1. Oversees a preventative conservation approach to the preservation of the Museum collections and mitigates risk to the collections across the Museum. 2. Develops and maintains a long-range conservation plan for the Museum based on a risk assessment of the collections and related spaces. 3. Operates Peabody's conservation laboratory as part of the Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage (IPCH) shared conservation laboratory at West Campus, and the conservation triage space at the Peabody on Central Campus. 4. Manages Peabody's integrated pest management program (IPM) at the Museum on Central Campus and at West Campus; coordinates IPM activities with related users at the Collections Study Center at West Campus. 5. Oversees or completes condition examinations or conservation treatments as may be required in response to curatorial priorities, permanent or traveling exhibitions, preservation grant awards, loans, or an emergency. 6. Works with all divisions to improve stabilization of specimens; advises divisions on material science relating to collections; prepares storage mounts and identifies appropriate equipment for long-term storage; tests and provides technical analysis for the safe preservation of collections in storage and on exhibit. 7. Participates in development of exhibits from in-house collections, installation, and de-installation. 8. Provides condition assessment/treatment for traveling exhibits on loan to the Museum. 9. Manages environmental set points and ranges for collections and exhibitions; maintains long-term environmental monitoring program of the collection facilities and exhibition spaces in the Peabody-complex and in the Collections Study Center at West Campus. 10. Coordinates with Anthropology Division regarding requests for testing and background information of their collections as required by Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA). 11. Serves on the Steering Committee for the IPCH Shared Conservation Laboratory at West Campus. 12. Collaborates with Peabody Operations and Security Office on defining safe and secure spaces for collections in storage and in exhibition; participates in planning, design, and construction of Peabody facilities. 13. Provides training and instruction for staff, students, interns, and volunteers. 14. Manages budgets; supervises staff, interns, student assistants, and volunteers. 15. Leads disaster preparedness for collections and response training for museum staff. 16. Initiates, writes and submits grant proposals for long-term preservation and conservation of the Museum's Collections. 17. Serves as courier for traveling exhibitions providing conservation and installation advice as needed. 18. Performs other duties as assigned.
Preferred Education: Achievements in conservation publications. External fund raising. Experience in public outreach.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Achievements in conservation publications. External fund raising. Experience in public outreach.
Required Skill/ability 5: Strong work ethic and ability to excel in a fast-paced, results oriented, and community environment. Highly proficient at managing multiple priorities while exceeding expectations. Resourceful in solving problems, and the ability to demonstrate grace and professionalism under pressure.
Posting Position Title: Natural History Conservator, YPM
Required Skill/ability 3: Proven ability to build and maintain influence and trust with a wide array of constituencies and to work both collaboratively and independently in an organized and productive manner. Flexible and friendly team player with a professional manner.
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
University Job Title: Natural History Conservator
Required Skill/ability 1: Substantial knowledge of chemistry, archaeology, and appropriate analytical techniques for materials analysis and development of treatments.
Required Skill/ability 4: Strong written, editing, and oral communication skills. Ability to supervise and mentor individuals and provide immediate feedback to improve performance.
Required Skill/ability 2: Substantial knowledge of a wide range of approaches to conservation treatments.
A Master's degree from a recognized conservation training program and at least five years of experience as an Objects Conservator.
Internal Number: 53502BR
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