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Chief Conservator

Company Name:
The Ringling

Job Function:

Entry Level:

Sarasota, Florida, 34243, United States

June 10, 2013

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Job Duration:

Min Education:
Master's Degree

Min Experience:
5-7 Years

Required Travel:


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Job DescriptionJob Title: Chief Conservator- John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art 12 Mo SAL
Job ID: 35506
Location: Sarasota, FL
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Open until filled: This position is being advertised as open until filled.
The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, in its affiliation with Florida State University, is one of the largest museum/university complexes in the nation. Located on an impressive 66-acre Sarasota bay front estate, it preserves the legacy of John and Mable Ringling, educating and enabling a large and diverse audience to experience and take delight in a world-renowned collection of fine art and special exhibitions; Ca d'Zan, the Ringling historic mansion; the Circus Museums; the Tibbals Learning Center; the Historic Asolo Theater; and historic architecture, courtyard, gardens and grounds overlooking the Sarasota Bay. The Visitors Pavilion serves some 350,000 guests annually. An Education Building houses our library, conservation facility, classrooms, and staff offices. For more information, please visit www.ringling.org.
Anticipated Salary Range
Salary is negotiable and commensurate with education and experience.
Faculty Information
This is a non-tenure track faculty position
The Chief Conservator is responsible for overseeing and managing day-to-day activities in the Ringling Museum Conservation Lab, and ensuring that the Museum follows the AIC Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice in its care and conservation of artistic and historic material.
Incumbent works with Museum staff to preserve and conserve collection objects, interacts with the public and museum professionals regarding proper care of a multifaceted collection, serving as an active advocate of art conservation, including giving lectures to non specialist audiences and may periodically teach college-level classes in conservation practice and materials and may be responsible for managing conservation internships.
This position is a non-tenured faculty position with Florida State University and is based at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota. Position reports to the Head of Collections of The Ringling.
In concert with Museum staff, develops conservation policies relating to the acquisition, exhibition, care, and preservation of The Ringling*s collections, historic house and architecture. Inspects, determines condition, and prepares condition reports for objects considered for exhibitions and loans, incoming and outgoing. Conducts specialist examination, analysis of specific works of art, interpreting the results of the analysis, recommending proposed conservation treatments and carrying out such treatments for multi venue museum with extreme environmental considerations.
Assess, prioritize, and create conservation/restoration plan for paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and artifacts, and advises regarding measures including handling, storage packing, and exhibition of collection material to ensure its safety and care.
Supervises Conservation lab staff. May oversee volunteers and interns. Works with staff conservators and others to provide training for Ringling and other museum professionals and to conduct public programs.
Assists in the preparation of grant applications and funding proposals for collection related needs in conjunction with other Museum and University staff, Develops departmental budget and identifies, in conjunction with museum priorities, on operating expenditures within the approved budget framework.
Required to travel (nationally and internationally) to serve as a Museum courier. Assignments are based on the needs of the Museum.
Prepares and uses chemicals, resins, adhesives, paints, and other relevant materials as needed. Responsible for safe use of paints, organic solvents, and other chemicals as specified by safety regulations. Works with Health & Safety Coordinator on creating and maintaining a safety protocol for the Lab.

Job RequirementsQualifications
Master's degree from a recognized conservation program and 5 years related museum experience including planning and managing projects.
Excellence in performing complex conservation treatments as demonstrated through a portfolio.
Excellent communication and organizational skills.
Experience managing others.
Strong technical knowledge for oversight in all disciplines of conservation, including those which are not the applicant's specialization.
PhD with 8 years of conservation experience.
Area of expertise in painting or works on paper.
Teaching experience strongly preferred.
Background Check Requirements
This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check to include
Confidentiality Policy
This position requires compliance with University confidentiality policies.
How To Apply
If qualified and interested in a specific vacancy as advertised, apply to Florida State University at
https://jobs.fsu.edu (https://jobs.fsu.edu/) “Browse Job Openings” “Advanced Search” or at http://ringling.org/Opportunities.aspx (http://ringling.org/Opportunities.aspx)
Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include work history and all education details (if applicable) even if attaching a resume.
For more information, or for technical assistance, please contact Ringling Human Resources at 941- 359-5700 ext. 2605 or employment@ringling.org.
Equal Employment Opportunity
An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action Employer