We are seeking qualified candidates for the position of Lead Conservator on a multi-year masonry conservation project with the Government of Canada. The Lead Conservator will join a teem of 3 other conservators engaged in this extensive effort. The successful candidate will be responsible for daily oversight and documentation of the masonry conservation work over a period of several years on a highly significant and historic structure in Ottawa, Canada. The Lead Conservator will perform daily inspections, review submittals, participate in project meetings, prepare reports, provide field directions and be responsible for all aspects of project management and administration.
Minimum five (5) years demonstrated experience in the conservation of historic masonry structures. Be able to furnish references who can attest to satisfactory performance of work during this period.
Member in good standing of the American Institute for Conservation (Professional Associate or Fellow level preferred) or other internationally recognized conservation organization at a professional level
Degree from an accredited university in the field of architectural conservation with a demonstrated specialty in stone conservation.
Demonstrated superior experience in the field of masonry; apprenticeship and/or training
Ability to relocate to Ottawa, Canada for a minimum of 3 years
Employment is contingent upon the ability to pass an investigative background check in order to obtain a security clearance and clients approval of qualifications.
Specific Responsibilities include:
· Quality control management and oversight of masonry conservation team and technicians to ensure consistent quality standards
· Consultation with the client and masons on any conservation question
· Hands-on implementation of conservation treatments as needed
· Project documentation (annotated field notes, progress and final treatment reports, photo-documentation) and submittals to the client, according to project specifications and requirements
· Project related communications with the client and other vested parties throughout
· Logistics and materials sourcing, planning, and ordering
· Coordination of work schedules and staffing