The purpose of this post is to provide a graduate of a conservation program (or equivalent) the opportunity to broaden their practical experience and skills, to encourage their ability to make effective decisions, to work independently to put their theoretical knowledge of recent conservation techniques into practice, and to undertake research related to aspects of the study and care of the collections. Under the direction and guidance of the Peabody conservator, the Conservation Fellow will undertake a condition assessment of the holdings of the Yale Babylonian Collection, primarily clay tablets, and rehousing when necessary, to preserve, protect, and guarantee the survival and future accessibility of the Babylonian Collection objects .
Posting Position Title: Intern
University Job Title: Conservation Fellow, Objects
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
Required Skill/ability 1: Knowledge of chemistry, archaeology and appropriate analytical techniques for materials analysis and development of treatments.
Required Skill/ability 2: Knowledge of a wide range of approaches to conservation treatments.
Required Skill/ability 3: Good organizational and interpersonal skills.
Required Skill/ability 4: Ability to work both independently and in collaboration with a large group of colleagues.
Required Skill/ability 5:
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Master's degree in Conservation.
Required Licenses Or Certifications:
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.