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Employer:
International Conservation Services
Location:
Sydney
Salary:
>$94,000
Contract:
Full-time

Heritage Trades Specialist/Conservation Projects Manager

Full-time position available for commencement in September/October 2019. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.

International Conservation Services (ICS) is Australia’s largest private conservation practice. We conserve a wide range of cultural and heritage objects and artefacts including paintings, furniture, textiles, paper, sculpture, archaeological artefacts and wall finishes in buildings.

Application deadline:
29 Nov 2019
Employer:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Location:
New York
Contract:
Full-time, Temporary

2020-2021 Fellowships at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Application deadline:
6 Dec 2019
Employer:
Royal Collection Trust
Location:
Windsor
Salary:
>40,000UKP
Contract:
Full-time

• Employer: Royal Collection Trust
• Location: Windsor, UK
• Salary: £40,000 to £45,000 per annum, dependent on experience
• Closing Date: November 17, 2019

About the role
It's the sense of guardianship for a world class collection.

It's preserving unique art. And it's encouraging your team to care for and present remarkable histories and treasures. This is what makes a career in Royal Collection Trust exceptional.

Application deadline:
17 Nov 2019
Employer:
Gilcrease Museum
Location:
Tulsa
Contract:
Contract

POSITION SUMMARY
The Project Conservator-Paper Conservator, under the supervision of the Chief Conservator, will work with the Luce Project Team to conduct conservation assessments of 3,800 collection items within two major areas of the museum's collection: Native American painting traditions in the southern Great Plains region and the art and archives of Thomas Moran and his wife Mary Nimmo Moran. This is a one-year contract position. The position is funded through an award from the Henry Luce Foundation and is contingent upon grant funds being received.

Application deadline:
18 Nov 2019
Employer:
Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA)
Location:
Indianapolis
Salary:
>90,000USD
Contract:
Full-time

The Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields seeks a dynamic senior conservator to lead an award-winning conservation department comprised of specialties in paintings, textiles, paper, and objects conservation. This director level position oversees the care of a vast collection of works spanning 5,000 years with significant holdings of African, American, Asian, European, and contemporary art, as well as a growing collection of design arts in a 152-acre cultural campus featuring art galleries, beautiful gardens, historic homes, performance spaces, a nature preserve and sculpture park.

Application deadline:
18 Nov 2019
Employer:
Victoria & Albert Museum
Location:
London
Salary:
>27,878UKP
Contract:
Contract

Location: Blythe House, West Kensington
Salary: £27,878.00 - £33,506.00 Per Annum
Duration: 6 months

The Museum is now preparing for a major collections move from its current storage facility at Blythe House to a new Collections and Research Centre, which will enable greatly increased public access to our internationally significant collections, providing facilities for visitors and researchers.

Application deadline:
21 Nov 2019
Employer:
Victoria & Albert Museum
Location:
London
Salary:
>27,878UKP

The V&A are seeking a Textile Conservator to undertake the preparation and treatment of a variety of textiles from the V&A's collections. You will undertake all aspects of practical preventive and interventive conservation on textiles and fashion from the Museum's collections, including assessment and technical examination.

Application deadline:
22 Nov 2019
Employer:
National Heritage Board
Location:
Singapore
Contract:
Contract

Agency: National Heritage Board
Job no: 534655
Work type: Contract
Location: Singapore
Categories: Arts/Cultural/Heritage

Application deadline:
29 Nov 2019
Employer:
Gilcrease museum/University of Tulsa
Location:
Gilcrease Museum
Contract:
Full-time, Contract

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Project Conservator-Paper Conservator, under the supervision of the Chief Conservator, will work with the Luce Project Team to conduct conservation assessments of 3,800 collection items within two major areas of the museum’s collection: Native American painting traditions in the southern Great Plains region and the art and archives of Thomas Moran and his wife Mary Nimmo Moran. This is a one-year contract position. The position is funded through an award from the Henry Luce Foundation and is contingent upon grant funds being received.

Application deadline:
29 Nov 2019
Employer:
National Gallery Singapore
Location:
Singapore
Contract:
Contract

HCC is the repository and conservation facility for the management and preservation of Singapore’s National Collection. The artworks and artefacts are part of the National Collection and comprise of 19th-21st century socio-historical, cultural, ethnographic, modern and contemporary artwork materials, mainly from the Southeast Asia region. The appointee will carry out conservation assessments, documentation and treatments on artworks and artefacts according to HCC’s procedures, instructions and guidelines for exhibits, loans and events for The Gallery.

Application deadline:
30 Nov 2019
Employer:
Technische Hochschule Köln
Location:
Cologne
Contract:
Full-time

At the Cologne Institute of Conservation Sciences, Faculty of Cultural Sciences, Technische Hochschule Köln,
the following W2 full-time professorship is to be filled as soon as possible:

Professorship for Conservation and Restoration of Paintings

Reference number: F021903

Application deadline:
4 Dec 2019
Employer:
Parks Canada Agency - Indigenous Affairs and Cultural Heritage Directorate
Location:
Ottawa
Salary:
>$70,423
Contract:
Full-time

Parks Canada's mandate is to protect and present nationally significant examples of natural and cultural heritage while ensuring the ecological and commemorative integrity of these places for present and future generations. Presently, Parks Canada administers 47 National Parks, 6 Marine Conservation Areas and 171 National Historic Sites from coast to coast to coast.

Application deadline:
3 Dec 2019
Employer:
J. Paul Getty Trust
Location:
Los Angeles
Contract:
Full-time

The Getty Conservation Institute’s Buildings and Sites Department is seeking a Senior Project Specialist (Built/Archaeological Heritage) who will provide high-level professional conservation expertise to strategically advance conservation practice internationally in relation to archaeological site management.

Application deadline:
5 Dec 2019
Employer:
Kunsthaus Zürich
Location:
Zurich

The Kunsthaus Zürich is one of the most important art museums in Switzerland. With its collection and an extensive range of temporary exhibitions it attracts a broad spectrum of visitors. From the first of June 2020 the conservation department is searching for a new paper conservator to complete its team.

Application deadline: 6 January 2020

This job posting is directed to conservators fluent in German or German native speakers.

Application deadline:
6 Jan 2020
Employer:
Hamilton Kerr Institute
Location:
Cambridge
Contract:
Internship

Hamilton Kerr Institute, Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge.

Application deadline:
31 Jan 2020