Ubbink Book and Paper Conservation in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada is seeking a client orientated, self-motivated, easy going person with excellent hand skills to fulfill the position of Conservation Technician. The conservation technician carries out basic conservation treatment and treatment documentation of paper-based materials under the supervision and direction of the Principle Conservator. Duties include, but are not limited to, photography of artifacts prior to and post treatment, writing condition reports, maintenance of laboratory space and equipment, and assisting in the treatment of large and complicated projects. The conservation technician also executes conservation treatments such as repairing tears, humidification and flattening, tape removal, and other specific tasks as their skill level permits and develops. The successful candidate will have experience in handling and photographing works of art and artifacts, as well as, knowledge of the historic and modern manufacture of paper-based works of art, documents, manuscripts, maps, posters, books, and ephemera. They will also possess excellent written and oral communication skills, and have an enthusiasm for learning. Post-secondary education in cultural conservation, museum studies, archives, history, fine arts or other heritage related field is required. Full time position; salary to commensurate with experience.
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