1. Plans, researches and implements conservation treatments for cultural property in museum, library, archives, and study collections. 2. Examines the material composition and deterioration of objects in order to develop and execute appropriate conservation treatments. 3. Identifies and diagnoses problems, devises conservation methods which ensure the safety of the objects. Assesses and devises alternative and/or modifies conservation methods to achieve desired results. 4. Creates accurate written and photographic documentation for conservation examinations, treatments and other activities. 5. Reports research and significant treatments through publications conference papers and posters 6. Recommends proper housing, storing of objects and the proper climate conditions for physical storage. 7. Contributes in the care and physical well-being of collections; assists in planning strategies for collection care. 8. Oversees safe use and disposal of hazardous materials in accordance with current federal, state, and local regulations and policies 9. Assists in teaching courses to undergraduate and graduate students, 10. Assists in the supervision of conservation interns and fellows 11. Supervises a small staff of non-exempt employees and/or student assistants 12. May perform other duties as assigned.
Preferred Education: Master's or Postgraduate Degree in the Conservation of Paintings; 3 years of professional experience in a conservation studio. Experience working in a museum environment and knowledge of museum conservation practice.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Master's or Postgraduate Degree in the Conservation of Paintings; 3 years of professional experience in a conservation studio. Experience working in a museum environment and knowledge of museum conservation practice.
Required Skill/ability 5: Knowledge of the development of British Art and its position in the western art historical canon.
Posting Position Title: Conservator 2
Required Skill/ability 3: Excellent oral and written communication skills, teamwork and organizational skills, time management, and technological ability. Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, and Photoshop. Willingness to learn and help develop new documentation-related databases and applications.
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
University Job Title: Assistant Paintings Conservator
Required Skill/ability 1: Ability to conceive, implement, and document conservation treatments of the highest professional standard using fine hand skills, accuracy, and attention to detail.
Required Skill/ability 4: Ability to work comfortably as an independent practitioner and in collaboration with colleagues, conservation scientists, faculty, students, and visiting scholars.
Required Skill/ability 2: Knowledge of conservation chemistry, art and material history, contemporary conservation practice, preventative conservation principles, and documentation procedures.
Master's Degree in Art, Museum and/or Library/Archives Conservation, Materials Science, or related field and two years of conservation experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.