Jobs

User menu

We offer listings of jobs in heritage conservation worldwide - useful whether you are seeking a post in a particular city or region - or are planning an international career.

IIC seeks to foster recognition of the responsibility held within the conservation profession for preserving cultural heritage around the world. The level of skill and knowledge required for such roles should be recognised in status and salary levels.

We support a number of IIC’s Regional Groups and affiliated organisations such as ICON and VDR (Association of Restorers in Germany), to promote parity within the sector, for example by promoting salary guidelines for entry level roles. 

Job fraud is also a worldwide concern, please consult this page at ReliefWeb for some tips to stay away from fraud.

Posting a job

It is free for everyone to post a job at our standard tier  and get noticed by thousands of conservators and cultural heritage professionals who visit the IIC site. See here for further information on featured listings. Job listings and general announcements are made available for informational purposes, posting of items does not imply endorsement by IIC.

Post your job advert here

 

Employer:
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Location:
New York
Contract:
Full-time, Temporary

The Conservation Department at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York is accepting applications for The Vladimir Potanin Conservation Fellowship. The Fellowship would provide one outstanding Russian-speaking conservation professional who is interested in modern and contemporary art conservation, with the special opportunity to become deeply involved in the work of the Guggenheim, and to consider—through first-hand experience—the role of conservation in an increasingly global world.

Application deadline:
1 Mar 2021
Employer:
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Location:
Philadelphia
Salary:
37,500USD
Contract:
Temporary, Contract

We Are Committed to an Inclusive Workplace
At the Philadelphia Museum of Art, we actively seek to employ a diverse group of people who embody our organizational values. We welcome and encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply, especially those from traditionally underrepresented groups in the museum field, who are inspired by our shared purpose and enjoy working collaboratively with others.

Application deadline:
1 Mar 2021
Employer:
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Location:
New York
Contract:
Full-time, Permanent

The Guggenheim Museum and Foundation is seeking a qualified candidate for the Alfred Flechtheim Director of Engagement, Conservation and Collections Care. A new hybrid position, this person will work across departments to raise the profile of conservation and educate the public on the importance of the preservation of cultural heritage. They will create innovative programs, facilitate social media access, and organize educational programs to support accessibility and dialogue around preservation and stewardship.

Application deadline:
1 Mar 2021
Employer:
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Location:
Chantilly
Contract:
Temporary, Contract

The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum is seeking a qualified contract conservator to help improve our loan program. Working closely with our registrars, the contractor will prioritize our loaned artifacts, solicit condition reports from the borrowing institution and assist the institution in improving their level of stewardship. The period of performance is flexible and is estimated to begin in spring 2021 for a duration of 12-24 months. There is the opportunity for remote work and potentially travel, depending on limitations due to covid-19.

Application deadline:
1 Mar 2021
Employer:
Library of Congress
Location:
Washington DC
Salary:
>39,684USD
Contract:
Permanent

This position is located in the General Collections Conservation Section, Conservation Division, Preservation Directorate of Library Services.

Application deadline:
2 Mar 2021
Employer:
Deutsches Museum
Location:
Munich
Contract:
Contract

The Deutsches Museum is one of the largest museums of science and technology worldwide. For the project below, the Conservation Science Department is currently seeking to fill a position for a Conservation Scientist / Chemist.

Application deadline:
3 Mar 2021
Employer:
Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage (ICCH) of Shanghai University
Location:
Shanghai
Contract:
Contract

Postdoctoral research fellow position in conservation science in ICCH of Shanghai University

Application deadline:
7 Mar 2021
Employer:
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Location:
Richmond
Salary:
38,000USD
Contract:
Full-time

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has an exciting opportunity for a Conservation Technician to join the Conservation and Collections Division in the long-term conservation and preservation of the VMFA's works on paper, photographs, and paintings.

Application deadline:
8 Mar 2021
Employer:
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA)
Location:
Richmond
Contract:
Internship

To raise awareness of professional opportunities among students of all backgrounds, but particularly underrepresented minority populations, summer internships are being offered in art conservation to students enrolled at an accredited college or university. Each internship will focus on one area of conservation specialization, paper, paintings, or objects.

Application deadline:
8 Mar 2021
Employer:
University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)
Location:
Los Angeles
Salary:
$56,752
Contract:
Contract

UCLA/Getty Interdepartmental Program in Conservation of Archaeological and Ethnographic Materials
Open Position: Research Associate, NEH Embedding Sustainability in Cultural Heritage Conservation Education Initiative
Dates: June 1, 2021 – March 31, 2022

Application deadline:
8 Mar 2021
Employer:
Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts (CCAHA)
Location:
Philadelphia
Salary:
>46,000USD
Contract:
Full-time

The Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) in Philadelphia is seeking a Preservation Specialist. The Preservation Specialist contributes to the mission of CCAHA through conducting institutional assessments and assisting with institutional preservation planning; supporting educational programs; and providing technical information to libraries, archives, museums, historic sites, and other cultural institutions.

Application deadline:
12 Mar 2021
Employer:
Harry Ransom Center
Location:
Austin
Salary:
60,000USD
Contract:
Full-time

The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) is pleased to announce the opening of positions that will launch an exciting new initiative. Administered by and centered in the Ransom Center, this new initiative will provide centralized on-campus conservation treatment services for the university's rare and unique cultural record collections. Partner collections on the UT Austin campus are the UT Libraries (including the Benson Latin American Collection and the Architecture and Planning Library), and the Blanton Museum of Art.

Application deadline:
14 Mar 2021
Employer:
Harry Ransom Center
Location:
Austin
Salary:
43,000USD
Contract:
Full-time

The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) is pleased to announce the opening of 2 positions that will launch an exciting new initiative. Administered by and centered in the Ransom Center, this new initiative will provide centralized on-campus conservation treatment services for the university's rare and unique cultural record collections. Partner collections on the UT Austin campus are the UT Libraries (including the Benson Latin American Collection and the Architecture and Planning Library), and the Blanton Museum of Art.

Application deadline:
14 Mar 2021
Employer:
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Location:
Philadelphia
Salary:
47,000USD
Contract:
Temporary, Contract

We Are Committed to an Inclusive Workplace
At the Philadelphia Museum of Art, we actively seek to employ a diverse group of people who embody our organizational values. We welcome and encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply, especially those from traditionally underrepresented groups in the museum field, who are inspired by our shared purpose and enjoy working collaboratively with others.

Application deadline:
15 Mar 2021
Employer:
National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT)
Location:
USA
Contract:
Internship

The Foundation for Advancement in Conservation (FAIC) and National Park Service National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT) are looking for currently enrolled or recently graduated students for two paid internship opportunities to take place remotely this summer. Applications for the internships are due on March 15. Notifications will be made by April 1 and the internships will begin in June.

Application deadline:
15 Mar 2021
Employer:
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Location:
Cleveland
Salary:
55,000USD
Contract:
Full-time, Permanent

The Cleveland Museum of Art was founded in 1913 "for the benefit of all the people forever." We strive to help the broadest possible audience understand and engage with the world's great art while honoring the highest aesthetic, intellectual, and professional standards.

Application deadline:
15 Mar 2021
Employer:
Durham University
Location:
Durham
Salary:
>26,715UKP
Contract:
Full-time, Contract

Job Description
20000268 – Book Conservator
Full Time, Fixed Term for 3 years
Grade 6 - £26,715 - £32,817 per annum

Durham University is seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated Book Conservator to join the Conservation Team based at Palace Green Library. The post holder will undertake the conservation of Bishop Cosin's Library, one of the University's most significant collections.

Application deadline:
17 Mar 2021
Employer:
Museum am Rothenbaum
Location:
Hamburg
Contract:
Full-time, Permanent

The Museum am Rothenbaum fosters appreciation for cultures and arts of the world. It addresses contemporary social debates in which topics such as colonial heritage, living together in a globalized society, and opening museums to broader groups of visitors play a central role. As a museum with collections and knowledge archives that span the globe, it is currently developing into an innovative exhibition, event and research center of interconnected histories and transcultural creativity.

Application deadline:
18 Mar 2021
Employer:
Library of Congress
Location:
Alexandria
Salary:
42,000USD
Contract:
Temporary, Contract

The Library of Congress invites emerging conservators to apply for The Harper-Inglis Post-Graduate Fellowship at the Library of Congress. The grant is made possible by a generous gift from Thomas B. Inglis (1927-2014) in memory of his mother. Further information is available at www.loc.gov/preservation/outreach/intern/HIcons.html

Application deadline:
20 Mar 2021
Employer:
Art Institute of Chicago
Location:
Chicago
Contract:
Full-time

The Art Institute of Chicago shares its singular collections with our city and the world. We collect, care for, and interpret works of art across time, cultures, geographies, and identities, centering the vision of artists and makers. We recognize that all art is made in a particular context, demanding continual, dynamic reconsideration in the present. We are a place of gathering; we foster the exchange of ideas and inspire an expansive, inclusive understanding of human creativity.

Position Summary

Application deadline:
10 Apr 2021
Employer:
Northumbria University
Location:
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract:
Temporary, Contract

PhD Opportunity: Removal of synthetic varnishes from sensitive modern paints with innovative surface-attached gels.
UKRI/AHRC funded. Northumbria University and Tate.

Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Salary: The studentship will provide payment of tuition fees, a maintenance stipend at standard UKRI rates (£15,609 p.a. for 2021/2), a £600 stipend payment and an additional £1,000 travel and research bursary provided by Tate.

Application deadline:
14 May 2021