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Posted July 11th, 2017  /  Ends September 30th, 2017

Junior Mount Maker

Job opportunity for a metalsmith. Museum quality mount-maker needed. Training on the job is available

Responsibility:

As per the Curators’ vision and the leadership of the Senior Mount Maker, the Junior Mount Maker will be responsible for crafting museum quality mounts for mineral specimens.

Requirements:

Fabrication experience with non-ferrous metals.
Fabrication with ferrous metals is a plus.
Work with resign plastics and mold making is a plus.

Skills:

Problem solving skills: almost every specimen is a new problem to solve requiring a unique approach.
Innovation: in order to attain the vision of the curator constant innovation in the areas of design and materials are a must.
Cooperation: team work and close working relationships are necessary for a product that is technically demanding and at times only achievable with cooperation from other team members.
Candidates without mount making experience must be avid learners with an open mind to relearn old habits.