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Posted: 12/5/2016

Conservation Solutions, Inc.

Conservation Solutions Inc. (CSI) is an international heritage preservation firm located in the capital cities of Washington, DC and Ottawa, ON with satellite offices throughout North America. The company focuses on the assessment, testing and treatment of significant works of art, architecture and artifacts. CSI has been in business since 1999 and currently has a staff complement of approximately 22 professionals. We have an immediate opening for the position Senior Conservator/Project Manager operating out of our Washington, DC area location. Our comprehensive range of services includes: surveys and condition assessments, testing, analysis, preparation of specifications and contract documents, quality control, oversight and treatment implementation. Conservation Solutions has provided services to a wide range of public and private sector clients in North America and abroad. During our first 17 years in business we have successfully completed over 1,000 projects and have served clients as diverse as: NASA, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Park Service, General Services Administration, Architect of the Capitol, the Smithsonian Institute, Public Works and Government Services Canada, and many others. Our Senior Conservators are Fellows or Professional Associates of the American Institute for Conservation (AIC) and offer a combined 100+ years of experience in the field of historic conservation.

Senior Conservator/Project Manager
Professional Opportunity
Washington, DC
Open Until

The Senior Conservator will bear responsibility for all project management aspects of the delivery of historic preservation design and implementation services by a team of conservation professionals under the guidance and direction of a VP Operations.  Responsibilities include scope, schedule, & budget development and management, staffing, directing, and controlling the delivery of assignments.  S/he will supervise subordinate staff and sub-contractors assigned to their projects, ensure strict adherence to accepted professional standards and ensure Quality Control throughout the project.  The Senior Conservator must provide leadership and expertise for all technical aspects relating to conservation work.  S/he will manage and develop client relationships and represent CSI at industry events through technical presentations and workshops which may also be published.

This position requires an extensive knowledge of conservation and restoration principals as well as a thorough understanding of construction project management techniques.  Strong time management, team building and leadership skills will be a critical requirement as the individual will be leading and directing a group of professionals in a challenging and competitive business environment.  Candidates must be able to communicate effectively and resolve conflicts both orally and in writing.  Excellent verbal, phone and written skills are required. Previous experience with government contracts is a plus.

The preferred candidate will have at least seven to ten years of experience with increasing responsibility at a senior conservator/project management level, as well as an appropriate professional designation.  An advanced University degree in historic preservation or objects conservation is required, although candidates with an architecture or engineering degree with a focus on historic preservation will be considered.

Although the position will be located out of our Washington DC office, the successful candidate will be expected to travel to various job-sites throughout North America. The candidate must have a valid drivers license and passport, be able to pass government security badging processes, and be legal to work in the US.  


How to apply
Only qualified candidates may submit their resume and cover letter via email to Careers@conservationsolutionsinc.com. No telephone calls please.
Deborah Raw
8905 Ballard Lane
Clinton, MD 20735

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