Assistant Conservator, Textile Conservation

Job Summary

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York
Contract Type
68000 US dollars per annum - 75000 US dollars per annum
Closing date

Job Details

The Met presents over 5,000 years of art from around the world for everyone to experience and enjoy. The Museum lives in two iconic sites in New York City-The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters. Millions of people also take part in The Met experience online.

The Department of Textile Conservation is responsible for preservation, conservation, technical study, research, and installation of the Museum's collection of approximately 36,000 textiles in twelve curatorial departments, stored primarily in the Antonio Ratti Textile Study and Storage Center. 

You play a vital role in the well-functioning of the department, supporting conservators responsible for textile collections in various curatorial departments.  You will be actively involved in different aspects of conservation work, varying from documentation through conservation treatment to analytical work through the interactions with colleagues working with diverse materials and projects, including a full range of historic and contemporary textiles and costumes. You will have the opportunity to expand your knowledge and skills by learning traditional tapestries and carpet weaving/re-weaving techniques, as well as contribute to the development of treatment and display methodology of modern and contemporary textiles, ranging from flat textiles to three-dimensional fiber art along with mixed-media textile art.

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