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We will advertise for current open positions at both our Williamstown + Atlanta locations on this page. If no positions are available at this time, we will archive your CV and application materials for future reference.

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CURRENT OPEN POSITIONS


 

Assistant or Associate Level Object Conservator | Atlanta, GA

The Williamstown + Atlanta Art Conservation Center seeks a qualified candidate in Object Conservation to work in their Atlanta, GA facility. The individual that fills this position will be engaged in an objects survey and treatments tied to a multi-year grant with a high-profile institution.

 

Duties of this full-time position include:

 

  • Examination, treatment, and documentation of a wide range of three-dimensional objects
  • Written and digital documentation of conservation projects
  • Collections assessments and conservation planning
  • Knowledge of emergency risk management
  • Consultation and workshops
  • Travel for site projects, including collections surveys, outdoor sculpture, and individual treatments
  • An interest in preservation outreach
  • Contracting with specialists in case construction, mount making, and other disciplines

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • A Masters degree in conservation and 2-5 years of post-graduate object conservation experience with supporting experience in preservation and exhibition conservation practices is required.
  • Applicants must demonstrate the ability to treat a wide variety of materials as well as knowledge of general object conservation in organic and inorganic materials.
  • The physical ability to work on large projects both indoors and outdoors is necessary.
  • Collaboration on projects with other departments (paintings, paper, and furniture) is common, and the applicant must have good communication and team skills.
  • Applicant must also be comfortable working autonomously.
  • Regional lab experience is preferred, but not necessary.

 

The Williamstown + Atlanta Centers are non-profit regional laboratories in operation since 1977. We currently serve over 50-member collections in the northeast and southeastern US, as well as a wide variety of nonmember nonprofit, corporate and private collections.

 

Williamstown/Atlanta is unable to sponsor J1 Visas.

 

The Center offers a competitive salary and benefits package, information on request. Applications should include a letter of interest, résumé, and contact information for three references. Please send applications to Terry Haskins, Director of Finance, thaskins@williamstownart.org

 

Conservation Technician | Williamstown, MA

Under supervision, the Conservation Technician assists the professional conservation staff in a variety of duties relating to the preservation and restoration of works of art. The Technician assists with art movement, storage, and handling; preparation of conservation materials. He/she also assists with the monitoring of environmental conditions and pest management.  The salary is commensurate with experience.

 

The object/textile/furniture technician’s duties will include:

 

  • Helping to maintain the workspaces and storage areas.
  • Building working support structures to facilitate treatments.
  • Working with the conservator to unpack artworks and store them properly during their stay at the Center.
  • Following tracking procedures of any movement of the artwork to and from storage and work spaces.
  • Helping with construction of mounts and new storage housing for the artwork. An interest in working will metal is ideal.
  • Working with the conservator to repack the artwork, which will sometime include the construction of new boxes or crates.
  • Assist with large conservation projects, including outdoor sculpture.
  • Be willing to learn new techniques and follow detailed instruction.
  • Occasionally performs minor conservation procedures as directed, with direct supervision of conservation staff
  • Organizes supplies and supply storage spaces, adhering to any and all health and safety practices for handling hazardous materials.

 

Applicants must demonstrate the physical ability to work on large projects both indoors and outdoors as necessary. An ability to work with metal to construct display mounts is highly desired. Collaboration on projects with other departments is common, and the applicant must have good communication and team skills.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Art, Art History, or closely related field from a recognized college or university or a combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to handle artworks in all media, delicate scientific instruments, and hazardous materials with extreme care.
  • One year of related experience handling art objects; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Basic knowledge of the equipment, materials, and techniques used in housing or displaying art objects.
  • Ability to use hand tools and artist’s materials.
  • Ability to acquire the knowledge and techniques used in the conservation of art, including lab equipment and devices used in environmental monitoring.
  • Ability to follow specific instructions and to work effectively with departmental staff.
  • Good judgment and flexibility.
  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds.

 

The Williamstown + Atlanta Centers are non-profit regional laboratories in operation since 1977. We currently serve over 50-member collections in the northeast and southeastern US, as well as a wide variety of nonmember nonprofit, corporate and private collections.

 

The Center offers a competitive salary and benefits package, information on request. Applications should include a letter of interest, résumé, and contact information for three references. Please send applications to Terry Haskins, Director of Finance, thaskins@williamstownart.org 

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