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Position at Walters Art Museum

From: Terry Drayman-Weisser <tweisser<-at->
Date: Sunday, September 27, 2009
Conservation Scientist
The Walters Art Museum

The Walters Art Museum, with collections from antiquity through the
early 20th century, seeks applicants for a senior conservation
scientist position.  The successful candidate will join the staff of
the Walters Division of Conservation and Technical Research and will
be responsible for working within the institution to plan, develop,
and head a conservation science department within the Division.
He/she will carry out research/analysis relating to the technical
study of works of art, facilitating their examination, preservation,
and treatment, and may also initiate research in areas of special
interest.  The conservation scientist will collaborate with
conservators and curators and may also work on projects with members
of other institutions.  The conservation scientist will select and
maintain in-house research/analytical equipment.  Additional
equipment also may be available at nearby universities, hospitals,
and other facilities.  The conservation scientist reports to the
Director of Conservation and Technical Research and is expected to
participate in master and strategic planning, creation and
management of budgets, and in division and museum-wide committees
and outreach.

Qualifications

Required:

    Ph.D in chemistry/physical sciences

    Significant experience in analytical chemistry and materials
    identification relating to both organic and inorganic materials
    comprising works of art from ancient times through the early
    20th century

    Skill and experience using a broad range of analytical
    techniques and equipment, including XRF, XRD, FTIR, GC/MS, and
    knowledge of other techniques such as Raman microscopy, SEM/EDS
    and WDS, UV-VIS spectrophotometry, HPLC, ICP/MS as well as other
    appropriate techniques

    Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and good scientific
    method

    Skill in maintaining analytical equipment

    Ability to multitask

    Manual dexterity

    Good communication skills, especially in communicating science
    to a non-technical audience

    Strong interest in collaborative research

Preferred:

    Experience working as part of a team
    Experience working in a museum environment or with works of art
    Record of peer-reviewed publications
    Knowledge of art and art history
    Experience creating and working with budgets

Salary is commensurate with experience.  Excellent benefits package
and travel stipend provided.

Funding for this position has been made possible through the
generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest with CV by
Nov. 1, 2009, to:

    The Walters Art Museum
    600 N. Charles Street
    Baltimore, MD  21201
    ATTN:  Human Resources Department - CS

The Walters Art Museum is an EOE
A drug and alcohol free environment

Terry Drayman-Weisser
The Dorothy Wagner Wallis Director of Conservation and Technical
    Research
Fax: 410-837-1274
410-547-9000, ext. 291


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