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Winterthur Position Announced

From DistList 24:42.

Preventative Conservation Aide
Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library

Job responsibilities: Is to implement preventive conservation in assigned collection areas. This includes dusting, cleaning and vacuuming of objects and spaces in the period rooms, galleries and storage areas as well as environmental monitoring and pest control.

The Preventive Conservation Aide keeps watch over the collection to
ensure its well being throughout his/her work day. He/she will
assist with object movement. He/She will assist with conservation
projects, such as participating in the Collections Emergency
Response Team or working with the Lighting Team to change lamps,
setting Lutron lighting programs, and adjusting or servicing hardware.

Job Requirements:

Minimum education: High school diploma/GED (plus 5 years exp) or
BA in Art History or related field (plus 1 year exp).

Minimum knowledge/skills: Able to work with other departments.
Demonstrated sensitivity to the condition, presentation and
needs of the collection, ability to work with HVAC monitoring
equipment. Able to lift 50 lbs. Able to understand and follow
written and oral instructions. Detail oriented. Able to use
hand and motorized tools and equipment necessary for collection
care in a museum setting. Able to accurately use technical
equipment and document information. Able to assist with
conservation projects, such as lighting, collections emergency
response, etc. Good eye hand coordination and comfort with
heights. Basic computer skills.

Minimum experience: 5 plus years in housekeeping/general
services, plus 1 year museum collections experience with a High
School Diploma/GED or with Bachelor’s degree, 1 year museum
collections experience.

This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position.

Interested parties should email cover letter and resume to
jobs [at] winterthur__org. We will contact those whom we would like to invite for an interview.

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