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Position at Art Gallery of Ontario

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

The Art Gallery of Ontario is seeking a highly skilled Conservator
of works on paper  to be part of Transformation AGO, an institution
wide expansion and renovation project designed by Frank Gehry
opening mid-2008.

AGO collections include 52,000 paper-based works of art from the
Western tradition of fine art, from Medieval manuscripts and
miniatures to a wide range of contemporary art materials. Canadian
art is a significant focus for the AGO; the international collection
of photography is large and expanding; and the paper conservators
are also responsible for library and archival materials. The
conservator's work is driven by active loans, acquisitions and
exhibition programs, as well as care of the permanent collections.
The  paper lab is in transition, and the incumbent will have a role
in developing new approaches to doing business.

Reporting to the Deputy Director of 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 from
a recognized University or College, plus five (5) years related
experience with works on paper, in an art museum, or a combination
of both.  In addition, the candidate will have a demonstrated
ability to work both independently and as part of a team, possess an
excellent knowledge of conservation principles, practices,
materials, and techniques, in order to perform superior and
confident treatments, 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

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-20-3-017
Received on Friday, 14 July, 2006

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