Assistant/Associate Conservator, Paintings

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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
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New York
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Monday, 1 February, 2021 - 23:45

The Assistant/Associate Conservator, Paintings should have knowledge of unconventional materials and art works as well as expertise in modern and contemporary paintings conservation. The Assistant or Associate Conservator, Paintings should demonstrate a firm grasp of theoretical principles in contemporary conservation, as well as some experience interviewing and working with living artists. Knowledge of analytical techniques, such as XRF and FTIR for identifying materials is desirable as is a spirit of innovation, curiosity and collaboration.

General responsibilities will include hands-on treatment, involvement in exhibition preparation and installation, loan evaluations, acquisition assessments, and materials research. As an important member of the team, the Assistant/Associate Conservator will participate in engagement activities that raise the profile of the department for patrons and the general public, and will carry out research for presentation and publication.

The conservator will work with all members of the Conservation department and with a range of other colleagues across the museum, including curatorial, registration, art handling, exhibition management, and education.

Minimum of 5 years of post-graduate experience in modern and contemporary paintings conservation.
Excellent hand skills.
Knowledge of collection databases, imaging techniques and documentation methodologies.
Strong art historical background in modern and contemporary art.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential
Exceptional verbal and written communications skills.
Strong organizational and time management skills.
Flexibility and the ability to adapt to changing priorities.
Attention to detail with the capability to prioritize while handling multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to be proactive, use independent judgment and initiative.

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