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Subject: Position at Winterthur Museum

Position at Winterthur Museum

From: Lois Price <lprice<-a>
Date: Friday, March 28, 2008
Paper conservator
The Winterthur Museum and Country Estate

The Winterthur Museum and Country Estate seeks a Paper Conservator
to head the Paper Conservation Laboratory and teach in the
Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation
(WUDPAC).  Responsibilities include conservation of the
institution's art-on-paper collections, management of the Paper
Conservation and Preservation Housing Laboratories, collaboration
with museum and conservation staff to achieve institutional
preservation goals, and teaching, advising and mentoring masters
level conservation students.  The Winterthur Museum comprises the
largest single collection of American Decorative Arts 1640-1860,
including approximately 4,000 works-of-art on paper, complex
composite objects and a research library encompassing significant
collections of design drawings and printed ephemera. WUDPAC is one
of five graduate programs in art conservation in the United States;
this position includes an adjunct faculty appointment in paper
conservation.

The successful candidate will examine and treat a variety of
paper-based objects including those for exhibition, loan and
acquisition. He/she will work closely with curatorial, exhibition
and other departments to design, schedule and coordinate projects.
The position requires collaboration with scientists and conservators
in other disciplines, participation in museum and WUDPAC programming
and interaction with museum members, donors and the public. Research
and technical examination are encouraged for incorporation in
professional presentations, teaching and publications.

In addition to a thorough knowledge of the history and technology of
art-on-paper, the candidate should demonstrate superior hand skills,
mastery of a wide variety of treatment options, an understanding of
conservation science and analytical techniques as they relate to
paper-based materials, and thorough familiarity with museum
preservation standards and practices.  Superior verbal and written
communication skills and teaching experience are required.
Familiarity with digital documentation techniques, with the
conservation of photographs and library materials and
connoisseurship of prints and drawings is desirable.

Minimum qualifications: The applicant must hold a Master's degree in
conservation with a minimum of 10 years of experience or a
Bachelor's degree and equivalent training with a minimum of 12 years
of experience. Supervisory experience and past employment in the
conservation department of a museum is desirable.

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter and resume to

    Human resources
    Winterthur Museum and Country Estate
    Winterthur DE 19735
    jobs<-a t->winterthur< . >org

EOE

A. Shonie Castle
Employment Manager

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