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Subject: Position at Williamstown Art Conservation Center

Position at Williamstown Art Conservation Center

From: Hugh P. Glover <hglover>
Date: Saturday, November 17, 2007
Conservator of Frames and Furniture
Williamstown Art Conservation Center

The Williamstown Art Conservation Center (WACC) invites applications
from qualified frame/furniture conservators for a full-time position
in the department of Furniture and Wood Objects.

Responsibilities for the position include the examination,
treatment, and documentation of a wide range of picture frames and
furniture, occasional on-site surveys, supervision of interns, and
providing conservation advice for enquiries.

Necessary skills include the accurate evaluation of problematic wood
structures and their surfaces coatings, woodworking, traditional and
non-traditional gilding, solvents and their safety, and the
application of modern analytical methods.  Collaboration on projects
with other departments (paintings, paper, objects, and analysis) is
common, and the applicant should have good communication and team
skills.  Candidates should have a graduate degree from a
conservation program, or the equivalent experience.

WACC is a non-profit, multi-disciplinary regional conservation
facility, located in the Berkshire Hills in northwest Massachusetts.
It serves the conservation needs of 50-plus membership institutions,
together with private clients.  In March 2008 WACC will move to a
new state-of-the-art conservation/museum facility located on the
Clark Art Museum campus.

Salary will be commensurate with abilities and experience.  The
position includes an annual research stipend and a generous benefits
package. Applications should include a letter of interest, resume,
and contact information for three references.  Please send
applications to

    Thomas J. Branchick
    Director, WACC
    225 South St.
    Williamstown MA 01267, USA.

Hugh Glover
Conservator of Frames and Furniture
Williamstown Art Conservation Center

                  Conservation DistList Instance 21:31
               Distributed: Wednesday, November 21, 2007
                       Message Id: cdl-21-31-035
Received on Saturday, 17 November, 2007

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