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Employer:
Art Institute of Chicago
Location:
Chicago
Salary Start:
95,000
Salary End:
Currency:
USD
Contract:
Full-time

Position Summary

Application deadline:
7 Aug 2021
Employer:
Rijksmuseum
Location:
Amsterdam
Salary Start:
3,744
Salary End:
5,214
Currency:
Euro
Contract:
Full-time, Permanent

The curator will work within the team of twelve curators and researchers of the Rijksprentenkabinet, as well as with the museum’s curators, conservators, information specialists and registrars. The curator is responsible for the museum’s holdings of 18th- and 19th-century drawings and is closely involved in all aspects of the scholarly research, publication and interpretation of works in this subject area. The curator is also responsible for recommending potential new acquisitions and plays a major role in exhibitions and displays in this field.

Application deadline:
13 Aug 2021
Employer:
Rijksmuseum
Location:
Amsterdam
Salary Start:
3,744
Salary End:
5,214
Currency:
Euro
Contract:
Full-time, Permanent

NB Salary is per month

The curator will work within the team of twelve curators and researchers of the Rijksprentenkabinet, as well as with the museum’s curators, conservators, information specialists and registrars. The curator is responsible for the museum’s holdings of 20th- and 21st-century drawings and prints and is closely involved in all aspects of the scholarly research, publication and interpretation of works in this subject area.

Application deadline:
13 Aug 2021
Employer:
Cologne Institute for Conservation Sciences
Location:
Cologne
Salary Start:
3,001
Salary End:
Currency:
Euros E13 TV-L per month
Contract:
Part-time, Temporary

TH Köln is one of the most innovative universities of applied sciences and a member of the university alliance UAS 7. We offer 27,000 students and 1,000 academics from Germany and abroad an inspiring learning, research and work environment in the fields of engineering and humanities as well as social and natural sciences. TH Köln shapes social innovation - this is our approach to society’s challenges. Due to our interdisciplinary mindset and actions as well as our regional, national and international activities, we are a valued cooperation partner in numerous fields.

Application deadline:
2 Aug 2021
Employer:
Fitzwilliam Museum University of Cambridge
Location:
Cambridge
Salary Start:
60,000
Salary End:
70,000
Currency:
GBP

The Hamilton Kerr Institute (HKI), one of the world’s leading centres for teaching, research and practice in the conservation of easel paintings, is looking for an outstanding individual to become its next Director at a time of exciting and significant change.

Application deadline:
2 Aug 2021
Employer:
University of Manchester Library
Location:
Manchester
Salary Start:
23,754
Salary End:
26,715
Currency:
UKP
Contract:
Part-time, Permanent

Job reference: PSX-017124
Location: University of Manchester Library, Oxford Road
Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 05/08/2021
Salary: £23.754 to £26,715 per annum, pro rata
Faculty/Organisation: Professional Services
School/ Directorate: The University of Manchester Library, Curatorial Practices
Hours per week: 28 hours per week (0.8 FTE)

Application deadline:
5 Aug 2021
Employer:
The University of Akron
Location:
Akron
Salary Start:
55,000
Salary End:
Currency:
USD
Contract:
Full-time, Temporary

( Job # 13009)

Application deadline:
6 Aug 2021
Employer:
The Guildhall Art Gallery
Location:
London
Salary Start:
8,500
Salary End:
Currency:
UK pounds stipend for 6 months
Contract:
Part-time, Internship

Funded by The Company of Arts Scholars Charitable Trust
Duration - Working on site 4 day per week, Tuesday to Friday
Equivalent to 6 months, October 2021 to May 2022 (tba)
Stipend - £8,500
Deadline for applications - Sunday 8th August 2021
Interviews - Thursday 19th August 2021

Application deadline:
8 Aug 2021
Location:
Guildhall Art Gallery
Salary Start:
8,500
Salary End:
Currency:
GBP
Contract:
Internship

Funded by The Company of Arts Scholars Charitable Trust

Duration - Working on site 4 day per week, Tuesday to Friday, equivalent to 6 months, October 2021 to May 2022 (tba)
Stipend - £8,500
Deadline for applications - Sunday 8th August 2021
Interviews - Thursday 19th August 2021

Guildhall Art Gallery is committed to supporting the professional development of recently graduated conservators and is pleased to have offered conservation internships since 2007. In this internship you will gain invaluable experience of working in a major art institution, learn about gallery practice and contribute to the daily activities of the conservation team. Over the period of the internship, you will have the opportunity - under appropriate supervision - to carry out the examination, documentation and treatment paintings from the collection required for display, exhibition or loan.

Application deadline:
8 Aug 2021
Employer:
University of Amsterdam
Location:
Amsterdam
Salary Start:
2,780
Salary End:
5,127
Currency:
Euros gross per month
Contract:
Part-time

The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is currently looking for a part-time Textile conservation lecturer in the Textile program in Amsterdam.

Deadline for application: August 23, 2021
Hours: 15,2 hours
Salary indication: €2,780 to €5,127 gross per month, based on 38 hours per week, depending on experience.

https://www.academictransfer.com/en/302962/lecturer-in-textile-conservat...

Application deadline:
23 Aug 2021
Employer:
The Fitzwilliam Museum
Location:
Cambridge
Salary Start:
26,715
Salary End:
30,942
Currency:
UK pounds
Contract:
Contract

Full time/Part time - Fixed Term

The Fitzwilliam Museum is reinventing itself. As the principal museum of the University of Cambridge and one of the largest cultural venues in the region, the Fitzwilliam aims to be a crucial bridge between the University, the city and the rest of the world, with an international reputation for extraordinary research, world class exhibitions, sector-leading public engagement and over half a million artefacts and works of art spanning centuries and cultures.

Application deadline:
15 Sep 2021
Employer:
US National Archives and Record Administration (NARA)
Location:
Washington DC
Salary Start:
3,700
Salary End:
Currency:
US Dollar stipend per month
Contract:
Internship

The Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE), is pleased to launch the competition for the 2022-2023 Fulbright-National Archives Heritage Science Fellowship in partnership with the National Archives and Records Administration. This specialized fellowship provides an opportunity for non-U.S. scholars to connect with U.S.

Application deadline:
15 Oct 2021