Assistant Paintings Conservator [Museum of Fine Arts, Boston]

Posted by Tegan Kehoe on July 22, 1974 in job announcements |

Apply by August 22, 2014

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston seeks a full-time Assistant Paintings Conservator to fill an 18-month term position beginning summer 2014. This is one of two positions focused on the conservation of a very large 18th century painting by Benjamin West. Essential functions include: undertake treatment and research of painting; interact and communicate with visitors directly and through “new media;” document object condition and conservation work in writing and through photography, in accordance with departmental standards in collections database system; contribute to research, reports, lectures, and scholarly articles for the project.

This is a term position, with full-time benefits, scheduled to end 18 months from hire date. 35 hours/week; Mon-Fri, 9:00am-5:00pm.  

Applicants should have a Master’s degree (M.A. or M.S.) with a specialization in paintings conservation from a recognized conservation training program. At least one and a half years of post-training experience is required. Comfort with working in a conservation studio open to the public and with interacting with the public is essential. Structural as well as aesthetic treatment skills are required for this challenging project. Strong in-painting skills desirable. Ability to work and excel as part of a team and in a rapidly-paced environment required. Excellent written, photo documentation, and communication skills are essential.
How To Apply:
Application materials are due by August 22, 2014. For consideration, please submit letter of interest, résumé, and two letters of recommendation to: resumes@mfa.org. Materials may also be submitted via postal mail to: Human Resources Department, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115. Confirmation of receipt of complete applications will be sent via e-mail. Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks diversity in its workforce.


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