Art History & Art Conservation

DEPARTMENT OF

Art History & Art Conservation

DEPARTMENT OF

Art History & Art Conservation

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Art Conservation Teaching Assistantships: 2018-2019

For the 2018-2019 academic year the Art Conservation Program will be seeking 4 Teaching Assistants for the courses listed below. The application deadline is Friday June 8, 2018.

  1. ARTC 871, 872, and 874 (Paper): 90 hours in total, Fall and Winter terms

  • Set up and maintain 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.
  • Prepare materials for demonstrations and workshops, including imaging analysis, and documentation of selected paintings and samples
  • Contribute to and organise the laboratory manual containing procedures and references.
  • Oversee audio-visual support in laboratory
  • Act as technical assistant during workshops
  • Assist with organisation, inventory and tracking of paintings and sample materials.
  • Co-ordinate completion and return of objects to owners
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Maintain the sign-up sheet for photo studio reserved time outside the photo studio
  • Other duties as assigned
     

2. ARTC 861, 862, 863, and 864 (Paintings): 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
  • Update inventory of laboratory supplies (chemicals, solvents, materials and equipment) and order supplies when required
  • Organise tools and supplies, maintain and improve their storage and access.
  • Maintenance of lab equipment, including calibration.
  • Prepare materials for demonstrations and workshops, including imaging analysis, and documentation of selected paintings and samples
  • Contribute to and organise the laboratory manual containing procedures and references.
  • Oversee audio-visual support in laboratory
  • Act as technical assistant during workshops
  • Assist with organisation, inventory and tracking of paintings and sample materials.
  • Co-ordinate completion and return of objects to owners
  • Other duties as assigned

 

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 802, 804, 808 (Conservation Science): 90 hours in total, Fall and Winter terms

  • Prepare materials for interactive portions of workshops, demonstrations, or labs (ex. XRF workshop, wet chemicals and pigment mixtures for microchemical tests, and 802)
  • Demonstrate equipment or lab skill:  spectrophotometer, photography for microscopes, glossmeter
  • Locate and copy reading and visual materials for lectures
  • Collect materials at Science Store at Chernoff Hall
  • Suggest supplies to order
  • Ensure laboratory cleanup is completed
  • Write instructions for equipment or lab procedures
  • Propose and develop the content of new lab segments
  • Organize and add to the student slide library
  • Lab safety: keep chemicals labelled properly
  • Communicate with others (companies, professors, and students) about lab equipment, loans, and other topics
  • Other duties as assigned

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 8, 2018.

“ARTC TA Position” MUST be included in your email subject line.