ICA Conservation Preparator
ICA-Art Conservation seeks a creative and energetic Conservation Preparator to provide comprehensive support to a dedicated team of conservators and collections care professionals. This position entails a broad range of fine art preparation duties including handling, packing, crating, installation, and framing, as well as conservation lab tasks such as materials preparation, equipment maintenance, and hands-on assistance with preservation and conservation projects across an array of media and contexts, in the lab and on site. The Conservation Preparator must have excellent hand-eye coordination, color acuity, and attention to detail. The Conservation Preparator is a key member of the ICA team. This position reports to the Director of Collection Services.
Knowledge and Skills Required
The ideal candidate will be able to:
This job requires significant manual labor including:
The person hired must have:
Benefits and Work Week:
This is a full-time, salaried position with a generous benefits package that includes health insurance, contribution to a 403(b), paid vacation, and other benefits. ICA works a 37.5-hour work week.
Please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Interviews will begin immediately, so please apply promptly
About ICA-Art Conservation
For seventy years, ICA has provided exemplary professional conservation and preservation services to organizations and individuals throughout the region and around the world. Today, as a 501(c)3 nonprofit, ICA serves museums, libraries, non-profit organizations, governmental agencies, corporations, and private individuals to conserve and preserve our artistic and cultural heritage. Each year ICA undertakes over 350 conservation projects ranging from treatment of old master’s paintings from major art museums to keepsakes from small town historical societies and families. ICA also offers specialized services such as site assessments, collection surveys, disaster response planning and response, and grant assistance. ICA reaches out annually to more than 5,000 people of all ages through educational programming for art and heritage professionals, students, collectors, and the general public, offering regular hand’s-on workshops, tours, presentations, and informational consultations.
ICA’s mission and vision is to be the leading professional conservation service provider, educator, and advocate to museums, libraries, public institutions, and private individuals in our community ensuring the preservation of the artistic and cultural heritage throughout the region.
ICA’s Racial Equity, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Statement
ICA’s mission is to preserve the corpus of human visual material culture — artistic, historic, scientific, and cultural – for all people today and in the future. Our work touches on objects born of all cultures, all times, all geographies, and all belief systems. It is imperative that ICA conduct its work within an environment that transcends any race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, veteran status, citizenship, immigration status, disability or protected class. All perspectives are relevant, vital, and welcome in the development and implementation of the best solutions to conserve and preserve our visual material culture.