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Subject: Position at Intermuseum Conservation Association

Position at Intermuseum Conservation Association

From: Dottie Cooper <dorothy<-a>
Date: Monday, July 28, 2008
Paper Preparator
The 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 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. Maintain organization and cleanliness of lab space.

    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

    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:

    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

    Must have previous matting and framing experience, preferably in
    a museum setting and/or hands-on preservation experience.
    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:

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

E-mail inquiries may be sent to dcooper<-a t->ica-artconservation< . >org.

The ICA is an EOE.

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

                  Conservation DistList Instance 22:8
                  Distributed: Sunday, August 3, 2008
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Received on Monday, 28 July, 2008

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