Manager, Laboratories and Study Collection

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Institute of Fine Arts
New York University
Job location: 
New York City
Contract type: 
Application deadline: 
Friday, 15 January, 2021 - 00:00

The Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts is a graduate program within New York University for the study of the technology and conservation of works of art and historic artifacts. Students at NYU-IFA-CC graduate with a dual degree, an MS in the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works and an MA in the History of Art and Archaeology.

Position Summary:

Manage laboratories: supervise students, staff and faculty in correct handling of chemicals, including hazardous waste, emergency response procedures and overall compliance with regulatory agencies. Oversee laboratory supply purchasing and regular equipment maintenance. Maintain chemical inventory and communicate closely with relevant departments within NYU (Environmental Health & Safety).

Manage art study collection: accession artwork and facilitate community use of collection. Serve as registrar for artwork loans from other institutions and individuals. Manage study collection inventory and ensure safe storage and handling. Lead special training sessions for students in art handling. Manage digital storage of reports on treatment documentation of artwork.

Qualifications/Required Education:
B.A. in natural sciences or art management / museum studies with course work in biology, chemistry or related physical science

Required Experience:
Excellent organizational, time management, interpersonal, analytical and problem solving skills. Ability to effectively communicate and to develop and implement policies and procedures. Ability to supervise and ensure safety of laboratories / manage art collections. Ability to work both independently and in teams.

Compensation: $50,000 - $60,000 based upon experience level.
Full time
Immediate Start

Application: please submit cover letter / statement of interest, CV / resume, and contact information for two recommenders by January 15, 2021 through the NYU portal

New York University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. New York University is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its hiring and promotion process without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy or childbirth (or related medical condition), sexual orientation, partnership status, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital, parental or familial status, national origin, ethnicity, alienage or citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, unemployment status, or any other legally protected basis. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.