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    This position is located in Smithsonian Institution, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. The employee provides monitoring the condition of the works of art; creating and maintaining documentation relating to their condition, installation, and display; and carrying out conservation treatments.

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    As a Conservator (Works on Paper and Photographs), the incumbent would perform the following duties:

    • Performs technical examination of works of art to determine their condition, including the kind and extent of deterioration and treatment needed, if any.
    • Examines works considered for purchase and/or loan to determine state of preservation and treatment that would be required to make the artwork exhibitable.
    • Works with living artists or artists’ studios, galleries, and/or artists’ estates to document fabrication methods and materials and to explore the long-term preservation considerations of the individual artworks.
    • Initiates reports on variations in temperature and humidity that could be detrimental to works of art in the building, and follows through to ensure appropriate corrective actions are taken.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/580222200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.