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Position at Williamstown Art Conservation Center

From: Hugh Glover <hglover>
Date: Friday, November 9, 2001
Frame Conservator
Williamstown Art Conservation Center

The Williamstown Art Conservation Center announces a new  position
of frame conservator.  The position exists within the  department of
furniture and wooden objects, where picture frames  have been
conserved for a number of years and procedures are well  developed.
Frames for conservation will be international in scope,  with the
majority being American, of 19th century origin and with  gilded
surfaces.

Activities of the frame conservator will include the preparation of
examination reports and proposals, scheduling of projects, and
treatments.  Occasional travel for surveys and on-site treatment can
be expected.  The successful applicant should possess a demonstrated
interest in the history of picture frames, well-developed  hand
skills that include gilding practices, and the ability to perform
structural repairs that will sometimes involve the use of
woodworking  machinery.  Knowledge and experience of modern
conservation  practice and safety standards are also important. Some
training can  be provided, if necessary.

Salary and title will be commensurate with experience, and the
position includes a generous benefits package.

WACC is a non-profit, multi-disciplinary conservation facility,
located in Northwest Massachusetts.  It has five conservation
departments specializing in paintings, paper, objects, furniture and
wood objects, and materials analysis.

Applications should include a resume, letter of interest, and three
references.  Send applications to

    Tom Branchick
    Director, WACC
    225 South St.
    Williamstown MA 01267

EOE

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