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- Performs a broad range of conservation treatments on the works on paper collection, ensuring their physical safety and stability, while retaining historical and artistic context.
- Provides detailed records of the works carried out, examines, analyses, researches, notates, photographs and explains all findings in reports
- Provides knowledgeable expertise on the caring, handling, and addressing condition issues of paper-based collections for acquisition, loan, exhibit, transport and storage.
Title: Assistant or Associate Paintings Conservator
Reports to: Director of Conservation
Status: Full-time; exempt from overtime
Work location: Onsite
Application deadline: September 30, 2023. The preferred start date is December 2023.
Annual salary: Assistant Paintings Conservator $60 - 65,000
Associate Paintings Conservator $70 - 75,000
We are seeking a professional with a background in preservation or management of archives and a keen interest in research and education to fill the position of Project Specialist in the Getty Conservation Institute’s Collections Department. In this role, you will contribute to projects and research focused on the conservation of archival and bibliographic materials.
This job will begin in the office full-time. The opportunity to request a telework schedule may be available after an initial period of training and orientation and will be discussed and approved by your supervisor.
We are seeking a conservation professional with a background in preventive conservation and a keen interest in education to fill a four-year limited-term Associate Project Specialist position in the Getty Conservation Institute’s Collections Department. In this role, you will be an integral team member of the multidisciplinary Managing Collection Environments Initiative, which conducts research, education, and field activities that address technical and practical issues pertaining to the sustainable control and management of collection environments in museums, libraries, and archives.
The National Gallery is seeking a pro-active and knowledgeable individual who will work within the Conservation and Scientific Departments to deliver their key contributions to its Digital Dossier Programme (DDP). This role will act as key liaison between the departments and the DDP as a whole. This is a full time post for a fixed term of 24 months.
The DDP is an ambitious project, with the aim to hold ‘everything we know about a painting, all in one place’. The post holder will work on various aspects of the DDP, leading the conservation and scientific input.
We are seeking a conservation professional with a high level of experience in the conservation of archaeological collections and a keen interest in research and education to fill the position of Senior Project Specialist. In this role, you will be an integral member of the Getty Conservation Institute’s Collections Department and will plan, develop, manage, and implement conservation projects, research, and workshops to address current and emerging needs related to collections of excavated materials of all sizes and in all settings across cultures and geographic regions.
Preservation Arts is offering a full time position of Assistant Objects Conservator to join our existing objects and outdoor sculpture departments. This position will focus primarily on the treatment of objects and sculpture both in the studio and outdoors, and will be supervised by the senior conservators within each department. An interest and experience in treatment of outdoor sculpture will be beneficial.
The Getty Conservation Institute’s (GCI) Postdoctoral Fellowship in Conservation Science is a two-year program designed to provide recent PhDs in chemistry and other physical or material sciences with experience in conservation science. The 2024–2026 Postdoctoral Fellow will be an integral part of the GCI Science department’s Built Heritage Research Initiative (https://www.getty.edu/projects/built-heritage-research-initiative).
Applications are now open for the 2024-2025 Getty Graduate Internship program! Opportunities are available in the GCI’s Buildings & Sites, Collections, and Science departments, and the GCI Information Center. For a full list of internship descriptions, see https://www.getty.edu/projects/graduate-internships/opportunities/.
Xiamen University (XMU) sincerely welcomes outstanding international postgraduate/PhD students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty members in heritage science. They will conduct interdisciplinary research on cultural heritage from the scientific perspective, including characterizing object material and craftsmanship, analyzing degradation phenomena, and developing conservation methodologies.
For postgraduate/PhD students, there are numerous opportunities for scholarships, more information is available at https://admissions.xmu.edu.cn/.