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Subject: Position at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Position at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

From: Steve Pine <spine<-a>
Date: Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Assistant Conservator, Decorative Arts
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Reports To: The Decorative Arts Conservator
Date Needed: April 2008 (3 year grant-funded position)

Salaried, Exempt, Full Time, 35 hours/week

Salary: Commensurate with Experience and Education

Benefits: Group Medical and Dental Insurance, Life and Long Term
Disability Insurance, Pension Plan, Credit Union, Flexible
Compensation Plan, Paid Time Off, Reserve Time Off, and Holiday Pay

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm
Work Location: Rosine, a non-smoking facility

The Assistant Conservator will join the fourteen member Conservation
Department at the MFAH.   The position will support the treatment,
exhibition and study of nearly 17,000 objects ranging in date from
the seventeenth through twenty-first centuries in the diverse
holdings of The Bayou Bend Collection, The Rienzi Center for the
Study of European Decorative Arts, and The Modern and Contemporary
Decorative Arts Collection.

Responsibilities:

    Assist in all aspects of the appropriate care and treatment of
    those collections with particular attention to preventive care,
    remedial treatments

    Help implement a program for transfer of collections storage to
    a new facility

    Assist in development and transfer of conservation records to a
    new database as part of a three year IMLS / National Leadership
    Grant

    Maintenance of woodworking shop

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

    Must possess a sound foundation in historic materials and
    fabrication techniques of case furniture, upholstery and gilding

    Familiarity with diverse modern materials and fabrication
    techniques is a plus

    Should have exceptional manual dexterity, good communication
    skills and show high proficiency in managing digital imaging and
    computer documentation records

Education and Experience:

    An advanced degree in art conservation from a recognized
    conservation program with a specialization in furniture or
    objects, or the equivalent training is required

Send resume to

    Human Resources
    Job 128
    PO Box 6826
    Houston TX 77265-6826
    Fax: 713-639-7597
    jobs<-a t->mfah< . >org

or apply at

    <URL:http://www.mfah.org/employment


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