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Subject: Position at Art Gallery of Ontario

Position at Art Gallery of Ontario

From: Maria Sullivan <maria_sullivan>
Date: Friday, October 5, 2007
Conservator of Paintings, Canadian Art
Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)
Toronto, Canada

Temporary Full Time position, up to November 2008

Reporting to the Deputy Director of Collections and Head of
Conservation, this temporary position will focus on the installation
of the Canadian collection for the reopening of the AGO in 2008.

The Conservator of Paintings, Canadian Art 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 responsible for promoting and
advocating the preservation of works in the collection or in the
temporary custody of the Gallery.  The incumbent will be responsible
for providing advice and expertise concerning the aesthetic,
conceptual and physical characteristics of works of art. In
addition, this position will be involved in active loans,
acquisitions and exhibition programs.

Canadian art is a significant focus for the AGO.  Our collections
include 14,000 Canadian paintings, including traditional historical
paintings, modern paintings, and a wide range of contemporary art
material dating up to 1980.

Our ideal candidate will have a Masters degree in Conservation from
a recognized University or College, plus five (5) years related
experience with paintings, 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 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 as
soon as possible or by October 26, 2007 in confidence to:

    Wendy Williams
    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.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 21:25
                 Distributed: Saturday, October 6, 2007
                       Message Id: cdl-21-25-028
Received on Friday, 5 October, 2007

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