An advanced degree in art conservation with a specialization in paper conservation preferred; or an advanced degree with comparable training, and a minimum of two 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 and bound books.
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, photographs, and bound books.
Understanding of the structure of bound books.
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.
Previous experience in private practice strongly preferred.