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Subject: Position at Intermuseum Conservation Association

Position at Intermuseum Conservation Association

From: Nicole Hayes <nicole>
Date: Monday, October 22, 2007
Paper Preparator
Regular Full Time Position
Intermuseum Conservation Association (ICA)

The Intermuseum Conservation Association (ICA)
<URL:>, a regional not-for-profit
art conservation center established in 1952, is seeking a highly
skilled Paper Preparator to join our conservation lab located on the
Westside of Cleveland, just minutes from downtown.  The preparator
will work under the supervision of the paper conservators, and
prepare paper-based artwork for display (mounting and framing) using
conservation-quality methods and materials.  They will also assist
paper conservators with lab duties including ordering all necessary
lab materials, paperwork, and client services.

Essential Job Duties:

    Mounting, framing and re-housing of paper-based materials
    (prints, drawings, documents, etc.) using conservation-quality
    techniques and materials.

    Under supervision of the conservator, create estimates,
    proposals, condition and treatment reports for projects.

    Order and maintain inventory of lab supplies and mounting
    materials. Help to maintain organization and cleanliness of lab

    Consult directly with clients regarding mounting, framing, or
    rehousing needs.

    Construct protective enclosures for re-housing; pack artwork for
    shipping or delivery to client.

    Deliver and hang artwork on-site as necessary.

    Assist paper conservators and other staff as necessary. Maintain
    the lab, prepare materials, and assist with special projects.

    May assist paper conservators with a broad range of preservation
    and conservation related activities, such as paper repair,
    surface cleaning, and flattening, dependent on demonstrated
    manual skills and knowledge in area.

Minimum requirements:

    Bachelor's degree (preferably in an arts-related field) or an
    equivalent combination of education and experience is necessary.
    Demonstrated superior manual skills and ability to work with
    high degree of precision/accuracy.  Excellent communication
    skills.  Ability to follow directions, work independently, and
    maintain established quality standards. Strong organization
    skills, including ability to work within established priorities
    and work collaboratively.

    Must have significant previous matting and framing experience,
    preferably in a museum or preservation setting.  Knowledge of
    conservation-quality methods and materials preferred.
    Demonstrated ability to work knowledgeably and independently on
    variety of mounting and framing methods.

    Training and/or experience in the care and handling of
    paper-based materials; interest/knowledge in preservation

    Interest and knowledge in paper-based fine art (prints,
    drawings), historic framing styles, packing and handling of
    artwork preferred.

    Familiarity with computers is necessary, especially Microsoft
    applications and Filemaker Pro.

    Applicants selected for interview should be able to present a
    portfolio of representative techniques and hand-skills.

The ICA provides a competitive benefits package and salary will be
commensurate with experience.

Please send resume (either by fax or mail) to:

    Amanda Mikolic
    Intermuseum Conservation Association
    2915 Detroit Avenue
    Cleveland, Ohio 44113
    Fax: 216-658-8709

E-mail inquiries may be sent to amikolic [at] ica-artconservation__org.

The ICA is an EOE.

Nicole M. Hayes
Field Services Officer
Intermuseum Conservation Association
2915 Detroit Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113
Fax: 216-658-8709

                  Conservation DistList Instance 21:28
                 Distributed: Friday, October 26, 2007
                       Message Id: cdl-21-28-032
Received on Monday, 22 October, 2007

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