Two positions are currently available


Pre-Program Art Conservation Intern

Open to Students in the Monterey Bay Area


Duration:

Oct. 1, 2019 to Dec. 14, 2019. The position is open until filled. May be extended.


Hours:

8 - 12 hours/week


Under the supervision of the Conservator, the intern performs a variety of tasks related to the conservation/restoration of paintings, frames, and polychrome objects. This position is available only to students intending upon applying to graduate school in art conservation or related field. This is an unpaid quarterly/trimester position which is subject to extension. 8 to 10 hours per week and can be modified to fit school schedules.


The student gains knowledge and experience in:

The American Institute for Conservation Code of Ethics.

Basic technical laboratory and bench skills.

Material identification and testing.

Diagnosis and treatment recommendations for incoming projects.

Preparing treatment proposals and post treatment reports.

Photographic documentation.

Basic surface cleaning strategies of paintings, frames and various objects.

Mixing of organic solvents, gels, and aqueous based cleaning solutions.

Paint consolidation, applying fills, toning areas of loss, inpainting.

Research and administrative tasks.

Business principles and client relations.

The student is responsible for outside reading and discussion of technical subjects.



Required:

Some knowledge of the field of conservation/restoration of art and antiquities.

Must have visited our website.

3 years college minimum.

3 references from professors and/or employers.

Excellent written and oral skills.

Detail oriented and works with a high degree of accuracy.

Highly organized and flexible.

Must be self-directed and able to complete projects with limited supervision.

Excellent PC skills and proficient with Microsoft Office programs.

2 years art history classes.

2 years studio art classes.

1 year college chemistry or equivalent laboratory experience, can be concurrent.

Digital photography and Photoshop skills (or other related programs).

Has an art portfolio for review on CD and/or examples of art work.

Able to work with hand tools and power tools.

Good color vision and color matching skills.

Good eye/hand skills, coordination, and ability to pick up 30 lb. objects.

Must live in the Santa Cruz, Monterey, or San Jose area.

Must be congenial, reliable, and punctual.

Must have health insurance.

Not sensitive to cleaning solutions, art materials or mild organic solvents or any allergies that would limit their ability to work in an art conservation studio/lab.



Preference is given to those with the following skills:

Digital photographic skills and photo editing is a plus. We are currently using Zoner 18 Pr

Knowledge of Microsoft OneNote is highly recommended.

Has an art portfolio for review on CD and/or examples of current artwork.

Coursework in art history especially 19th and 20th century American and European art.

Previous art, art gallery, museum or gallery preparator, or other museum internship experience.

Administrative and clerical work experience.

Custom picture framing experience including matting, mounting, frame construction, fitting, and installation.

A background in the sciences with laboratory experience, mostly but not limited to chemistry.


To Apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to mobiusart@gmail.com

3 references from professors and/or employers after the interview.

Transcripts may be requested.



Art Conservation Assistant Intern

Admininstration, Marketing, Studio/Lab, Inpainting

Open to Students in the Monterey Bay Area


Duration:

Oct. 1, 2019 to Dec. 14, 2019. The position is open until filled. May be extended.

Hours:

8 - 12 hours/week

Job description:

The candidate will provide clerical and administrative support to create pre and post conservation treatment documentation, photographic documentation, office administration, fielding phone calls and emails, art research, and connect with clients and other professionals. The intern will also maintain and implement existing marketing strategies and conduct research.

The successful applicant will also work directly with the Conservator and perform a variety of tasks related to the conservation/restoration of paintings, frames, polychrome objects, artifacts, and antiquities. This will require a well-developed skill set, knowledge, and experience in studio art. This is not an internship in art conservation specifically but a studio/lab support position.

This is an entry-level position open to a student of studio art, art conservation, or a related discipline. The position is based at a conservation studio/lab/private practice in Santa Cruz. It is a paid quarterly position and requires 10 to 12 hours per week which can be modified to fit school schedules. It is subject to extension. This position is best for students living in Santa Cruz and the surrounding area.

Requirements:

Some knowledge of the field of conservation/restoration of art and antiquities.

Junior or senior level, 3.2 GPA minimum.

1 year of art history classes.

2 years of studio art classes in paintings, photography, 3-dimensional art or related studies.

Must be self-confident, congenial, reliable, flexible and punctual.

Well-developed practical skills, interpersonal and communication skills, organizational skills, and can follow and remember directions.

Must be self-directed and able to complete projects with limited supervision as well as under direct supervision.

Good at problem-solving and brainstorming.

Knowledge and experience with painting methods and materials (oil paint, acrylic, water color).

Requires excellent PC skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office programs including Word. Preference to those with knowledge of OneNote, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Must be able to type 30 words/minute minimum with accuracy.

Good eye/hand skills, coordination, and ability to pick up 30 lb. objects.

Not sensitive to cleaning solutions, art materials or mild organic solvents or any other allergies that would limit their ability to work in an art conservation studio/lab.

Must not have an existing or tendency toward repetitive motion disorders.

Must have health insurance through their parents and/or college.

Preference is given to those with the following skills:

Digital photographic skills and photo editing is a plus. We are currently using Zoner 18 Pro.

Knowledge of Microsoft OneNote is highly recommended.

Has an art portfolio for review on CD and/or examples of current artwork.

Coursework in art history especially 19th and 20th century American and European art.

Previous art, art gallery, museum or gallery preparator, or other museum internship experience.

Administrative and clerical work experience.

Custom picture framing experience including matting, mounting, frame construction, fitting, and installation.

A background in the sciences with laboratory experience, mostly but not limited to chemistry.

Theater arts experience or a tendency towards extroversion.


To Apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to mobiusart@gmail.com

3 references from professors and/or employers after the interview.

Transcripts may be requested.



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