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Positions at Fine Arts Conservancy

From: Gordon Lewis <glewis<-at->
Date: Thursday, July 5, 2012
Paintings Conservator
Paper Conservator

Mid-Career Paintings Conservator

    FAC seeks a highly skilled Mid-Career Paintings Conservator.
    Duties include examination, technical analysis, written and
    photographic documentation and treatment of traditional and
    contemporary works. Will perform highly skilled tasks requiring
    manual dexterity (emphasis on color matching, fills and
    in-painting), intense concentration, connoisseurship and
    aesthetic sensitivity.  Incumbent will interface with senior
    administrative personnel, and will be involved with a wide range
    of conservation projects, ranging from old master to post modern
    in a busy, collegial environment. We also perform several
    disaster recoveries annually, in which the Painting Conservator
    plays an important role

    85 percent of the job is conservation and restoration, and the
    balance is managing the studio, weekly meeting to discuss work
    flow, supervising support personnel, meeting and consulting with
    clients, condition and treatment reports, consulting with
    framing department and stock control of conservation materials.
    There will be some travel, and frequent interaction with clients
    both at the labs and at their homes/museums et al

    With 5000+ square feet of modern, well-equipped laboratories,
    FAC is a highly regarded facility, noted for its commitment to
    excellence, providing conservation services to collectors,
    museums, historical societies and insurers throughout the
    southeast with some national and international clientele.  There
    are separate labs for painting conservation, paper conservation,
    framing, and a diagnostic and technical examination lab. The
    permanent staff is augmented with Adjunct Conservators in
    textiles, metals, outdoor sculpture, and objects. Some objects
    are done with internal staff. There are also contract art
    handlers and installers, packers and shippers.

    We are located in Palm Beach, Florida, one of the most beautiful
    areas in America. FAC has a 5000+ square foot highly modern
    facility with floor to ceiling UV shielded windows on two sides,
    and is well equipped for paintings conservation.  There are
    individual labs for paper, paintings, framing and a separate lab
    for diagnostics, technical analysis, and photography. Experience
    in various examination aids is useful.  South Florida, the Palm
    Beaches is one of the country's most beautiful areas.  There are
    no state or local income taxes, and the cost of living is less
    expensive than most of the country.  Our clientele, while mostly
    local from Miami to Vero Beach, extends across the country, with
    a few international projects.

    Minimum Qualifications:  graduate degree from a recognized
    program with significant experience in traditional and
    contemporary paintings; US or Canadian citizenship or qualify
    for a work visa; fluent in spoken and written English, strong
    interpersonal skills. Must have physical strength to lift large
    and heavy art works, crates, etc. PA or someone qualified to
    stand for PA. An independent worker, self-motivated and deadline
    driven. Must be capable of effectively interacting with
    well-known and high profile clients.

    Ideal Candidate:  also skilled and knowledgeable in digital
    photography and graphics software, Photoshop specifically, and
    an understanding of three-dimensional objects is useful.
    Knowledgeable in modern and composite materials a definite
    advantage. Knowledge of Spanish helpful.

    There is a generous salary, participation in our profit sharing
    plan, and opportunities are offered for continuing education and
    professional organization meetings, both nationally and
    internationally. There are additional possibilities in the
    longer term for the right person.

    Cover letter, resume, supporting materials and references,
    please. Current employment will be kept confidential and not be
    contacted prior to mutual agreement.  Selected candidates will
    be invited to interview and asked to submit a portfolio of
    projects.

Mid-level Paper Conservator

    We are seeking a highly skilled Senior Paper Conservator to
    undertake projects for our clients who are private collectors,
    museums, historical societies, insurance companies, and the
    occasional governmental entity. Duties include examination,
    determining a need for treatment, writing proposals for
    treatment, performing both major and minor treatments, and
    photography and treatment reports.  There is a wide range of
    projects, from Old Masters to contemporary works.

    The Conservator will perform highly skilled tasks, requiring
    manual dexterity (emphasis on color matching, fills,
    in-painting, mending, consolidation, bleaching, hinging, et al),
    intense concentration, problem solving skills, connoisseurship
    and aesthetic sensitivity. Must be capable of working
    independently in a well-equipped lab, but there will be daily
    interaction and collaboration with other staff, some travel and
    frequent consulting with clients either at the lab or their
    location.  We also perform several disaster recoveries annually,
    in which the Paper Conservator plays an important role.  It is
    useful to have a fundamental knowledge of framing and framing
    materials.  There are Adjunct Conservators in textiles, metals,
    outdoor sculpture, and objects. Some objects are done with
    internal staff.

    Candidates must have a bachelor's degree with significant
    experience practicing in the field of paper conservation, or a
    master's degree from a conservation program and experience.
    Professional Associate in AIC or the necessary qualifications to
    become a PA are important.  Computer skills and knowledge of
    Photoshop are helpful.  Candidates must be qualified to work in
    the United States. We need someone who is an independent worker,
    self motivated and deadline driven. Compensation is commensurate
    with experience and ability; there is participation in the
    company's Profit Sharing Plan.  Opportunities for continuing
    education and attending professional organization meetings, both
    nationally and internationally.

    FAC has a 5000+ square foot highly modern facility with floor to
    ceiling UV shielded windows on two sides, and is well equipped
    for paper conservation.  There are individual labs for paper,
    paintings, framing and a separate lab for diagnostics, technical
    analysis, and photography. Experience in various examination
    aids is useful.  We are located in South Florida, the Palm
    Beaches; one of the country's most beautiful areas. There are no
    state or local income taxes, and the cost of living is less
    expensive than most of the country.  Our clientele, while mostly
    local from Miami to Vero Beach, extends across the country, with
    a few international projects.

    Cover letter, resume, supporting materials and references,
    please. Current employment will be kept confidential and not be
    contacted prior to mutual agreement.  Selected candidates will
    be invited to interview and asked to submit a portfolio of
    projects.

For more information about us see

        <URL:http://www.art-conservation.org>

Gordon A. Lewis, Jr.
The Fine Arts Conservancy
5840 Corporate Way, #110
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
561-684-6133
Fax: 561-684-8508

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