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Employer:
Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation
Location:
Melbourne
Salary Start:
95,179
Salary End:
Currency:
Australian Dollars
Contract:
Contract

Applications are now open for the Mary Lugton Postdoctoral Fellowships at the University of Melbourne.
The two-year fellowships will cycle across six fields every three years and begin with art conservation and medicine.

The first art-conservation fellowship hosted by the Grimwade Centre is due to commence by March 28, 2022.

Applications close Monday 27 September 2021

Application deadline:
27 Sep 2021
Employer:
Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BnF)
Location:
Paris
Salary Start:
2,000
Salary End:
Currency:
Euros per month
Contract:
Contract

The National Library of France (BnF) is looking to recruit a postdoctoral researcher for a period of 12 months to work on the project "ElaStomers identified by Pyrolysis gas chromatography mass spectrometry in museum cOllectioNs (ESPyON)", financed by the Fondation des sciences du patrimoine (French heritage science foundation).

Application deadline:
27 Sep 2021
Employer:
The National Gallery
Location:
London
Salary Start:
34,148
Salary End:
Currency:
UK Pounds per annum
Contract:
Full-time, Contract

As we approach our bicentenary year in 2024, the National Gallery will be engaging on an ambitious suite of capital build projects and in addition a major building project, the Inspiring People project, is taking place on the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) site which is directly adjacent to the National Gallery.

Application deadline:
26 Sep 2021
Employer:
The National Gallery
Location:
London
Salary Start:
26,910
Salary End:
Currency:
UK Pounds per annum
Contract:
Contract, Internship

The National Gallery, which houses one of the finest collections of Western European paintings in the world, has a long established Conservation Department with an international reputation.

Application deadline:
26 Sep 2021
Employer:
National Portrait Gallery
Location:
London
Salary Start:
29,500
Salary End:
Currency:
UK pounds
Contract:
Full-time, Contract

The National Portrait Gallery houses a unique collection of all forms of portraiture of the people who have made or are currently contributing to British history and culture; the collection is the most comprehensive of its kind in the world. With around 2 million visitors each year and a strong national and international presence through touring exhibitions and special projects, the Gallery is one of the country's most important and popular galleries.

Frame Conservator
£29,500 per annum
Full time, 35 hours per week
Fixed term contract for one year

Application deadline:
28 Sep 2021
Employer:
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Location:
Williamsburg
Salary Start:
37,000
Salary End:
Currency:
US Dollars
Contract:
Full-time, Internship

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation (Williamsburg, VA) is seeking applicants for a fellowship in textile conservation. This is a one year position with the possibility for renewal. The salary is $37,000 and includes benefits and support for travel.

Application deadline:
30 Sep 2021
Employer:
Victoria & Albert Museum
Location:
London
Salary Start:
33,181
Salary End:
Currency:
UK pounds
Contract:
Permanent

Reference: SEP20213186
Location: South Kensington
Salary: £33,181 Per Annum
Benefits: Group Personal Pension, Life Assurance Scheme, and other great benefits

The V&A is looking for a Senior Conservator (Metalwork) to join its vibrant Conservation team.

Application deadline:
3 Oct 2021
Employer:
Victoria & Albert Museum
Location:
London
Salary Start:
27,878
Salary End:
Currency:
UK pounds
Contract:
Contract

Conservator (The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection)
Location: South Kensington
Salary: £27,878 Per Annum
Benefits: Group Personal Pension, Life Assurance Scheme, and other great benefits
Duration: 2 years fixed term contract

The V&A is looking for an Objects Conservator (focus on objects made of gold, silver, micromosaics, gold boxes, painted enamels, and hardstone mosaics, or pietre dure) to join its vibrant Conservation team.

Application deadline:
3 Oct 2021
Employer:
Victoria & Albert Museum
Location:
London
Salary Start:
27,878
Salary End:
Currency:
UK pounds
Contract:
Permanent

Reference: SEP20213198
Location: South Kensington
Salary: £27,878 Per Annum
Benefits: Group Personal Pension, Life Assurance Scheme, and other great benefits

The V&A is looking for a Conservator (sculpture specialist) to join the vibrant Conservation team.

Application deadline:
3 Oct 2021
Employer:
Victoria & Albert Museum
Location:
London
Salary Start:
27,878
Salary End:
Currency:
UK pounds
Contract:
Permanent

Reference: SEP20213196
Location: South Kensington
Salary: £27,878 Per Annum
Benefits: Group Personal Pension, Life Assurance Scheme, and other great benefits

The V&A is looking for a Conservator (Furniture and related objects) to join its vibrant Conservation team.

Application deadline:
3 Oct 2021
Employer:
Victoria & Albert Museum
Location:
London
Salary Start:
33,181
Salary End:
Currency:
UK pounds
Contract:
Permanent

Reference: SEP20213190
Location: South Kensington
Salary: £33,181 Per Annum
Benefits: Group Personal Pension, Life Assurance Scheme, and other great benefits

The V&A is looking for a Senior Ceramics and Glass Conservator to join the vibrant Conservation team.

Application deadline:
3 Oct 2021
Employer:
University College London (UCL)
Location:
London
Salary Start:
40,928
Salary End:
44,388
Currency:
UK Pounds pro rata per annum
Contract:
Part-time, Temporary

The UCL History of Art Department is seeking to appoint a part-time Associate Lecturer (Teaching) to cover the secondment leave of a member of academic staff between 19 December 2021 - 18 June 2022. The post is available at 0.5FTE, equivalent to 18.25 hours per week and teaching will be on Mondays and Wednesdays. Teaching will begin in the week of 10 January 2022.

This role is to cover the secondment leave of a member of academic staff between 19 December 2021 and 18 June 2022.

Application deadline:
3 Oct 2021
Employer:
University of Cambridge Museums (UCM)
Location:
Cambridge
Salary Start:
27,116
Salary End:
31,406
Currency:
UK pounds
Contract:
Full-time, Contract

The University Museum of Zoology, Cambridge is seeking a full-time fixed-term Assistant Conservator. The post-holder will provide practical and preventative specialist conservation advice and treatment across the collections.

Application deadline:
4 Oct 2021
Employer:
Mauritshuis
Location:
The Hague
Salary Start:
1,300
Salary End:
Currency:
Maintenance allowance in Euros per month for 12 months
Contract:
Internship

Fulbright American Friends of the Mauritshuis Conservation Internship

Application deadline:
12 Oct 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
Employer:
Courtauld Institute of Art
Location:
London
Salary Start:
38,995
Salary End:
Currency:
GBP
Contract:
Full-time, Permanent

The Courtauld Institute of Art is the UK’s leading institution for teaching and research in art history and the conservation of paintings; it is also home to one of the finest small art museums in the world. The Conservation department has an outstanding research and teaching record in the conservation of paintings, focusing in particular on wall and easel paintings.

Application deadline:
16 Oct 2021
Employer:
Courtauld Institute of Art
Location:
London
Salary Start:
38,995
Salary End:
Currency:
GBP
Contract:
Full-time, Permanent

The Courtauld Institute of Art is the UK’s leading institution for teaching and research in art history and the conservation of paintings; it is also home to one of the finest small art museums in the world. The Conservation department has an outstanding research and teaching record in the conservation of paintings, focusing in particular on wall and easel paintings.

Application deadline:
16 Oct 2021
Employer:
Smithsonian's National Museum of Asian Art
Location:
Washington DC
Salary Start:
51,000
Salary End:
Currency:
US dollars yearly stipend
Contract:
Internship

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian's National Museum of Asian Art, Department of Conservation and Scientific Research

Gretchen and David Welch Conservator in Training

Application deadline:
30 Oct 2021
Employer:
Getty Conservation Institute (GCI)
Location:
Los Angeles
Salary Start:
21,500
Salary End:
Currency:
US Dollars three month residency
Contract:
Temporary

The Conservation Guest Scholars Program provides opportunities for professionals to pursue research on topics that bring new knowledge and fresh perspectives to the field of conservation. Guest Scholar grants are for established scholars, or individuals who have attained distinction in their fields. Applications are welcome from researchers of all nationalities working in conservation, historic preservation, heritage science, and related fields.

Applications for the 2022-2023 residency period are now available. The deadline to apply is November 1, 2021.

Application deadline:
1 Nov 2021