Art Conservator Job Description Sample
Conservator - Bollinger Conservation Fellow, Paper Lab
Hiring department Humanities Rsch Ctr
Monthly salary $3,583
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 18-01-25-01-0621
Job Status Open
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date 09/03/2018
Position Duration Terminates on 08/31/2019
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
This is a temporary one year, full-time position, with a possible three month extension. It includes the posted salary plus up to 2,500 USD in support for travel to professional meetings. The Harry Ransom Center welcomes qualified candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to diversity.
Required Application Materials
- A Resume is required in order to apply
- A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
- A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.
To perform examinations, treatments, and related historical and/or technical research on paper holdings; participate in activities relating to preventive care of the collections, and professional and public engagement.
Perform the full spectrum of paper conservation treatment activities including written and photographic documentation; identification of historical materials, structures, and their condition; technical research if needed; dialog with curators about treatment choices; and, the completion of minor and complex single item treatments and housings. Undertake a research project based on the Ransom Center's holdings that will result in a formal publication and/or conference presentation and social media postings.
Undertake treatment projects in the book and photograph laboratories. Plan a manuscripts or art on paper collection re-housing project.
Other related functions as assigned.
Master's of Arts or Science degree in art conservation or Master's degree in art or art history plus a certificate of advanced study in conservation. Must have received Master's degree in 2016 or after.
Experience should be primarily in paper conservation. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to conduct research and to write for presentation and publication.
Uniforms and/or personal protection equipment (furnished) May work in extreme temperatures May work around chemical fumes May work around standard office conditions May work around chemicals May work around electrical and mechanical hazards Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Lifting and moving Use of conservation tools, equipment, and instruments including sharp objects such as scalpels and board shears, fume hoods, and suction devices. Use of solvents and other chemicals used in conservation treatment. Work around mold and dust.
Special Conservator Of The Peace (Scop) (Non-Exempt)
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts seeks enthusiastic, motivated individuals to join a team of Sworn Peace Officers. This team will ensure the museum is a safe environment for a variety of art related events and exhibitions by patrolling the museum property and grounds, enforcing rules and regulations, assisting visitors and employees, reporting potential hazards and suspicious activities and responding to emergency situations.
Officers will also assist with investigations, secure evidence, and complete logs and other records. As Special Conservators of the Peace, Officers will carry weapons and exercise general police powers as appropriate. The museum offers flexible scheduling options to accommodate day, weekend and evening schedules.
Successful candidates will have knowledge of applicable laws, rules and regulations pertaining to the responsibilities and professional conduct of sworn, armed Special Conservators of the Peace and the methods used in accident and claims investigations. Officers must demonstrate the ability to exercise independent judgment, prepare complete and effective reports, and communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.
Strong customer service skills are essential. Officers must be able to speak before groups and establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Knowledge and experience with business computer user applications is also necessary.
Officers MUST also be capable of standing and patrolling the campus for several hours at a time on foot and on a bike. Selected candidates will be required to pass a criminal background check conducted by the Virginia State Police.
A college degree in law enforcement, criminal justice, private security or equivalent experience, including the military, is preferred
Candidates must be able to successfully complete the DCJS Special Conservator of the Peace (armed endorsement) training course to VMFA standards. CPR/AED certification as well as recurring Armed SCOP certification must be maintained for continued employment.
After successful completion of training, Officers will be sworn in by the Circuit Court and will have full arrest powers. As such, they will be required to provide competent testimony in any courts as a result of the charges they make. Preference may be given to current sworn law enforcement officers who are in full compliance with DCJS training requirements. A background check is required.
The Assistant/Associate Conservator will carry out conservation treatment to artifacts for inclusion in the renovated Northwest Coast Hall of the Museum.
The Assistant/Associate Conservator will examine, document and treat objects from Anthropology collection for inclusion in renovated Hall of Northwest Coast Peoples, as well as to carry out routine lab procedures.
The Field Museum seeks an Assistant Conservator, specializing in ethnographic objects, ideally with an interest in and some experience with textiles. This position will report to the Chief Conservator. Conservation at the Museum is part of the Gantz Family Collections Center and our work focuses on the Museum's Anthropology Collections. These collections comprise approximately 1.5 to 2 million artifacts from six continents, spanning ancient history to the present day. Strengths of the Anthropology Collections include the extensive North and South American collections, our important Egyptian Coptic textile collection, Malagasy woven textiles from Madagascar, and comprehensive holdings from the Pacific islands and Mediterranean region. A major upcoming project will involve the renovation of the Museum's Native North American Hall; these collections, among the largest and most significant in the world, number near 770,000 artifacts. The assistant conservator will support some of the activities of the conservation team for this project. The assistant conservator will participate in Conservation's preventive care duties, taking the lead for Integrated Pest Management (IPM) activities and participating in the active Oddy testing program.
This is a permanent position with competitive salary and excellent benefits. To apply for the position, interested applicants should submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae, via the job posting on the the Museum's website. Those applicants who are identified as strong candidates will be requested to submit three letters of recommendation. Questions about the position may be directed to Stephanie Hornbeck, Chief Conservator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for application is March 16, 2018.
A Master's degree in conservation, specializing in ethnographic objects, from an accredited graduate conservation program
A minimum of two years of post-graduate professional conservation experience
An understanding of, and competency in, conservation methods, techniques, and ethical practices particular to the care of anthropological collections
A working knowledge of conservation laboratory setting
Excellent written and spoken communication skills
The ability to collaborate effectively in a team environment with other conservators, collections staff, and museum colleagues
Knowledge of standard conservation imaging techniques, office software and collection management databases
Training or experience in preventive conservation methodology is desirable
Training or experience with textile collections is desirable
Duties and Responsibilites
Undertake condition assessment of artifacts going on exhibition, loan, and coming in to the collection
Perform a range of treatments, from stabilization to aesthetic integration objectives
Document work with written reports, digital photographs, and additional imaging and analytical techniques, as relevant
Participate in exhibition rotations and installations, as needed
Participate on Museum's Pest Committee, coordinates collections staff in IPM duties, serves as liaison with contracted IPM service provider
Participate in Museum's active Oddy Testing program
Share knowledge and research findings in professional publications and conferences, as well as in Museum tours and programs
Work may involve collaboration with origin/descendant community members to understand methods of manufacture and desired traditional care of artifacts
Work may involve undertaking technical study of objects. The Museum has an array of analytical equipment including digital X-radiography, PLM, ATR-FTIR, SEM-EDS, confocal Raman, and pXRF.
Preparator - LSU Museum Of Art
Job Posting Title:Preparator
- LSU Museum of Art
Position Type:Professional / Unclassified
Department:LSUAM AO - Museum
- Curatorial (Courtney Paige Taylor (00041336))
Work Location:LSU - Baton Rouge
The preparator is responsible for art handling, transport, packing, unpacking; exhibition preparation, installation, maintenance, de-installation; collections assistance in terms of care, documentation, and storage; and maintenance and management of collection and exhibition support areas and supply inventories, such as storage, loading dock and art preparation room, tools, hardware, and lighting.
Assists in the planning, preparation, installation, lighting, and de-installation of museum exhibitions
Prepares the exhibition galleries for exhibitions, including painting gallery walls and casework; moving and installing temporary walls, cases, and pedestals; and installing art according to accepted museum standards and best practices.
Designs and builds appropriate display and storage units for collection objects, and works with contractors as needed
Monitors the ongoing condition and appearance of exhibition installations; changes lights in galleries as needed
Schedule and completes duties as required by individual exhibitions in conjunction with curator Art Handling
Handles art, following all safety standards, museum policies and procedures, and professional best practices
Mats and frames collection and loaned objects as needed; maintains frame inventory
Packs, unpacks, and transports exhibitions, incoming and outgoing loans, and gifts
Assists with organization of and implements the transportation and delivery of objects, including local and long-distance driving, and loading and unloading of shipments
Handles and transports art for photography, conservation, curatorial research, education programs & appraisals
Permanent Collection Care
Maintains the cleanliness and order of the permanent collection storage and installation workshop areas and care supplies under supervision of Assistant Director for Collections Management
Photographs objects from the art collection
Assists with the maintenance, documentation, and storage of the permanent collection
Curatorial Support Duties
Assists curator with installation budgeting, and tracks installation and art handling related expenditures according to museum procedures
Maintains the collection and installation tools, equipment, and hardware in proper working order, maintains and organizes work areas including loading dock and prep rooms
Carefully maintains display inventory including frames, glazing, pedestals, platforms, and acrylic
Assists with set up and breakdown of programs and events
Other duties as assigned by Exec. Dir., Curator, or Ass't Director for Collections Mgt.
Supervises, trains and schedules interns, students, volunteers, and on-call preparators, as directed by the Curator and Assistant Director for Collections Management, in techniques appropriate to art handling and exhibition installation
Hires and supervises contracted labor
Bachelor's in Art history, visual arts, or related field. Job related experience required.
Working knowledge of two or more trade skills such as: carpentry, painting techniques, framing.
Proven knowledge of the proper use of power tools. Ability to pay rigorous attention to detail and
accuracy. Strong communication, planning, organization, time management skills.
5+ years of experience in a museum or gallery setting. Ability to prepare cost estimates and make sound purchasing decisions. Knowledge of museum standards and practices related to object handling, art storage and display methods. Experience in photography, exhibit design, gallery lighting, matting, framing, mount building. Proficient in use of Microsoft Office.
Special or Physical Qualifications:
Current driver's license and the ability to drive a 15-passenger van or small truck locally and for long distances. Ability to consistently lift up to 75 pounds. Ability to climb ladders and scaffolding and work on high lift. Willingness to work unscheduled night and weekend hours if
Additional Job Description:
Special Instructions:Coordinator of Non-Academic Or Service Area
Posting Date:January 4, 2018
Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified):
Additional Position Information:
- An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.
- LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!
Essential Position (Y/N):No
LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity / equal access employer.
HCM Contact Information:
Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed HR@lsu.edu
Medieval Art – Adjunct Art History Instructor
The Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD) is seeking Part Time Adjunct Instructor for our History of Art and Design Department to teach Medieval Art for the FALL 2018 semester.
Course details: Examines the period of the Celts up to the age of the Gothic cathedral, including developments in Western European art and architecture from the Migration period through the fifteenth century.
Using an interdisciplinary focus on literature and history and their relationship to the visual arts, themes covered include the diverse foundations of medieval art, the impact of the Islamic culture on the West, and the medieval origins of many current cultural and religious conflicts. Emphasis is placed on the development of communication, analytical, and interpretive skills through written assignments and presentations.
A master's degree in art history, or a related field, is required. Previous teaching experience preferred.
How to apply:
Email your cover letter and resume/cv to email@example.com with Medieval Art in the subject.
Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.
Columbus College of Art & Design teaches undergraduate and graduate students in the midst of a thriving creative community in Columbus, Ohio. Founded in 1879, CCAD is one of the oldest private art and design colleges in the United States, offering 12 undergraduate majors and two graduate programs in art and design that produce graduates equipped to shape culture and business at the highest level. For more information, visit ccad.edu.
CCAD makes recruitment and retention decisions based on credentials, experience, abilities, talent, and results. CCAD is an EO/VET/Disability Employer.
The administration, faculty, staff and student embrace diversity and prohibit discrimination on the bases of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, non-disqualifying disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other legally protected class status. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
School Of Art + Design - Art Practice For 2018-19
This posting represents anticipated ongoing part time instructor openings in the field of Art Practice. Current faculty and new applicants may use this application to seek future teaching assignments. Your application may be considered for substitute assignments as well as full term assignments.
Encompassing the areas of Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Time Arts, Sculpture, Photography and Social Practice, Art Practice provides an inquiry-based, hands-on approach to art making. Through exposure to and experience with a wide-range of creative practices, students are encouraged to embrace contemporary visual culture and the tensions between thinking and making, content and craft, hybrid practice and technical mastery. We encourage learning through dialogue, critique and collaboration.
The adjunct Teaching Faculty member is primarily responsible for creating a learning and teaching environment for students in accordance with the educational objectives of the department and university.
- Instruct students, using approved course outcome guides developed by college-wide subject area faculty as follows:
a.) Meet classes as assigned.
b.) Present instruction based on the competencies and performance levels of the course.
c.) Maintain accurate attendance and scholastic records of students.
d.) Respond to student questions in a timely manner.
e.) Provide appropriate means of instructor-student communication.
f.) Participate in the university’s assessment process for faculty, courses, etc.
g.) Validate that learning has taken place.
- Plan learning activities and use teaching methods designed for a variety of learning styles to help students achieve course outcomes.
- Maintain a safe classroom conducive to learning.
- Select course text(s), or participate in planning of learning materials, such as outlines, syllabi, and other curriculum materials in accordance with college and department guidelines, if applicable.
- Communicate with the School Director and meet response deadlines as required.
- Participate in professional development and in-service activities, as applicable.
- Perform additional duties and responsibilities as specified at time of hire.
Sample course syllabi and assignments (Upload to “Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness”)
PDF of 10 Images of Student work with course and assignment information. (Upload to “Other 2”)
PDF of 15-20 Images of Professional work (Upload to “Other 4”)
Managing Director, BU ART Galleries, College Of Fine Arts, BU Art Gallery (5284/L1217)
Work closely with the Artistic Director and manage the day to day operations of the galleries including exhibition installations, budget maintenance, personnel and operations management. The BU Art Galleries include the Stone Gallery at 855 Commonwealth and the 808 Gallery in the Fuller Building.
Bachelors and 3 - 5 years experience
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
Art Supervisor/Group Art Supervisor
W2O Group - Art Supervisor/Group Art Supervisor
Art Supervisor/Group Art Supervisor
New York, NY
Sentient – Creative
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W2O Group is seeking an Art Supervisor/Group Art Supervisor for our New York City team. This is a senior-level creative talent, with a proven ability in crafting stories and building brands though narrative/conceptual and graphic/aesthetic.
Master-level understanding of their craft and how it extends through the digital realm is essential. The ideal candidate will have a strong portfolio reflecting 7+ years of interactive or integrated agency experience, with an exhibited understanding of multiple platforms and programming capabilities.
W2O Group offers a comprehensive benefit program and additional perks, including Healthcare, Income Protection, Retirement plans/401(k) match, Paid Time Off, Parental Leave, and Other perks including food and drink in the office and self phone savings plans. Learn more at: http://www.w2ogroup.com/join/careers-internships/#sthash.eaEzITV1.dpuf
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
Director, UHS Public Art Collection
Develops and implements the curatorial vision of the University of Houston System (UHS) Public Art Collection. Partners with internal and external stakeholders to realize the strategic vision. Oversees the programming, stewardship, management and financial oversight of this collection.
Provide leadership for the direction and vision of the permanent UHS Public Art Collection.
Establish, implement, and oversee budget and contributions for art acquisition, conservation and operations.
Develop system wide programs to advance the Art Collection profile by partnering with system wide art programs, museum spaces, galleries and educational initiatives.
Oversee development and implementation of annual marketing, communication and public relations plans to promote the Art Collection to local, state, national and international audiences and media.
Collaborate with University Advancement to lead fundraising efforts; develop and initiate grant proposals to advance programming capacity.
Oversee annual programming calendar and activities to engage participation in the Art Collection.
Manage formal public art spaces; reserve spaces by internal/external organizations to promote and engage constituents, develop collaborative events and activities that continually advance and promote these spaces to the internal/external community.
Attend educational sessions at regional, national and international conferences to promote the Art Collection to audiences.
Represent the Art Collection to external bodies and professional organizations.
Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
EEO/AABachelors and 7 years experience
Requires a thorough understanding of both theoretical and practical aspects of an analytical, technical or professional discipline; or the basic knowledge of more than one professional discipline. Knowledge of the discipline is normally obtained through a formal, directly job-related 4 year degree from a college or university or an equivalent in-depth specialized training program that is directly related to the type of work being performed.
Requires a minimum of seven (7) years of directly job-related experience.
Master's Degree strongly preferred.
Note: Applicants please answer all supplemental questions, if all questions are not answered your application will be disqualified.
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