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Subject: Position at Henry Ford

Position at Henry Ford

From: Mary Fahey <maryf<-a>
Date: Friday, August 29, 2008
Objects Conservator
The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford (comprising the Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield
Village, Ford Rouge Factory Tour and other venues) seeks candidates
for the position of Objects Conservator for our transportation,
mechanical, scientific and timekeeping collections.  Successful
candidate will have the opportunity to work with one of the world's
premier transportation and industrial collections in an innovative
and dynamic work environment and to will help to continue The Henry
Ford's leadership in the care of transportation and other mechanical
collections in unique exhibitions and programs.

The Objects Conservator will be responsible for the execution of
conservation activities for exhibitions, loans, condition surveys
and the general care of assigned collections including the
examination, analysis, research and treatment of artifacts as
assigned. The Conservator must be able to work in a manner that
adheres to the AIC Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice and to
remain abreast of current conservation and analytical techniques.
Specific responsibilities include all aspects of preservation for
the museum's Historic Technological Collections including but not
limited to: mechanical, scientific, transportation and timekeeping
artifacts requiring expertise in the conservation of metal, glass,
wood, painted surfaces, ceramics and modern materials. Individual
must be energetic and able to work in a dynamic environment on
multiple projects simultaneously.

Position Responsibilities:

    Serve as a conservation liaison for assigned projects including
    condition surveys, storage upgrades, artifact loans, grant
    projects, exhibitions and contract projects for outside clients

    Manage the conservation and preservation component of assigned
    projects including storage upgrades, exhibitions, condition
    assessments and operational maintenance

    Document conservation treatments and the condition of artifacts
    utilizing the Argus collection management system and photography

    Provide training and supervision of technicians and volunteers
    as assigned

    Manage assigned laboratories and work areas

    Reports to the Chief Conservator

Minimum Requirements

    B.A. from four-year College or university with a major in
    Chemistry, Art, Art History, or a related major course of study

    M.A. in art conservation from an accredited conservation
    training program or equivalent training and 2 years supervised
    conservation treatment experience

    Experience working with functional artifacts (automobiles,
    clocks, scientific instruments, machinery) and practical
    knowledge of microscopy, material science, elementary analysis,
    and photography required.  General ability to use Windows-based
    computers; good oral and written communication skills; good
    hand-eye coordination and the ability to work cooperatively in a
    team environment required. General understanding of climate
    control; exhibition standards and lighting are desirable

Compensation: Competitive with excellent benefits package.

For Consideration: Qualified applicants should send resumes,
curricula vitae, or other relevant credentials to:

    Mary Fahey
    Chief Conservator
    Conservation Department
    The Henry Ford
    20900 Oakwood Avenue
    Dearborn, Michigan, 48124
    maryf<-a t->thehenry< . >org


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