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The department posts job, internship, and fellowship opportunities that are sent to us. We do our best to keep this page up to date but searches may close before a position is deleted from here. Typically, we keep job openings on this page for one month. If you have a job you would like posted, please send an email.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is renovating over 15,000 square feet of galleries for Ancient Near East and Cypriot art collections, which fall under the purview of the Ancient Near East (ANE) and Greek and Roman (G&R) curatorial departments. Several hundred archaeological objects have been selected for display in these new galleries, many of which require conservation work, including examination and treatment, as well as non-invasive materials identification. At this time, we are hiring three Assistant/Associate Conservators (title awarded based on experience) for this capital project. You will work under the supervision of conservators responsible for the ANE and G&R collections. You will be responsible for conservation treatments and compiling full documentation of all examinations conducted during the project. These appointments have an end date of December 31, 2025. Click here to apply.
The Art Conservation Laboratory of Michigan (ACLM) is seeking to fill two temporary positions in art conservation. At the ACLM we are committed to excellence in the preservation of artistic heritage maintaining the highest professional standards. The ACLM is now seeking to hire skilled Art Conservators – Technicians for a large-scale painting conservation project to be conducted in the south-east of Michigan. These are temporary full-time positions needed from late April to early July of 2023. Candidates for the positions will have a degree and experience in relevant areas of paintings conservation. They will have good attention to detail, good communications skills, and ability to work as a team. In addition, the candidates will be able to work in a somewhat demanding physical conditions of running stairs and lifting items weighting about 25 lbs. The selected candidates will be offered a salary of $25-$40 per hour based on experience and performance. Interested candidates, please, submit resume with personal statement to firstname.lastname@example.org
Central Park Conservancy is offering 6 paid summer internship opportunities in Central Park and the deadline to apply is March 27. It is a 10-week summer experience to get hands-on experience with outdoor sculpture and architectural conservation on our landmark park. All details are in this posting.
CRDN Restoration and Cleaning is seeking to fill a temporary position to restore painted ceilings in a historic home in Detroit. For more information on the project, click here, and to apply please send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com
Harvard Library is hiring a Senior Paper Conservator. The Helen H. Glaser Senior Paper Conservator manages daily operations of an active conservation program for paper-based items in the special collections of Harvard Library including high-production conservation treatment workflows, preservation advice, consultation, education, and other programmatic activities.
The 911 Memorial & Museum has two positions available: Preventative Conservator (full-time) and Summer internships (variable time/length for summer 2023). The deadline for the staff position is March 19th and for the summer internships is April 1. More information can be found by clicking here.
The Smithsonian, National Air and Space Museum has a current contract opportunity for their Conservation Triage Project. This Request for Quote (RFQ) is for a technical professional, non-personal services to provide condition assessments, and stabilizing triage conservation treatments services in accordance with the attached Statement of Work (SOW). This requirement is being issued on an open-market basis. Bids are due on Monday, April 3, 2023.
The Brooklyn Museum is looking to hire an Assistant or Associate Paper Conservator who will be a highly engaged member of the Conservation team. The Paper Conservator addresses the needs of paper, photographs, papyrus, and Asian screens and scrolls in our holdings and collections, under the direction of the Chief Conservator. For more information and to apply, click here.
Amann+Estabrook Conservation Associates, a New York City-based conservation studio specializing in modern and contemporary paintings, is offering a full-time summer internship. The internship is intended to augment the applicant’s pre-program experiences or graduate studies. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in a wide variety of conservation-related activities such as examination, treatment, and documentation of a diverse range of paintings. The starting date is flexible. The successful candidate would receive a stipend which would be commensurate with experience and hours of work per week. The stipend would be up to $1,000.00 per week. Both pre-program and mid-program candidates are eligible. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and curriculum vitae to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Summer Internship 2023".
The Brooklyn Museum is looking for a Mellon Fellow in Paintings Conservation. As a highly engaged member of the Conservation team, the Mellon Fellow assists the Museum’s paintings conservators in addressing the needs of works in our collections under the direction of the Chief Conservator and the paintings conservators. The position starts in September 2023 and is a two-year position, with the option to continue for a third year. To apply online, click here.
The J. Paul Getty Museum has several current openings:
An Associate Photograph Conservator who is primarily in charge of the care of the GRI large collection of photographic items which includes prints and a wide range of glass negatives and transparencies, from the 19th century to the present day. A Senior Mountmaker to join the Department of Decorative Arts and Sculpture Conservation located at the Getty Center. A Mountmaker to join the Department of Antiquities Conservation located at the Getty Villa. In addition, they are seeking an Associate Conservator to join the Department of Antiquities Conservation located at the Getty Villa. You can apply for all of these positions on The Getty's Careers Center page: https://jobs-getty.icims.com/jobs/intro
The National Park Service Harpers Ferry Center, Willow Springs Facility, has an opening for a Conservation Post-Graduate Fellowship in Objects Conservation. For more information and to apply to the opening, click here.
Helen Houp Fine Art Conservation is seeking to hire a full-time Associate Paintings Conservator. The applicant should have previous experience in conservation, a degree, or equivalent, from a recognized conservation training program. Applicants should be able to assess the condition of paintings for treatment proposals, write examination and treatment reports, work with lab assistants to order photographic documentation and oversee frame installations and perform small duties related to the smooth running of a business occasionally. The conservation studio occupies 2300 square feet and is a fully equipped, museum-quality facility that services numerous local and regional museums, galleries, and a robust private clientele. The lab began at the Kimbell Art in Ft. Worth, Texas under Perry Huston before moving to a private lab between Ft. Worth and Dallas. The lab has been located in North Dallas in the same location for 20 years. Interested individuals should send a resume to Helen Houp at email@example.com.
The Smithsonian's National Museum of Asian Art, Department of Conservation and Scientific Research (CSR), is pleased to announce the Mellon Chinese Painting Conservation Fellowship. Click here for more information.
Tryon Palace in New Bern, North Carolina is seeking a Conservator. The Conservator provides conservation and other care for the collections of Tryon Palace. This includes individual object treatments, preventive conservation, coordinating contract conservators, and educating staff and the public about care of the collection. For more information, please see the full job posting.
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Conservation Fellow, Chrysler Museum of Art and the Hampton University Museum
The Chrysler Museum of Art (CMA) and the Hampton University Museum (HUM) are pleased to announce a joint conservation fellowship, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, focused on modern African painting. This pilot fellowship is available to an outstanding individual specializing in paintings conservation and interested in a museum career. The Conservation Fellowship is an opportunity to work with two unique collections of African art in two very special museum collections and environments. The period of employment is for up to one year and six months (dependent upon date of commencement). More details can be found here.
The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art currently has an opening for an Objects Conservator. To apply, send a cover letter noting the reason for your interest with salary requirements to HR@TheWadsworth.org
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