Paper Conservator

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Balboa Art Conservation Center
Job location: 
San Diego
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US dollars per annum
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Application deadline: 
Sunday, 6 February, 2022 - 00:00

The Balboa Art Conservation Center (BACC) seeks an Assistant or Associate conservator of paper. This full time position expands the Center's capacity and programming as BACC implements exciting new strategies and services thanks to a generous grant from the Andrew Mellon Foundation. The application review process will begin on February 7th and will remain ongoing until the position is filled.

The ideal candidate will have an excellent background in paper conservation with a minimum of 3 years of full time professional experience for an Assistant and 5 years for an Associate Conservator. They will have well-developed practical treatment skills with an ability to accurately assess the condition of works, formulate appropriate treatment strategies, and independently complete hands-on treatment in consultation with the Senior Conservator of Paper. Experience with treatment of Asian art on paper or photographic materials is preferred. BACC maintains active conservation labs that provide a range of conservation and preservation services for a variety of institutions and individuals. The ability to work to project deadlines is a key strength sought. Overall, the ideal candidate will be a clear communicator who is prepared to be an integral part of the Center's collaborative-minded culture.

Position requirements include a master's degree from an accredited conservation program or its equivalent in paper conservation training and experience. Compensation of $50,000 - $55,000 is commensurate with experience while benefits are excellent and comprehensive. Start date of May 2nd is flexible. The position will remain open until filled.

For further information about the position and details of the application process, please go to

For enquiries, please contact Leticia Gomez Franco, Executive Director, by email to with the subject line: "Assistant/Associate Paper Conservator".