Fellowship in Paper Conservation, Full-time Temporary, grant-funded.
The Amon Carter Museum of American Art (ACMAA) in Fort Worth, Texas is pleased to offer a two-year advanced training fellowship in the conservation of works on paper beginning fall 2015.
The ACMAA paper collection includes masterworks by artists such as James M. Whistler, Arthur Dove, Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe, Charles Russell, Winslow Homer & James Audubon. The lithographic collection spans the history of the technique from utilitarian city views to the highly influential Tamarind Lithography Workshop. The western core of the collection features expedition and frontier drawings and watercolors by, John Henry Hill, Karl Bodmer, Alfred Jacob Miller, and Peter Rindisbacher. A significant number of printing blocks relate to prints in the collection of Winslow Homer, Frederic Remington and Jose G. Posada’s work. In addition, the museum actively collects historic artists’ pigments, materials, and materials catalogues offering a unique opportunity to use primary resources to enhance a collection-based research project.
Under the supervision of the Conservator of Paper, the Fellow will participate in all departmental activities including examination, documentation, analysis, and treatment of the Amon Carter’s extensive collection of works on paper, and will contribute significantly to the institution’s program of exhibitions. In addition, the Fellow will conduct research on the collection and is expected to produce a formal paper based on research completed during the fellowship before the end of the appointment.
The Fellowship will provide excellent hands-on treatment experience and practice in conservation management for the museum’s collection. By participating in all the departmental activities, the Fellow will gain professional experience in the conservation of works on paper while furthering a conservation career.
The Fellowship provides a competitive salary and benefits package including a biweekly salary based on compensation of $39,000 (if annualized), with additional allowance for travel and research of $4,000, plus full-time benefits.
- Graduate-level degree in conservation studies with a specialization in the conservation of works on paper or equivalent education and work/life experience.
- Computer proficiency with MS Office products.
- Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
- Knowledge of standard museum registration and records management practices.
- Some experience handling art work; training provided; willingness to follow required art handling procedures and wear required safety protection.
- Clear background and drug screen required.
Applications will be considered until April 6. Candidates are asked to submit a letter of interest, resume and two letters of recommendation to Human Resources, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76107 fax 817.665.4315 or to email@example.com. EEOC.
Note: Candidates selected for interview will be required to provide an electronic portfolio of treatments and research projects.
Full position description available on the Jobs tab at www.cartermuseum.org