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Subject: Position at Williamstown Art Conservation Center

Position at Williamstown Art Conservation Center

From: Hugh Glover <hglover>
Date: Monday, October 4, 2004
Assistant/Associate Furniture and Frame Conservator
Williamstown Art Conservation Center

The Williamstown Art Conservation Center (WACC) seeks a conservator
of furniture and frames, a full-time position within the department
of furniture and wood objects.

The furniture and frame conservator will prepare examination reports
and proposals, schedule projects, and complete treatments.  Some
travel for surveys and on-site treatments can be expected and
knowledge of collections management issues is advantageous.  The
applicant should possess well developed hand and communication
skills, and a demonstrated interest and ability in the treatment of
painted, varnished, upholstered, and gilded furniture and picture
frames. Knowledge and experience of modern conservation practice,
analytical techniques, and safety standards is important.  There
will be possibilities for preparing and conducting workshops,
supervising interns and technicians, and other administrative tasks.
The candidate should have a degree from a graduate conservation
program or the equivalent.

WACC is a non-profit, multi-disciplinary regional conservation
facility, located in northwest Massachusetts, where it serves the
conservation needs of 50-plus membership institutions as well as
private clients.  The center has departments specializing in the
conservation of paintings, paper, objects, furniture and wood
objects, and materials analysis.  Collaborations with the other
departments is common and the applicant must therefore be a team

Salary and title will be commensurate with abilities and experience.
The position includes an annual research stipend and a generous
benefits package.

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

    Tom Branchick
    Director, WACC
    225 South Street
    Williamstown MA 01267


                  Conservation DistList Instance 18:17
                 Distributed: Thursday, October 7, 2004
                       Message Id: cdl-18-17-042
Received on Monday, 4 October, 2004

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