Art History & Art Conservation

DEPARTMENT OF

Art History & Art Conservation

DEPARTMENT OF

Art History & Art Conservation

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Teaching Assistantships and Fellowships - Art Conservation

Art Conservation Teaching Assistantships: 2017-2018

For the 2017-2018 academic year the Art Conservation Program will be seeking 5 Teaching Assistants for the courses listed below. The application deadline is Friday June 20, 2017.

  1. ARTC 871, 873, and 874 (Paper): 90 hours in total, Fall and Winter terms

    • Set up and maintain and enforce a duty roster for students to keep the lab areas clean and tidy.
    • Keep track of all chemicals and solvents and supplies, and order same when required.
    • Demonstrate basic treatment procedures to the first year students:  paste making, tear repairs, flattening, washing, re-sizing, etc.
    • Set up and operate a hand-papermaking demonstration in the fall term.
    • Set up and teach the spot-testing exercise to the first year students, to determine the quality of unknown papers
    • Coordinate return of objects to owners.
    • Organize the supplies and tools in the paper lab in a logical way, and label all shelves and drawers. 
    • Assist other students with technical examinations and conservation treatments, when required
    • Act as librarian for the reference books in the book lab: inventory, control access and loans.
    • Maintain the sign-up sheet for photo studio reserved time outside the photo studio
    • Other duties as assigned
  2. ARTC 861, 863, and 864 (Paintings): 90 hours in total, Fall and Winter terms

    • Keep inventory of laboratory supplies (dry chemicals, solvents and equipment)
    • Order supplies and chemicals when required
    • Prepare visual teaching material for lectures
    • Photocopy handouts for lectures
    • Oversee audio-visual needs in lectures
    • Inventory workshop materials for gilding workshop and other workshops
    • Act as technical assistant during workshops
    • Co-ordinate return of objects to owners
    • Assist in supervision of laboratory sessions and in-class workshops
  3. ARTC 850, 852, 853 (Artifacts): 90 hours in total, Fall and Winter term.

    • Maintain lab cleanliness by encouraging students to keep lab areas clean and tidy.
    • Keep track of all chemicals, solvents and supplies, and order same when required.
    • Organize supplies and tools in the lab and label all shelves and drawers.
    • Safety tour for first-year Artifacts students in first week of classes.
    • Coordinate return of objects to owners.
    • Lab demonstrations for selected conservation procedures and equipment.
    • Assist in supervision of laboratory sessions and workshops.
    • Maintenance of lab equipment.
    • Assist other students with technical examinations and conservation treatments, when required
    • Other duties as assigned.
  4. ARTC 804, 808 (Conservation Science): 90 hours in total, Fall and Winter terms

    • Write instructions for equipment or lab procedures
    • Demonstrate equipment or lab skill
    • Prepare demonstrations in lab
    • Order supplies
    • Communicate with companies, professors and students about topics including lab equipment or loans
    • Organize the new student slide library
    • Prepare and upkeep wet chemicals and pigment mixtures
    • Update lists of chemicals
    • Photocopy documents
    • Lab safety: keep chemicals labelled properly
    • Propose and develop the content of new lab segments
    • Make slides
    • Ensure laboratory cleanup is completed
  5. ARTC 801 (Conservation Principles course): 40 hours in total, Fall and Winter terms.

    • Grading of student assignments and examinations

To apply for one of the above positions, please send a short letter of application outlining your qualifications for the position to Rosaleen Hill, Director, Art Conservation Program, hillr@queensu.ca no later than Friday, June 30, 2017.

TA Position” must be included in your email subject line.