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Positions at Art Gallery of Ontario

From: Lorraine Underell-Mason <lorraine_underell-mason<-a>
Date: Tuesday, February 8, 2005
Paintings Conservators, Canadian Art
Art Gallery of Ontario

Transformation AGO is the vision for a new kind of art museum. It is
a vision of the Art Gallery of Ontario as the imaginative centre of
the city, a place where the power of great art is lived and
celebrated, a place where ideas are born and tested.  To help
achieve this vision, the Art Gallery of Ontario is looking for two
(2) temporary full-time conservators to work in a very busy museum
environment:  an experienced Paintings Conservator, equipped to take
full responsibility for the conservation treatment and art
preservation aspects of a large, exhibition-type project involving
Group of Seven Paintings.

This is a temporary full-time position working up to 46 weeks.  The
Art Gallery of Ontario is also seeking an experienced paintings
Conservator, Canadian Art, for a temporary full-time position up to
12 months.

The successful candidate will be equipped to take full
responsibility for the Gallery's Canadian painting and sculpture
collections. Reporting to the Head of Conservation, these positions
are responsible for prolonging the physical and aesthetic life of
works of art through documentation, preventive care, conservation
treatment, research and education; promoting and advocating the
preservation of works in the collection or in temporary custody of
the Gallery; and providing advice and expertise concerning the
aesthetic, conceptual and physical characteristics of works of art.
This includes defining conservation criteria to be met for framing,
handling, packing, shipping, security measures, and articulating
conservation criteria for the exhibition and loan of individual
works or art.

The ideal candidate for these positions will have a Masters degree
in Conservation from a recognized University or College, plus five
(5) years related experience in paintings conservation, in an art
museum, or equivalent combination of education and years of directly
related experience.  In addition, the candidates will have a
demonstrated ability to work independently, possess an excellent
knowledge of conservation principles, practices, materials, and
techniques, as well as an excellent knowledge of health and safety
legislation, regulations and practices, and the "Code of Ethics and
Guidance for Practice" of the Canadian Association for Conservation
of Cultural Property (CAC) and of the Canadian Association of
Professional Conservators (CAPC).

If you possess the necessary qualifications and want to join our
world-class art institution, please submit your curriculum vitae by
February 15, 2005 in confidence to:

    Staff and Volunteer Resources
    Art Gallery of Ontario
    317 Dundas Street West
    Toronto, Ontario M5T 1G4
    Fax: 416-979-6689
    human_resources<-a t->ago< . >net

Positions will remain open until filled.

The Art Gallery of Ontario is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We
thank all applicants but must advise that only those selected for
interviews will be contacted.

Lorraine Underell-Mason
Conservation Department
Art Gallery of Ontario
317 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON  M5T 1G4
416-979-6660 ext. 203
Fax: 416-204-2692

                  Conservation DistList Instance 18:37
                Distributed: Wednesday, February 9, 2005
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Received on Tuesday, 8 February, 2005

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