CONSERVATOR ASSISTANT

Location
Philadelphia, PA
Posted
Jun 14, 2018
Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Duties: The Project Conservator Assistant is responsible for assisting the Project Conservator for the Ancient Egypt and Nubia Galleries. The primary duties include assisting in the researching of appropriate treatment techniques and materials, leading to a treatment proposal; carrying out conservation treatment of Egyptian artifacts to prepare them for removal from the building; keeping written, photographic, and electronic records of work; and keeping current with developments in the field through readings, conferences, online discussions, and personal contacts. The Project Conservator Assistant will also share in the regular duties of the Department, including staffing the Artifact Lab and interacting with public at designated Open Window times. This is a one-year, term funded position with renewal subject to funding and Museum needs.

Qualifications: BA/BS with a major in Conservation required with at least two years of professional conservation experience required. Preference will be given to candidates who have graduated from a recognized Masters-level conservation training program. Sound work habits, personal initiative, and organizational skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, along with the ability to undertake moderate to heavy lifting are essential. Experience with working on elevated work platforms desirable. Candidate will uphold collegial and collaborative working relationships with conservation staff and other departments.

Reference Number: 26-29033

Salary Grade: 024

Employment Type: Non-Exempt

Org: University Museum

Special Requirements:

Job Family: Y-Clerical Client Service

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