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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.

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Employer:
Library & Museum of the American Philosophical Society
Location:
United States
Salary Start:
25
Salary End:
Currency:
American dollar
Contract:
Internship

The Library & Museum of the American Philosophical Society (APS) is seeking graduate students in library or paper conservation for a paid Summer 2023 Willman Spawn Conservation Internship. The successful candidate will report to the APS Conservation Department and will gain practical experience in a professional conservation laboratory through conservation treatment of manuscripts, books, documents, and other graphic materials on paper, as well as environmental monitoring and rehousing of materials.

Application deadline:
6 Feb 2023
Employer:
Northwestern University
Salary Start:
52,000
Salary End:
Currency:
American dollar

Despite the rise of conservation science with an ever-increasing sophistication of chemical characterization tools, for over 100 years, the polarizing light microscope (PLM) has remained one of the most important analytical techniques for identifying artist pigments. This project aims to maximize the amount of information extracted from PLM by introducing digitization and image processing protocols designed to make the data collection/interpretation process more accurate and user-friendly.

Application deadline:
28 Feb 2023
Employer:
Victoria and Albert Museum
Location:
South Kensington
Salary Start:
30,100
Salary End:
Currency:
British Pounds

The V&A is looking for a Conservation Scientist to join its vibrant Conservation team

Application deadline:
1 Mar 2023
Employer:
Department of Archaeology
Location:
Oslo
Salary Start:
615,000
Salary End:
714,000
Currency:
NOK

A permanent position of Associate Professor of Object Conservation is available at the Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History, University of Oslo.

The holder of the position is expected to initiate and lead research and teaching relevant to object conservation, with a focus on archaeological materials and social history objects. Duties include teaching; supervision of students and PhD candidates; setting of exams and evaluation on all levels; and administrative duties in accordance with the needs of the department.

Application deadline:
13 Mar 2023
Employer:
Rijksmuseum
Location:
Amsterdam
Salary Start:
4,070
Salary End:
5,668
Currency:
Euro
Contract:
Full-time

Curator of costumes
Amsterdam, 36 hours per week

Would you love to work with one of the most important collections in the Netherlands? That’s what you’ll be doing if you become the Rijksmuseum’s curator of costumes and fashion. Taking on this role means you’ll be responsible for our historical costumes and accessories from the 17th to the 20th century – it’s a collection of global significance. Part of your job will be to keep this collection in good condition and ensure it remains attractive for generations to come.

Application deadline:
8 Feb 2023
Employer:
Rijksmuseum
Location:
Amsterdam
Salary Start:
4,070
Salary End:
5,668
Currency:
EUR
Contract:
Full-time

Research Radiographer
Amsterdam, 36 hours per week

Here at the Rijksmuseum, we conduct cutting-edge research into our collection every day. It includes investigations into the origin of particular objects, or the material from which they made. Your job as the Rijksmuseum’s research radiographer will be to reveal the invisible history of our collection. In this challenging role, you will forge connections between science, the collection and the public.

Application deadline:
16 Feb 2023
Employer:
ACdR Conservation ~ Art Conservation de Rigueur
Location:
San Francisco
Salary Start:
1,500
Salary End:
6,000
Currency:
U.S. Dollars
Contract:
Full-time, Part-time, Temporary, Contract, Internship

Internship Positions Open ~ Hands-On Practicum
In San Francisco, California

Application deadline:
23 Feb 2023
Employer:
The Getty
Location:
Malibu
Salary Start:
78,111
Salary End:
124,982
Currency:
US Dollar
Contract:
Full-time

Overview

Application deadline:
24 Feb 2023
Employer:
University of Oslo (UiO)
Location:
Department of Archaeology
Salary Start:
200
Salary End:
544
Currency:
NOK

PhD Research Fellowship in Conservation
A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) in Conservation is available at the Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History, University of Oslo (UiO).

Application deadline:
28 Feb 2023
Employer:
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Location:
New York City
Salary Start:
80,000
Salary End:
85,000
Currency:
US Dollar
Contract:
Full-time, Permanent

Associate Conservator, Modern and Contemporary (Objects)

Application deadline:
28 Feb 2023
Employer:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Location:
New York
Salary Start:
185,000
Salary End:
210,000
Currency:
USD
Contract:
Full-time

The Conservator in Charge of the Department of Paper Conservation, one of the museum's five conservation departments (Objects, Paintings, Photographs, Textiles), has the academic and administrative responsibility for the conservation and preservation of works of art on paper in accordance with the highest standards of the profession and leads a team (currently) of five conservators, and other staff.

Please apply through our Met Careers Site: https://metmuseum.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/metmuseumcareers/job/The-Met-Fif...

Application deadline:
1 Mar 2023
Employer:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Location:
New York
Salary Start:
95,000
Salary End:
110,000
Currency:
USD
Contract:
Full-time

The Conservator has the overall responsibility to ensure the proper care, preservation, and treatment of The Costume Institute’s encyclopedic collection and coordinate flexible conservation support to the department’s ongoing commitments (exhibitions and installations, loans and acquisitions, assessments) and special projects.

Please apply through the Met Careers Site: https://metmuseum.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/metmuseumcareers/job/The-M...

Application deadline:
1 Mar 2023
Employer:
Princeton University Library
Location:
Princeton
Salary Start:
80,000
Salary End:
95,000
Currency:
USD
Contract:
Full-time

Princeton University Library (PUL) seeks a skilled, knowledgeable, & innovative Preventive Conservator (PC) to administer & manage preventive conservation of PUL’s extraordinary collections. PUL is one of the world’s leading research libraries, serving a diverse community of 5,500 undergraduates, 3,100 graduate students, 1,200 faculty members, & many visiting scholars. Its holdings include more than 7 million printed volumes, 5 million manuscripts, 2 million non-print items, & extensive collections of digital text, data, & images.

Application deadline:
24 Mar 2023
Employer:
Preservation Arts
Location:
Oakland
Salary Start:
62,400
Salary End:
83,200
Currency:
USD
Contract:
Full-time, Permanent, Temporary, Contract

POSITION TITLE: Paper Conservator
REPORTS TO: Director of Collections and Conservation
CLASSIFICATION: Full Time. Initial contract of 6 months with possibility to extend
BENEFITS: Medical, dental, vision, 401K, pension, education allowance
DURATION: 5 days/week starting in May/June 2023
COMPENSATION: $30-$40 per hour DOE

Application deadline:
1 Jun 2023
Employer:
University of Delaware
Location:
Winterthur Museum
Salary Start:
59,000
Salary End:
Currency:
USD
Contract:
Full-time, Temporary

The Department of Art Conservation at the University of Delaware is seeking a postdoctoral researcher for a 2-year research and teaching position in the field of conservation science. This is a term position with a tentative start date of mid-August 2023.
The successful candidate will work at Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library in partnership with the University of Delaware, reporting to the head of the Scientific Research and Analysis Laboratory.
The researcher will:

Application deadline:
14 Aug 2023