18 Jul 2017

Full-Time Job Assistant Media Conservator

The Museum of Modern Art (Job Poster) – New York, New York, United States

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Job Description

Examines, documents, and treats media artworks in the collection that include audio, film, video, performance, and software-based artworks. Participates in all departmental activities, including acquisition, preparation of works for exhibition, collection care, loans, and research. Condition-assesses all forms of media works, including, but not limited to, audio, film, video, and software. Assists with the maintenance of the media conservation lab, including researching, maintaining, and updating both equipment and software. Works collaboratively across departments at the Museum, including Conservation, curatorial, Audio Visual, Exhibition Planning and Design, and Collection Management and Exhibition Registration. Assists with the daily operation of the Museum’s digital repository, including ingesting of digital artwork material, collaborating with the ongoing development, and other repository related tasks. Conducts research centering on media conservation protocols, new tools, and technologies related to artists’ practice and methods. Participates in training and supervision of interns and fellows. Reports to Associate Conservator and the Agnes Gund Chief Conservator.

Master’s degree in conservation or equivalent training. Two years experience in the conservation of media works in a museum setting or equivalent. Experience performing all aspects of the treatment of media works, with adherence to the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the American Institute for Conservation. Understanding of the theory and practice of conservation documentation related to media, installation, and performance art is expected, as is a firm grounding in artist interview practice. Knowledge and experience of condition assessment and installation of current and historic media technologies in audio, video, film, and software/computer-based art. Strong interpersonal and written communication skills. Ability to work cooperatively on projects and to work independently on treatments. Ability to travel as required. Experience engaging with artists and their studios is desirable. Familiarity with the Museum’s collection management system, The Museum System, is desirable. Candidates must submit a detailed letter of interest stating education, work history, involvement with modern and/or contemporary art, and research interests. The inclusion of a writing sample, either published work or work-related documentation or research, is strongly recommended. The application should include the names of three references, but letters from references are not requested. No treatment reports are requested and should not be included. Candidates invited for interviews will be asked to supply treatment reports at that time. All material, in digital form, should be sent to jobs@moma.org .
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• Job Title: Assistant Media Conservator
• Job Type: Full-Time Job
• Employer: The Museum of Modern Art
• website: artjobs.artsearch.us/job-listings/moma-museum-of-modern-art-ny/
• Location: New York, New York, United States

Job Categories: Museum and Gallery. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: assistant, media, MOMA, and museum. Location: New York. Job listing expires in 9 days.