Andrew W. Mellon Residency in Conservation Education at Buffalo State (deadline: 30 March 2012)

The Art Conservation Department at Buffalo State College seeks conservators to fill a new two-year teaching residency.

The residency is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and offers exceptional professional development opportunities for future conservation educators. Successful candidates should demonstrate a strong interest in teaching and excellent communication skills. At least five years of work experience in conservation is preferred.

Conservation specialization in the areas of objects including wooden artifacts, archaeological, and ethnographic materials will be preferred followed by modern/contemporary art and paintings.

The responsibilities include:
•    Working closely with faculty mentor(s) to develop materials and skills for teaching and research projects.
•    Teaching graduate conservation core curriculum courses, electives and seminars in the candidate’s specialization.
•    Offering selected lectures (during the first year) and two to four-week teaching activities (during the second year) at partnering conservation programs.
•    Organizing (jointly with counterpart resident) the professional activities of the April 2013 and 2014 Association of North American Graduate Programs in Conservation (ANAGPIC) meetings in Los Angeles and Buffalo. The residents would participate in developing the professional themes focusing on particular conservation education challenges.
•    Participation in a seminar at Buffalo State College on Philosophy and history of education, Curriculum development and pedagogy teaching techniques
•    Participation in department research and/or program development for summer 2013 & 2014

The residency dates: start in August 2012 through August 29, 2014

The residency will provide a stipend of $55,000 and full benefits. Support for travel to select conferences and to the partnering conservation program will also be provided. Buffalo State College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers.

Applications due by 5pm March 30 2012, and should include a letter of interest in the position, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation.

Submit applications and questions to: Meredeth Lavelle – and in the subject line state: Conservation teaching residency at Buffalo State application

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