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Position at Metropolitan Museum of Art

From: Evelyn Bhatnagar <evelyn.bhatnagar<-a>
Date: Friday, May 2, 2008
Assistant or Associate Conservator
Furniture and Wooden Objects
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Sherman Fairchild Center for Objects Conservation at The
Metropolitan Museum of Art seeks a conservator of Furniture and
Wooden Objects.

The Assistant/Associate Conservator will be given independent
responsibilities, concentrating on the care, treatment, and research
of furniture and wooden objects in several curatorial departments,
including those of Nineteenth, Twentieth Century and Contemporary
Art, Medieval Art and Asian Art.  The conservator will help with the
research and treatment for the purpose of acquisitions, loans, and
exhibitions. In the Sherman Fairchild Center for Objects
Conservation, the Assistant/Associate Conservator will work closely
with three fellow furniture conservators, an upholstery conservator
and a gilding conservator, and alongside 25 conservators with other
specialties.

The applicant is expected to have experience in the examination and
treatment of furniture and wooden objects from different cultures
and time periods.  Experience in the examination and treatment of
modern materials, polychrome wood, and bio-deteriorated wood would
be preferable, while experience in microscopic wood identification
would be beneficial.  Required qualifications include excellent
analytical and organizational skills, team working and communication
skills, demonstrable experience with woodworking tools, as well as
proficiency in computer documentation and digital photography.

Candidates must have a degree from a recognized graduate
conservation program (or the equivalent), and several years of
professional experience as a conservator of furniture or wooden
objects preferably in a Museum context. The Assistant/Associate
Conservator position is full-time and includes full benefits. Salary
and title will be based on the qualifications and background of the
successful candidate.

Application deadline: June 13, 2008

Send letter of interest and curriculum vitae (as a Word document
only) to: employoppty<-a t->metmuseum< . >org or via fax to 212-570-3882.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028-0198

Equal Opportunity Employer

Evelyn Bhatnagar
Administrative Coordinator
The Sherman Fairchild Center for Objects Conservation
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
NY, NY 10028
212-396-5351
Fax: 212-570-3854


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