Under the direction of the Senior Exhibitions Preparator, Paper, the Collections Care Specialist will perform duties related to the care of western works on paper and in support of activities in the Deknatel Paper Conservation Lab. Essential functions will include: Mat and frame objects, and provide support in processing new acquisitions, rehousing and upgrading housing, and preparing artworks for exhibition installation and de-installation; Transport and supervise the movement of art objects; Perform data entry as required in collections management database, including recording of object movements; Label/number art objects; Assist with special packing needs of art objects; Participate in cleaning program and perform routine dusting and cleaning of art objects; Help monitor art objects in exhibition and storage areas; Keep abreast of latest developments in the field through professional publications, courses and conferences. Additional functions include: Support operational activity at offsite facility as instructed; duties include: prepare artwork for shipment and for visiting curatorial and conservation staff, assist facility managers in monitoring conditions, assist in annual audit of collections; Assist with condition reporting of incoming and outgoing objects; May be requested to participate in courier trips.
Candidates must have a B.A. in art-related field or equivalent knowledge and experience. Applicants with practical experience in art handling in a museum environment preferred. The successful candidate must have excellent communication skills, and be able to work collaboratively as part of a team.
Application materials are being accepted immediately. For consideration, please submit letter of interest and résumé to: firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also submit your materials via postal mail to: Human Resources Department, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.