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Positions at Fine Arts Conservancy

From: Gordon A Lewis <gal<-at->
Date: Monday, September 21, 2009
Senior Paintings Conservator
Senior Paper Conservator
Fine Arts Conservancy

Senior Paintings Conservator

    FAC seeks a highly skilled Senior Paintings Conservator.  Duties
    include examination, technical analysis, written and
    photographic documentation and treatment of traditional and
    contemporary works. Will perform highly skilled tasks requiring
    manual dexterity (emphasis on color matching, fills and
    in-painting), intense concentration, connoisseurship and
    aesthetic sensitivity.  Incumbent will interface with senior
    administrative personnel, and will be involved with a wide range
    of conservation projects, ranging from old master to post modern
    in a busy, collegial environment.

    Eight five percent of the job is conservation and restoration,
    and the balance is managing the studio, managing picture flow in
    the lab, keeping track of paintings in the lab and storage
    rooms, weekly meeting to discuss work flow, supervising support
    personnel, meeting and consulting with clients, condition and
    treatment reports, consulting with framing department and stock
    control of conservation materials,  There will be some travel,
    and frequent interaction with clients both at the labs and at
    their homes/museums et al . Participation in our profit sharing
    plan; opportunities are offered for continuing education and
    professional organization meetings, both nationally and
    internationally. See the Paper Position for more information.

    With 5000+ square feet of modern, well-equipped laboratories, FAC
    is a highly regarded facility, noted for its commitment to
    excellence, providing conservation services to collectors,
    museums historical societies and insurers throughout the
    southeast with some national and international clientele.  The
    staff is augmented with contract conservators, art handlers and
    installers, packers and shippers. There are separate labs for
    painting conservation, paper conservation, framing, and a
    diagnostic and technical examination lab.

    We are located in Palm Beach, Florida, one of the most beautiful
    areas in America. There is no state or local income taxes, and
    the cost of living is less expensive than most areas of the

    Minimum Qualifications:  graduate degree from a recognized
    program with 5 to 8+ years experience in traditional and
    contemporary paintings; US citizenship or eligible for green
    card; fluent in spoken and written English, strong interpersonal
    skills.  Must have physical strength to lift large and heavy art
    works, crates, etc. PA or someone qualified to stand for PA. An
    independent worker, self-motivated and deadline driven.

    Ideal Candidate:  also skilled and knowledgeable in digital
    photography and graphics software, Photoshop specifically, and
    an understanding of three-dimensional objects is useful.
    Knowledgeable in modern and composite materials a definite
    advantage. Fluency in Spanish a plus because of our large Latin

    Cover letter, resume, supporting materials and references,
    please. Current employment will be kept confidential and not be
    contacted prior to mutual agreement.  Selected candidates will
    be invited to interview and asked to submit a portfolio of
    projects.  For more information about us

Senior Paper Conservator

    We are seeking a highly skilled Senior Paper Conservator to
    undertake projects for our clients who are private collectors,
    museums, historical societies, insurance companies, and the
    occasional governmental entity. Duties include examination,
    determining a need for treatment, writing proposals for
    treatment, performing both major and minor treatments, and
    photography and treatment reports.  There is a wide range of
    projects, from Old Masters to contemporary works.

    The Conservator will perform highly skilled tasks, requiring
    manual dexterity (emphasis on color matching, fills,
    in-painting, mending, consolidation, bleaching, hinging, et al),
    intense concentration, problem solving skills, connoisseurship
    and aesthetic sensitivity).  Must be capable of working
    independently in a well-equipped lab, but there will be daily
    interaction and  collaboration with other staff; there is some
    travel and frequent consulting with clients either at the lab or
    their location.  We also perform several disaster recoveries
    annually, in which the Paper Conservator plays an important
    role.  It is useful to have a fundamental knowledge of framing
    and framing materials.  There are Adjunct Conservators in
    textiles, metals, outdoor sculpture, and objects.  Some objects
    are done with internal staff.

    Candidates must have a bachelor's degree with significant
    experience practicing in the field of paper conservation, or a
    master's degree from a conservation program and experience.
    Professional Associate in AIC or the necessary qualifications to
    become a PA are important. Fluency in spoken and written English
    are important, and fluency in Spanish is a plus.  Computer
    skills and knowledge of Photoshop are helpful.  Candidates must
    be qualified to work in the United States. We need someone who
    is an independent worker, self motivated and deadline driven.
    Compensation is commensurate with experience and ability; there
    is participation in the company's Profit Sharing Plan.
    Opportunities for continuing education and attending
    professional organization meetings, both nationally and

    FAC has a 5000+ square foot highly modern facility with floor to
    ceiling UV shielded windows on two sides, and is well equipped
    for paper conservation. There are individual labs for paper,
    paintings, framing and a separate lab for diagnostics, technical
    analysis, and photography.  Experience in various examination
    equipment is useful.  We are located in South Florida, the Palm
    Beaches; one of the country's most beautiful areas.  There are
    no state or local income taxes, and the cost of living is less
    expensive than most of the country.  Our clientele, while mostly
    local from Miami to Vero Beach, extends across the country, with
    a few international projects.

Please submit resume and salary requirements to:

    Gordon A. Lewis, Jr.
    Senior Director and Vice-President
    The Fine Arts Conservancy
    5840 Corporate Way, #110
    West Palm Beach FL 33407
    Fax: 561-684-8508

                  Conservation DistList Instance 23:9
               Distributed: Thursday, September 24, 2009
                        Message Id: cdl-23-9-028
Received on Monday, 21 September, 2009

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