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Associate Conservator/Conservator of Works of Art on Paper, Philadelphia Museum of Art

As a member of the Paper Conservation Department of the Museum’s Conservation Division, the Conservator reports to the Senior Conservator of Works of Art on Paper and shares responsibility for conservation of a major and growing collection of works on paper spanning many cultures and curatorial departments. Candidates must possess outstanding visual and manual aptitudes, strong written and oral communication skills, a sound art-historical and technical knowledge of art on paper, and demonstrated ability to deal with the complexities and dynamic pace of a large cultural institution.

Specifically, you will…
- Examine, perform technical and historical study, document, and treat works of art on paper in the collection
- Assess the condition of works requested for loan or being considered for acquisition, and document the condition of incoming or outgoing loans
- Advise on installations, storage, handling, packing, and transport of works on paper
- Work with conservation scientists in chemical and instrumental analysis and characterization of materials and construction of works of art
- Supervise and instruct conservation junior staff, post-graduate fellows, interns, and technicians
- Promote awareness of the role and work of the museum’s Conservation Division, in part through developing content for public outreach

Your diverse background includes…
- Academic credentials from a recognized conservation training program and five or more years of experience beyond the degree in the study, care, and treatment of works on paper
- Significant museum experience in the typical range of conservation activities involved in optimal preservation and presentation of a large and varied collection
- Involvement in the support of active loan and exhibition programs
- Experience working cooperatively with staff at large to meet departmental and institutional goals


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