Mellon Fellow: Objects Conservation—Conservation
The Mellon Fellow assists the Museum's object conservators with examinations, research, and treatments, and participates in preservation activities. This two-year fellowship offers an opportunity to join the objects conservation team, consisting of two full-time and two part-time staff members working within the Conservation lab alongside painting and paper conservation, and be introduced to all aspects of conservation within a museum setting.
- Master's degree in art conservation from a recognized conservation training program
- Experience in examining objects, writing conservation reports, and producing conservation documentation photographs
- Skills in basic treatments such as cleaning, consolidation, reconstruction, and compensation
- Familiarity with analytical techniques and equipment
- Proficiency in basic hand skills
- Knowledge of art history, chemistry, and conservation ethics
- Ability to work as part of a team in a fast-paced environment
- Excellent communication skills
- Experience with MBI, IR, and X-ray imaging techniques, pXRF and FORS a plus
- Carry out research, documentation, and treatment of paintings as part of the Museum's priorities and exhibition program, as directed
- Produce and maintain technical documentation
- Assist in evaluating objects for loan and exhibition, working with registrars, art handlers, designers, Collections, Education, Development, and Curatorial staff
Start date: September 2020; this is a two-year position, with the option to continue for a third year.
Reports to: Chief Conservator
Position type: Full-time
Union status: Non-union
FLSA status: Non-exempt
Schedule: 35 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm
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