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Posted: 03/22/2019

RLA Conservation
Conservation of Art & Architecture

We are a team of professionally trained conservators and artisans specializing in the care of sculpture, historic architecture, and artifacts. Trained in the U.S., Latin America, and Europe, we provide emergency response services, conditions assessments, stabilization, conservation, maintenance, repair, restoration and long-term management of cultural heritage objects and structures. We have particular expertise in modern and contemporary art, monumental outdoor sculpture, Twentieth-century buildings, and Latin American art. All of our work adheres to the Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice of the American Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC), the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, and other applicable international charters. Locations Our two fully staffed studios—a 2,000 sq. ft. facility in Los Angeles and 3,700 sq. ft. warehouse in Miami—can accommodate multiple collections indoors and large scale sculptures. Both locations are insured and equipped with central station fire and alarm systems and security cameras. We work on-site projects throughout the United States, Latin America, Canada, and the Caribbean, and are particularly knowledgeable about the effects of tropical, marine and desert climates on collections. Because of our founder’s longstanding association with the art and preservation communities in Cuba, we are able to provide consulting services to international firms seeking to work on historic preservation projects in the Cuban market, as allowed by the United States Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).

Sculpture or Architectural finishes Conservator
Professional Opportunity
Miami, FL
Open Until
Until Filled

RLA Conservation, Inc. seeks to hire a full-time conservator of sculpture or architectural

finishes to be based in our Miami, Florida studio. The ideal candidate will hold an M.A. or

M.S. in historic preservation or materials conservation and possess excellent hand skills,

critical thinking abilities, and a facility for verbal and written communication. This is a new

position that will help us serve our ever-growing roster of local, national, and international

clients. It requires teamwork and overnight travel.

Founded in 2008 by Rosa Lowinger, a Fellow of the American Institute for Conservation

and a practitioner with 30+ years of experience, RLA is a boutique firm with offices in Los

Angeles and Miami. We do not hire frequently, and this is a rare opportunity to be part of

a team that enjoys a stellar international reputation for the conservation of outdoor sculpture,

architectural finishes, decorative arts, and contemporary three-dimensional artwork. An

equal opportunity employer with a uniquely high level of diversity and longevity amongst

our staff, we pride ourselves on being known as a firm that supports the creative and

professional growth of its employees.

The position is for full-time permanent work. We will also consider candidates who wish

to apply for a one-year post-graduate fellowship.

Key Responsibilities:

Preparation of condition reports, treatment proposals, and additional related


Hands-on treatments of a wide range of collections, with a specialty in modern and


Outdoor sculpture conservation and maintenance, including supervision of skilled


Conducting of collections surveys.

Liaising with museums and private clients, including preparation of cost estimates in

conjunction with lead conservators.

Triage and on-site collection recovery as needed.

Additional responsibilities as directed and supervised by the Senior Conservator

Qualification Requirements:

Postgraduate degree in Conservation of Fine Arts or Architecture, specializing in

objects, sculpture or historic buildings. Equivalent experience will be considered if

the candidate is a Professional Associate of AIC or holds an MFA in a related field.

Ability to work independently and contribute as an effective member of a team

Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.

Digital photography proficiency, computer proficiency (Mac format, MS Word,

Excel, etc)

U.S. work permit

Active drivers license

Ability to work outdoors, on ladders, lifts, scaffolding, and be physically capable of

carrying tools and equipment.

Additionally Desired:


Spanish language proficiency.

Strong background in modern and contemporary art.

RLA offers a competitive salary and benefits.


How to apply
Please send a resume and cover letter to rlowinger@rosalowinger.com
Rosa Lowinger
Phone: 3055737011
852 NW 71st Street
Miami, FL 33150

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