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Subject: Position at Williamstown Art Conservation Center

Position at Williamstown Art Conservation Center

From: Montserrat Le Mense <montserrat.lemense>
Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2000
Department Head
Analytical Services
Williamstown Art Conservation Center

The Williamstown Art Conservation Center, a nonprofit,
fee-for-service organization, seeks a conservation scientist to run
the Analytical Services department.  The department provides a range
of services, including analysis using optical microscopy and Fourier
transform infrared microspectroscopy.  The research-grade infrared
microspectroscopy is complemented by a digital imaging system.  The
department is also equipped for FT-IR microscopy using diamond-cell
attenuated tonal internal reflection (ATR) accessory
microspectroscopy. Other instruments, such as SEM and XRF, are
available off site; skills in using these instruments are desirable.

The conservation scientist will be responsible for the day to day
direction of all activities of the department and its long-term
development in outreach and marketing, and intern supervision.  The
scientist will maintain affiliation with regional, national, and
international conservation science organizations to remain current
with analytical techniques and approaches, contribute to the field's
body of knowledge, and represent and serve the clients of WACC.  The
scientist will provide treatment  related analytical services for
WACC conservators in paintings, paper, furniture and objects, and
participate as a lecturer in a graduate level conservation course.

Minimum requirements:  Master's Degree in Chemistry or equivalent
experience necessary.  Applicants that have worked in a museum
conservation environment are preferred.  The successful candidate
will demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills
and have solid working knowledge of chemical hygiene and safety
practices.  The successful candidate should work well within a team
environment, and will report to the Director of the Center.  Salary
and title are commensurate with experience.  EOE

To apply:  Submit a letter of intent, resume, samples of analytical
reports and/or publications, and the names and telephone numbers of
three professional references to:

    Thomas J. Branchick, Director
    Williamstown Art Conservation Center
    225 South Street
    Williamstown, MA 01267

                  Conservation DistList Instance 13:52
                  Distributed: Friday, April 21, 2000
                       Message Id: cdl-13-52-032
Received on Wednesday, 19 April, 2000

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