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Subject: Position at Intermuseum Conservation Association

Position at Intermuseum Conservation Association

From: Dottie Cooper <dorothy<-a>
Date: Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Conservation Assistant
Intermuseum Conservation Association (ICA)
Regular Full Time Position

The Intermuseum Conservation Association (ICA), a regional
not-for-profit art conservation center established in 1952, is
seeking a highly skilled Conservation Assistant to join our
conservation lab located on the Westside of Cleveland, just minutes
from downtown. The conservation assistant will work under the
supervision of the objects conservators, and prepare three
dimensional objects and artwork for display and storage using
conservation-quality methods and materials. S/he will also assist
objects conservators with lab duties including ordering all
necessary lab materials, paperwork, and client services.

Primary Job Duties:

    Perform basic conservation treatments under direction of the
    objects conservators using conservation-quality techniques and

    Willing to work off-site sometimes overnight or for extended
    periods of time.

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

    Consult directly with clients regarding conservation of their

Secondary Job Duties:

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

    Deliver and install artwork on-site as necessary.

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

    May assist objects conservators with a broad range of
    preservation and conservation related activities, such as
    structural repairs, surface cleaning, and inpainting, dependent
    on demonstrated manual skills, desire for learning and/or
    knowledge in area.

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

Minimum Requirements:

    Bachelors 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.

    Knowledge of conservation-quality methods and materials
    preferred. Demonstrated ability to work knowledgeably and
    independently on a variety of materials.

    Training and/or experience in the care and handling of
    three-dimensional objects; interest/knowledge in preservation

    Interest and knowledge in material culture and historic
    techniques of production.

    Familiarity with computers is necessary, especially Microsoft

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:

    Intermuseum Conservation Association
    2915 Detroit Avenue
    Cleveland OH 44113
    Fax: 216-658-8709

E-mail inquiries may be sent to ica<-a t->ica-artconservation< . >org. No
phone calls please.

The ICA is an EOE.

Dottie Cooper
Office Manager
Intermuseum Conservation Association
2915 Detroit Avenue
Cleveland, OH  44113-2709

                  Conservation DistList Instance 21:38
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Received on Wednesday, 9 January, 2008

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