The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation (Williamsburg, VA) is seeking applicants for a fellowship in textile conservation. This is a one year position with the possibility for renewal. The salary is $37,000 and includes benefits and support for travel.
Responsibilities: The Conservation Fellow is responsible for enhancing the protection and preservation of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's cultural assets by performing examination, treatment, and documentation of Collections artifacts, under the supervision of conservation staff and in consultation with the specialist curators and conservators.
Qualifications: Knowledge of and experience working with decorative arts objects. Experience in research, examination, treatments and report writing. Familiarity with digital photography and Microsoft Office products. Highly developed dexterity to handle collections, use tools, and perform conservation treatments. Ability to make best use of time and resources: using facilities, materials, and equipment effectively and with reasonable and appropriate care. Ability to communicate effectively and follow instructions orally and in writing. Scientific knowledge sufficient to undertake in-depth examination and analysis of objects. All generally gained via earning a Master's degree from a recognized conservation program or equivalent apprenticeship/technical training with appropriate experience.
Preferred qualifications: Concentrated experience in textile conservation practice and mounting of costumes for display.
Prospective applicants should use the link below to review the position and apply on line by September 30th, 2021.
Successful candidate must have US work visa.