duties as needed
-Advises Staff on techniques of handling, installation and packing as needed
-Collaborates with Staff, Volunteers, and Docents to spread knowledge of collections care and conservation practices

-Master’s Degree (preferred) in Art Conservation with specialization in paper or photographs or equivalent combination of training, experience, and education
-Experience in a conservation lab setting under the supervision of a Conservator
-Broad general knowledge of conservation techniques with specialization in one area
-Demonstrated conservation treatment documentation, treatment, and rationale
-Skill in writing clear, succinct, and accurate descriptive condition and treatment reports and proposals and taking accurate documentation photography
-Skill in working independently, in concert with co-workers, and coordinating with the public
-Work collaboratively in an equitable and inclusive framework with individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds to problem solve

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