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Posted: 05/02/2017

Employer
Conservation Solutions, Inc.
Conservation

Conservation Solutions, Inc. is a woman-owned small business, which, since its establishment in 1999, has developed into a leading, international, historic preservation firm focusing on art, artifacts and architecture. Conservation Solutions has extensive expertise in condition assessment, testing and analysis, treatment design, specifications development, quality control oversight, treatment implementation and documentation. We apply the highest standards to minimal intervention, fidelity to the artistís original intent, and reversibility. 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 50+ years of experience in the field of historic conservation. Conservation Solutions retains a comprehensive knowledge of traditional and innovative conservation techniques and works with highly qualified practitioners on an extraordinarily broad range of materials, from masonry, metal and wood to mosaics and frescos. We also maintain a network of specialized contractors and industry experts in the areas of corrosion, engineering, testing, biochemistry, metalworking, and coating who assist us with the design and specifications of custom solutions for unique and complex conservation projects.


Position
Conservation Technician
Type
Professional Opportunity
Location
Forestville, MD
Details
$15- 25/hour
 

Conservation Solutions, Inc. is a full-service conservation and historic preservation firm that works on a variety of objects and structures in the DC area and throughout North America. CSI is seeking mechanically skilled, part-time technicians to assist us.

The position is based in our MD office near Washington, DC, but the employee maybe required to travel to our project sites around the country as needed. All work will occur under the direct supervision of a conservator. On-the- job training will be provided, as needed. For the right applicant, work on other future projects is a possibility.

Duties and Requirements:

1. Support conservators in all aspects of conservation practice including: Hands-on treatment, documentation, administrative tasks, studio organization, etc.

2. Prior experience with hand and power tools in the construction, auto, boat, or aircraft maintenance, metalworking, or masonry fields is required. Any experience with art making or handling, historic preservation or conservation treatments, is advantageous but not a requirement.

3. Applicant should be comfortable:

  • Using hand and power tools
  • Working outside
  • Being on onesfeetfor extended periods
  • Working at heights on scaffolding or aerial lift
  • Working with chemicals
  • Lifting 75 pounds

4. Applicant must:

  • Be a US Citizen or legally able to work in the United States
  • Be able to pass a security background check
  • Possess a valid US driverís license
  • Must provide own transportation in the greater DC-metro region
  • Be hard-working, reliable and detail oriented
  • Be capable of working under direction on fragile and delicate items
  • Be able to follow instructions
  • Maintain a positive attitude
  • Adhere to site safety protocols at all times

5. Normal office hours are Monday-Friday, 7:30AM-4:30PM.

6. Selected applicants may be working on a high-profile project in Washington, DC. Exact working hours and number of hours per week will vary; early mornings, weekend, and overnight work will periodically be required. Generally, work is 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday. Shifts are typically from 4AM-1PM, 6AM-3PM, or 12PM-9PM. The site is Metro accessible.

OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
Send resume and cover letter to careers@conservationsolutionsinc.com Please indicate availability to start.
Deb Raw
Phone: (866) 895-2079
ADDRESS
8905 Ballard Lane
Clinton, MD 20735

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