Object conservator (Minneapolis, MN, USA)

KCI Conservation, a busy object and sculpture conservation practice in Minneapolis, MN is seeking a full-time Object Conservator for a one-year contract (with potential for longer-term extension). KCI Conservation provides professional conservation services for a wide range of materials, but we have become especially well known and respected for the conservation of modern and contemporary art, as well as outdoor sculpture and public art. The diverse repertoire of artworks treated by KCI include traditional sculptures, decorative arts objects, ethnographic objects, monuments, fountains, mosaics, multi-media art, and kinetic art. Our clients include museums, private collectors, cities and government agencies, and corporate clients. For more information about our firm, please visit our website at: kciconservation.com.

Job Description
The successful candidate will contribute to all aspects of the conservation practice, including: completing condition assessments of objects; writing treatment proposals and reports; providing cost estimates; conservation treatment of artworks in the conservation lab and in situ; performing treatments for outdoor sculpture; completing collections surveys; supervision of conservation technicians; and interacting with clients.  The position requires the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

Completion of graduate level training in objects conservation from a recognized art conservation program; 3+ years post-graduate conservation experience is preferred; Highly organized with good time management skills and the ability to work within deadlines; Excellent written and oral communication skills; Demonstrated ability to work well in a group and with individuals from diverse backgrounds and disciplines; Experience supervising technicians or interns is preferred; Experience working with outdoor sculpture and public art is optimal.

Terms and Compensation
This is a one-year contract position with competitive hourly pay and a stipend toward moving expenses, purchase of conservation tools, etc. The contract may be extended or be converted to a permanent staff position. Please contact Kristin Cheronis and Laura Kubick for more information at 612-564-3176 or kciconservation@gmail.com.

Cover letter and C.V. with three conservation-related references may be emailed with the subject heading “Object Conservator Position” to kciconservation@gmail.com by July 15, 2018. Please include 2 examples of condition and treatment reports and associated photographs.