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Positions at Stichting Kollektief Restauratieatelier

From: Gerda Breinesberger <skra>
Date: Monday, January 10, 2000
Stichting Kollektief Restauratieatelier Amsterdam
SKRA has urgent vacancies for:

    Senior paintings conservator (Head of studio)
    Senior paintings conservator (Theory and research)

The SKRA was founded in 1983 as an independent studio for the
conservation and restoration of easel paintings (ranging from the
15th to the 21st century).  It works mainly for public institutions
(ca. 20 museums) in the Netherlands and also undertakes various
activities concerning conservation management, research projects and
education.  The Kollektief consists of a team of seven international
conservators as well as a photographer, a documentation
administrator and a secretary.  It also offers two internships in
painting conservation.  The foundation is supervised by a Board of

The management team consists of three senior conservators:
conservator (directorial organization), conservator (head of studio)
and conservator (theory and research).

Description of tasks: The senior conservators must have considerable
experience and work to high professional standards. He/she:

    *   has knowledge of the latest developments in conservation
        materials and techniques

    *   can independently carry out complex conservation treatments

    *   can make estimates for minor to very complex projects and
        write thorough conservation reports

    *   can co-ordinate and organize specific projects such as the
        treatment of large-scale paintings or painting collections;
        this includes the overview of working hours and

    *   can carry out the condition control of painting collections
        and, in co-operation with museum staff, set up and instigate
        plans for conservation treatments

    *   can publish articles about relevant conservation subjects

As the senior conservator (head of the studio) (30% of time) the
candidate is responsible for studio organization.  The tasks are:
the overview and planning of the work inside and outside the studio,
the practical support of interns and guest employees, ordering
materials and tools, planning of incoming and outgoing transport,
and taking care of the studio space (such as climate, depot and
alarm system).

As the senior conservator (theory and research) (15% of time) the
candidate is responsible for the quality of the work.  The tasks
are: the theoretical support of interns and guest employees,
initiating work discussions, initiating, supporting and carrying out
research, initiating and organizing meetings of the board of
advisors, and keeping international contacts with colleges and
institutions.  An extra requirement is an affinity with scientific
research of paintings (especially microscopy).


    *   Applicant must be graduated in paintings conservation from a
        recognised training program, combined with a degree in art
        history, fine art or science to university level, or have
        comparable knowledge and experience.

    *   He/she should have extensive work experience from museums
        and/or institutions similar in organisation to SKRA.

    *   Elaborate knowledge of conservation materials, techniques
        and developments in the field.

    *   The ability to work independently and as part of a team,
        have leadership qualities, be able to delegate work, have
        good social skills and pragmatic and flexible attitude.

The salary is dependent on age and experience, with a maximum of
Hfl. 5.100,-- gross per calendar month.

Please send your applications including covering letter, C.V. and
names of two referees to the following address before 15th March
2000 (all applications will be kept confidential):

    Mr. C. Hulshoff
    Prinsengracht 282
    1016 HJ Amsterdam
    The Netherlands
    skra [at] worldonline__nl
    +31 20 4275747
    Fax: +31 20 4275748

                  Conservation DistList Instance 13:39
                 Distributed: Monday, January 10, 2000
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Received on Monday, 10 January, 2000

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