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    This position is on the staff of the Deputy Director (DD), Conservation Photograph Department (DCL-PH), and is responsible for the care and preservation of the Gallery's permanent collection. The incumbent reports to the department head providing examination and treatment of photographs for the purpose of conserving them.

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    The incumbent:

    Performs both major and minor conservation treatments on works of art and prepares appropriate reports for electronic document management storage.  Consults and collaborates with curators and other staff when treating works of art or for research purposes. Examines works of art and recommends appropriate display or storage guidelines.  Inspects works of art that are on loan to the Gallery and carries out treatment on them when authorized.  Examines works of art to produce technical for inclusion in Gallery catalogs or other publications initiated by the Gallery.

    Conducts research on artists’ methods and materials and in support of the field of conservation, especially as related to the Gallery’s collection. Engages in public outreach by sharing research findings and news of conservation activities through lectures, lab tours and responses to queries.

    Acts as point person for activities associated with display and care of the collection. Maintains records of examination, proposals and treatment procedures on works of art in the Gallery’s collections. Keeps written and photographic records for works of art that have been treated or for the fabrication of auxiliary components.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Occasional business travel

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/530348100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.