The Stone Hill Center


THOMAS BRANCHICK    Director; Conservator of Paintings / Dept. Head

MAGGIE BARKOVIC    Assistant Conservator of Paintings
MARY CATHERINE BETZ     Conservator of Paintings
ANNIKA CILKE     Assistant Conservator of Objects and Textiles
ROB CONZETT    Office Manager
HÉLÈNE GILLETTE-WOODARD    Conservator of Objects / Dept. Head
HUGH GLOVER    Conservator of Furniture and Wood Objects / Dept. Head
MATTHEW HAMILTON    Photography Technician
TERRY HASKINS    Accounts Manager / Assistant to the Director
MARY HOLLAND    Paintings Apprentice
REBECCA JOHNSTON    Conservator of Paper
HENRY KLEIN    Conservation Technician
MONTSERRAT LE MENSE    Conservator of Paintings
ERIC MALLET    Office Assistant / Technician
ISAAC MESSINA    Pre-Program Intern Paintings
LESLIE PAISLEY    Conservator of Paper / Dept. Head
BROOK PRESTOWITZ    Assistant Conservator of Paper
CHRISTINE PUZA    Associate Conservator of Furniture and Wood Objects
NICOLE SCHMIDT    Pre-Program Intern Paper & Objects
SAMANTHA SKELTON    Associate Conservator of Paintings / Atlanta



SHEILA M. STONE    (President), Co-Chair of Williamstown Theatre Festival GUILD, consultant to Williamstown Youth Center, Williamstown, MA   
BRUCE GRINNELL    (Secretary Clerk), Grinnell Law Partners, Williamstown, MA
RUSS HOWARD    (Treasurer), High Peaks Venture Partners, Williamstown, MA   
JOE FINNEGAN    (Vice President), Berkshire Fairfield Financial Services and Insurance, Williamstown, MA   

PAULA CONSOLINI   Director, Center for Learning in Action, Williams College, Williamstown, MA
SUSAN CROSS   Curator of Visual Arts, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA
ANNA D'AMBROSIO   President, Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, Museum of Art, Utica, NY
SUSAN DUNN   Massachusetts Professor of Humanities, Williams College, Williamstown, MA
STEPHEN HANNOCK    American luminist artist, Williamstown, MA
DIANE HART    Senior Museum Registrar for Collections and Exhibitions, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA
KATHERINE HART    Senior Curator of Collections/Curator of Academic Programming, Hood Art Museum, Hanover, NH
MARTIN MAHONEY     Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA
OLIVIER MESLAY     (Ex-Officio), Director, Clark Art Institute, MA
PAUL NEELY     Retired Publisher of the Chattanooga Times, Trustee of the Clark, and The Williamstown Theatre Festival, Scottsdale, AZ/Williamstown, MA
DR. HEATHER NOLIN     Yale University Art Gallery, Assistant Director of Exhibitions, Programming and Education, New Haven, CT
RICHARD SAUNDERS    Director & Walter Cerf Distinguished College Professor, Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury, VT
KATIE HAZLETT SCHMIDT    Trustee of MASS MoCA, and The Williamstown Theatre Festival, and Board Member of Destination Williamstown, Pownal, Vt     
DIANE TAYLOR    Owner of Berkshire Innovations, Williamstown, MA


EMPLOYMENT positions available


Printable position description

The Atlanta Art Conservation Center, a non-profit regional laboratory serving over 12 member museums in the south, invites applications from qualified conservators for the full-time position of Objects Conservator. Duties include the examination, treatment, and documentation of a wide range of three-dimensional materials; collections assessments and conservation planning; consultation and workshops; and research. Travel for on-site projects is an integral part of the work, including collections surveys, historic interiors, outdoor sculpture and individual treatments.

A graduate degree in objects conservation is required, at least 2 years of post-graduate conservation experience and/or regional lab experience is preferred. Applicants should have a demonstrated ability in the examination and treatment of decorative arts, sculpture, historic artifacts, and contemporary art including both organic and inorganic materials. The physical ability to work outdoors on large sculptures is required. Collaboration on projects with other departments (paintings, paper, objects, and analysis) is common, and the applicant should have good supervisory, communication and team skills.

Applications should include a letter of interest, résumé, and contact information from three references. Please send applications to Thomas J. Branchick, Director, WACC, 227 South St., Williamstown, MA 01267, USA, or email application to

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Williamstown Art Conservation Center       227 South Street, Williamstown MA 01267       413-458-5741
Art Conservator