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Posted Job Title
Conservation Technician, Museum
Job Profile Title
Assistant Museum Collections
Job Description Summary
Technicians will be working under the supervision of the Project Conservators to conserve monumental Egyptian sculpture and architecture. The treatments may include documentation, cleaning, stabilization, mending, and preparation for mounting. Familiarity with working on large materials will be an asset although training in basic rigging, forklift use, elevated platforms, and other equipment can be provided. The technician will be working at our off-site lab, located approximately 50 minutes from the Penn Museum. This facility is not accessible by public transport and candidates must be able to provide their own transportation. Technicians are also responsible for positive and helpful interactions with visitors when at the Museum, acting as the Museumâ™s host, answering questions and providing assistance as needed to ensure our guests encounter a welcoming atmosphere. Perform additional duties as assigned.
Familiarity with digital photography and photo processing is a requirement and knowledge of special photographic techniques such as Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) and multimodal imaging (MMI) will be useful although these can be acquired through training. Knowledge of Axiell EMu or a similar collections management database will be helpful.Â Experience in laser cleaning may also be an asset. Candidates should be able to lift 25 pounds regularly and up to 40 lbs on occasion.
Alternate Work Location
The technician will be working at our off-site lab, located approximately 50 minutes from the Penn Museum. This facility is not accessible by public transport and candidates must be able to provide their own transportation.Â
The standard work week at the offsite facility is Monday â“ Thursday, but some flexibility may be possible. Â
This is a term appointment that will be needed through at least June 2020 and may be extended through June 2021, with renewal contingent upon funding, satisfactory performance, and Museum needs.
Desired Formal Education
Bachelor's Degree required in related fields.
Desired Work Experience
Previous experience with conservation is a requirement.
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
$17.58 - $31.65
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Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Internal Number: JR00012869
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