Thursday, January 21, 2010

Kinney Foundation Paintings Conservation Internship

Conservation Department
Cincinnati Art Museum

The Cincinnati Art Museum is seeking an advanced paintings conservation intern for the June 1, 2010-August 19, 2010 time period. The Conservation Laboratory has been awarded a conservation grant from the Kinney Foundation for the extensive collection of Frank Duveneck paintings that are part of the museum’s permanent collection.

Candidates who demonstrate a career interest in the conservation of American Painting will be especially welcome to apply. Candidates must be fluent in both spoken and written English.
The internship is intended for students currently enrolled or recent graduates of one of the North American conservation graduate programs. The internship will include surveying and prioritizing the conservation needs of 119 paintings, technical examination and treatment of selected paintings and frames. The tasks will be coordinated and supervised by the Chief Conservator and by the Curator of American Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings.
The internship is set up to further the career of a conservator in training. The preferred candidate would posses strong organizational skills, solid understanding of the field of conservation including practical conservation techniques and current approaches both ethical and philosophical.

Please send a letter of interest along with Curriculum Vitae. In addition, enclose 2 letters of recommendation from conservation professionals familiar with the applicant’s work sealed in envelopes with the referee's signature across the flap.

The application deadline is February 26th, 2010. Candidates chosen for a phone interview will have to submit additional information, such as treatment examples and scholastic research.
The internship is paid bi-weekly with a total stipend of approximately $4,500 that is subject to all applicable taxes.

The applicant will be notified no later than April 1st, 2010 by phone.

The Cincinnati Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where a variety of backgrounds, cultures, orientations, ideas, and talents can flourish.

All applications should be sent to:

Jennifer Hart | Director of Human Resources
Cincinnati Art Museum
953 Eden Park Drive
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Research and Writing Workshop Opportunities

Research and Writing provides editorial and business management services to artists, artisans, academics, professional practitioners and small non-profits. We are pleased to offer members of the Emerging Conservation Professional Network a discount on my services. Of special interest may be:

“500 Words or Less”: Writing an Abstract or Short Proposal
Next scheduled session: 20 April 2010.
Regular price: $50. ECPN price: $45, with complimentary editorial review of one abstract if submitted by 15 June 2010

Your Life as an Independent [Whatever]
A three-week online workshop for unemployed, underemployed and independently employed artists, artisans and academics--or anyone interested in learning more about integrating who you are and what you do. Develop the tools for your independent life. More information at
Next scheduled session: 8-28 February. Regular price: $275 ECPN price: $245

Proposal Writing Workshop
A three-week online workshop about the writing process, focused on writing a proposal or bid. Bring your own project—a book or thesis proposal, a job application, project bid or other application-based writing project—or ask for an ‘assignment.” More information at
Next scheduled session: 24 January-13 February Regular price: $275 ECPN price: $245
Contact me for the deeper discount for groups of 5-8 and 8 or more.

I’m also pleased to offer ECPN members an across-the-board 10% discount on editorial or business consulting services.

You’ll find more information about Research and Writing and all the online courses, meetings, and hot topics meeting series we offer at http: and at

For editorial and consulting fee schedules, to register for these or other online courses with discount, questions, etc email me at

-Sarah Lowengard