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Employer:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Location:
New York City
Salary Start:
42,000
Salary End:
Currency:
USD
Contract:
Full-time

2022-2023 Fellowships at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Application deadline:
3 Dec 2021
Employer:
National Library of Scotland
Location:
Edinburgh
Salary Start:
33,665
Salary End:
Currency:
UK pounds
Contract:
Full-time, Contract

National Library of Scotland are now seeking a Conservator to join their Collections Care team. The purpose of this role is to provide conservation advice and guidance for staff across the Library. The role holder will develop and implement conservation treatment for a wide variety of collection items to enable reader access, display and digitisation.

Application deadline:
6 Dec 2021
Employer:
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Location:
New York City
Salary Start:
72,000
Salary End:
90,000
Currency:
US Dollars
Contract:
Full-time

The Assistant/Associate Conservator, Paintings should have knowledge of unconventional materials and art works as well as expertise in modern and contemporary paintings conservation. The Assistant or Associate Conservator, Paintings should demonstrate a firm grasp of theoretical principles in contemporary conservation, as well as some experience interviewing and working with living artists. Knowledge of analytical techniques, such as XRF and FTIR for identifying materials is desirable as is a spirit of innovation, curiosity and collaboration.

Application deadline:
6 Dec 2021
Employer:
Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales
Salary Start:
20,500
Salary End:
23,830
Currency:
GDP
Contract:
Full-time

Are you passionate about the history and heritage of Wales and in the work of the Royal Commission?

If so, we are looking to recruit a Library and Enquiries Assistant to help us deliver information from the archive and library holdings of the National Monuments Record of Wales to our customers.

For more information, please follow this link: https://rcahmw.gov.uk/job-vacancy-library-and-enquiries-assistant/

Application deadline:
6 Dec 2021
Employer:
National Museums Scotland
Location:
East Fortune
Salary Start:
31,534
Salary End:
34,291
Currency:
UK pounds
Contract:
Full-time, Temporary

An exciting opportunity at the National Museum of Flight in East Lothian, Scotland for a competent Conservator, with a background in aviation conservation and restoration this post will support our Aviation Conservator and volunteers with the ongoing care and maintenance of our external aviation collection.

Application deadline:
10 Dec 2021
Employer:
Powys County Council
Salary Start:
33,782
Salary End:
35,745
Currency:
GDP £
Contract:
Full-time

To manage a range of new and existing strategic and operational programmes within the Library Service and ensure that they are delivered to time, to cost and to quality. This role will involve picking up current workstreams, and the careful planning of new projects from inception through to a debrief after the project has been completed. It will involve monitoring progress and providing regular reports/ updates, identifying risks and providing alternative options. Depending on the nature on the project, this role may involve liaising and presenting to management team and/or Cabinet.

Application deadline:
12 Dec 2021
Employer:
English Heritage
Location:
London
Salary Start:
17,500
Salary End:
Currency:
UK pounds bursary
Contract:
Internship

Host: English Heritage
Duration: 24 months
Bursary: £17,500 / annum
Deadline: 13th December 2021

This Icon Internship is hosted and funded by English Heritage. English Heritage cares for over 400 historic monuments, buildings and places. Through these, we bring the story of England to life for over 10 million visitors each year.

Application deadline:
13 Dec 2021
Employer:
University of Delaware
Location:
Newark
Salary Start:
79,800
Salary End:
95,405
Currency:
US Dollars
Contract:
Full-time, Permanent

The Art Conservation Department in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Delaware invites applications for a full-time, permanent, teaching and service-focused continuing track (non-tenured) faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will join a group of dedicated Art Conservation faculty members to provide excellent undergraduate education, student recruitment, and mentorship, address issues of diversity and inclusion, develop student research opportunities, and facilitate interdepartmental and community engagement.

Application deadline:
14 Dec 2021
Employer:
The Getty
Location:
Los Angeles
Salary Start:
76,570
Salary End:
Currency:
USD
Contract:
Full-time

Overview

Application deadline:
16 Dec 2021
Employer:
Institute of Fine Arts
Location:
New York City
Salary Start:
90,000
Salary End:
120,000
Currency:
US Dollars
Contract:
Full-time, Contract

The Institute of Fine Arts of New York University seeks applications for a full-time, non-tenure track Visiting Assistant or Associate Professor in conservation with a special focus on the conservation of works on paper. This is a one-year appointment, renewable annually for a total of three years. The start date for the position is September 1, 2022.

Application deadline:
15 Dec 2021
Employer:
University of Glasgow
Location:
Glasgow
Salary Start:
29,614
Salary End:
33,309
Currency:
£
Contract:
Full-time

College of Arts
School Of Culture & Creative Arts

Research Assistant: The Pastels of James McNeill Whistler
Vacancy Ref: 071288
Salary: £29,614 - £33,309 per annum

Application deadline:
16 Dec 2021
Employer:
Nationalmuseum
Location:
Stockholm
Salary Start:
37,000
Salary End:
39,000
Currency:
SEK per month
Contract:
Full-time, Temporary

The Nationalmuseum in Stockholm invites applications for a temporary, full-time position as Conservator in the field of illuminated Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts for 8 months (1st of June 2022 – 31st of January 2023). (Ref NM2021/401).

Application deadline:
10 Jan 2022
Employer:
Nationalmuseum
Location:
Stockholm
Salary Start:
30,000
Salary End:
32,000
Currency:
SEK per month
Contract:
Full-time, Temporary

1st of October 2022 – 30th of November 2022 (Ref NM2021/404)

The Nationalmuseum is a state authority and Sweden's leading museum of art and design with approx.150 employees. The museum collections consist of older paintings, sculptures, drawings, and graphic works, as well as arts and crafts and design from antiquity to the present day. The collections are shown on Blasieholmen, Stockholm and in around 20 other locations such as, Läckö Castle, Jamtli and Gustavsberg Porcelain Museum.

Application deadline:
10 Jan 2022
Employer:
Getty Conservation Institute
Location:
Los Angeles
Salary Start:
47,500
Salary End:
Currency:
USD
Contract:
Full-time, Internship

Applications are now open for the 2022-2023 Getty Graduate Internship program! Opportunities are available in the Buildings & Sites and Collections departments of the Getty Conservation Institute.

Application deadline:
10 Jan 2022