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Posted: 02/27/2013

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, international 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. In addition to Ottawa, Canada we have offices in the Washington, DC metro area and Santa Fe, NM USA. Conservation Solutions, Inc. provides an excellent salary and benefits package, relocation assistance, and a broad variety of continuous training opportunities to ensure ongoing professional growth.

Lead Conservator
Professional Opportunity
Ottawa, ON

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 Requirements

       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:

       Conservation Oversight

·      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 Administration

·      Project related communications with the client and other vested parties throughout

·      Logistics and materials sourcing, planning, and ordering

·      Coordination of work schedules and staffing

OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
Please submit a cover letter, resume, references and salary requirements to: info@conservationsolutionsinc.com using ‘CSI Lead Conservator Position’ in the subject line.

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