Subject: Position at West Lake Conservators Ltd.
Paper Conservator (Mid to Senior level) West Lake Conservators West Lake Conservators seeks a mid- to senior level conservator to take the lead in the conservation of historic and artistic works on paper for our lab. The incumbent will report to Susan Blakney and Margie Sutton, paintings conservators and co-owners of West Lake Conservators. The successful applicant must be able to work independently on a broad range of paper objects including fine art, library and archival holdings. Required tasks include assessment, treatment, proposal- and report-writing, framing and occasional onsite work. S/he must be able to manage her/his own time, organize, plan and carry out conservation treatments, and work with our support staff as needed. Willingness to work with volunteer-managed collections and to contribute to West Lake's public education and outreach programs are also expected. Qualifications: Master's Degree in Art Conservation from a recognized conservation program, or equivalent professional experience, plus at least 5 years' experience demonstrated ability to work on a range of paper-based materials. Competent writing and computer skills are essential. Project management skills are necessary. The salary will be commensurate with qualifications. Benefits include health insurance, an educational stipend, holiday and vacation time and bonuses. West Lake Conservators is a mixed-specialty preservation firm located in the Finger Lakes region of New York and founded in 1975. Our paper lab was established in 1998. West Lake's clientele includes museum and private collections both regional and national. We encourage our employees to engage with the profession through research, presentation at meetings and conferences. For more information: Applicants should send a letter of interest (including resume) to Susan Blakney, susan<-at->westlakeconservators<.>com. *** Conservation DistList Instance 27:3 Distributed: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 Message Id: cdl-27-3-029 ***Received on Monday, 17 June, 2013