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Subject: Position at National Gallery of Art

Position at National Gallery of Art

From: Michael Skalka <m-skalka>
Date: Monday, September 29, 2003
Paper Conservator
Conservation Division
National Gallery of Art

The Conservation Division of the National Gallery of Art is seeking
a paper conservator for the treatment of works of art on paper in
the Gallery's collection. The duties of the conservator include
examining works of art on paper, writing proposals for treatments,
performing both major and minor treatments of works of art on paper,
and maintaining the records of examinations and treatments.  The
conservator makes recommendations concerning fitness for display and
travel, collaborating with other Gallery departments to safely
prepare, install, and exhibit prints and drawings in Gallery
exhibitions and at other institutions on loan from the Gallery,
coordinating the treatment schedule as required, and traveling for
the Gallery as a courier as assigned. The conservator consults and
collaborates with other conservators, curators, conservation
scientists, and other staff as necessary regarding treatment and
research; assists with the selection of and works closely with
junior conservators, fellows, interns, and technicians in the Paper
Conservation Department; advises Gallery staff and contractors on
methods of handling, storing, mounting, and exhibiting prints,
drawings, and books; conducts research on artists' methods and
materials as they relate to the field of conservation, history of
conservation, and conservation technology, and publishes articles on
conservation treatments and related subjects.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a bachelor's degree with
significant experience practicing in the field of paper
conservation, or a master's degree and experience that qualifies
them for the GS-12 grade level. Candidates must meet the
Qualification Standards Handbook requirements for GS-1016-12.  This
requires at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in
responsibility to the GS-11 level in the Federal service.
Specialized experience is conservation experience in examining,
analyzing, and performing treatments of works of art on paper.
Federal status candidates also must meet the time-in-grade
requirements of having been at the GS-11 level for at least one
year.  The GS-12/1 starting salary range is $58,070.  Applicants
must be United States citizens.

Determining Factors: The candidate must have skill in determining
the need for treatment and in performing various kinds of treatments
(e.g. mending, pulp fills, consolidation, bleaching, etc). The
candidate should also have experience in the use of various
examination aids such as ultra violet light, I-R reflectography and
beta-radiography and be knowledgeable about the usefulness of
certain analytical instrumentation. These are selective factors for
this position.  Candidates should also have historical knowledge of
artist's materials and techniques as well as a good understanding of
art museum procedures and operations.

Priority Considerations: Displaced employees who are well qualified
may be eligible for priority consideration under the Interagency
Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP).  A Reduction-in-Force
notice must be submitted with the application package.  Well
qualified applicants are those who fully meet all qualification
requirements including selective factors and are able to
satisfactorily perform the duties of the position upon entry.  The
National Gallery of Art provides reasonable accommodation to
applicants with disabilities.  If you need reasonable accommodation
for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify
us.  The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made
on a case-by-case basis.

Submission: In addition to the OF-612 or resume, applicants should
submit a "Applicant Background Survey" form.  While candidates will
not be disqualified for failure to submit this form, individuals are
strongly encouraged to provide this information.  Such information
will be utilized for EEO reporting only and will not affect
employment consideration.

The National Gallery of Art's vacancy announcements can be accessed
at <URL:http://www.nga.gov/resources/employ.htm>.

The National Gallery of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Michael Skalka
Conservation Administrator
National Gallery of Art
Washington, DC 20565

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