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Associate Paper Conservator

The Paper Conservation Department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tang Wing, is looking for an Associate Paper Conservator for activities related to the relocation of the collection of works on paper from the Modern and Contemporary Department during the preparation and construction work on a new Museum wing. These objects include a wide variety of drawings, watercolors, gouaches, prints, collages, and other mixed media works that are cared for by the Paper Conservation Department.

Organize and assist project manager with set up and maintenance of project workspace, equipment, and supplies.
Carry out condition examination and some treatments of assigned works of art.
Undertake written and digital documentation of works of art and track their progress though the survey process.
Devise conservation strategies and housing solutions based on current conservation standards and ethics and communicate recommendations for the movement and packing of the collection and issues of conservation verbally and written with numerous parties.
Organize project workflows and track numerous concurrent projects. Establish priorities and meet deadlines set in consultation with project manager.
Supervise the treatment, examination, documentation, and scheduling of project assistants.
Work cooperatively or independently as needed.
Other related duties as assigned.

Master’s level degree from a recognized conservation training program with specialization in paper conservation.
Seven combined years of full-time experience as a Paper Conservator, fellowship experience included.
Excellent examination skills. Knowledge of use of microscopes and alternative light sources.
Demonstrated excellence in performing high level conservation treatments.
Ability to devise conservation strategies and housing solutions based on current conservation standards and ethics.
Knowledge of preservation standards for archival matting and housing, environmental conditions.
Ability to use digital cameras and electronic resources for documentation and to learn Museum databases and digital documentation protocols.
Willing to obtain training on rigs and ladders and able to work at heights (8-10ft)
An interest in Modern and Contemporary material is desirable.
Experience with Microsoft Office suite.

For more details and how to apply, please visit external link.
Relevant research areas: 19th Century, 20th Century, Contemporary

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