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Subject: Position at Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Position at Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

From: Patricia Bare <pbare>
Date: Monday, September 28, 1998
Associate Conservator
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is seeking an associate
conservator for the Conservation Department's furniture laboratory.
Responsibilities include examinations of furniture and wooden
objects, preparation of treatment proposals and reports, treatment
applications, and environmental monitoring and response.  Duties
also include research and evaluation of historic materials and
processes as well as new treatment materials and techniques, and the
presentation or publication of research/evaluation findings.  In
addition, the associate conservator will assist in lab maintenance
and administration, instruction and supervision of assistant
conservators, technicians and interns, and departmental education
and public outreach activities.

Candidates need an extensive knowledge of and experience in the
conservation of 17th- to 19th-century American and British furniture
and wooden objects and a knowledge of preventive conservation
concerns and methodologies. Detailed knowledge of and experience
working with approved conservation materials and methodologies and
highly developed skills in woodworking and coatings application are
also required.  Candidates must possess a knowledge of materials
science applicable to furniture and wooden objects, experience in
conservation report preparation and photographic documentation,
excellent oral and written communication skills, and strong
interpersonal skills.

The position requires an advanced degree in conservation plus three
years conservation experience in a recognized institution or the
equivalent technical education and experience.  Experience in
lecturing and/or publishing on conservation-related topics and
membership in a professional conservation organization is desirable.

Position Number:  203806-506E  Full time with benefits. USA work
visa required. EEO/AA. For application, contact

    Ed Joyner, Human Resources-FSO
    Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
    PO Box 1776
    Williamsburg, VA  23187-1776
    ejoyner [at] cwf__org
    Tel:  1-757-220-7043
    Fax: 1-757-220-7259

or see <URL:>, or call 757-220-7660 or 7000.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 12:31
                Distributed: Tuesday, September 29, 1998
                       Message Id: cdl-12-31-014
Received on Monday, 28 September, 1998

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