This list shows current appointment vacancies in heritage conservation worldwide. Please click on the title of the vacancy to read the full text for each listing. This list may go over to more than one page - see the foot of the page for continuation links.

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Andrew W Mellon Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Andrew W Mellon Postdoctoral Research Fellow Scientific Research Part time: 4 days per week Fixed term: for 18 months GBP 28,460 per annum pro rata Application Deadline: 23 February 2018

The British Museum has an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Fellow to conduct research on laser cleaning in the Department of Scientific Research and the Fellow will be trained in the application of analytical techniques to answer curatorial and conservation enquiries.

Application deadline: 
23 Feb 2018

2018 Summer Internships in the Conservation of Art and Historic Works at the Smithsonian's Museum Conservation Institute

The Smithsonian's Museum Conservation Institute (MCI) is offering short-term opportunities to work on conservation and conservation research projects with conservators of art and historic works. These internships are intended mainly for the summer of 2018, but consideration will be given to projects at other times during the year. Preference will be given to applicants interested in a career in conservation, those currently enrolled in conservation training programs, and graduate students in related subjects. A stipend may be offered for a period of up to 10 weeks.

Application deadline: 
25 Feb 2018

Conservation Assistant (Paper)

In 2020, the Munch Museum will open its new building in the centre of Oslo, in the newly developed harbour area Bjørvika in a cultural hub together with The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet from 2008 and the new Oslo Public Library. The exhibition spaces of the new building will be five times larger than what the museum has today. This will greatly expand the scope and possibilities of the museum. The Munch Museum houses a large part of Edvard Munch's complete works, which he bequeathed to the City of Oslo at the end of his life.

Application deadline: 
27 Feb 2018

Conservators - Site et Musée Romains d'Avenches

Site and Roman Museum of Avenches (Switzerland, Vaud) is currently looking for conservators positions:

Conservators in architecture with good experience in restoring roman outdoor ruins.

It means:

Conservation-restoration of roman ruins
Treatment against biocolonisation
Lime-based hydraulic mortars
Grout injection methods
Lightweight mortars
Mortar development
Masonry work
Cartography (GIS)

Application deadline: 
28 Feb 2018

Project Specialist

The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI), located in Los Angeles, California, and one of the operating programs of the J. Paul Getty Trust, works internationally to advance conservation practice in the visual arts—broadly interpreted to include objects, collections, architecture, and sites. The Institute serves the conservation community through scientific research, education and training, field projects, and the dissemination of information. In all its endeavors, the GCI creates and delivers knowledge that contributes to the conservation of the world's cultural heritage.

Application deadline: 
28 Feb 2018


How You Will Contribute:
The Philadelphia Museum of Art is looking to fill a two year Andrew W. Mellon Postgraduate Fellowship in Paper Conservation, beginning September 1, 2018 and ending August 31, 2020. Working with the two staff paper conservators in the state-of-the art laboratory, the Fellowship will focus on conservation of European and American art on paper and include Indian paintings, East Asian scrolls and screens, as well as photographs. Position includes benefits and travel stipend for research.

Application deadline: 
1 Mar 2018

Associate Conservator of Objects

The Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) at Newfields seeks a highly motivated objects conservator for the position of Associate Conservator of Objects. This permanent full-time staff position will be responsible for all active objects conservation efforts for its significant collections of African, American, Asian, European, contemporary art and design arts that span 5,000 years of history; including outdoor sculpture in the gardens and The Virginia B.

Application deadline: 
1 Mar 2018

The David Booth Fellowship in Painting Conservation 2018-2020

The David Booth Conservation Department at The Museum of Modern Art is pleased to offer a two-year fellowship in painting conservation, starting September 2018. The fellowship provides an opportunity to acquire comprehensive training in paintings preservation, conservation, and restoration in a museum setting. Working as part of the paintings conservation team, the fellow will assist conservators with all facets of the preservation, conservation, and restoration of paintings, including acquisition, exhibition, treatment, collection care, and research.

Application deadline: 
1 Mar 2018