Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is looking for an Assistant Conservator, Objects in the Conservation Center. The description and info can be found below:
Reporting to the Senior Conservator for Objects, the Assistant Conservator works collaboratively with the entire conservation staff in all aspects of the care and preservation of the museum's encyclopedic collection of artwork dating from antiquity to the present.
Some duties include: prepares and reviews condition reports for works of art on loan and new acquisitions; prepares treatment proposals and reports in order to document all conservation work; undertakes the conservation and restoration of works of art; performs research and interacts with curators and other professionals to understand significance of artwork and artist's intentions; advises on appropriate environmental conditions for the safe display and storage of works of art; acts as courier for traveling exhibitions and loans; assists conservation staff with the routine maintenance of the laboratory and the ordering of equipment and supplies; responds to questions from the general public; performs other duties or special projects as assigned; maintains regular and reliable attendance.
The qualified candidate will have a Master's degree from a recognized conservation training program, with a specialization in objects
conservation, and 3-5 years of related experience. Further postgraduate work and/or several years of employment in conservation is strongly preferred. Experience with the installation and de-installation of exhibitions and larger projects such as maintenance of outdoor sculptures is desired. A demonstrated ability to treat a wide variety of three-dimensional objects, communicate effectively, and work well with other museum staff is essential.
This position requires a flexible work schedule to allow frequent national and international travel. Active involvement in professional groups such as AIC, ICOM-CC, or ICC is also desirable.
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**Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae, including a list of three professional references.*
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