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Position at Museum of New Mexico

From: Mark Giles MacKenzie <mark.mackenzie<-at->
Date: Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Senior Conservator - Textiles
Conservation unit of Museum Resources Division
Museums of New Mexico

A position of Senior Conservator - Textiles is currently available
with Museums of New Mexico - Conservation unit of Museum Resources
Division Department of Cultural Affairs, State of New Mexico.

The position reports to the Chief Conservator, Director of
Conservation and is full-time, 40 hours per week.

The textile conservator works to preserve and conserve the textile
and related material collections from multiple state museums, state
monuments, provides emergency response, carries out public outreach,
conducts scientific investigations, etc.

The textile conservator works within a team environment, in a system
comprising two conservation laboratories, a science unit, etc.

These conservation laboratories are located in Santa Fe, New Mexico
and the majority of the collections normally cared for are as well.

For more general information visit the website for the New Mexico
Department of Cultural Affairs:

    <URL:http://www.newmexicoculture.org/index.php>

The salary range is from $13.30 through $23.64 per hour, $27,664 to
$49,171.20 depending upon experience and education. It is a
permanent position and has full benefits.

Closing Date:  Dec. 15, 2012
Interviews to begin mid-January 2013

The name of this position and its descriptor is "Senior
Conservator-Textiles (DCA #61746) and it is within the Department of
Cultural Affairs.  Job posting and online application form are to be
found at the New Mexico State Personnel Office job application site:

    <URL:http://agency.governmentjobs.com/newmexico/default.cfm>
    search for "conservator", job number, etc.

Please be advised that the official State Personnel Office job
listing uses language from the master class description which is
used for registrars, collection management, museum technicians,
preparators and last but not least conservators.  As such it is
overly generalized and really not descriptive of this position.  In
fact it is terrible. It is badly in need of overhaul and will be
quite confusing reading for professional conservators.  Bureaucracy
being what it is that overhaul will not happen for some time if at
all.

I have prepared a descriptive document which provides accurate
information for this position.  It is available upon request from
me, please use the contact information in my signature block. Please
ensure that you put your name and  "Senior Conservator-Textiles (DCA
#61746) in the subject heading of any email so that I may respond
appropriately and timely.

Please note, this is important:  If you are interested and submit an
application via the State Personnel Office website please send me an
email expressing that fact and include a copy of your resume.  The
web application process has issues and I wish to ensure that
qualified applicants are properly considered but all official
applications will be made using the online form.

Mark MacKenzie
Chief Conservator
Director of Museums of New Mexico
Conservation Museum Resources Division
Department of Cultural Affairs
120 Lincoln Ave.
Santa Fe, NM 87505
505-476-5081
Fax: 505-476-1227
Mobile: upon request


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