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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: Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Assistant Paintings Conservator
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston seeks a full-time Assistant
Paintings Conservator to fill a one-year term position beginning
January 2013. This term position will have full-time benefits and is
scheduled to end on December 31, 2013.

Under the general direction of the lab head:

Undertake conservation and treatment of modern and contemporary
paintings, with emphasis on preventive conservation. Work will
involve all facets of conservation, including conservation
assessments, remedial treatments, preparation of objects for
installation, loan, exhibition, and acquisition, and courier duties.

Essential Functions:

    Determine need for conservation, and clean, conserve and treat

    Perform technical and some scientific analysis as needed to help
    determine method of manufacture, material structure,
    deterioration, dating, authenticity and past conservation work.

    Document conservation work in writing and through photography.

    Assist in preparing condition reports for potential and new

    Work with conservators, collections care staff, registrars, and
    curators on all aspects of transport, analysis, storage,
    installation and display of objects.

    Monitor environmental conditions and stability in storage and
    exhibition spaces.

    Travel, courier and install exhibitions.

    Perform supervised research in the field of conservation and art
    history, and may be asked to contribute to reports and scholarly
    articles and work with or respond to inquiries from other
    departments, museums, consultants, scholars, vendors and the

    Keep abreast of developments in the conservation field via
    journals, abstracts and attendance at conferences.


    Applicants should have a Master's degree (M.A. or M.S.) with a
    specialization in paintings conservation from a recognized
    conservation training program.

    At least two years of post-training experience is required,
    preferably in modern and contemporary paintings.

    Ability to excel in rapidly-paced environment.

    Excellent written, photo documentation, and communication skills
    are essential.

Application materials are due by October 31, 2012. For
consideration, please submit letter of interest, resume, and two
letters of recommendation 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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