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Position Title: Collection Conservation Technician
This position reports to the Manager of Collections, Exhibitions, and Conservation, and assists in preservation, restoration, and conservation duties. By end of assistantship, the student will have a clear idea of general museum practices in the preventive care and conservation treatment of the collection. May be fine-tuned for student’s career plans towards specific curatorial, collections management or conservation track.  Attendance will be offered at select museum meetings to acquaint student with general museum practices where collections care and conservation comes into play. Assist contract conservators on site while estimating or performing treatment on paintings, sculpture, works on paper, textiles, etc. Duties and responsibilities may include preparation of objects for specific gallery rotations or exhibitions, working with preparator to construct specialized housings for object storage, with registrar to physically number objects;gain knowledge of basics of climate control in museum setting; monitor gallery hygrothermographs twice a week; file records; prepare silica gel for exhibition cases, storage cases; inventory safety cabinet for lab chemicals monthly; assist CEC in preparation and conservation treatment of objects for loan and exhibition including gallery rotations; assist visiting conservators of various specializations in object handling, treatment of works of art, taking samples for analysis; assist in writing condition and treatment reports (including photographic documentation) for works of art: paintings, sculpture, textiles; assist in record-keeping, filing conservation reports; perform simple treatment procedures as training with conservator progresses (brush dusting, preparing for storage, surface cleaning, in-painting, pest control measures). Some experience in collections management processes, with fragile art object handling skills; art history and/or studio art; chemistry; photography is preferred, but not required. Student should be responsible and organized; able to take direction and work well with others.Position is by academic quarter, approximately 5 – 8 hours per week.
To apply: send resume and cover letter to Susan Roberts Manganelli, skrm@stanford.edu

Position Title: Outdoor Sculpture Maintenance Technician
The technician will work with the current sculpture maintenance crew and Objects conservator, for training and on large projects.  May be required to interact with university staff and contractors to obtain services and assistance (fencing, water, power, lifts, and other equipment as necessary), to review Facilities Operations Construction Updates in order to anticipate projects and events that might have an adverse effect on the Outdoor collection.  In addition, responsibilities will involve washing and general maintenance of the outdoor sculpture collection. Technicians must be prepared to answer questions re: museum, sculpture, and working with the sculpture.  May be photographed by The Daily and other papers and perhaps quoted. The position requires a minimum of 5 hours per week during the school year, more in the summer. To apply: send a letter of intent, including volunteer or work history to Oliver O’Donnell, Outdoor Art Technician, oliverod@stanford.edu


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