An advanced degree in art conservation with a specialization in paper conservation preferred, with a minimum five years experience; or an advanced degree with comparable training, and a minimum of five years’ post-graduate experience.
Thorough understanding of conservation theory and practice.
Ability to provide written condition reports, treatment recommendations, and post-treatment reports for a wide range of works on paper.
Strong grasp of methods and materials utilized in the conservation of works on paper including, but not limited to the following: water bathing, humidification, light bleaching, flattening methods, backing removal, lining, mounting, stain reduction, hinge removal, tear and loss repair, compensation, retouching, suction table techniques, and safe handling procedures during use of solvents.
Ability to perform stabilization and treatment on different types of items including the following: drawings, prints, pastels, watercolors, contemporary media, folding screens, scrolls, architectural drawings, letters, documents, and photographs.
Strong communication skills.
Ability to adhere to strict deadlines.
Ability to perform the physical labor as required for specific treatments.
Ability to work in disaster recovery and triage situations.
Exhibits skills necessary to complete all aspects of projects, throughout the treatment process.
Previous experience in private practice strongly preferred.