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HERC: Metro New York & Southern Connecticut Assistant Conservator in New Haven, Connecticut

Employer Name: Yale University

  1. Initiates, plans and organizes exhibitions of the collection. 2. Determines the organization and housing of a collection. 3. Determines conservation priorities. 4. Recommends acquisitions for the collection and evaluates aesthetic and historical interest, prevailing market conditions and their significance in relation to the strengths and weaknesses of the collection. 5. Initiates the scholarly cataloging of objects in the collection. 6. Determines and recommends which objects can be loaned. 7. Writes publications on the collection and catalogues for exhibitions. 8. Plans and teaches courses in the appropriate discipline. 9. Fundraises and drafts grant proposals for the collection. 10. May supervise staff of exempt and non-exempt employees. 11. Prepares gallery talks, classes and public lectures. Represent the University to the outside community to promote the collection and solicit gifts. 12. May perform other duties as assigned. Required Skill/ability 5: Ability to independently evaluate a wide variety of conservation problems and develop solutions. Proficiency with Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; and Adobe Photoshop. Posting Position Title: Conservator 3 Required Skill/ability 3: Ability to juggle multiple tasks and meet demanding deadlines among conflicting priorities. Positive attitude that supports department's goals. Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day) University Job Title: Assistant Conservator Required Skill/ability 1: Self-directed with the ability to take initiative and anticipate actions needed. Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to conduct original research, write, and communicate verbally for diverse audiences. Required Skill/ability 4: Ability to regularly exercise discretion and independent judgment and to be a team player inactive office and laboratory environments. Superior hand skills. Required Skill/ability 2: Demonstrated accuracy and strong attention to detail. Superior organizational skills. Ability to work well under pressure. Master's Degree in Art History and four years of curatorial experience or an equivalent education and experience.
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