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  • Position at Asian Art Museum of San Fr.: Head of Conservatio

    Posted by harp on 28. januára 2007 o 16:56

    Head of Conservation
    Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

    (Search reopened)

    The Asian Art Museum, a premier San Francisco institution, is one of
    the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to
    Asian art. The museum’s magnificent and priceless collection of more
    than 17,000 objects, including paintings, sculpture, ceramics,
    bronzes, jades, and textiles, exemplifies the artistic
    accomplishments of countries and cultures throughout Asia. In 2003
    the museum relocated to an historic Civic Center building which
    underwent a multi-million dollar renovation to become the Asian Art
    Museum’s spectacular new home.

    * The museum began recruiting for a Head of Conservation in
    2006 but placed the recruitment on temporary hold while
    pursuing a Mellon Grant to fund conservation efforts. This
    $1.5M grant has now been received, allowing for a
    conservation endowment of $2.5M.

    The Asian Art Museum is seeking an experienced conservator with
    strong managerial, leadership, and communication skills to supervise
    and coordinate the staff and operations of the Conservation
    Laboratory for this world-renowned collection.

    Reporting to the Director of Museum Services, the Head of
    Conservation directs and manages the staff and activities of the
    Conservation department; supervises and performs highly skilled
    conservation work, including examination, research, treatment,
    documentation, and preparation for exhibition of Asian art objects.
    He/she manages all administrative duties related to the operations
    of the department, and serves as the museum’s chief spokesperson on
    conservation issues.

    The Head of Conservation performs highly skilled conservation work;
    determines standards and procedures for the care of Asian artworks
    within the museum, in exhibitions, and on loan; devises restoration
    and preservation methods and techniques; consults with curators,
    scientists, and external conservators; liaises with outside
    specialists such as painting mounters and framers; and provides
    information on conservation matters to museum staff, colleagues and
    the public.

    The ideal candidate will have a significant record of professional
    accomplishments that may also include publishing and research.
    Bringing energy and vision, the candidate will be able to anticipate
    the future needs of the institution and to design effective systems
    for meeting the museum’s obligations with regard to the care and
    preservation of the collection.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Master’s Degree in Art Conservation from a recognized college or
    university, or a Master of Arts Degree in Art History with a
    Certificate in Conservation from a recognized Conservation
    Training Program. The desired candidate will have a strong
    background in object conservation and experience with Asian art,
    although outstanding candidates with other conservation
    specializations will also be considered.

    Five (5) years of verifiable museum conservation experience,
    beyond the degree or certificate, with the techniques, materials
    and equipment used in the conservation of Asian art objects; or
    an equivalent combination of education, training and experience;
    experience must include at least two (2) years of supervision.

    Demonstrated knowledge of: the technology, materials and
    equipment used in the conservation of works of Asian art;
    procedures relating to the examination and the preventative and
    corrective treatment of art objects; the environmental and
    handling requirements for storage, exhibition and travel of art

    Ability to: examine and determine the condition and conservation
    needs of works of art; plan, direct and implement research
    strategies to determine the date, authenticity and fabrication
    of Asian art objects; work collaboratively with curatorial staff
    in research projects.

    Ability to provide sound advice and recommendations regarding
    the design of facilities to ensure the proper display, storage
    and treatment of works of art.

    Ability to: organize and manage complex projects; analyze
    complicated administrative problems, evaluate alternative
    solutions and adopt effective courses of action; develop and
    manage budgets.

    Ability to: supervise, direct, motivate and evaluate staff,
    interns and volunteers; establish and maintain cooperative and
    effective working relationships with museum staff, visitors,
    volunteers, donors and representatives of other museums.

    Strong leadership, interpersonal, planning and organizational
    skills; excellent written and oral communication skills;
    effective presentation, negotiation, problem solving, and
    conflict resolution skills.

    Compensation: Excellent compensation and benefits package

    Apply online at <URL:http://www.asianart.org&gt; or send a letter of
    interest and resume as soon as possible to:

    Human Resources
    Asian Art Museum
    200 Larkin Street
    San Francisco, CA 94102
    Fax: 415-861-2359

    The Asian Art Museum is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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