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Position at Williamstown Art Conservation Center

From: Helene Gillette-Woodard <hgillettewoodard<-at->
Date: Monday, July 23, 2012
Assistant or Associate Level Object Conservator
Williamstown Art Conservation Center (WACC)

The Williamstown Art Conservation Center seeks a qualified
conservator in objects for a two-year contract position 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
    three-dimensional objects with an interest in outdoor and
    contemporary sculpture

    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
object conservation experience is required. Regional lab experience
is preferred.  Applicants must demonstrate ability in the treatment
of a wide variety of three dimensional 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
413-458-5741 X435

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