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Paintings Conservator

Employer: North Carolina Museum of Art
Job location: Raleigh, Wake County
The North Carolina Museum of Art is searching for a conservator of paintings. This is a full time permanent position.

The Paintings Conservator will work in conjunction with the Director of Conservation to oversee the preservation and restoration of paintings and painted artifacts in the museum collection and associated loans. This position also takes part in all Conservation department activities and initiatives including support of loans, exhibitions, collection installations and rotations, as well as research and public education projects. This position works closely with other museum departments of Exhibition Design, Curatorial, Registration, Programming, and Education.

Key Responsibilities:

· Design and execute treatments of paintings and paintedobjects.
· Perform detailed examination of the materials, structure, and condition of paintings assessing deterioration and damage, and potential complications involved in treatment.
· Provide written and photographic documentation for all treatments and research.
· Oversight of painting collection loans including preparation of artworks and frames, creation of loan reports, and packing and shipping advice.
· Examination of paintings loaned to the museum upon arrival and departure.
· Support of the Exhibition Conservator in allexhibitions, collection installations and rotations.
· Frequent collaboration with museum curators, registrars, art handlers, as well as, outside conservation scientists, conservation colleagues, artisan specialists, and associated professionals.
· Supervision of Assistant Conservators, Conservation Technicians, and Conservation Interns.
· Travel in support of exhibitions, loans, continuing education, and research.
· Management of multiple projects simultaneously under tight deadlines.
· Observance ofall building security, storage, reporting, and safety protocols and regulations.
· Active participation in periodic training sessions, conferences, and professional meetings.
· Familiarity and adherence to the American Institution of Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice and current museum-quality standards.

The North Carolina Museum of Art is a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources. The statutory purpose of the Museum is to acquire, preserve, and exhibit works of art for the education and enjoyment of the people of the State, and to conduct programs of education,research, and publication designed to encourage an interest in and an appreciation of art on the part of the people of the State [GS 140-5.12]. The state's art collection spans more than 5,000 years, from ancient Egypt to the present, making it one of the premier art museums in the Southeast. With a 164-acre campus, the museum also has the distinction of being one of the largest museum art parks in the world with an extensive trail system that connects to the 63-mile Capital Area Greenway through the city of Raleigh. Facilities include two main museum buildings, a large outdoor performing arts facility, parking lots, bike trails, and greenways.

The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources' (DNCR) vision is to be the leader in using the state's natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational and economic future of North Carolina. Our mission is to improve quality of life by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and nature throughout North Carolina. The Department works to stimulate learning, inspire creativity, preserve the state's history, conserve the state's natural heritage, encourage recreation and cultural tourism, and promote economic development. Our goal is to promote equity and inclusion among our employees and our programming to reflect and celebrate our state's diverse population, culture, and history by expanding engagement with diverse individuals and communities.
Please visit our website a www.ncdcr.gov for more information.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies
· Demonstrated broad conservation knowledge in paintings preservation and restoration.
· Demonstrated familiarity and adherence to conservation ethics as put forth in the American Institute for Conservation (AIC) code of ethics and standard of practice.
· Demonstratedexperience with using Microsoft Suite (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and The Museum System (TMS).
· Demonstrated knowledge of safe and museum quality procedures for handling, storing, transporting, framing, crating, shipping, installing, and exhibiting fine art.
· Demonstrated the ability to meet deadlines.

Management Preferences:
· Experience with the conservation of Modern and Contemporary artwork.
· Experience in technical art history research, documentation, and writing.
· Experience in public interaction, public education, presentations, and outreach.
· Experience in developing and growing relationships with other institutions, organizations, andassociated professionals.
· Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and team cooperation.
· Demonstrated the ability to maintain open communication with colleagues.
· Prefer experience with a variety of analytical techniques for documentation (UV, IR, Multi-spectral, X-ray, PXRF, etc.).
· Prefer ability and willingness to travel.
· Demonstrated the ability to maintain open communication with colleagues.
· Demonstrated the ability to work both independently and as part of a conservation team.

Physical Requirements:
· Ability to handle large works of art, including regular lifting and carrying of up to 50lbs., as well as long periods of standing, sitting, and working on scaffolding, ladders, or lifts.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Master's degree from a recognized graduate conservation program or the equivalent (four years mixed education and work experience). An additional 10+ years of professional experience in the examination, handling, documentation and conservation treatment of historic paintings, modern paintings, and painted surfaces, preferably in a museum setting. Fluent in spoken and written English.
Recruitment Salary: $50,000-$60,000
Application deadline: