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Posted: 08/06/2009

Employer
Andrea Pitsch Conservation
Paper Conservation

Since 1985, APC has provided museum quality paper conservation and consultation services to New York City and area museums, galleries, artists' estates, corporate and private collections. The studio concentrates on conservation of fine prints and original works on paper, specializing in 18th Century to Contemporary art. We also provide on-site surveys, examination reports of artworks and storage facilities, visits to galleries and auction houses for consultation purposes, as well as disaster planning and assistance.


Position
Studio Assistant/ Paper Conservation Technician, private practice
Type
Professional Opportunity
Location
New York, NY
Details
pay commensurate with experience
 

Paper Conservation Private Practice seeks fulltime conservation technician / studio assistant to replace a permanent employee on maternity leave mid September  mid November

Paper Conservation Technician duties:

The job will involve a variety of duties, including surface cleaning of works of art on paper and maps, mending with Japanese tissue and wheat starch paste, filling of losses, backing removal with scalpels and spatulas, removal of pressure-sensitive and water-soluble adhesive tapes, hinging, and generally assisting the head conservator with treatment processes.

Studio assistant duties:

Preparing and packing works on paper for delivery and shipment, unframing, art-handling, registrarial work, and general studio maintenance.

Required Skills/Qualifications:

Applicants should have a college degree in a relevant subject, plus some experience with hands-on treatment of art on paper or library materials, specifically mending and surface cleaning of fragile papers. Also required are good manual dexterity, close attention to detail, perfectionism, and a sunny disposition. We are looking for someone who is observant, sensitive, patient, who communicates easily and has the desire to be a valued team member.

Hours can be somewhat flexible. We require a commitment fulltime from mid August until late November. After November the assistant conservator is expected to return to work and the technician position will become part time. The position will be available for one year.

This is a perfect opportunity for a young or aspiring conservator, recent conservation graduate or experienced pre-program intern

Application Instructions:

Email resume and letter describing relevant experience and availability, names of three professional and/or educational references, and any salary requirements to:

Andrea at Andrea Pitsch Conservation

apnyc@rcn.com

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How to apply
Email resume and letter describing relevant experience and availability, names of three professional and/or educational references, and any salary requirements to: Andrea at Andrea Pitsch Conservation apnyc@rcn.com
Andrea Pitsch

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