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Employer:
National Library of Scotland
Location:
Edinburgh
Salary Start:
33,665
Salary End:
Currency:
UK pounds per annum pro rata
Contract:
Full-time, Contract

The National Library of Scotland is currently recruiting for the following post – Project Conservator, based at our George IV Bridge building in Edinburgh. The post is full time and fixed term for 8 months.

Salary is Pay Point G - £33,665 per annum.

The closing date for all applications is Wednesday 6 July 2022 at midnight.

Applications are welcome from through the Library's Engage recruitment portal: https://www.nls.engageats.co.uk/Welcome.aspx

Application deadline:
6 Jul 2022
Employer:
Auckland Council
Location:
Auckland
Salary Start:
75,000
Salary End:
99,000
Currency:
NZ dollars per annum
Contract:
Full-time

Auckland Libraries
• Unique opportunity for a conservator with expertise in the treatment and care of books and paper
• Work within a creative, innovative team, to protect the Auckland libraries Heritage Collection
• Salary $75,000 - $99,000, based in Auckland, New Zealand

Application deadline:
10 Jul 2022
Employer:
National Gallery of Ireland
Salary Start:
44,000
Salary End:
Currency:
Euro
Contract:
Contract

The National Gallery of Ireland (‘Gallery’) is Ireland’s major national cultural institution devoted to the collection and care of fine art. Comprising some 16,000 paintings, drawings, watercolours, miniatures, prints, sculpture and decorative arts, the institution's extensive holdings include masterpieces by many of the most celebrated figures in the history of western European art. In addition, the Gallery houses the most representative collection of historic Irish art.

Application deadline:
20 Jul 2022
Employer:
National Gallery of Ireland
Salary Start:
33,000
Salary End:
Currency:
Euro
Contract:
Contract

The National Gallery of Ireland (‘Gallery’) is Ireland’s major national cultural institution devoted to the collection and care of fine art. Comprising some 16,000 paintings, drawings, watercolours, miniatures, prints, sculpture and decorative arts, the institution's extensive holdings include masterpieces by many of the most celebrated figures in the history of western European art. In addition, the Gallery houses the most representative collection of historic Irish art.

Application deadline:
20 Jul 2022
Employer:
Preservation Arts
Location:
Oakland
Salary Start:
70,000
Salary End:
Currency:
USD
Contract:
Full-time, Permanent

POSITION TITLE: Associate Objects Conservator
REPORTS TO: Senior Objects Conservator and Director of Conservation
CLASSIFICATION: Full-time with benefits
DURATION: 5 days/week
COMPENSATION: tbd

Application deadline:
31 Jul 2022
Employer:
The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
Location:
Copenhagen
Salary Start:
48,500
Salary End:
48,500
Currency:
DKK
Contract:
Full-time, Permanent

The Royal Danish Academy – Architecture, Design, Conservation invites applications for a permanent, full-time associate professorship in microbiology with a special focus on the interaction between microbiological processes and the degradation of cultural and natural heritage. The Institute for Conservation wishes to incorporate microbiology as a new field of research and
education in its conservation programme.

Application deadline:
7 Aug 2022
Employer:
Los Angeles County Musesum of Art
Location:
Los Angeles
Salary Start:
1
Salary End:
Currency:
USD
Contract:
Full-time

LACMA – Museum Associates seeks an early career professional who is highly motived to join the Conservation Center as the Chemical Hygiene Officer. The Conservation Center’s Chemical Hygiene Officer will oversee the Conservation Center compliance with LACMA Safety Plans (e.g. Hazard Communication, Chemical Hygiene, Respiratory Protection, Radiation Safety), and coordinates emergency response with Facilities and Conservation.

Application deadline:
26 Aug 2022
Employer:
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Location:
Los Angeles
Salary Start:
1
Salary End:
Currency:
USD
Contract:
Full-time

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art seeks an Associate Conservator of Photographs to join the Paper Conservation division. This position shares the responsibility for the care and study of the Museum’s large holding of fine art photographs with an active exhibition, publication and loan program. Duties in the full-time position, include treatment, examination and preventative care of the permanent collections as well as participation in the planning and installation of exhibitions and loans and the development of permanent collection cool and cold storage.

Application deadline:
31 Aug 2022