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Employer:
Cleveland Museum of Art
Location:
Cleveland
Salary Start:
48,000
Salary End:
48,000
Currency:
USD
Contract:
Full-time

The Cleveland Museum of Art seeks an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in photograph conservation. 1 year term with possible 1 year extension. Salary is $48,000 + $3,000 professional development and travel + full-time benefits.

Please find full posting here: https://recruiting.ultipro.com/CLE1004CMA/JobBoard/85cb4420-40e1-440b-9c...

Application deadline:
20 May 2022
Employer:
NOVA School of Science and Technology
Location:
Caparica
Salary Start:
1,144
Salary End:
Currency:
Euros per month stipend
Contract:
Full-time, Internship

Research scholarship on materials and techniques used to produce medieval polychromies on sculpture.

Application deadline 23/05/2022 (11pm - LONDON)
Duration: 21 months
Monthly maintenance allowance: €1 144,64
NOVA School of Science and Technology

Application deadline:
23 May 2022
Employer:
Museum of Fine Arts Houston and the Menil Collection
Location:
Houston
Salary Start:
50,000
Salary End:
Currency:
US dollars per annum
Contract:
Contract

Application Deadline: Application review will begin on May 23rd and will continue until the position is filled

The Museum of Fine Arts Houston is seeking a postdoctoral researcher in the field of conservation science. This is a term position for 2 years, with a tentative start date of September 1, 2022 Applicants must have recently (within the last 5 years) received their doctoral degree in a physical science or related field. Non-US citizens and those requiring visas are eligible for this position.

Application deadline:
23 May 2022
Employer:
New York University Libraries
Location:
New York City
Salary Start:
78,000
Salary End:
Currency:
US Dollars
Contract:
Full-time

New York University Libraries is seeking a Conservation Librarian, a tenure-track faculty position that supervises the library and archives conservation program for NYU Libraries Special Collections and supports the administration of the general collection care program.

Application deadline:
25 May 2022
Employer:
National Museum of Ireland
Location:
Dublin
Salary Start:
34,770
Salary End:
Currency:
Euros per annum
Contract:
Contract

The National Museum of Ireland is seeking to hire an Inorganics Object Conservator (ceramics, glass, stone, etc.) for a one year assignment to assist with preparing a new permanent exhibition.

Application deadline:
31 May 2022
Employer:
The Art Institute of Chicago
Location:
Chicago
Salary Start:
40,000
Salary End:
59,000
Currency:
US dollars per annum
Contract:
Full-time

The Art Institute is seeking qualified candidates for a full-time permanent position of Assistant Conservator of Photographs.

Application deadline:
31 May 2022
Employer:
National September 11 Memorial & Museum
Location:
New York City
Salary Start:
110,000
Salary End:
114,000
Currency:
$
Contract:
Full-time

POSITION OVERVIEW
The Head of Conservation (hereafter, HC) holds a senior strategic position in the Museum Division which encompasses Collections, Exhibitions & Education, and manages all conservation-related activities, staff, and contractors.

The HC is responsible for the physical integrity, overall care, and treatment of the collection of the 9/11 Museum. The 9/11 Museum’s holdings are diverse and include art and artifacts in a wide range of media, including metals, textiles, print and digital photographs, moving images, ephemera, and plastics. Some exhibit damage sustained on 9/11, which is a part of their historical and interpretive significance. Many objects in the collection are commemorative in nature. The collection also includes in-situ building elements of the World Trade Center and archeological fragments.

As leader of the conservation team under the Collections Department, the HC will have the opportunity to envision new strategies and refine existing methods for the long-term care of historic holdings that encompass complex practical, ethical, and philosophical conservation issues—some unique to a memorial museum that documents and presents evidence of a recent traumatic disaster. This role will also provide expertise to support acquisitions, loans, exhibitions, and other undertakings fundamental to the Museum’s operations, building on a strong culture of internal teamwork between Curatorial, Registration, Exhibitions, Education, and Buildings & Grounds colleagues.

The HC will be committed to researching the unique challenges of the collection and to the development of the Museum’s conservation staff. The HC will seek to advance scholarship about the care of memorial-focused collections and maintain the Museum’s leadership in this area, through publication and presentation of their own work and that of the conservation staff. This role requires a people-centered colleague able to collaborate across sectors of the institution, and confident when interacting with a variety of stakeholders from the diverse 9/11 community. These include donors, survivors, first responders and victims’ relatives. The HC will also communicate well with students and scholars, the broader public including Museum visitors, and the press as needed.

This is an exempt, full-time 40 hour/week position and work will take place during business hours. However, with advance notice, schedules sometimes may be adjusted to accommodate special projects which involve early morning or evening hours.

Application deadline:
31 May 2022
Employer:
Preservation Arts
Location:
Oakland
Salary Start:
70,000
Salary End:
Currency:
USD
Contract:
Full-time, Temporary, Contract

Preservation Arts is offering a two-year, full time conservation fellowship in the treatment of modern and contemporary paintings. We are a large museum quality conservation company based in Oakland, California with an excellent national and international reputation for exceptional quality work, documentation and client services. The interdisciplinary team consists of nine conservators, in the departments of paintings, objects, outdoor sculpture, and works on paper, supported by comprehensive technician, registration and admin departments.

Application deadline:
1 Jun 2022
Employer:
Preservation Arts
Location:
Oakland
Salary Start:
72,000
Salary End:
Currency:
USD
Contract:
Full-time, Permanent

Summary: Preservation Arts is expanding and offering a full time position of Objects Conservator, focusing on the treatment of modern and contemporary objects and sculpture.

Application deadline:
1 Jun 2022
Employer:
The National Archives
Location:
London
Salary Start:
45,133
Salary End:
Currency:
UK Pounds per annum
Contract:
Permanent

The National Archives' Collection Care Department has a growing reputation for supporting and delivering outstanding conservation and a high-quality heritage science/ conservation research programme. As an emerging centre of excellence, embedded in the organisation's Research & Collections Directorate, we advise on and create policy around the care, access, and display of large scale and archival collections.

Application deadline:
6 Jun 2022
Employer:
London Metropolitan Archives (LMA)
Location:
London
Salary Start:
42,780
Salary End:
48,540
Currency:
UK Pounds per annum
Contract:
Full-time, Permanent

London Metropolitan Archives (LMA) is the largest civic archive in the UK with 100KM of archives dating from 1067 to the present day on the history of London and Londoners. We are seeking a new Studio Manager to lead on collections care and manage our conservation team.

This is an exciting opportunity, the Studio Manager plays a pivotal role within LMA and will contribute to the LMA's overall development under its new Director, Emma Markiewicz.

Application deadline:
10 Jun 2022
Employer:
NYU Institute of Fine Arts
Location:
New York City
Salary Start:
79,000
Salary End:
81,000
Currency:
US dollars per annum
Contract:
Full-time

Appointment: Full-Time, August 1, 2022 – July 31, 2024.

Application deadline:
10 Jun 2022
Employer:
The Image Permanence Institute (IPI)
Location:
Rochester
Salary Start:
53,600
Salary End:
85,800
Currency:
US dollars per annum
Contract:
Full-time

The Image Permanence Institute (IPI) is looking for an accomplished data scientist to join its preservation research team. Reporting to the Director of Research, this new position offers the opportunity to apply and develop data analytics and modeling within the field of cultural heritage. The appointed researcher will conduct research using advanced data science to generate knowledge from data and address preservation science and cultural heritage challenges relating to environmental modeling and control, material response, and sustainable preservation strategies.

Application deadline:
13 Jun 2022
Employer:
Guildhall Art Gallery
Location:
London
Salary Start:
8,500
Salary End:
Currency:
6 month stipend part time
Contract:
Internship

Funded by The Company of Arts Scholars Charitable Trust
Duration - Working in the studio 3-4 days per week (tba) Tuesday to Friday, equivalent to 6 months, October 2022 to May 2023 (tba)
Stipend - £8,500
Deadline for applications - Tuesday 14th June 2022
Interviews - Thursday 7th July 2022.

Application deadline:
14 Jun 2022
Employer:
Seattle Art Museum
Location:
Seattle
Salary Start:
100,000
Salary End:
115,000
Currency:
US dollars per annum
Contract:
Full-time

OVERVIEW: Provide leadership and undertake specialist conservation treatment and mounting procedures for Asian Paintings at the Atsuhiko and Ina Goodwin Tateuchi Conservation Center at the Seattle Asian Art Museum. Advise on preventive conservation and preservation issues pertaining to these collections and play a leading role in the education of conservation fellows, the development of scholarly and educational projects, and shaping the direction of the center.

Application deadline:
15 Jun 2022
Employer:
Harvard Art Museums
Location:
Cambridge
Salary Start:
42,600
Salary End:
45,000
Currency:
USD
Contract:
Full-time, Temporary, Internship

Harvard Art Museums

57749BR

Position Description

The Pre-Program Conservation Junior Fellowship program has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy demands wisdom.

Application deadline:
30 Jun 2022
Employer:
History Nebraska
Location:
Omaha
Salary Start:
83,000
Salary End:
101,000
Currency:
USD
Contract:
Full-time

History Nebraska is seeking an innovative and creative leader to serve as the agency’s Director of the Ford Conservation Center. Funded by a mix of state funds, endowments, and earned income, the Ford Center undertakes object, paper, and paintings conservation for both History Nebraska and private clients. More information about the Ford Center can be found at: https://history.nebraska.gov/conservation-center.

Application deadline:
3 Jul 2022
Employer:
Preservation Arts
Location:
Oakland
Salary Start:
70,000
Salary End:
Currency:
USD
Contract:
Full-time, Permanent

POSITION TITLE: Associate Objects Conservator
REPORTS TO: Senior Objects Conservator and Director of Conservation
CLASSIFICATION: Full-time with benefits
DURATION: 5 days/week
COMPENSATION: tbd

Application deadline:
31 Jul 2022