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Position at University of Pennsylvania

From: Lynn Grant <lgrant0<-at->
Date: Thursday, May 17, 2012
Project Conservator
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and
Anthropology (Penn Museum), an internationally renowned educational
and research institution dedicated to the understanding of cultural
diversity and the exploration of the history of humankind, is
pleased to offer a one-year term-funded position in Objects
Conservation beginning in September 2012. This position could be
renewable contingent upon available funding. The conservator's work
will focus on treatment and rehousing of human mummies and
associated funerary goods (coffins, cartonnage, etc)  from the
Museum's Egyptian collections.

The Project Conservator will be responsible for conservation of
artifacts from the Museum's Egyptian collections in the context of
the Open Conservation Laboratory. The primary duties include
treatment of artifacts, researching conservation materials and
techniques, providing conservation input with regard to exhibition
and storage. Other duties include interaction with the public,
maintaining a social media presence, and training docents for tours
of the Open Conservation Laboratory. The Project Conservator will be
expected to work a Tuesday through Saturday weekly schedule.

Qualifications:  The candidate must be a graduate of a recognized
Masters-level conservation training program with at least three
years of professional experience after graduation, preferably in a
similar institution.  Sound work habits, personal initiative, and
organizational skills, excellent written and verbal communication
skills, along with the ability to undertake moderate to heavy
lifting are essential. Candidate will uphold collegial and
collaborative working relationships with conservation staff and
other departments. Candidate should be comfortable with social media
outreach and with regular interaction with the public on both a
casual and a more formal basis Compensation is commensurate with
qualifications, and will include the Museum's benefits package.

To apply, please go to

    <URL:https://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1337263741455>

to submit your application for the position.  The reference number
is 120532608; click on the 'Search Postings' button and put that
reference number in the dialog box.

Lynn A Grant
Head Conservator
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
3260 South St
Philadelphia, PA  19104
215-898-2787


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