Considerable knowledge of the theories, principles, and practices of conservation.
Considerable knowledge of the techniques, tools, and equipment used in practical conservation of objects and historic finishes.
Considerable knowledge of materials and current scientific processes used in conservation and restoration.
Ability to identify and assess preservation needs for a variety of objects, architectural features, and historic finishes.
Ability to plan future conservation and maintenance projects, and manage projects.
Ability to clearly communicate with colleagues in Capital Projects and other departments, contractors, and stakeholders.
Ability to write accurate, clear, and concise proposals and reports detailing activities of said projects.
Ability to train and supervise subordinate personnel engaged in preservation activities.
Ability to work in a variety of mediums.
Work Environment/Physical Demands
Conservator conducts both managerial and administrative in-office tasks as well as hands-on work both inside and outdoors. The job requires certain physical demands. Employee should possess the ability to lift 50 lbs., safely bend/crouch to lift and handle collection objects, and stand for potentially long periods of time.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
Full-time 40-hour per week (M-F) position. Occasional evening and weekend work required as job duties demand.
Job Requirements (Education, Experience, Certification)
Education and Experience
Required – Master’s degree in Conservation, Historic Preservation, or related field. Two years of experience in the conservation of decorative or fine arts objects or historic preservation.
Preferred – Professional Associate status with the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works.