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Subject: Position at Fine Arts Conservancy

Position at Fine Arts Conservancy

From: Gordon A. Lewis Jr. <lab<-a>
Date: Tuesday, March 29, 2005
Senior Paintings Conservator / Director of Conservation
Fine Arts Conservancy (FAC)

FAC seeks a highly skilled senior conservator. Duties include
examination, technical analysis, written and photographic
documentation and treatment of traditional and contemporary works.
Will perform highly skilled tasks requiring manual dexterity
(emphasis on color matching, fills and in-painting), intense
concentration, connoisseurship and aesthetic sensitivity. Incumbent
will interface with senior administrative personnel, and will be
involved with a wide range of conservation projects, ranging from
old master to post modern in a busy, collegial environment.

Eighty five percent of the job is conservation and restoration, and
the balance is managing the studio, managing picture flow in the
lab, keeping track of paintings in the lab and storage rooms, weekly
meeting to discuss work flow, supervising support personnel, meeting
and consulting with clients, condition and treatment reports,
consulting with framing department, and stock control of
conservation materials. There will be some travel.

With 5000 square feet of modern, well-equipped laboratories, FAC is
a highly regarded facility providing conservation services to
collectors, museums, historical societies and insurers throughout
the southeast with some national and international clientele. There
is a staff of 5 augmented with contract conservators, art handlers
and installers, packers and shippers.

Minimum Qualifications: graduate degree from a recognized program
with 5 to 8+ year's experience in traditional and contemporary
paintings; U.S. citizenship; fluent in spoken and written English;
strong interpersonal skills. Must have physical strength to lift
large and heavy art works, crates, etc.

Ideal Candidate: also skilled and knowledgeable in digital
photography and graphics software (lab has 2 dual screen Apple G4's
with Photoshop), an established understanding of three-dimensional
objects; knowledge of other languages - particularly Spanish (not
necessary but a plus).  Knowledgeable in modern and composite
materials a definite advantage.

Salary: $40-55,000; salary will be determined based upon
qualifications and experience; equity position (with equity
investment) possible in future but not required. Continuing
education opportunities, nationally and internationally.

Letter of intent, resume, supporting materials and references,
please. Current employment will be kept confidential and not be
contacted prior to mutual agreement. Selected candidates will be
invited to interview and asked to submit a portfolio of projects.
For more information about us see

Submit resumes to:

    Laney Dunn
    The Fine Arts Conservancy
    5840 Corporate Way
    West Palm Beach, FL 33407
    laney<-a t->art-conservation< . >org
    Fax: 561-684-8508

                  Conservation DistList Instance 18:45
                   Distributed: Friday, April 1, 2005
                       Message Id: cdl-18-45-008
Received on Tuesday, 29 March, 2005

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