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Posted: 08/31/2012

Conservation Solutions, Inc.

Conservation Solutions, Inc. is a woman-owned small business, made up of a team of dedicated and experienced conservators, project managers, and administrators. Since its establishment in 1999, CSI has developed into a leading, nationwide, conservation firm focusing on the treatment, assessment, and testing of significant works of art, architecture and artifacts. We provide expert advice on all aspects of conservation, and offer a broad range of preservation-related services, including condition assessment, testing and analysis, treatment design, specifications development, implementation and documentation. We have offices in the Washington, DC metro area and Santa Fe, NM. The current position is located in our Washington Metro office. Conservation Solutions, Inc. provides an excellent salary and benefits package, and a broad variety of continuous training opportunities to ensure ongoing professional growth.

Senior Conservator
Professional Opportunity
Washington, DC

The Senior Conservator is responsible for working with Principals on all phases of conservation assessments, treatments, and materials testing/analysis projects, including: proposals, budgeting, planning and logistics, and implementation (self-performing and/or directing as needed).  The Senior Conservator will also be responsible for all aspects of project management and administration.  This job will be based out of the Washington Metro office.  The Senior Conservator will typically be assigned to multiple projects concurrently, and will be required to travel to different job-sites within the US and North America.  Typical projects may include historic buildings, structures, sculptures, monuments, fountains, and objects. 

The successful candidate possesses a minimum five (5) years demonstrated experience in implementing conservation treatments in the field.  They candidate is a member in good standing in the American Institute for Conservation (Professional Associate or Fellow level); and holds a degree from an accredited university in the field of conservation or historic preservation.

Specific Responsibilities include:
  Project Administration
 Preparation of cost estimates and project budgets
 Coordination of project contracts and insurance requirements
 Logistics and materials sourcing, planning, and ordering
 Staffing and schedule coordination
 Management of sub-contractors
  Treatment Implementation
 Quality control oversight
 Design of appropriate treatment and/or testing plans
 Preparation of drawings and specifications
 Materials testing and analysis
 Preparation of mock-ups
  Hands-on implementation or direction of conservation treatments
  Client Relationship Management and Marketing
 Communication and project coordination with the clients representative
 Change order management
 Billing coordination
 Attendance at client meetings and preparation of reports
 Relationship building with existing and potential future clients
 Research, write, and present papers at professional conferences and publish articles in trade journals.

OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
Please submit a cover letter, resume, references and salary requirements to: info@conservationsolutionsinc.com using ‘CSI Senior Conservator_Washington’ in the subject line.
Kathrin Schlenzig
Phone: 866-895-2079
Fax: 866-843-1774
3007 Kaverton Road
Forestville, MD 20747

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