Position: Object Conservator
Deadline: November 30, 2018
KCI Sculpture & Object Conservation is seeking a full-time Object Conservator to join our busy object and sculpture conservation practice in Minneapolis, MN. KCI Conservation provides professional conservation services for a wide range of materials, but we have become especially well known and respected for the conservation of modern and contemporary art, as well as outdoor sculpture and public art. The diverse repertoire of artworks treated by KCI include traditional sculptures, decorative arts objects, ethnographic objects, monuments, fountains, mosaics, multi-media art, and kinetic art. Our clients include museums, private collectors, cities and government agencies, and corporate clients. For more information about our firm, please visit our website at: kciconservation.com.
The successful candidate will contribute to all aspects of the conservation practice, including: completing condition assessments of objects; writing treatment proposals and reports; providing cost estimates; conservation treatment of artworks in the conservation lab and in situ; performing treatments for outdoor sculpture; completing collections surveys; supervision of conservation technicians; and interacting with clients. The position requires the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
Completion of graduate level training in objects conservation from a recognized art conservation program; 3+ years post-graduate conservation experience is preferred; Highly organized with good time management skills and the ability to work within deadlines; Excellent written and oral communication skills; Demonstrated ability to work well in a group and with individuals from diverse backgrounds and disciplines; Experience supervising technicians or interns is preferred; Experience working with outdoor sculpture and public art is optimal.
We offer competitive pay with opportunities for bonuses, and a stipend toward moving expenses, purchase of conservation tools, etc. Please contact Laura Kubick for more information at 612-564-3176 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cover letter and C.V. with three conservation-related references may be emailed with the subject heading “Object Conservator Position” to email@example.com by November 30, 2018. Please include 2 examples of condition and treatment reports and associated photographs.