Objects Conservation Professional (Technician/Conservator) Position Available

Cascadia Art Conservation Center, LLC (CACC) is a private conservation lab in Portland, Oregon. CACC works with a variety of clients from private to institutional both locally and nationally. Currently CACC’s main focus is the conservation of objects. Cascadia specializes in working with private and public institutional clients. Services range from preventative conservation work to hands on conservation treatments. CACC works with a wide range of objects including ancient artifacts, contemporary artwork, decorative objects, family heirlooms, Native American artifacts, wood, glass, and monumental sculpture.
CACC has been in business since February of 2009. CACC is focused on meeting the needs of clients, and often provide services that are not generally available within the region. These include the preventative conservation treatments (maintenance), Oddy testing of materials, and artist consultation to name a few. CACC’s current lab is not large, however it is the only fully climate controlled conservation lab in Oregon.
QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and prior experience in a museum or other conservation related work. Excellent color vision, hand skills/craft ability are required. The ideal candidate will have working knowledge of the AIC Code of Ethics, AIC Guidelines for Practice and commentaries to the guidelines. Excellent communication and writing skills are also required. Knowledge of DSLR camera use, Photoshop, word are also desired.
The work requires someone who is comfortable with heights and working on elevated surfaces such as scaffold and mechanical lifts. The ideal candidate will have a willingness to work outdoors (mostly during nice weather) and enjoy occasional interactions with the curious public. A valid driver’s license, good driving record and a reliable vehicle is required.
JOB DESCRIPTION: The successful candidate will focus on conservation treatments in the lab and will spend much of the summer on outdoor treatments and maintenance. Exact duties will be dependent on skill level. If the successful applicant is at a technician’s level, the job will be to assist in the conservation, and be mostly independent on maintenance tasks. If a conservator attains the position, then they will have much more conservation appropriate focus, working more independently as a conservator.
Please send resume or curriculum vitae, 3 references and examples of previous work in a PDF format to rkrueger@cascadiaartconservation.com.
ANNUAL SALARY: $40,000 with benefits