- Contractual Conservator, Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory
- Conservation and Design Officers, Cheshire East Council
- Collections Assistant, Royal Tyrrell Museum
- Supervisory Librarian (Chief, Digital Collections Management and Services), Library of Congress
- Painting Conservator – Q Art Conservation Pte Ltd.
- Mellon Fellow Textiles Conservator, Los Angeles County Museum of Art: The Conservation Center
- Head of Conservation, Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo
- Collections Technician: Library Assistant Ii, Johns Hopkins University
1. CONTRACTUAL CONSERVATOR, Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory (St. Leonard, MD, USA)
- Application deadline: July 20, 2017
The Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory, located at the Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum in St. Leonard, MD, is recruiting for a full time contractual conservator.
Main Purpose of Job
This position will function as Conservator working under the direction of the Lead Conservator on a wide range of archaeological objects from marine and terrestrial excavations, including iron, copper alloy, ceramic, glass, leather, stone, and wood. The position will examine and document objects, perform analytical tests, prepare treatment proposals, perform chemical and mechanical conservation treatments, package or mount artifacts for transport, storage, and display, and submit full reports of all activities, thus fulfilling contractual obligations and providing revenue generation for the Conservation Program of the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory (MAC Lab).
Applicant must have a degree in the conservation of Objects, from an accredited conservation degree program. Current students seeking a minimum 12-month internship either post-graduate or as a graduation requirement, are eligible. Equivalent work experience of two years practical conservation of archaeological materials maybe excepted in lieu of a conservation degree.
Desired or Preferred Qualifications
The applicant should be able to lift 50 pounds, work on ladders or in crouching positions, have experience with taking and processing photographs, and experience with computers operating the Windows Office Suite (Work, Excel and Access), or other equivalent computer software programs. Prior training in health and safety and the use of lifting and moving equipment is desired.
The deadline to apply is July 20, 2017. For more information and to apply online, go to: https://www.jobaps.com/MD/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=17&R2=005408&R3=0002.
2. CONSERVATION AND DESIGN OFFICERS, Cheshire East Council (UK)
- Closing date: July 24, 2017
- Job ref: WB 00002J
- Salary: £22,658 – £25,951 (Grade: 7)
- 37 hours per week
- Temporary 2-year contract
Cheshire East is an amazing place to live, work, visit and invest. We are proud to be one of the biggest employers in the area, employing around 4000 staff based in offices and other workplaces across the Borough. As a unitary council, we provide many different services and we offer a wide range of opportunities to job applicants from all backgrounds, ages, skills and interests. Our aim is to have a diverse workforce that understands and represents the communities they serve.
We work hard to deliver on our promise to Put Residents First by asking our staff to live our values which we believe underpin our success. To us ‘Putting Residents First’ is about listening and understanding what residents and businesses need and responding appropriately to provide the best possible Service.
If you would like to be part of our team and want to contribute to our ongoing success, have the flexibility and drive to enable us to innovate and are willing to work as part of a team we would like to hear from you for our current vacancy.
This position requires you to declare any unspent convictions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exemptions Order 1975), where prompted to do so within in the application process. You are not required to disclose any spent convictions.
The ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for this post.
Cheshire East is planning for substantial growth and now seeks to strengthen its Heritage and Design Team within the Development Management Service to meet new challenges around Urban Design and protection of the Borough’s important heritage assets. We are looking for two Conservation and Design Officers.
One post will work directly with the Principal Design and Conservation Officer focusing on urban design, supporting the roll out of our recently adopted housing design guide through enhanced design advice on planning applications, training and implementation of design review.
The other post will support a Senior Conservation and Design Officer to provide advice on heritage related planning applications and undertake reviews of Conservation Areas and Buildings at Risk.
Please state in your application which post you are applying for – Conservation or Design.
For an informal discussion on this post, please contact: Ian Dale Environmental Planning Manager (+44 01625 383732), or David Hallam Principal Design and Conservation Officer (+44 01625 383733).
For any enquiries please email email@example.com or call +44 0300 123 5500. Please quote job reference number WB 00002J in all correspondence.
3. COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT, Royal Tyrrell Museum (Drumheller, Alberta, Canada)
- Application deadline: July 24, 2017, but the competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found
The Collections Assistant will support all aspects of the Royal Tyrrell Museum’s Collection Management Program by undertaking day-to-day operation of the collection database.
The Collections Assistant will assist with installation and removal of specimens from public galleries as required.
They will provide preservation support, including inventory and cataloging of field collections, best practices in the storage and movement of palaeontological collections, and maintaining the database standards of a large scale natural history collection.
- Inventory and cataloging
- Storage and specimen handling
- Collections Management support
- Bachelor’s degree in Earth sciences, museum studies, or a related field.
- Experience working with a relational database
- Experience cataloguing a natural history collection
- Knowledge of Alberta palaeontology
- Class 5 driver’s license
- Task orientated, ability to meet deadlines in a timely manner
- Independent worker with strong problem solving skills
- Must have demonstrated excellent communication skills, working well in a team environment
- Salary will be commensurate with education and experience
- Group Health Benefits Plan available
- Group RSP Plan available
Consideration of applications will begin July 24, 2017; however, the competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.
To apply forward your resume with a cover letter to: Kathy Little, Support Services Manager Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce, firstname.lastname@example.org.
We thank all candidates for their interest. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.
4. SUPERVISORY LIBRARIAN (CHIEF, DIGITAL COLLECTIONS MANAGEMENT AND SERVICES), Library of Congress (Washington DC, USA)
- Application deadline: August 10, 2017
- Job announcement No. VAR000152
- Salary: $124,406 to $187,000 / per year
This position reports to the Director, Technology Policy, in Library Services and is responsible for leading the newly established Digital Collections Management & Services Division. The division is responsible for providing support for the full lifecycle management of digital collections. This includes executing digitization projects using in-house or contractor digitization services. Digital Collection Management & Services staff collaborate with Library curatorial units, technical staff, and cross-service unit organizations to establish policies, implement new and streamline existing digital workflows, identify digital content management problems and propose solutions, provide training, and communicate best practices.
- This position is located in the Digital Collections Management and Services Division, Technology Policy Directorate, Library Services.
- The position description number for this position is 350565.
- The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
- The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
- This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.
- Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.
Leads the development of strategies for planning and developing major agency programs of national scope and impact related to digital collections. Contributes to the development of a vision and strategy for acquiring and managing the Library’s digital collections. Oversees and administers digital content management programs within the scope of the division. Participates in the evaluation, development, and documentation of long-and short-term efforts. Ensures that the two subordinate units within the division, Digitization Services Section and Digital Content Management Section, achieve their strategic goals and objectives. Evaluates current and proposed programs, develops new programs, and recommends actions to be initiated or discontinued. Designs and implements digital lifecycle management efforts to be undertaken within existing resource levels and advises on the impact of efforts requiring additional resources. Ensures that digital collections under the care of the unit are managed in accordance with established policies.
Establishes performance expectations for a group of staff members performing work up to the GS-15 level. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates staff on organizational performance. Provides advice and counsel to staff members and subordinate managers. Effects disciplinary measures. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests, telework, and other work-related arrangements.
Coordinates the formulation and administration of policy related to the lifecycle management of the Library’s digital collections, exercising considerable discretion and judgment concerning the implementation and interpretation of new and existing policies, and in making analytical and technical decisions. Establishes and maintains close and cooperative working relationships with agency officials and various working groups to develop the policy framework and establish the curatorial and long-term preservation policies and requirements for the Library’s digital collections. Examples of policy areas include required processes for inventorying digital content, data security for digital content, and life cycle management of digital holdings to include long-term preservation and rights-protected access. Facilitates the development of a cohesive digital preservation program for Library Services. Ensures consistent application of approved library methodologies and processes across relevant digital projects. Ensures that proposed and active digital projects and programs are aligned to Library and service unit strategic objectives. Provides expert advice related to requirements for digital repository tools and services and their associated technical infrastructure. Works collegially with other service units, agency officials and various working groups to explore and formulate long-range strategic plans and ensures that digital project and program goals and objectives are aligned to library and service unit strategic objectives. Participates in interagency, national, and international task forces, expert panels, and meetings related to the lifecycle management of digital collections forces. Chairs working groups and task forces related to policy development and planning related to digital collections content.
Serves as a nationally and internationally recognized expert on digital lifecycle management and preservation. Stays current with developments in the field, and provides expert policy advice and guidance on the most challenging problems in the lifecycle management of digital collections. Advises senior managers, officials at multiple levels in the Library, professional colleagues at libraries at all levels, Congressional staff, researchers, scholars, and the general public. Works closely with and advises digital collections staff throughout the library. Serves on interagency, national and/or international special work groups, task forces, or expert panels.
Serves as a principal LC liaison at professional conferences, seminars, and exhibits. Represents Library Services and its organizational interests and perspectives at high level internal and external meetings involving discussion and establishment of policy, or consideration of issues or Initiatives with potential Library-wide impact. Chairs tasks groups for the development of programs and events that may have Library-wide impact. Establishes and maintains
effective working relationships with various high-level individuals, including Members of Congress and their staff, other legislative and executive agencies, executives of major corporations, professional associates, research libraries and institutions, foundations, and distinguished members of the public. Establishes and maintains close and cooperative working relationships with management and officials at the library of Congress, government agencies, and private sector partners in order to advance the programs and long-term projects of Library Services and the Library of Congress.
For a full job description, and to apply, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473967300.
5. PAINTING CONSERVATOR – Q Art Conservation Pte Ltd. (Singapore)
Q Art Conservation Pte Ltd is part of Q Framing Group in Singapore. Q Framing Group provides Fine Art Framing and Conservation Services to Singapore’s Museums, Galleries and Private Collections.
We provide local transportation, crating and packing, installation, Fine Art Custom Framing, and conservation services to museums, galleries, auction houses, private and corporate collections.
As part of our growth, we now have a vacancy for the position of Conservator of Paintings. Qualified candidates will have academic credentials from a recognized conservation training program and specialized experience beyond the degree in the study, care, and treatment of paintings.
This position is responsible for carrying out the examination, documentation, and treatment of paintings on behalf of Q Art Conservation Pte Ltd.
This position requires experience in the typical range of conservation activities involved in optimal preservation and presentation of a large and varied range of paintings originating in South East Asia.
The Conservator of Paintings has direct responsibility for conservation of paintings spanning many cultures across South East Asia. Candidates must possess outstanding visual and manual aptitudes, strong written and oral communication skills, a sound art-historical and technical knowledge of painting, and demonstrates ability to deal with the complexities and dynamic pace of a private conservation studio.
1. Carry out physical examination and documentation of paintings on behalf of Q Art Conservation by:
- carrying out surveys of the physical condition of paintings to assist in the planning of treatment proposals
- performing detailed examination of the materials, structure, and condition of paintings;
- prepares written reports on the materials, structure, and condition of paintings, and on treatments proposed for those works and estimated costs
- performing slide and digital photography as well as image processing
- adhering to accepted professional standards in all aspects of examination and documentation
2. Carry out complete conservation and restoration procedures of minor to major complexity on paintings, by:
- performing such treatments as solubility testing, consolidation, reduction of deformation, facing, lining, lining removal, surface cleaning, varnish removal, overpaint removal, infilling, inpainting, and surface coating application
- implementing preventive conservation measures, provide feedback and assist in frame modification, re-framing, and others, to prepare paintings for display, exhibition, loan, photography, or storage
- operating specialized equipment such as the heated suction table during paintings conservation treatment
- recording photographically the various stages of treatment to create a permanent documentary record
- maintaining accurate records and preparing written final reports of the treatments carried out
- maintaining an awareness of hazardous materials and performing duties in accordance with accepted standards of health and safety; ensuring that junior staff and interns follow safe procedures
- adhering to accepted professional standards in all aspects of conservation treatment
3. Contribute to the safe display, storage, and movement of paintings, by:
- recommending framing and hanging systems to ensure the physical safety of paintings
- recommending safe environmental levels of light, temperature, and relative humidity
- recommending safe packing methods for art works being stored or transported
- advising on safe handling procedures
4. Perform other related duties, as required, including but not restricted to:
- participating in periodic inspections of works of art
- collaboration on projects with other conservators, proposal writing, and site-visits
- assisting other conservators in the examination and/or treatment of works of art
- assembling specialized equipment such as humidity chambers, temporary stretchers, work surfaces, and maintaining laboratory equipment and tools as required
The ideal candidate will possess the following as minimum qualifications:
- Master’s degree in Art Conservation, or equivalent combination of conservation training and experience
- Three or more years’ experience in the examination and treatment of paintings,
- Advanced skills in: examining paintings to establish their physical condition; distinguishing between original materials and later additions, recommending conservation measures, and carrying through to completion restoration operations of minor to major complexity
- Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the materials and techniques of traditional easel paintings on canvas, wood, and related supports
- Thorough understanding of the mechanisms of physical, chemical, and biological deterioration of materials making up paintings
- Sound knowledge of the principles, processes, and practices involved in the preservation and treatment of paintings, both traditional and the most recent developments
- Understanding of safe handling, framing, crating, and shipping practices
- Ability to adhere to deadlines
- Ability to perform the physical labor as required for specific treatments
- Previous experience in private practice is an advantage
If you feel that you possess the experience and qualifications outlined, please submit your cover letter, resume and salary history/requirements to our HR department at email@example.com for consideration.
This is a full-time salaried position, which requires relocation to Singapore.
Compensation will commensurate with qualifications and experience – benefits include medical insurance and annual paid leave.
6. MELLON FELLOW TEXTILES CONSERVATOR, Los Angeles County Museum of Art: The Conservation Center (Los Angeles, CA, USA)
- Regular Full-Time
With more than 130,000 objects dating from ancient times to the present, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is the largest art museum in the western United States. A museum of international stature as well as a vital part of Southern California, LACMA shares its vast collections through exhibitions, public programs, and research facilities that attract over 1.5 million visitors annually. LACMA’s eight building complex is located on 20 acres in the heart of Los Angeles, halfway between the ocean and downtown. Learn more about the museum by exploring www.lacma.org.
The Conservation Center at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is seeking applications for an Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in costume and textile conservation. The fellowship is a full-time position for one year, and includes a stipend of $43,680 per year plus benefits. A $2,000 travel allowance for study/research will be allocated at the discretion of the section head and the Director of Conservation.
The fellowship will focus on the study, examination, and conservation of costume and textiles in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Successful candidates will gain considerable experience working within a conservation laboratory that is tasked with preparing artifacts for exhibition, loan, photography and storage. Collaborative projects with the Center’s Research Laboratory are possible. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to participate in informal lectures, symposia, and workshops and to visit and collaborate with nearby cultural institutions.
The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s in Conservation or related field. Candidates will be considered who have graduated from a recognized conservation training program, with a specialization in textiles conservation, or who have similar training or experience.
Interested candidates must submit the following materials:
- A curriculum vitae including basic biographical information, current and permanent addresses and telephone numbers, education, and experience
- A short statement of the candidate’s interest and intent in applying for the fellowship.
- Letters of recommendation from three professional references.
An Equal Opportunity Employer: It is the policy of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to provide all persons with equal employment practices and opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, veteran or marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.
7. HEAD OF CONSERVATION, Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
The Conservation and Restoration coordinator will be responsible for the preservation, conservation, and restoration of artworks belonging to the MASP collection.
- Conservation and care of the museum collection.
- Perform restoration treatments, keeping proper documentation.
- Evaluate artworks utilizing stereo-microscope, infrared reflectography, X-ray fluorescence analyses, among other techniques.
- Write condition reports of the collection.
- Design and execute micro-climate vitrines for display of paintings and
- Travel as a courier accompanying works of art nationally and
- Support the loan department regarding conservation topics.
- Evaluate and record the condition of paintings being considered for
- Develop conservation projects in partnership with other international
- Consult with and oversee the shipping companies regarding the proper packing requirements and safe shipping of artworks.
- Support temporary exhibitions: check incoming and outgoing artworks, write condition reports when necessary, work with the collection and exhibition staff regarding safety of exhibiting works, lighting, temperature, and relative humidity requirements.
- Oversee the preventative conservation of the collection, advising colleagues on the care, storage and conservation of the collection.
- Provide assistance to the staff regarding the fragility of artworks when handling the works for framing, mounting, attaching backing boards, etc.
- Periodically monitoring the condition of the collection.
- Collaborate with other museum staff and curators, offering orientation regarding the condition, conservation and care of the collection.
- Carry out anoxic treatment of insect infested artworks.
- Monitor and control insect infestation and problems with mold, when necessary.
Background, knowledge, and previous experience required:
- Postgraduate degree in arts conservation with specialization in paintings conservation from an internationally recognized institution.
- Five years’ minimum previous practical experience in painting conservation, preferably in art museums;
- Experience in examination and treatment of paintings;
- Basic knowledge of imaging techniques for record keeping: digital photography including UV, infrared reflectography, X-ray, etc.
- Experience in both the treatment of old masters and modern paintings is desirable.
- Digital photography for making condition reports.
- Basic knowledge of chemical and technical methods of analyses of art works
- Basic knowledge of biology of microorganisms found in museum collections.
- Fluency in writing, speaking, and reading Portuguese and English; knowledge of other languages desirable.
- Availability for frequent domestic and international travels.
- Professionalism, management and teamwork experience, proactivity
8. COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN: LIBRARY ASSISTANT II, Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD, USA)
- Requisition No. 315042
- Range: OD; Level: 2
- Salary: Commensurate with experience
- Status: Full Time
- School: Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
- Location: Homewood Campus, Baltimore, MD
- Contact: Central Talent Acquisition Office +1 443.997.5100
- This is a six-month position
The primary function of this position is to rehouse and photo document objects in the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum to increase access to the museum collection for the purposes of study, teaching, research and visitation by Johns Hopkins University faculty, students, staff and members of the general public.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Create archival housing containers using appropriate archival materials for objects to ensure the long-term preservation of the collection.
- Maintain inventory of rehousing supplies and materials and order supplies and materials as needed
- Consult with staff on procedures, design, and execution of storage mounts
- Track progress of rehousing and location data using museum database
- Research design of storage mounts and materials as needed
- Verify objects accession numbers and assure proper labeling of housing
- Assist with installation and de-installation of objects as needed
- Photo-documentation of objects
- Refine and implement photography workflow
- Appending metadata to images using Adobe Bridge to ensure images are organized and easily retrievable.
- Maintain photography equipment
- Maintain the organization of digital images on server
- Provide images to researchers and the public
- Track photography status of objects in database.
- Documentation/Social Media/Outreach
- Post on museum social media accounts including Facebook and museum website
- Present work to museum visitors
- Supervise undergraduates on rehousing and photo-documentation of collection
- Develop workflow and projects for students
- Provide quality control of products developed by students
- Ensure projects are completed in timely manner
- Communication closely with the Associate Director and Collections Manager about the status of various aspects of the project
- Maintain log of rehoused and photo-documented objects
- Prepare rehousing and photography to supervisory staff
- Provide other administrative support as needed including occasional staffing of the museum during visiting hours
- Assure museum space and workstation is kept clean and tidy
- Bachelor’s Degree in archaeology, art, art history, museum studies or a related field highly preferred.
- Requires two years of experience working with artifacts in a museum context.
- Experience in collections management or conservation preferred.
Knowledge and Skill:
- Knowledge of current archival housing practices
- Basic skill in constructing housing for museum collections
- Understanding of museum documentation and record keeping
- Ability and willingness to learn new digital skills in programs including but not limited to Filemaker Pro, Adobe Photoshop and Bridge, WordPress and Pages
- Attention to detail is essential
- Excellent communication skills required
- Ability to work effectively with a variety of individuals, from faculty and researchers to undergraduate students.
NOTE: The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at 443-997-5100. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.
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