Subject: Positions at Conservation Solutions, Inc.
Conservator and Conservation Technician Conservation Solutions, Inc. As part of our present expansion, Conservation Solutions, Inc. is looking for a full-time entry/mid-level conservator as well as a full-time conservation technician to join our staff in our Washington, D.C./Metro area office. CSI is a rapidly growing international historic preservation firm dedicated to the conservation of monuments, sculpture, historic structures, and industrial artifacts. Conservator Position The desired candidate should be a detail-oriented individual with field experience and formal training and should have experience with a variety of building materials and technologies as well as with methods of investigation and analysis. S/he should also be able to prioritize, manage her/his time efficiently, delegate tasks, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and exercise self-motivation while working as a part of a dedicated team. The position requires travel within the US and Caribbean, sometimes for extended periods of time. Responsibilities: Assist the head conservator with the design and implementation of conservation treatments and master plans, cost estimating, historic documentation, report writing, technical studies, specification writing, project management, supervision of conservation technicians, and training of interns. Qualifications: A Master's degree in Historic Preservation or Art Conservation from an accredited graduate program and two or more years field experience in art/architectural conservation are desirable. Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience and special skills. Benefits include health insurance, paid vacation, paid holidays, retirement plan, and a conference/continuing education stipend. Conservation Technician Position: The ideal candidate will be someone who has hands-on experience in the arts, preferably as an artist. The candidate should be able to perform a variety of skilled and unskilled labor such as masonry and stone repair; corrosion removal from bronze and steel substrates using water jets and other blasting techniques; application of artistic patinas on bronze substrates; application and removal of protective barrier coatings including hot and cold waxes, pigmented waxes, and other protective and decorative finishes; welding and repair of bronze; general stone cleaning and repairs; documenting the projects by written and photographic means; rigging sculptures, unloading/loading trucks; and managing and organizing the conservation studio. The position requires travel within the US and Caribbean, sometimes for extended periods of time. Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience and special skills. Benefits include health insurance, paid vacation, paid holidays, retirement plan, and a conference/continuing education stipend. Interested candidates should Fax: or e-mail a cover letter, resume, and three references to 301-669-8552 or to julyasembrat [at] conservationsolution__com *** Conservation DistList Instance 16:7 Distributed: Friday, July 19, 2002 Message Id: cdl-16-7-018 ***Received on Wednesday, 17 July, 2002