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Subject: Position at Period Furniture Conservation, LLC

Position at Period Furniture Conservation, LLC

From: Yuri Yanchyshyn <yuri<-a>
Date: Monday, February 24, 2014
Assistant Furniture Conservator
Period Furniture Conservation, LLC
Position available: July 7, 2014

Period Furniture Conservation LLC
<URL:> invites applicants
for the position of Assistant Furniture Conservator.  The applicant
will assist in the conservation treatment of fine furniture and
wooden artifacts.  In addition, objects made of metal, glass, stone,
porcelain, ceramic, and non traditional materials, from all periods
may also be treated. Please visit our website for a more detailed
overview of our studio and its work.

The candidate selected for this position will enjoy the challenges
and opportunities presented by such treatments. We emphasize
technical precision, thorough documentation and ethical, reversible

Summary: This position is initially for one year, with the
possibility of extension.  The ideal candidate possesses a graduate
degree in furniture conservation.  Being able to reliably identify
woods microscopically is a requirement of this position. Woodworking
experience with strong hand skills, great in-painting skills, and a
solid understanding of digital photography are also requirements for
this position.  The candidate should also have effective oral and
written communication skills, and the willingness to work to
deadlines.  Overseas candidates should be eligible for a J-1 visa.

Additional Requirements: Because of the nature of our work, certain
other things may be required from time to time. These include:

     Physical strength (ability to lift up to 60 pounds on occasion)

     Flexibility to work onsite at client locations is a necessity.

Salary and Benefit Information: This is a full-time staff position.
A salary will be paid commensurate with experience.  Benefits
include paid holidays, commuting subsidies, a significant
contribution to a company health care plan, and a contribution to an
optional pension plan.

Qualified candidates should send:

    A letter of interest, curriculum vitae, transcripts from
    educational institutions, and completed master's thesis

    A separate listing of the formal courses and experience they
    have had in microscopic wood identification and the grades they
    have received in the courses.  Selected candidates will be
    tested in this subject prior to a final decision

    A selection of four recent treatment reports, including
    supporting photographs, documenting the breath of their skills
    in the following areas: marquetry / veneering, gilding, carving,
    and joinery. These should be in PDF format, with no more than 5
    photographs imbedded in each report

    Photographic documentation of four furniture objects that the
    candidate has made.  These can include traditional
    cabinetmaking, carving, painted or finished furniture, gesso
    recutting or gilding skills

Closing date: March 12, 2014

Please send all materials as PDF files via email to:

    Attn. Yuri Yanchyshyn
    Period Furniture Conservation, LLC
    3718 Northern Blvd.  Ste 407
    Long Island City, NY 11101
    Fax: 212 208-4520
    yuri<-a t->periodfurnitureconservation< . >com

                  Conservation DistList Instance 27:33
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Received on Monday, 24 February, 2014

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