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Posted: 08/11/2009

Andrea Pitsch Conservation
Paper Conservation, private practice

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.

Paper Conservation Technician
Professional Opportunity
new york, NY
$commensurate with experience

Paper Conservation Private Practice seeks part time conservation technician to replace a permanent employee on maternity leave mid September  end of December.

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.

Required Skills/Qualifications:

Applicants should have a college degree in a relevant subject, plus experience with hands-on treatment of art on paper or library materials, specifically mending and surface cleaning of fragile papers, removal of pressure-sensitive and water-soluble adhesive tapes, hinging, backing removal, and filling of losses. This position requires 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.

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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 salary requirements to: Andrea at Andrea Pitsch Conservation apnyc@rcn.com

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