Associate Paintings Conservator (F/T, Long Island City, NY)
Design and execute treatments of paintings with an emphasis on modern and contemporary art. Perform detailed examination of the materials, structure, and condition of paintings. Assess deterioration and damage, and potential complications involved in treatment. Provide written and photographic documentation to record condition of objects, treatments proposed, and treatments performed according to the AIC Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice. Write accurate estimates for treatment time. Manage and work on multiple projects simultaneously under tight deadlines. Work and cooperate with other conservators and technicians as well as work on projects independently. Provide clients with advice on transport, handling and display requirements. Domestic travel: approximately 3-4 weeks per year. International travel: approximately 2-3 weeks per year.
40 hours per week (9:00AM to 5:00PM M-F)
Master’s degree (U.S. or foreign equivalent) in Art Conservation or related and four (4) years experience as a paintings conservator in a private practice performing hands-on conservation. Prior experience must include four (4) years of experience: Treatment of paintings with emphasis on modern and contemporary works of art; Understanding of materials and techniques used in conservation practices; Making decisions based on the latest state-of-the-art in conservation and on theoretical and analytical knowledge; Application of fundamental knowledge of organic chemistry; Examination of works of art, writing condition reports and treatment proposals; Estimating treatment time accurately; Documenting treatments in written and photographic form; Supervising skilled technicians and art handlers.
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