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Position at Williamstown Art Conservation Center

From: Helene Gillette-Woodard <hgillettewoodard<-at->
Date: Saturday, June 2, 2012
Assistant or Associate Level Textile/Object Conservator
Williamstown Art Conservation Center (WACC)

The Williamstown Art Conservation Center seeks a qualified
conservator in objects and textile conservation to work in their new
Objects Department located on the campus of the Clark Art Institute
in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Duties of this full-time position include:

    Examination, treatment, and documentation of a wide range of
    textiles and three-dimensional objects

    Written and digital documentation of conservation projects

    Collections assessments and conservation planning

    Consultation and workshops

    Travel for site projects, including collections surveys, outdoor
    sculpture and individual treatments

    Supervision of interns and technicians

    Contracting with specialists in case construction, mount making,
    and other disciplines

A Masters degree in conservation and 1-5 years of post-graduate
textile and object conservation experience is required. Regional lab
experience is preferred.  Applicants must demonstrate ability in the
treatment of a wide variety of textiles and ethnographic artworks as
well as knowledge of general object conservation in organic and
inorganic materials. The physical ability to work outdoors on large
sculptures is required. Collaboration on projects with other
departments (paintings, paper, and furniture) is common, and the
applicant must have good communication and team skills. The presence
of an analytical department on site offers exceptional opportunities
for materials research.

The Williamstown Center is a non-profit regional laboratory in
operation since 1977. We currently serve over 50 member collections
in the northeast and south, as well as a wide variety of nonmember
nonprofit, corporate and private collections.

The Center offers a competitive salary and benefits package;
information on request. Applications should include a letter of
interest, resume, and contact information for three references.
Please send applications to

    Helene Gillette-Woodard, Object Conservator-Department Head
    227 South St.
    Williamstown, MA 01267, USA

or email application to hgillettewoodard<-at->williamstownart<.>org.

Helene Gillette-Woodard
Head Conservator of Objects
Williamstown Art Conservation Center
227 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267

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