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Post Graduate Paper Conservation Fellow

Two-Year advanced training fellowship in the conservation of works on paper at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art - Fort Worth, TX. Under the supervisor of the Senior Conservator of Works on Paper, the Fellow will participate in all departmental activities including examination, documentation, analysis, and treatment on the Amon Carter Museums extensive collection of art on paper and will contribute significantly to the institutions program of exhibitions. In addition, the Fellow will conduct research on the collection and is expected to produce a formal paper before the end of the appointment based on research completed during the fellowship.

The Fellowship will provide excellent hands-on treatment experience and practice in conservation management for the museums collection. By participating in all the departmental activities, the Fellow will gain professional experience in the conservation of works on paper while commencing a conservation career.

The Fellowship provides a competitive salary and benefits package including a biweekly salary based on compensation of $40,000 annually, with an additional allowance for travel and research of $4,000, plus full-time benefits. Some reimbursement of moving costs is available.

- Assist with examination, documentation, analysis, treatment, and research priorities in consultation with the Senior Conservator of Works on Paper.
- Assist conservation staff with environmental and integrated pest management.
- Assist with maintenance of the conservation laboratory. Including acquisitions of equipment and supplies.
- Conduct research on the permanent collection to contribute to the field of conservation, history, and technology. Present and publish results of research.
- Assist with inspection of permanent collection works on paper proposed for exhibition, publication, or loan and make recommendations regarding condition and handling.
- Consult and collaborate with curators, preparation staff and conservators (including those on contract to the museum), and regional colleagues.
- Become familiar with procedures for safe artwork handling under normal and emergency conditions.
- Engage in public outreach as needed.
- Maintain confidentiality.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
- Assist with the supervision and education of interns.

Skills and Requirements:
- Computer proficiency with MS Office products.
- Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, including demonstrated ability to write specifications, treatments, and prepare reports.
- Knowledge of standard museum registration and records management practices.
- Willingness to follow required art handling procedures and wear required safety protection.

Key Characteristics/Traits:
- Collaborative
- Demonstrated commitment to the profession of conservation and scholarly development.

- Graduate of a recognized graduate-level program in conservation studies with a specialization in conservation of works on paper, or equivalent education and work/life experience.
- Some experience handling art; training provided.
- Electronic portfolio of treatments and research projects required.

Other Job Requirements
- Satisfactory Pre-employment background and drug screens required.

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