Assistant Objects Conservator

Job Summary

Preservation Arts
Contract Type
70000 USD - 85000 USD
Closing date

Job Details

Preservation Arts is offering a full-time Assistant Objects Conservator position to join our objects and sculpture departments. The position will focus on a variety of objects including but not limited to indoor and outdoor sculpture and modern and contemporary objects. This position will offer a mix of indoor and outdoor work as our objects and outdoor sculpture conservators work interchangeably. This position is designed to be heavily mentored for a graduate of a Master’s level conservation program and will be supervised by our senior conservators within a creative, positive, and supportive team environment. Especially looking for someone with gilding experience.

The Assistant Conservator salary range is $70,000-$85,000. We offer a competitive benefits package including PTO, paid holidays, sick time, 100% employer-paid medical and dental coverage for employees, optional vision, and a retirement plan with a 3% company contribution, as well as profit sharing and an annual stipend for professional development.

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A Master’s degree in conservation with a speciality in objects and/or sculpture.
Experience with the treatment and documentation of artworks.
Gilding experience a plus.
Excellent documentation and organization skills.
Possess a wide range of hand skills, impeccable inpainting skills, and the ability to perform physical tasks both in an indoor and outdoor setting.
Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds and stand for long periods of time while working in an open studio environment or outdoors and sometimes work on elevated equipment.
Occasional travel and overnight stays may be required.
Must possess a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record.