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    This position is located in the Conservation Unit of the Collections Division of the Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum (NASM), which is responsible for properly protecting the National Collections of aeronautics and space artifacts in perpetuity and guaranteeing intellectual as well as physical control over those collections.

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    • Coordinates loans, manages ongoing projects and provides technical guidance to fellow conservators, interns, fellows and contractors; performs artifact examination and treatment of artifacts; and maintains administrative records and conservation report files.
    • Performs condition reporting for selected objects; measures the objects, records condition, performs research, technical analysis and prepares digital photography; and assists in the preparation of collection condition surveys to enhance the broader understanding of the condition status of the entire collection.
    • Performs direct conservation treatment and supports artifact conservation process by procuring necessary supplies and equipment, fabricating supports, object handling and movement, photography, and related tasks; devises a treatment strategy requiring in-depth research, testing and consultation with colleagues; proposes artifact treatment for approval, documents them and includes them in the collections database; and prepares artifacts for long-term storage, exhibition or for shipping.
    • Performs environmental monitoring of temperature, relative humidity, visible light and UV radiation by using light meters, hygrothermographs and data loggers; and advises the Chief Conservator and curators of conditions that threaten artifacts.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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