Reporting to the Grainger Executive Director of Conservation and Science, plans and directs the work of Objects and Textiles Conservation and establishes procedures for collection care, treatment, research and examination of 3D objects and textiles in the museum collection. This role also manages conservation documentation, workflows and recommendations pertaining to loans, exhibitions, storage, handling, transport, acquisition and deaccession of 3D objects and textiles. Sets standards for conservation based upon knowledge of works of art and of conservation best practices. Responsible for the maintenance and management of the objects and textiles conservation studios and related equipment and budgets.
This position also participates in initiatives to advance the broader Conservation and Science department, including fundraising, communication and digital initiatives. Contributes to national and international dialogue on the care and research of 3D objects and textiles. Engages with the public, scholars, students and peers to disseminate the research and activities of Objects and Textiles Conservation. Is committed to developing the staff in objects and textiles conservation and is actively engaged in fostering a diverse, inclusive, and equitable work environment.