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Subject: Position at LACMA

Position at LACMA

From: Mark Gilberg <mgilberg<-at->
Date: Friday, July 27, 2012
Assistant Photograph Conservator
Paper Conservation Laboratory
Conservation Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is seeking a full-time,
photograph conservator to work within the paper conservation
laboratory. The conservator will participate in all departmental
activities including documentation, analysis and treatment for the
photographic collection and will assist with paper related projects
in the conservation lab as work load and deadlines necessitate.

The photographic collection: The Wallis Annenberg Photography
Department at LACMA has holdings of more than fifteen thousand works
that span the period from the mediums invention in1839 to the
present. In addition, to gelatin-silver prints and
chromogenic-development prints, the collection includes examples of
nineteenth-century cased images; twentieth-century experimental
processes; contemporary color images; and images that are created,
manipulated and/or printed digitally.

Essential duties and responsibilities: The applicant will perform
comprehensive treatments on a wide variety of photographic materials
and advise on the loan and exhibition of the collections including
the preparation of condition reports. The candidate will also
participate in condition surveys and need assessments for the
collection and assist with rehousing projects. The candidate should
demonstrate knowledge of the history of photography, the evolution
of historic and contemporary photography, and have expertise in the
analysis and use of non-destructive analytical examination for all
types of photographic materials.  Other duties may include serving
as a courier for works of art on loan, supervising interns, fellows
and volunteers, environmental monitoring and routine lab

Minimum requirements:  The candidate should have a Master's degree
from a recognized conservation training program with a
specialization in photographic materials or a comparable combination
of professional training.  Experience with the conservation of works
on paper will also be considered as part of qualifications.  Good
oral, written and interpersonal communication skills, demonstrating
an ability to work in a group environment are preferred. Other
required skills include: computer proficiency, strong organizational
abilities and knowledge of preservation theory and standards of
conservation practice.

Applications:  Position is available immediately. Title and salary
will be commensurate with experience.  A competitive benefits
package is provided. Position is open until filled.

To apply:  Submit letter of intent and resume and the names and
contact information for three professional references to

    Mark Gilberg
    Director, Conservation Center
    Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Mark Gilberg, MS, PhD
Suzanne D. Booth and David G. Booth
Conservation Center Director
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90036
Fax: 323-857-4754
Mobile: 602-757-1161

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Received on Friday, 27 July, 2012

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