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Position at Fashion Institute of Technology

From: Vincent Igneri <vigneri<-at->
Date: Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Conservation Technologist
Museum Conservation Laboratory (520)
Fashion Institute of Technology
The Museum at FIT
New York, NY

Staff, Full Time
Days/Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am - 5 pm

Salary: $46,915 per annum (Schedule 91/0)

The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), part of the State
University of New York and an internationally renowned college of
art, design, business and technology with a strong emphasis on
liberal arts, invites applications for the position of Conservation
Technologist for the Museum at FIT.

The Conservation Technologist will provide general support for the
activities of the Conservation department in the Museum at FIT. Job
duties include assisting with the general care and preservation of
the museum's costume, textile, and accessory collections and
assisting with the examination and preparation of condition reports
for new acquisitions of museum objects. The Conservation
Technologist will assist with the preparation, installation,
maintenance, and de-installation of the museum's costume exhibitions
and the ordering of conservation supplies and the maintenance of the
Conservation Lab and its equipment. They will, under supervision, be
responsible for preparation of museum collection objects for
storage, including vacuuming and labeling and will assist in the
construction of mounts, storage containers, and hangars for costume
and textile objects.

This is a general description and is not to be construed as
all-inclusive.

Requirements:

Minimum requirements are a Bachelor's degree in conservation or
museum studies (Master's is preferred) and at least one year of
related professional experience working with a costume collection in
a museum setting; strong interpersonal skills and the ability to
work effectively both independently and as part of a large team, the
ability to effectively multi-task on multiple projects concurrently,
excellent organizational skills, proficiency with Microsoft Office
suite software, and the ability to learn the Museum at FIT's
collections management system as well as a familiarity with, or
ability to learn, the TMS museum collections database. Preferred
candidates will also evidence the desire and ability to learn and
keep current with the latest developments in conservation practices.

Application Instructions:

For consideration, please submit the following documents online::

    Resume
    Cover letter
    A list of three professional references with telephone numbers
    and email addresses

Returning Applicants:  Login to your FITNYC Careers Account to check
your submitted application material.

Please note that due to the high volume of applications we receive,
we are unable to contact each applicant individually regarding his
or her application status.

About Fashion Institute of Technology: The Fashion Institute of
Technology (FIT), part of the State University of New York and an
internationally renowned college of art, design, business and
technology with a strong emphasis on liberal arts, invites
applications for the position of Conservation Technologist for the
Museum at FIT. For more information about FIT, please visit

    <URL:http://www.fitnyc.edu>

For more information about the Museum at FIT, please visit

    <URL:http://fitnyc.edu/3662.asp>

FIT has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and is an
affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.


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