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Conservator, Special Project Manager

May 24, 2016

Employment

Canada Aviation and Space Museum, Canada

Description
Employment Status: Indeterminate / Full-time

Reference Number: 2016/2017-CSTMC-039

Salary Range: $65,422.40 – $79,606.80 Level: 8

Language: English

Security Requirement: Enhanced reliability

Position Number: 9690(T)

Who can apply? Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation employees and external candidates

Summary of Duties: Reporting to the Manager, Conservation Division, provides project management leadership for large specialized conservation projects; undertakes the preventive conservation, treatment and restoration of artifacts in the Canada Science and Technology Corporation’s permanent collection

Education and Experience: As an ideal candidate, you hold a degree from a recognized Aircraft Maintenance Engineer program.

You also have experience in the following areas:

Minimum of ten (10) years experience in the maintenance of
aircraft of which a minimum of five (5) years working in a
museum environment conserving aircraft in the collection

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Objects Conservator specialising in Metals

Employment

Victoria and Albert Museum, United Kingdom

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Description
Fixed term, full-time for 5 years
Funded by the Gilbert Trust for the Arts

The V&A is the world’s leading museum of art, design and
performance. We enrich people’s lives by promoting research, knowledge and enjoyment of the designed world to the widest possible audience.

We are seeking an objects conservator with a clear specialism in metals conservation to undertake the preparation of objects from the Museum’s Collection, and in particular from the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection, for display in galleries, exhibitions, loans and collections care.

You will have a recognised qualification in metals conservation and at least two years post-graduation experience. You will undertake all aspects of practical preventive and interventive conservation, predominantly on metals objects, but will also have a practical knowledge of the conservation of other materials including stone,
wood, gemstones and enamels to enable you assess and examine objects within the Gilbert Collection. You will be highly self-motivated, have good time-management skills and be able to organise your own workload with the minimum of supervision. You will be able to work independently or as part of a team. You will have good interpersonal skills and be able to demonstrate good communication skills, both verbal and written. An ability to express yourself
clearly and appropriately to different audiences is important.

Applicants invited for interview will be asked to submit an
electronic portfolio in advance.

Salary: UKP26,137 – UKP31,414
Joanne Hackett ACR
Head of Textiles and Fashion Conservation
Victoria and Albert Museum
+44 207 942 2125

Application deadline
05 June 2016

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Paintings / Mural Conservator

Employment

Olin Conservation, Inc., United States

Job location:Lieu de travail : Washington, DC

Description
Olin Conservation, Inc. is a private conservation firm, established in the 1960s to treat easel and wall paintings. Our main studio is located in the Washington, DC Metropolitan region.

We are considering the shared benefits and mutual opportunity of bringing a Paintings / Murals Conservator on to join our team with two specific, on site projects: These projects involve wall and ceiling murals. Each project entails full treatment of a large design area, painted directly onto non-fabric, architectural
supports. Both present interesting and exciting challenges with respect to sample study, stabilization, cleaning and logistical organization.

The projects will require security clearance, safety training and work from scaffold. The project terms are scheduled over six months, the first is tentatively scheduled to begin mid-June 2016, the second to terminate at the end of December 2016. There is the possibility of additional terms, on additional projects, after
December 2016.

We are seeking an experienced candidate with at least ten years, post graduate experience. To advance beyond a mandatory six week review period, the candidate must exhibit dexterity and an awareness of the interaction each process has with the original materials.
They must also exhibit thoughtful initiative. To excel with the team, the candidate must be able to assist with and understand the importance of analysis and to meaningfully work with other senior staff as they contribute to the development of consolidation
processes and cleaning systems as each are specifically developed based on analysis results and field testing. The applicant must be able to legally work in the U.S. and provide for their own housing in the Washington, DC area.

Applicants may send a letter of interest to David L. Olin

icloud< . >com>, along with a resume and references.

David L. Olin, Fellow AIC
Chief of Conservation
Olin Conservation, Inc.
703-759-3581
Mobile: 703-217-9375

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Conservator

Employment

Durham University, United Kingdom

Job location:Lieu de travail : Durham City

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Description
Grade: Grade 6

Full-Time, Permanent

Salary: UKP25,023 – UKP30,738

Durham University’s Special Collections, based at Palace Green Library in the heart of the Durham World Heritage Site, administers exceptionally rich and varied collections, medieval to modern, including manuscripts, archives, books, maps, prints, and photographs. The Library has newly created exhibition galleries and hosts both in-house exhibitions from its own collections as well as travelling exhibitions and loans from other institutions, most notably the Lindisfarne Gospels in 2013.

The Conservation Unit is based in a new conservation studio and staff undertake a wide range of work, including the conservation of paper, parchment, books, maps, condition reporting for exhibitions, mountmaking, and installing exhibitions. The Unit is also responsible for collection care including environmental monitoring
of the whole range of Heritage Collections material which includes museum objects as well as documents and rare books. It will also be developing a programme of outreach sessions.

This is a full-time Grade 6 post, available on a permanent basis.
Application is by CV and covering letter. This post is subject to standard probationary terms. Further information will be issued in the contract of employment.

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Inspection and Administrative Coordinator (Paintings Conservator or Conservation Scientist)

Employment

SGS Art Services, United States

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Description
Primary Responsibilities

Plan and coordinate operations of condition reporting

Quality check of the reports

Condition reporting on artworks

Assist the Technical Manager in performing technical analyses on
artworks

Administrative assistance

Specific Responsibilities

Coordinate operations with relevant inspectors (paintings
conservators)

Quality check of the condition reports

Contact with clients

Assist the Local Business Developer and Technical manager with day-to-day administrative tasks

Produce condition reports of different levels of details on art objects of different categories

Work according to established procedures

Report damages, inconsistencies, non-conformity

Duties and Responsibilities:

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Technical Manager (Senior Conservation Scientist)

Employment

SGS Art Services, United States

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Description
Primary Responsibilities

Maintain and develop the technical excellence of the services (condition reporting and technical examination on artworks)

Overall responsibility to ensure that the inspection activities are carried out in accordance with Technical procedures and internal protocols

Deliver on-site technical examination report on artworks

Train and audit inspectors performing condition reports

Specific Responsibilities

Establish pragmatic and efficient analytical plans to meet
clients’ expectations

Schedule and conduct autonomously analyses by techniques such as photography in visible and UV light, stereomicroscopy, X-ray radiography, infrared reflectography, X-ray microfluorescence, and others as appropriate (Raman, FTIR, SEM, GCMS, radiocarbon
dating) in collaboration with external partners to investigate works of art

Perform sampling and micro-sampling on artworks

Draft technical examination reports

Train inspectors performing condition reports on acquisition procedure, scope, conservation and security issues according to technical procedures and internal protocols

Audit inspection activities according to technical procedures and internal protocols

Advise Local Business Developer on art-related technical issues

Quality check of condition reports performed by inspectors

Ensure the maintenance of the laboratory and equipment

In charge of the safety and radioprotection regulations

Duties and Responsibilities:

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Senior Conservator

Employment

Royal Ontario Museum, Canada

Job location:Lieu de travail : Toronto

Description
8 month assignment
Full time

The Royal Ontario Museum is seeking a skilled and experienced Senior Conservator specializing in the treatment of organic materials, particularly ethnographic objects, to join the museum’s multi-disciplinary conservation team.

The ROM’s ethnology collection is comprised of more than 50,000 artifacts representing indigenous communities around the world including from Africa, North and South America, Asia, and Oceania.
The diverse organic and composite materials and techniques presented are broad in scope with artifacts ranging from early 20th century canoes; to feathered Kayapo headdresses; to Tuareg leathers; to beadwork from the Blackfoot Nation.

Conservation care of the collections at the ROM is largely program driven and includes conservation assessment and treatment, research, documentation, and work with curators and collections technicians on preventive conservation measures.

Participation in the full range of Museum activities including public consultation, programming, the training of interns and engagement in social media are also important aspects of the job.

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Head of Preventive Conservation

Employment/Emplois

British Museum, United Kingdom

Job location:Lieu de travail : London

Description
Full time
Permanent

UKP37,608 per annum

The British Museum’s Conservation department is seeking a Head of Preventive Conservation to play a key role in delivering the museum’s Collection Care Strategy and developing preservation skills across the museum in line with the Conservation Policy. You will also develop and manage a team of staff responsible for preventive
conservation while enabling optimum use of the collection.

Key areas of responsibility:

To work with the Head of Conservation, Deputy Director
(Collections), and other relevant stakeholders on the
implementation of the British Museum’s Collection Care Strategy

To deliver the museum’s risk management programme in line with the Collection Care Strategy

To build and enhance relationships with colleagues from the
Operations Directorate to ensure collection safety throughout the delivery of capital projects

To ensure appropriate preventative conservation support is
provided to the museum’s extensive loans, exhibition, and
display programme

To ensure delivery of comprehensive and tailored staff training across all departments in the context of the Collection Care Strategy

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Research Lab Associate

Employment

Getty Conservation Institute (GCI), United States

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Description
The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI), located in Los Angeles, California and the Getty Villa in Malibu, is one of the operating programs of the J. Paul Getty Trust, working internationally to advance conservation practice in the visual arts, broadly interpreted to include objects, collections, architecture, and sites. The GCI serves the conservation community through scientific
research, education and training, model field projects, and the broad dissemination of the results of both its own work and the work of others in the field. In all its endeavors, the GCI focuses on the creation and dissemination of knowledge that will benefit the
professionals and organizations responsible for the conservation of the world’s cultural heritage.

The GCI’s Science Department is seeking an individual to fill the position of Research Lab Associate, a three-year, limited-term position within the Modern and Contemporary Art Research Initiative.

This research focuses on the characterization of paints used on contemporary outdoor painted sculpture, the degradation of plastics used in cultural heritage, and the effects of cleaning treatments on modern paints.

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Assistant Scientist

Employment

Getty Conservation Institute (GCI), United States

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Description
The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI), located in Los Angeles, California and the Getty Villa in Malibu, is one of the operating programs of the J. Paul Getty Trust, working internationally to advance conservation practice in the visual arts, broadly interpreted to include objects, collections, architecture, and sites. The GCI serves the conservation community through scientific
research, education and training, model field projects, and the broad dissemination of the results of both its own work and the work of others in the field. In all its endeavors, the GCI focuses on the creation and dissemination of knowledge that will benefit the
professionals and organizations responsible for the conservation of the world’s cultural heritage.

The GCI’s Science Department is seeking an individual to fill the position of Assistant Scientist, to join our newly launched Built Heritage Research Initiative, in collaboration with the University of Oxford, UK, undertaking scientific research and analysis on stone
and other traditional building materials to explore their
performance and deterioration. This research focuses on the
development of testing protocols to improve conservation practice of built heritage (buildings, monuments and sites) from ancient to modern and across the world; and to disseminate our findings through professional publications and conferences.

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