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Subject: Position at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Position at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

From: Diana DiRamio <ddiramio<-at->
Date: Thursday, August 2, 2012
Collections Care Specialist
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Under the general direction of the Collections Manager, the
Collections Care Specialist will perform duties related to the care
of the collections. This is a full-time term position, scheduled to
end on June 30, 2013; the position may be renewed each July 1st.

Essential Functions:

    Transport and supervise the movement of art objects.

    Assist with the loading and unloading of art shipments.

    Assist with gallery and exhibition installations.

    Participate in cleaning program and perform routine dusting and
    cleaning of art objects.

    Label art objects.

    Help monitor environmental conditions and condition of art
    objects in exhibition and storage areas.

    Assist with special packing needs of art objects.

    Perform data entry as required in collections management
    database, including recording of object movements.

    Assist in daily operations of Objects Conservation Laboratory;
    duties include: ordering, stocking and organizing lab spaces and
    supplies, and maintaining chemical inventory and safety
    procedures and guidelines.

    Assist conservators on projects, object documentation, handling
    and movement.

    Perform condition reporting of discrete collections of
    3-dimensional objects.

    May be requested to participate in courier trips.

    Support operational activity at offsite facility one or more
    days per week as instructed; duties include: prepare artwork for
    shipment and for visiting curatorial and conservation staff,
    assist facility managers in monitoring conditions, assist in
    annual audit of collections.

    Assist in the design and execution of mounts for art objects on
    display and specialized supports in storage.

    Assist in photographic setups involving art objects.

    Keep abreast of latest developments in the field through
    professional publications, courses and conferences.

Qualifications:

    Applicants must have practical experience in art handling in a
    museum environment.

    General knowledge of conservation and conservation materials.

    General knowledge of digital photography and computer literacy.

    Experience in conservation laboratory preferred.

Application materials are being accepted immediately. For
consideration, please submit letter of interest and resume to:
resumes<-at->mfa<.>org. You may also submit your materials via postal mail
to

    Human Resources Department
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
    465 Huntington Avenue
    Boston MA 02115

Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is an Equal Opportunity Employer and
seeks diversity in its workforce.


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