Job Posting: Mellon Postgraduate Fellowship in Decorative Arts & Sculpture Conservation – Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia, PA)

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is offering an Andrew W. Mellon Postgraduate Fellowship in Decorative Arts and Sculpture Conservation, beginning September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2017.  The fellowship may be extended, not to exceed three years. The applicant should be a graduate of a recognized conservation training program or have equivalent experience. The Fellow will examine, conduct research, and perform treatment on a variety of materials (e.g. stone, metal, ceramic, polychromed wood) in the Museum collections (European, American, East Asian, South Asian, Modern, and Contemporary Art) and will participate in preservation activities relating to Museum exhibitions and storage.
Each fellowship includes a stipend of $36,621, participation in the Museum’s health insurance plan, $3,000 in travel funds and $2,000 for research support. Applications should be sent electronically and include the following: pdf files containing statement of interest, resume, transcripts of graduate courses, and four examples of examination reports and treatment records with photographs.  Please include any published treatments or research.
Confidential supporting letters from three conservation professionals familiar with the candidate’s work should be sent directly by the referee to Melissa Meighan, Conservator of Decorative Arts and Sculpture, Philadelphia Museum of Art, P.O. Box 7646, Philadelphia PA  19101-7646.
If you have questions regarding the position or application process, please contact Renee Ward at 215.684.7543.
All application materials must be received by June 15th.
To apply, please use the link below to submit your application materials.
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