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Subject: Position at the Frick Collection

Position at the Frick Collection

From: Don Swanson <swanson<-at->
Date: Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Assistant Conservator
Frick Art Reference Library

The full-time Assistant Conservator will provide conservation
treatment for books and paper collections, manage the conservation
laboratory, and assist the Chief Preservation Officer in formulating
policies, priorities, standards and procedures for long-term
preservation of the Library's collections. The Assistant Conservator
participates in all conservation/preservation activities undertaken
by the department to protect and conserve the Library and Archives
collections. Helps to develop, manage, and implement projects for
digitization. Assists in supervising, training, and scheduling of
conservation staff and interns. Maintains laboratory equipment and
materials. Regularly produces reports on the lab's operation and
progress that are shared institution-wide. Participates in local and
national conservation conferences and professional organizations.

Qualifications Graduate from an accredited conservation program and
at least 3 years work experience or an equivalent in education and
experience in book and paper conservation. Extensive knowledge of
current conservation theory, chemistry, practices and ethics.
Thorough knowledge of 16th through 20th century book and
paper history, materials, and construction. Demonstrably well
developed skills in the examination, evaluation, treatment, and
documentation of library or archival collections. Excellent written,
verbal, and interpersonal skills. Ability to exercise independent
judgment in matters involving technical expertise. Ability to
organize work schedules, determine priorities, maintain supplies and
prepare reports so as to maintain high productivity, high quality
and an efficient flow of work. Experience in project planning,
management, and supervision preferred. Portfolio of treatments
required at interview.

Background The Frick Collection is an art museum consisting of over
1,100 works of art from the thirteenth to nineteenth century,
displayed in the intimate surroundings of the former home of Henry
Clay Frick. The residence, with its furnishings and works of art,
has been open to the public since 1935. It is one of the world's
most perfect museums. The Frick Art Reference Library, one of the
world's leading centers for research in the history of art, was
founded in 1920 by Miss Helen Clay Frick (1888-1984) to further the
goals of "encouraging and developing the study of the fine arts and
of advancing the general knowledge of 'kindred subjects'." Known
internationally for its rich holdings of auction and exhibition
catalogs, the Library is a leading site for collecting and
provenance research. Archival materials and special collections
augment the research collections with documents pertaining to the
history of collecting art in America and of Henry Clay Frick's
collecting in particular.

Benefits Full-time employees are eligible to participate in group
life, health, and dental insurance plans. Employees contribute to
the cost of their health insurance based on income level and the
type of coverage they select. Other benefits include: short and long
term disability insurance; employee contributed tax deferred
annuity; flexible spending plans for health, dependent care and
commuting costs; generous pension plan with participation after one
year of service/vesting after five years of service;13 paid
holidays; and accrual of 12 vacation days the first year of
employment (25 days subsequent years).

Send cover letter salary requirements with and resume:

    Don Swanson
    Chief, Conservation and Preservation
    The Frick Collection

Inquiries without cover letter and salary requirements will not be

The Frick Collection is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The
Collection does not discriminate because of age, sex, religion,
race, color, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran
status, sexual orientation or any other factor prohibited by law.
Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are
encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels. This
description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a
specific period of employment.

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