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Postdoctoral Associate in Computer Science

September 1, 2015

Employment

Yale Institute for the Preservation Cultural Heritage, United States

Job location: West Haven, CT

Description
Yale’s Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage, established by a transformational gift from Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin ’78, is dedicated to advancing innovative and sustainable practices in the field of heritage preservation. At the crossroads of science and art, the Institute is comprised of leading-edge conservation, research, and imaging laboratories.
A position of a Postdoctoral Associate in Computer Science is open in the IPCH Lens Media Lab. This is a full‐time, two‐year position, reporting to the Head of the Lens Media Lab (LML).

The research goals of the LML are focused on the preservation and characterization of photographic materials with an emphasis on creating and interpreting large datasets gleaned from reference, archival, and museum collections. Building on this base, collaborations across disciplines in the humanities and sciences will be fostered to assemble and interpret datasets derived from a broad spectrum of cultural heritage materials.

Primarily through image/signal processing and machine learning techniques, the Postdoctoral Associate will pursue data-driven approaches for understanding art and cultural material with a focus on preservation and documentation but also touching on vital scholarly questions including issues of attribution, artistic working methodologies, stylistic development and spheres of artistic influence. Other datasets, including those derived from art/artifact storage and display environments (made using conventional and new generation, low power, sensors) are also contemplated. Through the development of data visualization methods, tools, and interfaces, meaning and impact of these data will be communicated to broad constituencies including scientists, conservators, art historians and curators.

Eligibility: Candidates must have a PhD in computer science or a related field (e.g. signal and image processing, data science) obtained within the last five years. Strong interest in collaborative research as well as the desire and ability to work with cultural heritage and across academic and professional fields.

Requirements: An advanced knowledge of the theory and practice of image processing and machine learning techniques; demonstrated ability to assess large datasets using statistical and visualization tools; excellent written and verbal skills, including English language fluency.

Remuneration: The level of remuneration is dependent on experience according to the policy of the Yale Office for Postdoctoral Affairs  starting from $40,600 plus health benefits with an annual cost of living increase.

Review of applications will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications, including a cover letter, CV, and contact details of two references, should be addressed to:

Laurie Batza
Senior Administrative Assistant to the Director
Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage
Yale University ‐ West Campus
PO Box 27395
West Haven, CT 06516
Tel: 203‐737‐3159 Fax: 203‐479‐1407
Email: Laurie.Batza@yale.edu

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Postdoctoral Associate in Conservation Science

Employment

Yale Institute for the Preservation Cultural Heritage, United States

Job location: West Haven, CT

Description
Yale’s Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage (IPCH), established by a transformational gift from Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin ’78, is dedicated to advancing the field of heritage science byimproving the science and practice of conservation in a sustainable manner. At the crossroads between science and art, the Institute is home to state‐of–the‐art conservation, research and imaging laboratories.

A position of a Postdoctoral Associate in Conservation Science is open in the IPCH Sustainable Conservation Lab. This is a full‐time, two‐year position, reporting to the Head of the Sustainable Conservation Laboratory.

The research focus of the IPCH Sustainable Conservation Lab is directed towards sustainable safeguarding of cultural heritage by understanding and assessing the environmental impact on heritage materials and objects as well as developing tools for integrated risk management and energy efficient strategies of climate control in museums and historic buildings.

The Postdoctoral Associate will examine and research mechanisms of environmental impact on cultural heritage objects, estimate the respective physical risk related to this impact and propose preservation strategies.

The research involves application of finite element modelling using COMSOL Multiphysics software for detailed analysis of strain/stress fields caused by response of real objects to temperature and relative humidity variations. The Postdoctoral Associate will develop 2D or 3D layered structure models typical for cultural heritage objects consisting of anisotropic materials like paper, parchment, wood or polymers, painted or treated otherwise. The models will encompass moisture transport simulation, calculation of strain/stress fields resulting from changes in materials moisture content using visco-plastic approach and crack or delamination propagation. The Postdoctoral Associate will also determine mechanical parameters needed for the simulation using macro- and micro-mechanical characterisation of relevant groups of historic artistic materials.

Eligibility: Candidates must have a PhD in material science, mechanical engineering or related field. Experience in stress/strain finite element modelling, structural mechanics, heat and moisture transport, creep analysis, material analysis and characterization, especially with the use of mechanical micro-characterization methods is desirable. The PhD degree must have been obtained within the last five years. Excellent written and verbal skills, fluency in English language as well as an interest in collaborative and multi‐disciplinary research are essential.

Remuneration: The level of remuneration is dependent on experience according to the policy of the Yale Office for Postdoctoral Affairs starting from $40,600 plus health benefits with an annual cost of living increase.

Review of applications will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications, including a cover letter, CV, and contact details of two referees, should be addressed to:

Laurie Batza
Senior Administrative Assistant to the Director
Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage
Yale University ‐ West Campus
PO Box 27395
West Haven, 06516
Tel: 203‐737‐3159 Fax: 203‐479‐1407
Email: Laurie.Batza@yale.edu

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Deputy Director

Employment

World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for the Asia and the Pacific Region (WHITRAP Shanghai), China

Job location: Shangai

More info: URL

Description
The World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for the Asia and the Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO, Shanghai Center (WHITRAP Shanghai) announces the vacancy of the position of Deputy Director, from 1 August to 31 October 2015.

The WHITRAP is a non-profit organization specialized in the area of heritage conservation. Furthermore, as a category 2 institute under the auspices of UNESCO, it is the first one that established in the developing countries. It is an autonomous institution at the service of Member States and Associate Members of UNESCO. The Institute’s mission is to strengthen implementation of World Heritage Convention in the Asia and the Pacific region, by building the capacity of all those professionals and bodies involved with World Heritage site inscription, protection, conservation and management in the Asia and the Pacific region, through training, research, the dissemination of information and network building.

For more information:
www.whitr-ap.org
Email: whitrap-sh@foxmail.com

Application deadline
31 October 2015

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Documentation Technologies Workshop

August 25, 2015

Course

from 04 September 2015 to 06 September 2015

Organized by:
Association for Preservation Technology International, United States

Location of event: Honolulu, HI, United States

More info: URL

Description
In rehabilitating important existing structures, it is crucial to begin by fully and accurately gathering data on geometry and current conditions. Documentation data form the platform for condition analysis and the basis for engineers and architects to design and implement through execution and final construction.

Participants in this workshop will learn about the latest technologies for obtaining the information and data critical for project planning, analysis, and diagnostics, as well as how to assemble an effective data gathering strategy to fit differing project needs.

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Principal

Employment

Quinn Evans Architects, United States

Job location: Washington

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Description
Historic Preservation Architect
Quinn Evans Architects’ Washington DC office seeks an architect with a passion for cultural resources and historic preservation. Motivated professionals with 5-10 years of experience a working knowledge of preservation concepts, and their real world application to architectural planning, design, and documentation should apply. Personal commitment, as well as demonstrated excellence in communication, management, and analytical efforts, will be crucial to success.

We are looking for a teammate familiar with the issues inherent to enhancing the character-giving features of existing facilities while equipping them with advanced infrastructure to meet tomorrow’s needs. QEA is proud of the innovative use of technology in its school, library, and museum design work, including advanced modeling of existing conditions, proposed solutions, and construction documentation. Our work touches large and small projects from the National Air and Space Museum, to the Bird House at the National Zoo, to the restoration of the Mill race at Peirce Mill, ranging through all phases of design from planning, to design, documentation, and construction administration.

At QEA we promote the professional development of all our staff through an extensive, in-house, staff-run education program, while also encouraging participation in professional organizations and the community. Interested in joining us? Please provide a cover letter expressing interest in the DC office position, resume, and work samples to resume@quinnevans.com

Application deadline
Until fulfilled

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Senior Lecturer in Conservation, especially conservation of objects

Employment

Department of Conservation, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Job location: Gothenburg, Sweden

More info: URL

Description
The Department of Conservation offers professional degree programs and conducts research into cultural heritage issues, landscapes and cultural districts, buildings, gardens, cultural heritage objects, and interiors. In Gothenburg the department offers degree programs in building conservation, restoration, and leadership in traditional and cultural heritage handicrafts. At the Mariestad campus the department offers degree programs in traditional building craftsmanship, garden handicrafts, and landscape conservation. For more information, visit www.conservation.gu.se. Collaboration is an important aspect of what we do—collaboration among the various branches of the department, between undergraduate programs and research, and with the national and international community around us.

A career in conservation demands expertise in a broad field of knowledge that encompasses areas in the natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences. Conservation and development of our cultural heritage also demands a particular expertise in documentation, interpretation, and analysis in the practice of cultural heritage conservation.

Subject area

Conservation, especially conservation of objects

Specific subject description

The conservation programme is vocational and aims to provide both theoretical and practical knowledge and skills in active and preventive conservation methodology of objects, interiors and building elements. Structure and choice of courses aim to give students the necessary knowledge in science and cultural science subjects so that the physical cultural heritage can be nurtured and preserved in a professional manner. The training is based on a multidisciplinary approach in which science, integrated with humanities/cultural disciplines.

Job assignments

Applicants must have specialized expertise or particular mastery of conservation. The position includes planning, teaching, leading, and developing courses at both undergraduate and master’s levels, as well as advising students with master’s theses. Work with the doctoral program and other departmental responsibilities may be required, as well as research and development work in the field of objects conservation. The position requires deep knowledge and long experience in the practice of conservation of objects with a broadly based experience from cultural historical oriented practice, as well as advanced skill in planning and collaboration, carefulness, social skills, flexibility, and creativity. The ability to teach in either Swedish or English is a requirement. Applicants are expected to be able to teach in Swedish within two years of accepting the position.

Eligibility

The qualifications for academic positions are given in Chapter 4, Section 3 – 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance and in University of Gothenburg’s Appointments Procedure for Teachers. The ability to teach in Swedish or English is a requirement. Applicants are expected to teach in Swedish within two years.

Assessment

In judging an applicant’s qualifications, equal weight will be given to teaching skills and professional skills in the field of conservation of objects.
In evaluating teaching skill, particular emphasis will be placed on experience with planning, organizing, and leading courses and on documented experience of teaching and advising in the field of conservation of objects.
In evaluating professional skill, particular emphasis will be placed on deep expertise and experience of practical conservation work in the field of conservation. After teaching and professional expertise, scientific skill is the next most important ground for evaluating applicants.
In evaluating scientific skill, particular attention will be paid to scientific expertise in the field of conservation of objects. The applicant should have a natural science and interdisciplinary foundation, and the applicant’s scientific skill should be documented primarily with publications in scientific journals with internationally recognized peer review. Another important aspect of scientific skill is documented advanced ability to secure research grants from research foundations and other external funding sources. Experience working across professional boundaries and/or in multi-disciplinary collaborations is of merit

Additional information

Choosing a career in a foreign country is a big step and raises many questions about what to expect. Thus, to give you a general idea of what we and Gothenburg have to offer in terms of benefits and life in general for you and your accompanying spouse/partner please visit http://www.science.gu.se/english/about/career. For more information about the Faculty of Science please visit http://www.science.gu.se/english/. Also, we can offer relocation services.

Application deadline
14 September 2015

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Human Resources Practitioner

August 21, 2015

Employment

Parliament RSA, South Africa

Job location: Cape Town

More info: URL

Description
KNOWLEDGE AND INFORMATION SERVICES DIVISION

DOCUMENTATION SECTION: SUPERVISOR: CONSERVATION

Remuneration Package: R 608 457per annum
The successful candidate will be responsible for the Conservation of all in-house paper collections
Key Performance Areas Include: ■ In-house conservation or preservation practice ■ Monitoring of work conditions ■ Conservation Logistics ■ Exhibition Assistance ■ Staff supervision ■ Advice and Advocacy
Requirements: Grade 12 or NQF Level 4 with a Relevant Degree / Diploma (Fine Art / Heritage Studies)
Experience: 5 years relevant experience
Skills Requirements: ■ Sound written and oral communication skills ■ Interpersonal skills ■ Ability to work under pressure ■ Sound organisational and administrative skills ■ Ability to organise ■ Visual identification ability ■ Sound colour perception ■ Aesthetic judgement ■ Analytical Approach ■ Computer Literacy
Ref: LC/ 1892 /2014
Remuneration comprises a cost-to-company package, which incorporates all the large-company benefits.
Forward your covering letter and CV containing full personal and career details, certified copies of qualifications, ID and 3 contactable referees to: Manager: Staffing and Talent Management, via e-mail to: recruitment@parliament.gov.za, clearly reflecting the reference number and name of the position you are applying for in all communication. Candidates, who do not submit supporting documentation, as requested, will not be considered for this position.

Parliament reserves the right not to make an appointment. Successful candidates will be expected to sign a Performance Contract.

Application deadline
04 September 2015

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Online course about the Examination of Transparent Coatings on Wooden Objects

Course

from 28 September 2015 to 29 November 2015

Organized by:
HAWK University of Applied Siences and Arts – Hornemann Institut, Germany

Location of event: online

More info: URL

Description
the Examination of Transparent Coatings on Furniture and Wooden Objects
by Prof. Dr. Gerdi Maierbacher-Legl, Julia Schultz M.A. and Merle Strätling M.A.
28 September to 29 November 2015
Fee: 198,- € (Students get a reduction of 20%.)

This course emphasizes a practical approach to coatings examination, from overall inspection techniques to spot analysis:
It covers observation with visible and ultraviolet light, solubility tests, examination of cross-sections, microchemical tests as well as histochemical staining methods. Useful tips are provided for the use of specific equipment and facilities. Health and safety issues are also addressed.

In addition, the course conveys fundamental information about the primary materials used in different types of coatings, their chemical and physical properties, as well as factors influencing deterioration and surface phenomena.

With the help of detailed explanation of the basic information, it is also possible to learners with little previous knowledge to get into the subject.

During the term of the course, a graduated conservator is available to all participants via e-mail.Students of the Faculty of Architecture, Engineering and Conservation can get credit points for the course.

The authors:
Since ten years Prof. Dr. Gerdi Maierbacher-Legl has been heading the Furniture and Wooden Objects Conservation at the HAWK. Dipl.-Rest. Julia Schultz MA and Dipl.-Rest. Merle Strätling MA have graduated in Conservation and Restoration in this area of specialization.

Funding for this course has been provided by the European Union.

For further information ask: hentschel@hornemann-institut.de

www.hornemann-institut.de/english/continuing_training.php

Application deadline: 27 September 2015 earlybird

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Online course about Microbial Infestation of Objects of Art

Course

from 28 September to 29 November 2015

Organized by:
HAWK University of Applied Aciences and Arts – Hornemanmn Institut, Germany

Location of event: online

More info: URL

Description
Microbial Infestation of Objects of Art and Cultural Heritage
by Prof. Dr. Karin Petersen and Barbara Hentschel M.A.

Fee: 198,00 € (Students get a reduction of 20%.)

The focal point of this course is presenting different methods of detecting and analyzing microorganisms encountered in objects of cultural heritage.
Essentially the courses are divided into modules. This allows judging the scope and content of the courses to help estimate the time and work involved.

The first one is an introduction into microbiology. It allows students with no corresponding background to learn the basics of microbiology and thus to be able to follow the course. This is of particular importance for non-university implementation, as microbiology in the conservation of cultural objects has not been pursued much outside the university.

The second module, which is smaller, is more practice oriented: it explains the different sampletaking techniques and which types of sample material are suited for which analyses and tests.

The third module contains various methods of detection and analyses of microorganisms that pose a threat to cultural objects. The user learns not only easy to use analyses techniques but also very specific and modern specialist ones.

Moreover, the course provides a reading list, an extensive glossary and links to other internet sites on the same topics. The course should rather explain you the possibilities of your available sources. Our aim is to enable you first to decide which method will be effective and to decide afterwards whichever equipment or procedure is needed.

Prof. Dr. Karin Petersen teaches microbiology at the Faculty of Architecture, Engineering and Conservation at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hildesheim/ Holzminden/ Göttingen. One of her special subjects is the examination of microbic infestation of objects of art and cultural heritage, the resulting damages and the related health risks for humans.

The focal point of this course is presenting different methods of detecting and analyzing microorganisms encountered in objects of cultural heritage.
Essentially the courses are divided into modules. This allows judging the scope and content of the courses to help estimate the time and work involved.

The first one is an introduction into microbiology. It allows students with no corresponding background to learn the basics of microbiology and thus to be able to follow the course. This is of particular importance for non-university implementation, as microbiology in the conservation of cultural objects has not been pursued much outside the university.

The second module, which is smaller, is more practice oriented: it explains the different sampletaking techniques and which types of sample material are suited for which analyses and tests.

The third module contains various methods of detection and analyses of microorganisms that pose a threat to cultural objects. The user learns not only easy to use analyses techniques but also very specific and modern specialist ones.

Moreover, the course provides a reading list, an extensive glossary and links to other internet sites on the same topics. The course should rather explain you the possibilities of your available sources. Our aim is to enable you first to decide which method will be effective and to decide afterwards whichever equipment or procedure is needed.

Prof. Dr. Karin Petersen teaches microbiology at the Faculty of Architecture, Engineering and Conservation at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hildesheim/ Holzminden/ Göttingen. One of her special subjects is the examination of microbic infestation of objects of art and cultural heritage, the resulting damages and the related health risks for humans.

Application deadline: 24 September 2015 earlybird

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Media in Transition: Conservation of time-based media works of art and related practices

August 17, 2015

Conference

fromdu 18 November 2015 toau 20 November 2015

Organized by:Organisé par :
Getty Conservation Institute, Getty Research Institute,Tate, United States, United Kingdom

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : London, United Kingdom

More info:Plus d’infos : URL

Description :
The Getty Conservation Institute, Getty Research Institute and Tate will host this major international conference focusing on the implications of collecting time-based media works of art and related practices. This two and a half-day conference aims to foster lively, inter-disciplinary dialogue about the impact of technological change on an artwork and the growing networks of professionals that are required to support contemporary media art works and their conservation.

Following the format of the highly successful Object in Transition conference in 2008 this event will explore – through papers, panel discussions, demonstrations and dialogues – how the field is adapting and responding to these new forms of artistic practice, and how emerging modes of collaboration between artists, conservators, art historians, technical experts and curators can help advance the field.

A key part of the conference will be a number of case studies involving in-depth and inter-disciplinary discussions about specific works of art.

Contact information: media_in_transition@tate.org.uk

Registration / Inscription deadline:

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