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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Post graduate fellowship in Objects Conservation

The Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library is pleased to announce the creation of a new annual post-graduate fellowship in conservation. To ultimately be offered in a rotation through a variety of disciplines, the inaugural fellowship will be in objects conservation, to begin in the fall of 2016. The fellowship will be for the term of one year, with the potential of a one-year extension.

Application deadline: 
27 May 2016

Caroline Villers Research Fellowship

The Courtauld together with the Trustees of the Caroline Villers Research Fellowship has established a Research Fellowship in memory of Caroline Villers. The purpose of the Fellowship is to promote research in the interdisciplinary field of Technical Art History: the application of technical, scientific and/or historical methods, together with close observation, to the study of the physical nature of the work of art in relation to issues of making, change, conservation and/or display.

Application deadline: 
30 May 2016

Objects Conservator specialising in Metals

The V&A is the world's leading museum of art, design and performance. We enrich people's lives by promoting research, knowledge and enjoyment of the designed world to the widest possible audience. We are seeking an objects conservator with a clear specialism in metals conservation to undertake the preparation of objects from the Museum’s Collection, and in particular from the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection, for display in galleries, exhibitions, loans and collections care.

Application deadline: 
5 Jun 2016

Researcher, Conservation Science, CMOP (Cleaning Modern Oil Paints)

Funded as part of a JPI Heritage Plus scheme, the Cleaning Modern Oil Paints (CMOP) project investigates the conservation challenges around twentieth- and twenty-first-century oil paintings ( This is your chance to work with Tate conservation scientists in one of the most globally important art institutions on ground-breaking research into a significant challenge facing modern and contemporary art conservation.

Application deadline: 
6 Jun 2016

Assistant Scientist

The GCI’s Science Department is seeking an individual to fill the position of Assistant Scientist, to join our newly launched Built Heritage Research Initiative, in collaboration with the University of Oxford, UK, undertaking scientific research and analysis on stone and other traditional building materials to explore their performance and deterioration. This research focuses on the development of testing protocols to improve conservation practice of built heritage (buildings, monuments and sites) from ancient to modern and across the world; and to disseminate our findings through professional publications and conferences.

Application deadline: 
13 Jun 2016

Research Lab Associate

The GCI’s Science Department is seeking an individual to fill the position of Research Lab Associate, a three-year, limited-term position within the Modern and Contemporary Art Research Initiative. This research focuses on the characterization of paints used on contemporary outdoor painted sculpture, the degradation of plastics used in cultural heritage, and the effects of cleaning treatments on modern paints.

Application deadline: 
13 Jun 2016