Jobs

This page lists current appointment vacancies in heritage conservation worldwide. Please click on the title of the vacancy to read the full text for each listing.

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Painting & Painted Surfaces Conservator

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library seeks a Painting and Painted Surfaces Conservator to care for its easel paintings, frames, and painted finishes on furniture, objects and historic interiors and to teach in the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation. Responsibilities include conservation of an important collection of American paintings and objects of varying substrate with painted surfaces, loan and exhibit preparation, collaboration with the Curator of Fine Arts to achieve institutional preservation goals, and supervision of students and volunteers as needed. The Painting and Painted Surfaces Conservator also holds an appointment as affiliated faculty in the Department of Art Conservation at the University of Delaware, providing instruction and mentoring of students in the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation.

Application deadline: 
14 Aug 2015

Technical Art Historian

The Rijksmuseum has an established reputation in the specialist field of technical art history. As part of our aim to pass on existing knowledge and experience to next generations, we are inviting candidates to apply for the post of Technical Art Historian.

The Technical Art Historian will work closely with the analysts, conservators, and scientists of the Museum Atelier Building. He/she should also work with the curators of the Rijksmuseum. He/she will contribute, in particular for the technical entries, to the making of the Catalogues of the Rijksmuseum. Candidates should have hands-on familiarity with the common methods and techniques for the material examination of art objects, such as IR-reflectography, X-radiography, conventional ‘wet’ microchemistry, light-, and electron microscopy, diffraction, spectrometry, and chromatography. He/she should be capable of valuating the outcomes of these methods in the interpretation of art historical questions.

Application deadline: 
15 Sep 2015

Junior Conservator of Frames and Gilding

The Rijksmuseum has an established reputation in the specialist field of the research and conservation of picture frames. As part of the aim to pass on our knowledge and experience to next generations, we are inviting candidates to apply for the post of junior conservator of frames and gilding. The junior conservator will work closely with the senior conservator of frames and gilding within the museum’s conservation studio for paintings and frames, in the Atelier Building. Candidates should be familiar with traditional gilding techniques and modern approaches to the conservation of gilded and polychromed surfaces and wooden objects. Basic knowledge of picture frame styles and periods and an affinity with easel paintings is desirable.

Application deadline: 
18 Sep 2015