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Subject: Position at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Position at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

From: Susanne Gansicke <sgansicke>
Date: Friday, April 11, 2003
Head Conservator of Painting
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is seeking an exceptional
practitioner to serve as Head Conservator for its paintings
conservation studio, overseeing a staff of 6, including 4
conservators, a collections care specialist, and a
framer/preparator, as well as interns and fellows.

The Head Conservator is responsible for setting conservation
standards for the Studio, as well as administration, development,
training, supervision of staff, conducting performance reviews, and
assisting with budget preparation. He/she is also expected to
conduct or oversee conservation research projects and disseminate
information in the field.  The successful candidate will work
closely with curators to plan and schedule conservation work, as
well as advising on the condition and authenticity of potential
acquisitions, the advisability of loans, and helping determine the
proper environment for individual paintings.  He/she will also work
closely with the Research Scientist on technical examinations.

The Head Conservator will be expected to maintain professional
affiliations in appropriate organizations, as well as travel,
lecture, attend and help arrange seminars and conferences, keep
abreast of the latest conservation developments, publish technical
reports and articles in scholarly journals, catalogues, and
periodicals, as well as give tours and provide information to other
scholars, collectors, and the general public.

Candidates should have a graduate education in conservation and at
least ten years' practical experience beyond training, as well as a
demonstrably significant conservation treatment record and a strong
understanding of the history of paintings and painting technique as
well as knowledge of technical analysis.  Organizational,
management, interpersonal, teaching and training, as well as
communication skills, are considered essential.

Qualified applicants should send a letter of interest, resume, and
three professional references to

    Sandra Matthews
    Sr. Employment Manager
    Museum of Fine Arts
    465 Huntington Avenue
    Boston MA 02115

Only those chosen for interviews will be contacted.  The Museum of
Fine Arts, Boston is an equal opportunity employer committed to

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