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Subject: Position at Royal Ontario Museum

Position at Royal Ontario Museum

From: Keenan Wowk <keenanw>
Date: Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Conservator I (Textiles)
Permanent Full-time
Royal Ontario Museum

The Royal Ontario Museum is seeking a skilled and experienced
conservator to join the museum's textile lab and multi-disciplinary
conservation team.

The ROM holds significant collections of historic textiles and
costumes, ancient to modern, from all parts of the globe.

Conservation care of the textile and costume collections will
involve program driven conservation assessment and treatment,
research, documentation, and work with curators and collections
technicians on preventive conservation measures.  Participation in
Museum activities, public consultation, education and the training
of interns is required.

Major responsibilities include:

    *   Undertake scientific examination of textiles and assess
        conservation requirements

    *   Plan, schedule, execute and document conservation treatments
        of textiles in the ROM collections in consultation with
        conservation colleagues, curators and other museum
        departments

    *   Coordinate conservation projects relating to collections
        care in storage, on loan and on display

    *   Stay current with research and developments in textile
        conservation

    *   Participate in the development of conservation standards;
        the definition of conservation policy and the general
        promotion of all aspects of collections care

    *   Participate on planning teams for exhibition and gallery
        development

    *   Provide training opportunities for conservation interns from
        recognized training programs and provide
        supervision/technical guidance to volunteers/staff from
        other museum departments, outside agencies, and the general
        public

    *   Participate in Conservation's public consultation and
        teaching activities

Qualifications:

    *   Master's degree in Conservation.  Five years of experience
        in textiles conservation, with at least five years in a
        museum setting *or* an acceptable equivalent in education
        and experience

    *   Proven knowledge of textile materials and techniques; the
        physical, chemical and biological deterioration of fibres;
        and current practices in their examination, treatment and
        preservation in storage and on display

    *   Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member
        of a team, to enlist the cooperation and involvement of
        others, and to provide supervision when required

    *   Excellent leadership and interpersonal skill

    *   Excellent oral and written communication skills

    *   Proven time and resource planning management abilities

    *   Photographic and computer skills are required

    *   French language skills are an asset

Salary Range: $50,194.00 per year
Grade 14 Provisional

Please reply in writing to:

    Keenan Wowk
    Human Resources Coordinator
    Royal Ontario Museum
    100 Queen's Park
    Toronto M5S 2C6
    Fax: 416-586-5827

prior to 3 p.m. on June 23, 2007.


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