Subject: Position at West Lake Conservators Ltd.
Paper Conservator West Lake Conservators Ltd. West Lake Conservators, a 33-year-old mixed specialty preservation firm providing comprehensive services for paintings, painted objects, paper, textiles and frames, seeks a mid- to senior level Paper Conservator to join our team. The sole Paper Conservator answers to the two managing partners of the firm and will be responsible for consulting with clients, examination, supporting documentation and treatment of paper objects, preservation framing as required, as well as the maintenance of the paper lab. The successful applicant must be comfortable providing on site surveys, working independently on a broad range of paper objects including fine art, library and archival holdings, and oversize objects. Opportunity will exist to add an assistant paper conservator, as needed with growth. Assistance with disaster recovery, public outreach and education of the public is also required. Research, professional papers and publications are encouraged. Required qualifications include a Master's Degree in Art Conservation from a recognized conservation program, or equivalent professional experience, a command of the English language, the confidence/experience to accurately estimate treatment labor and work without supervision, as well as competent writing and computer skills. Salary is commensurate with experience and performance. Benefits include an educational stipend, health insurance, holidays, and bonuses. After three years employment, additional health benefits, a SEP IRA plan, and profit sharing are earned. Confident Paper conservators are encouraged to apply. Our paper lab, established in 1998, has ample space and is well equipped. Our central New Your State location provides easy access from the entire state. We provide preservation services to a wide range of clientele including Museums, Historical Societies, Colleges, Universities, Historic Houses, Libraries and Townships, as well as the public. The Skaneateles Village downtown is a designated historic district. The lake's natural beauty and its water's renowned purity, has made it a tourist destination since the 19th C. Due to succession planning, opportunity exists to buy, or work into a part ownership position. For general information about our practice, please visit <URL:http://www.westlakeconservators.com> Interested applicants are asked to send a letter of interest and resume via e-mail to Chief Conservator Susan Blakney. Susan Blakney, Chief Conservator AIC, IIC Fellow. West Lake Conservators, Ltd. Box 45, Skaneateles, NY 13152 315-685-8534 Fax: 315-685-0027 *** Conservation DistList Instance 21:62 Distributed: Saturday, May 24, 2008 Message Id: cdl-21-62-029 ***Received on Thursday, 22 May, 2008