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Education & Experience:

Bachelor’s degree and three years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.


Preferred Education & Experience

  • MA in conservation or equivalent degree
  • 4–6 years of practical experience in conservation
  • Preference given to a degree in museum studies, conservation, archaeology, anthropology, or a related field, as well as to collections-based training (example, participation in an MA and/or certificate program in museums) or the equivalent experience with material culture collections.


Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated abilities in the examination, analysis, documentation and treatment of objects.
  • Advanced knowledge of chemical and physical properties of materials, conservation materials and deterioration processes.
  • Expert hand skills including manual dexterity, color acuity, and sensitivity for objects
  • Familiarity and experience with institutional preventative conservation practices for collections and exhibition conservation are required.
  • Advanced knowledge of analytical techniques and a record of successful conservation treatments.
  • Strong organizational skills including the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including written, verbal and listening skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and direct teams across disciplines and to build long-term relationships.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Ability to work standing up for long periods of time, bend, stretch, lift 30 pounds, climb up and down ladders, and work with historic cultural items using standard protective equipment.


Preferred Skills

  • Advanced knowledge of preservation issues in cultural institutions preferred.
  • Demonstrated accomplishment in conservation research and writing preferred.
  • Experience with emerging technologies and standards in conservation practice preferred.
  • Knowledge of cultural heritage collections (archaeology/ethnography) and issues preferred, including Indigenous cultural collections.
  • Knowledge of PastPerfect or other collections management system preferred.


Physical Requirements*

  • Frequently perform desk-based computer tasks, seated work, and use light/fine grasping.
  • Frequently perform work under bright lights, work under magnification.
  • Stand, walk, and write by hand, lift, carry, push/pull objects that weigh up to 30 pounds. May be required to lift/carry/push/pull heavier objects up to 50 pounds.

*Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.


Working Conditions

  • May work extended or non-standard hours, weekends and holidays based on business needs.
  • May work in areas with exposure to dust, paint, chemicals, and other toxins.


Work Standards

  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford University Archaeology Collections is committed to developing a diverse candidate pool.

Final offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of national criminal background check, national sex offender registry search and, where applicable, driving record.

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