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erika.katayama
04-10-2013, 12:08 PM
The University of Michigan Museum of Art is seeking a full-time Conservator of Asian Art. The conservator will report to the Chief Registrar and will head the Museumís Robert B. Jacobs Asian Art Conservation Lab.
The Conservator of Asian Art performs conservation care and treatments of Asian paintings, including works from Japan, China, Korea and India. The Conservator evaluates and performs analytical tests on materials and develops appropriate treatments for works from various museums and private clients. The Conservator restores and repairs artwork utilizing traditional methods of Asian conservation and instructs interns/volunteers of Asian and Western Art in Asian conservation techniques.
The Conservator works with outside clients (museums and private), and various departments at the museum in the permanent collection and also works on loans to the Museum for exhibitions. The Conservatorís responsibilities include examination, analysis, documentation and treatment of works using specialized techniques. The Conservator is under the supervision of the Chief Registrar and also works closely with the Administrative Assistant, Collections & Exhibitions. Together, with the Administrative Assistant, the Conservator works on communication and contracting between museums and private clients through consultations, condition reports, invoicing and documenting. The Conservator is also responsible for marketing the services of the Conservation Lab and identifying potential customers. The Conservator also travels to do consulting work at various museums throughout the year.

Job RequirementsCandidates must be a graduate of a recognized conservation-training program or have equivalent training and have at least five years of post-graduate experience working in the conservation of Asian painting.
Considerable knowledge of all materials and techniques employed in the restoration and conservation of Asian art is necessary. Excellent communication skills (in English), speaks Chinese and/or Japanese and computer knowledge are needed. Must be able to work independently as well as successfully with others.
For Full Consideration applicants must apply online at the University of Michigan Jobs website. Please apply for posting 80940. Letters may be addressed to the Director, Joseph Rosa.