Fall is almost here and with that usually comes a new crop of interns and fellows. The Washington Conservation Guild encourages its emerging professionals to participate in the many activities it has to offer in addition to its monthly meetings, including tours of area conservation laboratories, happy hours with ECPN, and our Portfolio Day. WCG also supports its interns through the Sidney Williston Fund every year.
Smithsonian American Art Museum
The Smithsonian American Art Museum will advertise the position of Objects Conservator on https://www.usajobs.gov/
in late August – early September. The position will be a full-time, permanent position. The Federal position will be at a GS-11 level (starting salary $63,722).
The Smithsonian American Art Museum and its Renwick Gallery share a conservation department.
The Washington Conservation Guild (WCG) will host an encore presentation of Studio Design Challenges: Creating a Safe and Practical Space, the joint Health & Safety Committee and Conservators in Private Practice (CIPP) lecture from this years’ AIC Annual Meeting in Miami.
Jeff Hirsch, William Jarema, Dan Klein and Roger Rudy will address challenges faced by conservators working within small to medium-sized organizations, who may not have the resources of larger institutions to design a conservation laboratory that serves those performing treatments and maintains the health and safety of the practitioners.
PastForward, the National Preservation Conference, is the premier educational and networking event for those in the business of saving places. Held in Washington, D.C., November 3-6, PastForward is brought to you by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.