The Stone Hill Center

WACC STAFF

THOMAS BRANCHICK    Director; Conservator of Paintings / Dept. Head

ANNIKA AMUNDSON     Assistant Conservator of Objects and Textiles
MARGARET BARKOVIC    Assistant Conservator of Paintings
MARY CATHERINE BETZ     Conservator of Paintings
RACHEL CHILDERS    Pre-program Paper Intern
ROB CONZETT    Office Manager
HÉLÈNE GILLETTE-WOODARD    Conservator of Objects / Dept. Head
HUGH GLOVER    Conservator of Furniture and Wood Objects / Dept. Head
MATTHEW HAMILTON    Photography Technician
TERRY HASKINS    Accounts Manager / Assistant to the Director
MARY HOLLAND    Paintings Apprentice
REBECCA JOHNSTON    Conservator of Paper
HENRY KLEIN    Conservation Technician
MONTSERRAT LE MENSE    Conservator of Paintings
ERIC MALLET    Office Assistant / Technician
LESLIE PAISLEY    Conservator of Paper / Dept. Head
CHRISTINE PUZA    Associate Conservator of Furniture and Wood Objects
MICHELLE SAVANT    Conservator of Objects / Atlanta
LARRY SHUTTS    Conservator of Paintings / Atlanta

  

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

SHEILA M. STONE    (President), Co-Chair of Williamstown Theatre Festival GUILD, consultant to Williamstown Youth Center, Williamstown, MA   
TAMMIS GROFT    (Vice President), Executive Director, Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, NY  
BRUCE GRINNELL    (Secretary Clerk), Grinnell Law Partners, Williamstown, MA
RUSS HOWARD    (Treasurer), High Peaks Venture Partners, Williamstown, MA   

ANNA D'AMBROSIO   Director and Chief Curator, Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, Museum of Art, Utica, NY
DAVID DEMPSEY   Associate Director for Museum Services, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA
JOE FINNEGAN    Berkshire Fairfield Financial Services and Insurance, Williamstown, MA
SARAH FOEHL    (Co-Chair, FRIENDS Group), Appointed to the Williamstown Conservation Board, Williamstown, MA
STEPHEN HANNOCK    American luminist artist, Williamstown, MA
KATHERINE HART    Senior Curator of Collections/Curator of Academic Programming, Hood Art Museum, Hanover, NH
MARTIN MAHONEY     Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA
PAUL NEELY     Retired Publisher of the Chattanooga Times, Trustee of the Clark, and The Williamstown Theatre Festival, Scottsdale, AZ/Williamstown, MA
DR. HEATHER NOLIN     Yale University Art Gallery, Assistant Director of Exhibitions, Programming and Education, New Haven, CT
OLIVIER MESLAY     (Ex-Officio), Director, Clark Art Institute, MA
RICHARD SAUNDERS    Director & Walter Cerf Distinguished College Professor, Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury, VT
ALFRED SCHIAVETTI    Rumson Capital Partners, Fairhaven, NJ
KATIE HAZLETT SCHMIDT    Trustee of MASS MoCA, and The Williamstown Theatre Festival, and Board Member of Destination Williamstown, Pownal, Vt     
JOHN SKAVLEM    Associate Director, Institutional Relations, Clark Art Institute, MA, former WACC president     
DIANE TAYLOR    Owner of Berkshire Innovations, Williamstown, MA
JUDITH WALSH    Art Conservation Department, Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY
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EMPLOYMENT positions available

1. ASSISTANT CONSERVATOR OF PAINTINGS — ATLANTA, GA

Printable position description

The Atlanta Art Conservation Center (AACC) is growing and is proud to announce a newly created opening for an entry level treatment-oriented Assistant Conservator of Paintings to become an integral part of the Center's painting conservation department.

AACC is an active, nonprofit, regional conservation center located in the Chamblee area of Northeastern Atlanta, Georgia. AACC services institutional members and private clients throughout the Southeast. It is hosted by the High Museum of Art and operated by the Williamstown Art Conservation Center (WACC).

Since its founding in 2001, AACC has been dedicated to the preservation of art and artifacts held in both public and private collections. The Center's services cover a wide spectrum including the formulation and implementation of treatments for paintings, murals, frames, and objects, technical examinations, preventive conservation assistance, and general and collection specific surveys. The types of paintings treated by AACC reflect the broad range of collections served and is of all periods and with a broad array of materials.

The ideal candidate will have a solid background in practical hands-on treatment of traditional easel paintings. Experience with on-site mural treatments and non-traditional modern materials are a bonus. They will have well rounded skills with the ability to accurately assess deterioration and damage, formulate appropriate treatment protocols, accurately estimate treatment hours and costs and undertake treatments under the guidance of the Conservator of Paintings. Innovative thinking is required for challenging projects as are good analytical and problem solving capabilities. Strong attention to detail while working to project deadlines and sound time management skills are essential strengths sought. As AACC is treatment oriented, experience gained in private practice situations is desirable.

Position requirements include a Masters Degree from an accredited conservation program or extensive apprenticeship training in painting conservation, excellent writing ability, and good communication and interpersonal skills. A great attitude, sense of humor and an appreciation of barbeque and Southern culture will allow the ideal candidate to blend seamlessly into the small, tight knit family at AACC. Compensation is commensurate with experience. The benefits are excellent and comprehensive.

Interested applicants should apply in writing with a letter of interest, resume/CV, two letters of recommendation, and examples of report writing and treatment experience (these examples may be provided on CD or thumb drive). Please submit applications by May 26, 2017 to:

Atlanta Art Conservation Center
c/o Nafice Adams, Office Manager
6000 Peachtree Rd
Chamblee, GA 30341

Or email to: nafice.adams@high.org

 

2. CONSERVATOR OF PAPER OR PHOTOGRAPHS
WILLIAMSTOWN ART CONSERVATION CENTER

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The Williamstown Art Conservation Center is seeking a full time conservator for the paper/photograph conservation department. The conservator will participate in all departmental activities including examination, documentation, analysis, and treatment. The successful applicant will also carry out consultations with museum curators and other WACC staff, assess member collections as well as supervise interns. The WACC’s paper/photo conservation department is a large, well equipped lab, currently with two paper conservators and a pre-program intern.

The Williamstown Center is a non-profit regional conservation laboratory in operation since 1977. It serves 59 member institutions in the northeast and south, as well as a wide variety of nonmember, nonprofit, corporate and private collections. The member consortium holds collections containing a wide variety of ancient to modern fine art by western and Asian artists and artisans.

Williamstown is surrounded by natural beauty within the cultural center of the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts. The Conservation facility is located within the Lunder Center at Stone Hill, a Tadeo Ando designed building, on the campus of the Clark Art Institute. The Clark houses the Manton Research Center and the Research and Academic Program. The Clark library, includes more than 240,000 volumes and is one of the nation’s premier art history libraries. The Clark also houses and co-sponsors the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art.

Requirements include:

  • Graduate-level conservation degree with a specialization in paper or photographic materials.
  • A minimum of 4 years of post-graduate experience.
  • Experience with analysis, documentation, conservation treatment, and preventive care for paper or photographic materials following ethical standards for professional conservation practice.
  • Computer proficiency with MS Office products.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Training in emergency preparedness/response would be a plus.
  • Experience with, or interest in, carrying out facility assessments.
  • A portfolio of treatments and research projects will be required of applicants selected for an interview.

Benefits Information:

Benefit package includes annual research funds (including paid leave), health, dental and life insurance, retirement, vacation, sick leave, holidays and access to Williams College cultural and recreational facilities. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Send cover letter, CV and two references to Leslie Paisley, Williamstown Art Conservation Center, 227 South Street, Williamstown, Ma. 01267

For more information contact lpaisley@williamstownart.org. More information is available on the WACC’s website: www.williamstownart.org. Position open until filled.


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