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Position at Ringling Museum of Art

From: Barbara Ramsay <barbara.ramsay<-a>
Date: Friday, May 9, 2014
Assistant Conservator
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
Sarasota, FL

Full-Time/Regular/Administrative and Professional position

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, in its affiliation with
Florida State University, is one of the largest museum/university
complexes in the nation.  Located on an impressive 66-acre Sarasota
bay front estate, the museum preserves the legacy of John and Mable
Ringling, educating and enabling a large and diverse audience to
experience and take delight in a world-renowned collection of fine
art as well as an active program of special exhibitions; Ca d'Zan,
the Ringling historic mansion; the Circus Museums; the Tibbals
Learning Center; the Historic Asolo Theater; and historic
architecture, courtyard, gardens and grounds overlooking Sarasota
Bay.  An Education Building--opened in 2006--houses our
state-of-the-art conservation facility, library, classrooms, and
staff offices.  More information on The Ringling and its outstanding
collections and programs can be found at

The Ringling Collections and Conservation Department is seeking an
individual with demonstrated professional training and ability in
painting conservation to fill the position of Assistant Conservator.
Under the direction of the Chief Conservator and in accordance with
the AIC Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice, the Assistant
Conservator will conduct examination, documentation, research, and
conservation/restoration procedures primarily on paintings, and
other objects as required.  This position offers an exceptional
professional development opportunity in a dynamic museum setting.

Minimum Qualifications:

    Master's degree in Art Conservation or an equivalent degree with
    a specialization in painting conservation; or a combination of
    professional training and experience in the field of Art
    Conservation of at least six years

    Knowledge of the concepts, principles, and practices of
    collections management to include proper handling, installation,
    display, storage, preservation and/or maintenance in accordance
    with the guidelines of the American Association of Museums and
    the American Institute for Conservation

    Knowledge of the technology of paintings in various mediums and
    on a range of support types

    Knowledge of the causes of damage and deterioration of museum
    collections-physical, chemical, and biological

    Experience applying the principles, processes, practices and
    ethics involved in the preservation and treatment of paintings

    Experience preparing detailed written condition and treatment

    Experience using photography to document object condition and

    Experience completing, under supervision, complete conservation
    and restoration procedures from minor to major complexity while
    adhering to AIC Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice in
    all aspects of examination, documentation, conservation
    treatment, and analysis

    Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

Security Clearance: This position requires successful completion of
a criminal background check to include fingerprinting.

Anticipated Salary: $35,000/year with generous Florida state
benefits available.

For more details regarding this position and to apply on the Florida
State University website go to:


Applicants are required to complete the online application with all
applicable information.  Applications must include work history and
all education details (if applicable) even if attaching a resume.

If unable to access the link above:

    Go to <URL:>
    Click on "Browse Job Openings"
    Select "Advanced Search"
    Type "Ringling" into 'Enter Keyword' field
    Click the 'Search' Button
    Click on the name of the desired posting
    After reading the complete posting, if interested and qualified,
        click "Apply now"
    Follow the prompts on the screen

For more information, or for technical assistance in applying
online, please contact

    Ringling Human Resources
    941359-5700 ext 2605
    employment<-a t->ringling< . >org

Application Deadline: This position is being advertised as open
until filled.

Barbara A. Ramsay
Chief Conservator
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art

                  Conservation DistList Instance 27:44
                   Distributed: Sunday, May 11, 2014
                       Message Id: cdl-27-44-024
Received on Friday, 9 May, 2014

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