- Master’s degree from a recognized conservation training program specializing in paper conservation and a number of years directly related experience in paper conservation (or equivalent training and experience).
- Comprehensive knowledge of conservation principles, practices, materials and techniques.
- Knowledge of the materials and techniques, and the aesthetic and historical significance of works of art.
- Knowledge of health and safety legislation, regulations and practices.
- Knowledge of the “Code of Ethics and Guidance for Practice” of the Canadian Association for Conservation of Cultural Property (CAC) and of the Canadian Association of Professional Conservators (CAPC).
- Ability to perform delicate operations affecting the condition and appearance of works of art with precision.
- Interpersonal and communication skills to interface with public, lenders, staff.
- A proven ability to work effectively and positively with a diverse team in a highly collaborative environment
- Master’s degree in paper conservation from a recognized university or college, plus a minimum of 5 years’ directly related experience in an art museum (or equivalent training and experience).
- Excellent knowledge of conservation principles, practices, materials and techniques.
- Excellent knowledge of health and safety legislation, regulations and practices.
- Knowledge of materials and techniques, aesthetic and historical significance of works of art.
- Knowledge of the “Code of Ethics and Guidance for Practice” of the Canadian Association for Conservation of Cultural Property (CAC) and of the Canadian Association of Professional Conservators (CAPC).
- Ability to perform delicate operations affecting the condition and appearance of works of art; excellent hand-eye co-ordination and manual dexterity.
- Ability to conduct research according to established scientific practice; to synthesize and interpret information.
- Ability to operate specialized technical and scientific equipment.
- Excellent trained, visual discrimination abilities.
- Ingenuity and creative problem-solving skills
- Excellent written, verbal, presentation, consultation and negotiation skills.
- A proven ability to work effectively and positively with a diverse team in a highly collaborative environment.
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Hourly rate – $20
Hours 30-40 per week
Start date – Jan 2017
6 month renewable up to 20 months
Bynon Art Services is assisting the Tennessee State Museum move to a new venue by leading the conservation program. The whole project is expected to last an estimated 22 months and will include several different phases including artifact assessment, conservation treatments and installation. The Tennessee State Museum is scheduled to move into its new venue in Sept 2018.
Please view link for information on the new museum – http://www.tnmuseum2018.org/
The collection currently consists of art, history and culture at one of the largest museums in the nation. Interpretive exhibits begin 15,000 years ago with prehistoric people and continue through the early 1900s, with special displays of furniture, silver, weapons, quilts, and paintings. The museum’s Civil War holdings of uniforms, battle flags and weapons are among the finest in the nation. Therefore, we are wanting applicants with a broad interest in cultural studies along with an interest in a diversity of different materials.
A conservation technician is required to support the conservation team that will consist of two conservators and four technicians.
- Assisting in the gathering of artifacts from storage and out on exhibit with the assistance of museum staff.
- Inputting location and treatment data into a museum database.
- Under conservator supervision the technician/Intern will complete hands-on conservation treatments.
- Perform preparatory work to artifacts that need to be moved to the conservation lab for conservation treatments.
- Assisting external conservators if needed to assess artifacts that require treatment.
- Provide assistance to mount makers when needed.
- Carry out condition surveys.
- Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art, Art History or other field related to art conservation.
- Ability to handle collection artifacts with care.
- Experience in conservation and/or technical roles to support the conservation team.
- The applicant must have a commitment to teamwork and an ability to work successfully with other departments within the museum along with a willingness to take direction and execute accordingly.
- An excellent manual dexterity and the capacity to perform delicate, demanding tasks with a high level of productivity is essential.
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and contact information for two job-related references to –
Mark Bynon – email@example.com
This position is located at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum (CHSDM). The employee is responsible for the preservation treatment of fragile objects in a variety of media, with particular emphasis on wooden objects and furniture in the collection of the Product Design and Decorative Arts (PDDA).
- Carries out preservation treatments on CHSDM collections in support of the long-term preservation and accessibility of the permanent collection.
- Develops proposals for the preservation component of collections maintenance projects with routine to complex housing and/or storage needs.
- Fabricates custom housings, modifies commercial housings and storage equipment, and modifies existing housings and storage equipment to address routine through the complex structural, material, and long-term preservation needs for the full range of collection objects.
- Ensures that conservation labs and other relevant work spaces are operational for the range of preservation activities to be carried out in the project.
- Records object conditions and preservation treatments in the museum’s collection database (TMS), documenting with photography as required and prioritizing future treatment requirements.
- Provides technical advice on archival preservation materials and products for use in the storage environment.
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The NYC Department of Records & Information Services (DORIS) seeks an experienced conservator and preservation professional to manage all aspects of the preservation program for Library and Archival collections. With considerable latitude for independent judgment, the Head will assume wide-ranging responsibilities which include: surveying and project planning; disaster preparedness; pest management (including mold remediation); handling and care training; storage and housing; treatment; managing the daily operation of the conservation laboratory and supervising subordinate staff; participating in professional development and outreach activities including tours and exhibits; ensuring compliance with industry standards and best practices; and serving as a resource for NYC agencies. The Head will assume a vital role in current initiatives which include maintaining an effective disaster/emergency response and recovery plan; advising on measures necessary to protect collections during the relocation to a new facility; and establishing an internship program. The Head will work in close collaboration with the Director of the Municipal Archives, as well as library and archives staff.
West Lake Conservators, a mixed-specialty group practice, is currently seeking a competent, passionate Paintings Conservator. We provide comprehensive preservation services for paintings, frames, murals, paper, painted objects, and textiles.
The Paintings Conservator will be responsible for the effective and appropriate treatment of painted objects of historic and cultural significance from all periods, including contemporary works and murals. They will examine and assess the condition of objects, conduct technical examination and analyses, consult and collaborate with other conservators, curators, and other staff as necessary during examination, treatment, or research. All duties will be performed in accordance with the AIC Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice. Independent research and contributions to our field are encouraged.
Candidates must have a graduate level degree in conservation, or equivalent knowledge and abilities. A professional AIC standing or willingness to apply for PA or Fellow is preferred. Salary is commensurate with experience and productivity.
- Knowledge of preventive conservation practices relating to the care of historic and modern collections.
- Knowledge of modern museum practices, for the care of collections, including environmental control and monitoring, safe handling, display, storage, framing, crating, and shipping.
- Experience preparing and presenting reports, lectures, publications and seminars relating to conservation.
- US citizenship or Green Card; fluent in spoken and written English
- Physical strength to lift large and heavy artworks; ability to travel
- Strong interpersonal skills
West Lake Conservators
Established in 1975 in paintings we have evolved with a staff of 8-12 operating in roughly 4000 square feet. Clients from the private and non-profit sectors, include numerous surrounding colleges and universities as well as small to mid-sized museums and historic sites. We have a national reputation for our mural treatments, research in painting lining supports and disaster recovery contributions. Our outreach and community participation initiatives include educational workshops, seminars and collection management services.
West Lake Conservators is located in Skaneateles, New York, a picturesque historic town in the Finger Lakes of Central NYS with an excellent school system, beautiful lake, annual music festival, terrific YMCA and relaxed life style.
Applicants Salary is commensurate with qualifications and benefits are offered. The position is available immediately. Please email application materials to principals, firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com for further details. When applying, include your résumé with a letter of interest that outlines career goals and describes conservation specialties.
Visit our web site www.westlakeconservators.com to learn more about us.
The Baltimore Museum of Art seeks candidates for the position of Director of Conservation, an endowed position. The Director is responsible for managing the conservation department’s activities including treatment, research, and overall care and preservation of the collection. The Director will lead and support a department of experienced and committed staff currently consisting of 3 conservators, 2 technicians, and 1 part-time administrative assistant. S/he will guide the overall vision of the department and be a strong advocate for departmental needs. This is a particularly significant time for the Museum, as our newly appointed Museum Director begins to put in place visionary programming that aligns facilities, exhibitions, collection, and programs, to expand upon the Museum’s presence in a broader Baltimore community.
The Director of Conservation will undertake future conservation planning. Programs will be considered that advance the Museum’s mission, making more visible to visitors the priority we give to collection care. Building upon the importance of past research projects, collaboration with curators and education staff will be encouraged to benefit the public’s recognition of collection care as well as making important contributions to conservation research. The Director will encourage collections-based research by supporting projects and expanding the department’s analytical capabilities. S/he will participate in institutional planning and will discuss and implement policies that ensure the preservation of the collection while aligning with the Museum’s expanding programming. Collaboration between departments is expected, particularly scholarly exchange between curators and conservators.
- Provide leadership and skilled oversight of The Baltimore Museum of Art’s conservation department to ensure the highest professional treatment and care of the collection.
- Work with BMA facilities staff to carefully monitor climate controls so that conditions (temperature, humidity, lighting, sanitation, security) are suitable for the long-term preservation and display of the Museum’s collection.
- Oversee documentation of treatments and treatment histories, by museum conservators and contract conservators, integrating record keeping with individual object records in TMS.
- Conduct conservation treatments in area of expertise.
- Supervise conservation documentation and treatments by museum conservators and contract conservators.
- Collaborate with other Museum departments to establish best standards and procedures for the preservation care and maintenance of the collection, including the review and implementation of collections care policies.
- Support and expand the presence of the Department through increased public programming, the possibility of additional staff for collection care, and educational advancement opportunities for staff, fellows, and interns.
- Plan and coordinate the scientific analysis of objects in the collection, furthering art historical and conservation scholarship. Publish or lecture regarding findings as appropriate to enhance reputation of the Museum, its collection and conservation staff.
- Maintain awareness and contribute to the advancement of the principles, methodologies, and technical aspects of the conservation profession through research and participation in professional conferences, lectures, and workshops.
The applicant should have earned an M.A. from an accredited conservation training program, followed by a minimum of ten years of experience, preferably in a museum setting. The successful candidate will have conservation experience with management and supervisory responsibilities. S/he will have demonstrated effective leadership and interpersonal skills demonstrating collegiality with other museum staff. Experience in collection care policy, planning, and implementation required. The applicant must have excellent communication skills, both oral and written, including publications and speaking engagements. S/he will be experienced in research and demonstrate excellent organizational skills in project management.
The BMA is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace. We offer a competitive salary and a generous benefits package. For this exempt position we offer medical, dental, vision, prescription, 403b retirement plan, long-term disability, flexible spending account, flexible and condensed scheduling, Museum and restaurant discounts, and reduced fee gym membership. We also offer accrued vacation, holidays, personal days, floating holidays, and sick days.
Salary will be commensurate with background and level of museum experience. Please send cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae, and salary requirements via email to HR@artbma.org with “Director of Conservation Last Name and First Name” in the subject line.
No phone calls please.
Incomplete application packages will not be considered.
The Preservation Society of Newport County invites applications for the new position of full-time Assistant Objects Conservator. Previous experience within the specialty of frames, furniture, and gilded wood conservation is essential. The Preservation Society of Newport County’s collection consists of 11 historic museum buildings (seven designated National Historic Landmarks) and 60,000+ collections objects dating from antiquity to the mid-20th century. For more information about the Preservation Society of Newport County, please go to www.newportmansions.org.
The Assistant Conservator will assist with treatment, maintenance and preventive care of a wide range of objects and materials in the Society’s permanent collection, working in consultation with the Chief Conservator. The successful candidate will prepare and review condition reports for works of art on loan and new acquisitions, perform photographic and digital documentation in the collections database, and assist with art-object handling, including moving furniture, paintings, and the installation and de-installation of special exhibitions. He/she will collaborate with collections management staff on preventative conservation measures including environmental monitoring and maintenance.
Qualifications: Applicants must have a Master’s degree from a recognized conservation training program, with a specialization in objects conservation, and five to eight years of related experience. Further postgraduate work and/or several years of employment in a conservation laboratory is strongly preferred. He/she must have a thorough knowledge of conservation principles and practices; knowledge of analytical techniques frequently used in conservation; and knowledge of safe methods of handling chemicals and hazardous materials based on OSHA standards. The successful candidate must demonstrate knowledge of and commitment to the highest conservation standards in accordance with the American Institute for Conservation’s Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice.
The role will require frequent lifting/moving of heavy objects (up to 30 lbs), and the candidate must be able to wear a respirator equipped with organic vapor cartridges, have confidence and ability whilst working at heights, possess a valid driver’s license and successfully pass a security background check. As part of an active Preservation Society campus of activities, there may be occasional evening and (more rarely) weekend duties required.
OPEN UNTIL FILLED
HOW TO APPLY:
Please email resume/cv, cover letter and contact information for two professional references to Maria Corey at firstname.lastname@example.org
or mail to: Human Resources, 424 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840 Attn: Maria Corey
Link to job announcement: http://www.newportmansions.org/about-us/employment/available-jobs
PHOENIX ART RESTORATION / PAPER DEPARTMENT MANAGER
- Position Status: Full-Time
- Salaried/Hourly: Hourly-Est.60k
- Category: Conservation
- Location: Seattle Area
- Program/Dept. Paper Department
- Position Title: Paper Department Manager
Phoenix Art Restoration seeks a qualified paper conservator/restorer to perform and manage the restoration of works on paper for public, private, and commercial sources. The position calls for treatments on a wide range of works from all periods. This is a permanent, full time position in the Seattle area. Benefits include medical, dental and vision as well as paid vacation. Will consider partial compensation for relocation cost as well.
Phoenix Art Restoration is a growing, independent, regional facility providing comprehensive conservation services in Paintings, Objects, Paper and Textiles, As well as providing custom framing, transport, and installation services.
Major Job Responsibilities
- Applies knowledge of current best practice in conservation ethics and conservation/restoration techniques, policies and procedures to all tasks
- Evaluates, and recommends treatment.
- Communicates with clients to advise regarding treatment, cost, and time lines.
- Collaborates on inter-departmental projects
- Retrieves from storage, handles and transports works of art
- May be asked to make presentations to professional audiences or the general public
- May be asked to advise colleagues from other institutions
- Maintains written and photographic documentation of all work.
- Bachelor’s degree in fine arts, studio arts, conservation, design, engineering, industrial arts, or equivalent experience.
- 4-7 years direct or equivalent experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Basic working knowledge of computer office systems and image handling.
- Knowledge of proper art handling and storage protocols.
- Ability to work in a team environment.
Please address response to:
Phoenix Art Restoration
17712 15th Ave NE
Shoreline WA 98155
The UCLA/Getty Interdepartmental Program (IDP) on the Conservation of Archaeological and Ethnographic Materials (CAEM) is seeking two Lecturer positions for Winter and Spring 2017. We are seeking one Lecturer for the Winter Quarter 2017: Rock Art, Wall Paintings and Mosaics CAEM M250/MAT SCI M215; and a second Lecturer for the Spring Quarter 2017: Conservation Laboratory: Organics III: CAEM 241. Candidates must have a Master’s Degree in a related field to fulfill the basic qualification requirement. Previous teaching experience at the college level is required and a Ph.D is preferred.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy, http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.
To apply, please visit https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF02656.
Applicants should submit:
- A cover letter
- A current CV
- Names and contact information for 3 references.
Deadline: Applications must be received by November 28, 2016; review of applications will begin immediately. Applicants may be contacted for a phone or video interview.
Salary: The level of remuneration is dependent on experience.