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Job: Conservation – Intern 2020
Location: San Francisco, CA
Conservation – Intern
The Conservation Department Is Charged With The Care Of The
Collection Throughout All Phases Of An Artwork’s Life, Including Learning How
It Was Made At The Time Of Acquisition, Treating Condition Issues Prior To The exhibition, And Choosing Safe Materials For Storage. Contemporary Art Can Be
Made From Unorthodox Materials, Requiring Conservators To Collaborate With
Living Artists To Gain A Deeper Understanding Of Their Methods, Choices And
Materials Of Making. Conservators Represent Different Specialties At Sfmoma –
Electronic Media, Objects, Paintings, Paper, And Photography – And As A
Testament To The Art Of Our Time, Are Often Working Together On Solutions In
The Care Of Contemporary Art. Conservation Works Closely With The Collections
And Exhibitions Divisions On A Daily Basis.
In October 2020, Diego Rivera’s Historic Mural Pan
American Unity Will Be On View In Sfmoma’s Roberts Family Gallery And
Will Serve As The Cornerstone Of A Major Exhibition By The Artist Opening At
The Same Time. Created In 1940 As Part Of The Art In Action Program
At The Golden Gate International Exposition On Treasure Island, The Mural Was
Slated From Its Inception For Display At City College Of San Francisco. A
Comprehensive Program Of Conservation And Research Is Underway To Carefully
Remove The Ten-Panel Fresco From Ccsf And Transport It To Sfmoma In The Summer
Of 2020. Conservation Treatment And Stabilization Of The Panels Was Completed
During The Summer Of 2019.
Under The Supervision Of The Project Conservator And The
Sfmoma Head Of Conservation, The Rivera Mural Conservation Intern Will Assist
As Needed, With Focus On Conservation Needs Once The Mural Panels Are
Transported To Sfmoma. Documentation Will Be A Key Role, Including
Photographic, Graphic And Written Formats Organized Into Systems For Data
Management. The Intern Will Be Encouraged To Develop Their Own Materials For
Sharing The Information.
This Position Requires The Willingness And Ability To Work
At Multiple Job Sites In San Francisco.
Sfmoma Is An Equal Opportunity Employer Committed To
Learn More About The Expectations And Qualifications For
This Internship In The Attached Description. Applications Without Appropriate
Materials Will Not Be Considered. Please See Full Internship Description