Carpooling for the MRCG Symposium

MRCG members, the meeting is now less than one week away! If you would like to consider your options for carpooling with other meeting attendees– a great way to network and to conserve gas, driving hours, and the environment– please check out our carpooling page. 2018 Transportation and Carpooling

Katherine Langdon, Vice President, will try to match any additional attendees needing rides with those who have offered them by Wednesday afternoon. You may contact her if you have any questions.

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Internships available: Cincinnati Art Museum

Summer Internships in Paintings Conservation

The Cincinnati Art Museum seeks two conservation graduate students this summer to treat paintings for an upcoming exhibition. Under the supervision of the paintings conservator the interns will examine, document and conserve works by Cincinnati artist, Frank Duveneck (1848-1919).

Cincinnati lies in the scenic and hilly Ohio River valley, at the borders of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. High above the city in Eden Park, the museum, founded in 1881, has an encyclopedic collection of over 65,000 works of art. Our Conservation Department is an integral part of the museum team and includes conservators specializing in paintings, objects, paper and textiles.

Our preferred internship candidate is a student in a recognized conservation training program with a specialization in paintings, but experienced pre-program applicants will also be considered. The successful candidates will possess good hand skills, a basic understanding of paintings conservation and interest in learning about museum practice.

The internships are for eight weeks during the summer of 2019, start dates negotiable. The successful candidates will arrange her/his housing. A stipend of $6800 will be paid bi-weekly. Our application deadline in December 1, 2018. The successful applicants will be notified no later than January 15th, 2019.

To apply, please send a letter of interest along with curriculum vitae and if available, a list of completed conservation coursework and a sample treatment report. Please include the contact information for one or two references.

Questions may be directed to serena.urry@cincyart.org.

Please send the application to:

Cincinnati Art Museum

ATTN: Human Resources

953 Eden Park Drive Cincinnati, OH 45202-1596

Fax: (513) 639-2932

Email: internships@cincyart.org

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Job posting: Senior Conservation Assistant at the Preservation Lab, Cincinnati, OH

Senior Conservation Assistant – Conservation Lab

The Preservation Lab, a collaboration between the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County and the University of Cincinnati, is pleased to announce the following position.  This position works in a team environment preserving the collections of the two parent institutions.

The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County seeks a collaborative, motivated, and skilled individual to preserve and conserve the cultural heritage materials, primarily book and paper, of the two cooperating institutions. The Lab is an open, hybrid lab environment with a staff of seven, as well as students and volunteers.  Located on the campus of the University of Cincinnati, the Preservation Lab is a collaborative lab that is jointly managed, staffed, and funded by both the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County (PLCH) and UC Libraries.

General Description: Under direct supervision of the conservator, this position is responsible for performing various book and paper conservation treatments on library materials from the collections of the Public Library and University of Cincinnati. These materials include books, manuscripts, works of art on paper, architectural drawings and other objects.

Duties

  • Evaluates general collection materials to determine proper treatment based on established conservation standards in consultation with the conservator, as appropriate.
  • Executes a variety of intermediate to advanced library conservation treatments on the general and medium rare collections, including binding repairs, resewing and re-casing of bound volumes.
  • Assists conservator with basic to intermediate conservation treatment of special collection materials under direct supervision.
  • Encapsulates flat materials to protect them during use and makes custom protective enclosures for library materials.
  • Maintains treatment records and photographic documentation, as necessary.
  • Assists in conducting collection assessments, surveys and producing reports.
  • Participates in emergency preparedness, responds to collection emergencies, and salvages materials
  • Assists in preparation of materials for loan or exhibition.
  • Performs technical functions incidental to conservation and preservation-related activities, such as environmental monitoring.
  • May provide guidance of student work and provide instruction.
  • Maintains cleanliness of work area including tools and equipment.
  • Regular and reliable attendance is a requirement of the position.
  • Other assigned duties.

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated knowledge of current book and paper conservation and bookbinding techniques.
  • Ability to coordinate and execute treatments based on established treatment proposals, within deadlines.
  • High level of manual dexterity, and ability to concentrate on repetitive treatments.
  • Basic computer skills including word processing and spreadsheets.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current book and paper conservation and bookbinding techniques.
  • Ability to coordinate and execute treatments based on established treatment proposals, within deadlines.
  • High level of manual dexterity, and ability to concentrate on repetitive treatments.
  • Basic computer skills including word processing and spreadsheets.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.

Job Location

Cincinnati, OH, United States

Position Type

Full time

Education

Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 2 years experience in the conservation of library materials or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Hours

40 hours per week, including nights and weekends

Pay Range

Grade 4:  $14.72 – $ 21.19  per hour

Deadline

November 19, 2018 or Until filled

To Apply: 

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Job Posting: KCI Sculpture & Object Conservation

 

Note: this listing has been updated: please click here to see the most recent information!

 

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.

Job Description:

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.

Qualifications:

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.

 Compensation:

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 kciconservation@gmail.com.

Submission:

Cover letter and C.V. with three conservation-related references may be emailed with the subject heading “Object Conservator Position” to kciconservation@gmail.com by November 30, 2018. Please include 2 examples of condition and treatment reports and associated photographs.

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Job posting: ICA – Art Conservation, Cleveland, Ohio

Position: Head of Objects Conservation

Full time, Exempt, Benefits Eligible Position

ICA seeks a mid to senior level objects conservator to head its objects conservation laboratory, located in Cleveland’s near-west neighborhood of Ohio City overlooking Lake Erie. The conservator will examine and treat a wide variety of objects both at the ICA facility and off site; participate in implementation and oversight of projects which involve staff and subcontractors; manage departmental affairs, an assistant objects conservator, and several technicians; interact professionally with board members, ICA staff, clients, and the public; and agree to abide by current AIC standards. The Head of Objects Conservation will report to the Executive Director of ICA.

Past, current, and future conservation projects undertaken by the lab include works of art by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, Sol LeWitt, Henry Moore, Philip Johnson, Maya Lin, Botero, Pablo Picasso, among others; rock and roll costumes worn by Lady Gaga, David Bowie, John Lennon, and other musicians; Hopewell copper artifacts; decorative arts works by Tiffany, Wedgwood, and industrial design artist Viktor Schreckengost; historic objects such as Vince Lombardi trophies; and an F5D Skylancer experimental jet aircraft flown by Neil Armstrong. ICA is looking for a candidate who will enjoy leading the lab through projects of a variety of types, scales, and scopes.

A Masters’ degree from a conservation training program or equivalent; significant experience in objects conservation; and supervisory experience are required. The salary is commensurate with experience; ICA offers an excellent benefits package. The position will remain open until filled.

Please send a cover letter and CV to: info@ica-artconservation.org or ICA-Art Conservation, 2915 Detroit Road, Cleveland, OH 44113. To discuss the position, contact Julie A. Reilly at 216-658-8700, at the email address above. The position can also be discussed with assistant objects conservator Claire Curran at the same number and email address. For the full position description visit http://www.ica-artconservation.org/about/career/.

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