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Subject: Position at Art Gallery of Ontario

Position at Art Gallery of Ontario

From: Sherry Phillips <sherry_phillips>
Date: Friday, July 14, 2006
Conservator, Decorative Arts
Art Gallery of Ontario
Regular Full Time position.

The Art Gallery of Ontario is seeking a highly skilled Conservator,
Decorative Arts to be part of Transformation AGO, an institution
wide expansion and renovation project designed by Frank Gehry
opening mid-2008.  Transformation AGO also includes include new
galleries to house the AGO's collection of 20th century European
painting and sculpture, international contemporary art and the
Thomson Collection of Canadian historical paintings, European art
and ship models and Asian decorative arts.  The Thomson decorative
arts date mostly from 1100-1800 and include silver, ivory and wood
carvings, jewelry and other materials, and these will be the focus
of the conservator's work.

Reporting to the Deputy Director, Collections and Head of
Conservation, this position is responsible for prolonging the
physical and aesthetic life of works of art through documentation,
preventive care, conservation treatment, research and education.
This position is also responsible for promoting and advocating the
preservation of works in the collection or in the temporary custody
of the Gallery.  The incumbent will also be responsible for
providing advice and expertise concerning the aesthetic, conceptual
and physical characteristics of works of art.

Our ideal candidate will have a Masters degree in Conservation, plus
five (5) years related experience in an art museum, or a combination
of both.  In addition, the candidates will have a demonstrated
ability to work independently, and as part of a team, possess an
excellent knowledge of conservation principles, practices,
materials, and techniques,  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) is required.

If you possess the necessary qualifications and want to join our
world-class art institution, please submit your curriculum vitae by
September 1, 2006 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 [at] 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
Administrative Assistant
Conservation Department
Art Gallery of Ontario

                  Conservation DistList Instance 20:3
                  Distributed: Saturday, July 15, 2006
                        Message Id: cdl-20-3-016
Received on Friday, 14 July, 2006

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