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Subject: Position at McKay Lodge Fine Arts Conservation Laboratory

Position at McKay Lodge Fine Arts Conservation Laboratory

From: Robert Lodge <mckaylodge>
Date: Thursday, January 25, 1996
Conservator of Paintings
Mckay Lodge Fine Arts Conservation Laboratory, Inc.

A position for a paintings conservator at the assistant or associate
level is available at this busy and expanding conservation
laboratory in Oberlin, Ohio.  The laboratory provides preservation
information and assistance to museums, collectors, artists, and
historic sites, and professional preservation and treatment services
in paper, paintings, sculpture, metal objects, outdoor monuments,
and historic fountains to a wide geographical range of museums and
sites.  The new facility opened in 1990, is very well equipped, and
is located on a transitional organic farm two miles from the quaint
college town of Oberlin with its highly regarded Oberlin College and
Oberlin Music Conservatory.

Activities of the position cover the full range of professional
work: preservation advice, public outreach, collection condition
surveys, and treatments.  The laboratory paintings studio is active
in European and American paintings generally from the 17th century
to contemporary art.  The lab typically faces diverse and
challenging technical problems in paintings of high quality.  The
opportunity here to interact with conservators of other specialties
and their projects is an asset.  For example, the lab has an active
paper conservation studio and a new facility at this site is near
completion for heavy, hot, and wet metal work.

The successful applicant will have a graduate degree in conservation
or training and studies equivalent to that offered by United States
graduate conservation programs.  Good interpersonal skills,
excellent writing and speaking abilities, familiarity with computers
and information technology, and experience with a wide range of hand
and power tools are sought in the applicant.  The assistant level
position is available to recent graduates or those with equivalent
training and studies.  The associate level candidate must have
accomplished at least three years of full-time employment beyond
graduation level.  Candidates with greater experience may also be
considered. Salaries are competitive, time flexibility is available,
vacation benefits are generous, workplace atmosphere is pleasant,
and the college town is nice.

Respond with a letter of interest and a detailed resume to:

    Robert G. Lodge
    Mckay Lodge Fine Arts Conservation Laboratory, Inc.
    10915 Pyle-South Amherst Rd., Oberlin, OH 44074

A copy of our newsletter will be promptly returned.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 9:57
                Distributed: Wednesday, January 31, 1996
                        Message Id: cdl-9-57-028
Received on Thursday, 25 January, 1996

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