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Subject: Position at Qatar Museums Authority

Position at Qatar Museums Authority

From: Maria Matta <mmatta<-at->
Date: Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Senior Photography Conservator
International Media Museum, IMM
Qatar Museums Authority
Doha, Qatar

The IMM possesses one of the most outstanding and valuable
photographic collections in the region and one that ranks with major
collections through the world. The photographs are of exceptional
quality and span from the 19th century to present. The collection
includes photographs from early daguerreotypes through albums and
photography - illustrated books to contemporary color photographs
and photographic advertising poster. Also IMM possesses a collection
of films and photographic and film technology as well as a
significant rare book collection.

The IMM is seeking a suitably qualified and experienced candidate to
work full-time in collaboration with the Head Photography
Conservator on the long term preservation and restoration planning
of the collections.

Job Responsibilities

    In conjunction with the head conservator, identifies problems
    and suggests appropriate approach based on established
    treatment standards.

    Proposes and carries out treatments and repairs to photography
    materials with minimal supervision and in accordance with
    accepted standards for conservation practice.

    Designs and makes complex, custom-fit enclosures for fragile
    materials bearing in mind the unique needs of those formats and
    their chemical interactions with the materials available for
    construction. Selects and uses appropriate specialized tools and
    equipment for the treatment task; this includes but is not
    limited to matt cutter machine, ultrasonic welder, suction
    table; may also perform maintenance on this equipment.

    Examines materials through a set of visual techniques and as
    appropriate, using specialized equipment such as stereoscopes
    and X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy.

    Assists in the preparation of photography materials for
    exhibition. Assists with disaster recovery operations, following
    standard recovery procedures.

Required Education and Experience:

    Bachelor Degree in Photograph or Paper Conservation from a
    recognized art conservation training program or equivalent and 5
    years of related work experience in the examination and
    treatment of photographic works.

Required Skills and Abilities

    Well developed practical skills are essential and the ability to
    carry out complex treatments with limited supervision. A broad
    knowledge of materials and methods used in the photographic
    technology is essential, as well as communication and
    organization skills. Computer skills including experience in
    word processing and databases is essential.

Enquiries related to this position should be directed to:

    Maria Matta
    Head Photography Conservator
    International Media Museum (IMM)
    Qatar Museums Authority
    Doha, Qatar
    +974 44525881

Please note that the required languages used in Doha are in English
or Arabic.

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