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Subject: Positions at Freer Gallery

Positions at Freer Gallery

From: Paul Jett <paul.jett>
Date: Thursday, January 2, 2003
Oriental Art Restoration Specialist (East Asian Painting)
and
Conservation Specialist - Chinese Painting Conservation
Freer Gallery of Art/Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Smithsonian Institution

Announcement Number: 02CS-1425
Oriental Art Restoration Specialist (East Asian Painting)
GS-1001-11/12 (Salary Range: GS-11: $46,469 - $60,405; GS-12:
$55,694$72,400)

    Nature of Appointment:  This position is in the Excepted Service
    and requires knowledge of and experience in oriental art
    restoration. Service in this position is fully creditable
    towards Civil Service Retirement.  Any selected applicant who is
    in the Competitive Service will be taken out of the Competitive
    Service when he/she occupies this position and will compete only
    with other Excepted Service employees in the event of a
    reduction in force.  He/she may remain eligible for
    reinstatement in the Competitive Service.

    Duties: The incumbent serves as an Oriental Art Restoration
    Specialist in the Department of Conservation and Scientific
    Research and conserves East Asian paintings and other works on
    paper, silk and other painting supports. The incumbent examines
    works of art; analyzes the condition of the works; determines
    the use or presence of previous restoration methods and
    materials; and selects the most appropriate treatment for their
    conservation.  Treatments are typically based on traditional
    methods, which include delicate manipulative procedures and the
    use of a wide variety of East Asian conservation materials, but
    may entail the use of innovative techniques or Western
    conservation methods when necessary. Treatments may include
    consolidating and cleaning paintings, removing old linings from
    works of art, infilling, remounting, and toning of paintings on
    silk, paper, or wood, and entails the documentation of
    treatments by written and photographic means. Examines and
    prepares works of art for exhibition. Works with other members
    of the department on the Hirayama Program to advance the care
    and conservation of Japanese paintings in American and European
    collections by assisting in giving demonstrations on
    conservation methods, storage and exhibition methods, and the
    proper care and handling of paintings and by assisting with the
    training of interns and others in Japanese painting conservation
    methods.

    Selective Factors (Applicants must meet all of these mandatory
    requirements in order to be considered qualified to compete for
    a position): 1) Knowledge of the principles, concepts and
    techniques of East Asian painting conservation and experience in
    their application.

    Quality Ranking Factors (These factors are not mandatory to be
    considered for a position, but will be used to determine who are
    the highest qualified candidates among those who meet the
    selective factors.):

        1.  Knowledge of the principles, concepts and techniques of
            East Asian painting conservation.

        2.  Skill and experience in applying a variety of techniques
            to the conservation and treatment of East Asian
            paintings.

        3.  Ability to read, write, and speak Japanese.

        4.  Knowledge of the history and properties of pigments,
            papers, silks and materials used in East Asian works of
            art; knowledge of mounting styles that are historically
            used for East Asian paintings.

Announcement Number: 02CS-1424
Conservation Specialist - Chinese Painting Conservation
IS-1001-7/9 (Salary range: IS-07: $32,370 to $42,083; IS-09: $39,597
to $51, 476)

    This is a Trust position for a term of one year and renewable up
    to three years. *This is not a federal position*

    Duties: The incumbent of this position works under the direction
    of the senior restoration specialist of Chinese paintings in the
    Department of Conservation and Scientific Research.  As such,
    the incumbent applies general knowledge of conservation methods,
    materials, and techniques, mounting styles, and paper repair to
    assist with treatments of rare and valuable works of art. He/she
    assists the senior restoration specialist in selecting the most
    appropriate materials, procedures and methods to treat scrolls,
    removes backing paper from silk and paper paintings, makes paper
    and silk patches, prepares pastes, glues, and other materials,
    prepares papers and silks for linings and mountings by preparing
    pigments and dyeing silk and paper to give the appearance of
    aging and compliment the painting under treatment, trimming and
    pasting paper sheets together, joining sheets, and cutting silk
    for mounting, applies new backings, compensates for damage or
    loss to paintings, and performs other conservation treatments
    such as cleaning.  The incumbent also documents and compiles
    data, assists with record-keeping and photo-documentation,
    maintains tools and equipment and organizes materials and
    supplies.

    Selective Factors (Applicants must meet all of these mandatory
    requirements in order to be considered qualified to compete for
    a position):

        1.  Knowledge of the principles, concepts, and techniques of
            East Asian paintings conservation or paper conservation.

    Quality Ranking Factors (These factors are not mandatory to be
    considered for a position, but will be used to determine who are
    the highest qualified candidates among those who meet the
    selective factors.):

        1.  Knowledge of the principles, concepts, and techniques of
            East Asian painting conservation.

        2.  Knowledge of the principles, concepts, and techniques of
            paper conservation.

        3.  Knowledge of the properties of pigments papers, dyes,
            and other materials used in East Asian paintings.

        4.  Skill in using specialized tools and in applying
            established conservation techniques.

How to Apply: The Smithsonian Institution does not require a
standard application form, but we need certain information to
evaluate your qualifications.  You may apply using a resume, the
Optional Application for Federal Employment, or any other
application form you choose, including an SF-171, Application for
Federal Employment.

Clearly describe in your resume or application your work experience,
education and/or training as it relates to this vacancy.  It is very
important that you fully address how your work experience and
education/training meet both the specialized experience requirement
and the selective factors.  This information will be used to
determine whether or not you are qualified for this vacancy.
Selective factors establish qualifications to be eligible to compete
for the position.  Quality Ranking Factors are not mandatory but are
used to determine the highest qualified candidates among those
eligible to compete for the position.  Therefore, it is to your
benefit to provide a full description of your experience and
education/training relative to the job requirements of this vacancy.

Applications must be received by the closing date of MARCH 4, 2003,
and may be submitted in the following ways:

Mail:

    Smithsonian Institution
    Office of Human Resources
    PO Box 50638
    Washington DC 20091
    Fax: 202-275-1114

Hand deliver, FedEx or other overnight delivery:

    750 9th Street NW
    Suite 6100
    Washington DC 20560

For more information, to request a vacancy announcement, or to hear
about other Smithsonian vacancies, call 202-275-1102 (voice),
202-275-1110 (TTY), the automated Jobline at 202-287-3102
(accessible 24 hours, 7 days a week) or check job opportunities at
<URL:http://www.si.edu/ohr>.


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