Subject: Position at West Lake Conservators Ltd.
Mid Level Paper Conservator West Lake Conservators, Ltd. Skaneateles, NY 13152 Opportunity exists to join West Lake Conservators team, as our paper conservator. The position is open immediately. Originally established in 1975 for paintings, in Skaneateles, NY, heart of the scenic Finger Lakes, we have grown into a mixed specialty practice providing preservation services for paintings, frames, paper and textiles. The 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. Applicants must be capable and willing to work independently on a broad range of art and artifacts. A command of the English language, the confidence and experience to accurately estimate treatment labor and work without supervision is a must. Competent writing and computer skills are essential. Documentation standards must meet the AIC code of ethics. Research projects and contributions to our field are encouraged. Assistance with education of the public and hosted professional workshops is required. Candidates must have a graduate level degree in conservation or equivalent knowledge and abilities. Benefits include health insurance, holidays, bonuses and a SEP IRA plan. Salary is commensurate with experience. Our paper lab established in 1998, has ample space and is well equipped. Supported by a computer network, our conservators are assisted by a conservation technician, an intern, and 2 office staff. Many hands are available as necessary. We have a diverse clientele of small to mid-sized museums, Historic Societies, Colleges, Universities, Historic Houses, Libraries and Townships, as well as many private clients. Please contact Susan Blakney, Chief Conservator at 315-685-8534 to discuss the position. Your letter of interest, resume and three professional references may follow. For general information about our practice, please visit <URL:http://www.westlakeconservators.com> *** Conservation DistList Instance 22:14 Distributed: Sunday, September 7, 2008 Message Id: cdl-22-14-030 ***Received on Thursday, 4 September, 2008