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Subject: Position at Denver Art Museum

Position at Denver Art Museum

From: Sarah E. Melching <smelching<-at->
Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Textile Conservator
Denver Art Museum

The Denver Art Museum is seeking a full-time, assistant- or
associate-level conservator to oversee the conservation needs of its
textile collection. At this time, the museum is expanding its
exhibit, storage and working spaces dedicated to textiles.  The
scope of this project will require working closely with the curator
of textile arts. Funding for this position is guaranteed for five
years with the intent of extending it permanently.

The comprehensive holding of the Textile Art Department consists of
more than 5,000 textiles, from ancient and archeological examples of
pre-Columbian and Coptic textiles to contemporary art in fiber. The
collection encompasses both flat textiles and costume items.
Strengths of the collection include quilts, coverlets and samplers;
Chinese costumes and textiles; substantial Indian and Indonesian
holdings. In addition, there are 20,000 objects from the Native
American Arts collection that contain textile components.

The candidate should have a degree from a recognized conservation
training program, or equivalent. A minimum of three years
post-graduate experience is required.  The conservator will perform
conservation treatment of museum objects as assigned; review objects
for acquisition and loan purposes; assure accuracy and completeness
of records and reports; share laboratory management duties as
assigned and promote the conservation department through research,
lectures, professional publications and teaching.

The conservator will report to the Director of Conservation. Sound
work habits, personal initiative and organizational skills,
excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential.
Candidate will uphold collegial and collaborative working
relationships with conservation staff and other departments.

Applications will be accepted through 5 pm, February 8, 2012.

Inquiries may be directed to

    Sarah Melching
    Silber Director of Conservation

The museum offers a full benefit package.  Position and salary will
be commensurate with successful applicant's qualifications and

To apply, please submit a letter of application, resume and contact
information for three references, plus three conservation treatment
examples to:

    Denver Art Museum
    100 West 14th Avenue
    Denver, CO 80204
    Attn. HR
    Fax: 720-913-2768

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