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Subject: Position at Royal Ontario Museum

Position at Royal Ontario Museum

From: Keenan Wowk <keenanw>
Date: Thursday, July 27, 2006
Senior Conservator
Royal Ontario Museum

The Royal Ontario Museum is seeking a skilled and experienced
painting conservator to join the museum's multi-disciplinary
conservation team.

The initial focus of this new position will be to prepare for the
opening of the galleries that are part of Renaissance ROM, a major
renovation and expansion project that is currently underway.
Conservation care of the paintings collection in the longer term
will involve program driven conservation assessment and treatment,
research, documentation, and work with curators and collections
technicians on preventive conservation measures for the paintings
collections.   The collections are largely made up of Canadian and
European works dating from the 18th to the mid-twentieth century
with subjects of historical or ethnographic interest.  There is also
a collection of modern and contemporary paintings by First Nations

Participation in departmental activities, public consultation,
education and the training of interns will also be important aspects
of the role of the painting conservator.

Major responsibilities include:

    Undertake scientific examination of paintings and assess
    conservation requirements;

    Plan, schedule, assign, supervise and/or execute and document
    conservation treatments of paintings in the ROM collections in
    consultation with curators and other museum departments;

    Coordinate conservation projects relating to collections care in
    storage, on loan and on display;

    Participate in the development of conservation standards; the
    definition of conservation policy and the general promotion of
    all aspects of collections care;

    Participate on planning teams for exhibition and gallery

    Provide training opportunities for conservation interns from
    recognized training programs and provide supervision/technical
    guidance to volunteers/staff from other museum departments,
    outside agencies, and the general public;

    Participate in Conservation's care of collections teaching


    Master's degree in Conservation plus ten years experience in
    paintings conservation, with at least five years in a museum
    setting OR an acceptable equivalent in education and experience;

    Proven knowledge of painting materials and techniques; the
    physical, chemical and biological deterioration of paintings;
    and current practices in their examination, treatment and
    preservation in storage and on display;

    Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a
    team, to enlist the cooperation and involvement of others, and
    to provide supervision when required;

    Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills;

    Excellent oral and written communication skills;

    Proven time and resource planning management abilities.

    Photographic and computer skills are required.

    French language skills are an asset.

Salary Range: $52,925 - $60,484
Grade 15

Please reply in writing to the attention of

    Keenan Wowk
    Human Resources Coordinator
    Royal Ontario Museum
    100 Queen's Park
    Toronto, M5S 2C6
    Fax: 416-586-5827

prior to August 31, 2006.  Please be advised that only those
candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 20:7
                   Distributed: Monday, July 31, 2006
                        Message Id: cdl-20-7-029
Received on Thursday, 27 July, 2006

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