- Paper Conservator, Missouri State Archives/Local Records Preservation Program
- Conservation Architect, City of York Council
- Supervisory Librarian, Library of Congress
- Undergraduate Conservation Internships for Summer 2017, Smithsonian Institution
- Digital Initiatives Librarian, Kansas State Agricultural College
- Metadata Cataloguer – Digital Asset Management, Historic Royal Palaces – Hampton Court Palace
- Stone Conservator Vacancies (Two Full-Time Posts), Lincoln Cathedral
- Assistant Conservator, the National Gallery
- Assistant Paper Conservator, the Museum of Modern Art
- Conservator/Associate Conservator of Textiles, Winterthur, Museum, Garden & Library
- Conservator of Photographs and Paper, the Victoria and Albert Museum
- Conservation Technician – Conservation and Collection Care, Historic Royal Palaces – Hampton Court Palace
- Pre-Program and Post Graduate Hands on Practicum Internships, Art Conservation De Rigueur (Acdr) Conservation
- Post-Graduate Fellowship in Book Conservation, Morgan Library & Museum
- Conservation Fellowship, Glenstone Museum
- Built Heritage Consultant, Jacobs
- Textile Conservator, Jeff Bridgman Antique Flags
- Conservator, Princeton University Art Museum
- Stone/Object Conservator (Short Term), Mareva Conservation
1. PAPER CONSERVATOR, Missouri State Archives/Local Records Preservation Program (Jefferson City, MO, USA)
- Applications deadline: April 4, 2017. After the minimum posting period, the position may be closed to new applicants and filled at any time.
- Starting Salary: $3,077-$3,309 per month
The Missouri State Archives is seeking a paper conservator to treat historically significant paper records, primarily from the 19th and early 20th century from the Archives and local government offices. The primary work is conservation treatment; some work in outreach (training and consultation) is required.
This is a permanent, fulltime position working alongside two other conservators in a well-equipped conservation lab.
Qualifications: Minimum Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree required. At least 2 years advanced training in conservation acquired through formal studies or a combination of apprenticeship, advanced courses, and internships. Knowledge of the chemical and physical properties of books/paper and an understanding of the causes of deterioration.
Preferred Education/Experience: Advanced degree/certificate in paper conservation through an accredited graduate or equivalent certificate program, formal apprenticeship, or equivalent experience OR Master’s degree in library science or archival administration, art, art history, history, historical preservation, or related field, with one year experience in paper conservation. Sound knowledge of organic and physical chemistry.
The complete job description, qualifications, and application procedures are available at http://www.sos.mo.gov/hr/jobs.
2. CONSERVATION ARCHITECT, City of York Council (York, UK)
- Application closing date: April 13, 2017 midnight
- Interview date: May 4 or May 5, 2017
- Job reference ECPL000342
- Salary: Grade 10 Level 1-4 (£33,272 to £38,742 per annum)
This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and self-motivated Architect with a positive, innovative and creative attitude to join a team of professionals specializing in conservation, archaeology, urban design, architecture, landscape, sustainable design, ecology and countryside management. The post requires someone who is able to negotiate for the preservation of the historic fabric alongside the introduction of the best of contemporary design appropriate to the city.
The Conservation Architect will be involved in advising on applications affecting Listed Buildings and Conservation areas and on other design and conservation issues.
You will need a sound working and practical knowledge of the historic development, construction and detailing of buildings, as well as all other areas of conservation practice, relevant legislation and current issues, together with excellent communication skills and a high level of initiative.
You must be a qualified architect specializing in conservation, demonstrated by a Degree, Masters or Post Graduate Diploma in heritage conservation.
City of York Council is a forward thinking Authority with a reputation for excellence and a mission to provide high quality, cost effective, services for the people of the York area. The Council is committed to achieving the highest standards of environmental quality through positive policies and direct action.
For further information or an informal discussion please contact Guy Hanson, Design and Sustainability Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org or +44 01904 551319.
For a full job description and to apply, please visit: https://tinyurl.com/lv7wp6l.
3. SUPERVISORY LIBRARIAN, Library of Congress (Washington DC, USA)
- Application deadline: April 14, 2017
- Job Announcement No. 170068
- Control No. 466495800
- Salary Range: $112,021.00 to $145,629.00 / Per Year
- Series & Grade: GS-1410-14/14
- Who May Apply: Anyone may apply – By law, employment at most U.S. Government agencies, including the Library of Congress, is limited to U.S. citizens. However, non-citizens may be hired, provided that other legal requirements are met and the Library determines there are no qualified U.S. citizens available for the position.
The Digital Content Management Section is responsible for providing digital acquisitions support to Library Services, and for the lifecycle management of digital collections that are not otherwise under the care of a custodial division. The section also is responsible for managing the Library’s web archiving program and collections.
This position is located within the Technology Policy Directorate in Library Services, and reports to the Chief of the Digital Collections Management & Services Division (DCMS).
- The position description number for this position is 351207.
- This position has no promotion potential.
- The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
- The incumbent of this position may elect to work a flextime schedule.
- This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.
- Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.
- Performs the administrative and human resource management functions related to the staff supervised. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff, which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system.
- Responsible for advancing the objectives of equal employment opportunity (EEO) by taking positive steps to adhere to nondiscriminatory employment practices in regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, and disability.
- Coordinates, determines, and manages projects within the section. Serves as a technical expert in the planning, management, and execution of digital collections projects and activities within the scope of the section.
- Applying broad knowledge of digital libraries and technical solutions provides expert analysis and advice and develops solutions to solve complex issues and problems associated with digital lifecycle management. Identifies and applies new analytical techniques to address situations that are unique or not previously encountered.
- Oversees the development of requirements related to the management of digital content under care of the section. Directs studies and testing of digital library best practices and standards. Develops cost estimates and IT investment packages to support digital content acquisition and curation programs.
- Serves as advisor and liaison to the Chief of Digital Collection Management & Services Division on matters pertaining to digital collections lifecycle activities. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with Library staff at multiple levels and across service unit lines on digital collections management.
- Coordinates digital workflow activities with specialists in curatorial units throughout Library Services, the Law Library, and the Office of Chief lnformation Officer.
- Provides training and presentations to staff in stakeholder and curatorial units. Communicates orally and in writing to both technical and non-technical staff concerning digital collections activities.
- Attends conferences/meetings to make presentations or for professional development to keep abreast of current trends in technology. Works collaboratively inside and outside the section to facilitate and encourage the development and implementation of institution-wide and national best practices and standards.
- Occasional Travel
- May attend conferences.
Qualifications: Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.
- Ability to supervise and manage staff.
- Knowledge of digital content management principles and practices.
- Ability to perform project management functions.
- Ability to interact collaboratively with others at all levels.
- Ability to analyze organizational and operational problems and develop solutions to plan and carry out digital content management programs.
- Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.
The Supervisor leads his/her staff toward meeting the Library’s vision, mission, and goals by acting decisively, leveraging diversity and inclusiveness, demonstrating flexibility and resilience, fostering continuous improvement and innovation, and fostering integrity and honesty. To view the Library’s Supervisory Core Competencies, click the following link: www.loc.gov/hr/employment/uploads/loc_supervisor_core_competencies.pdf.
To see a full job description and to apply, visit: www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/466495800.
4. UNDERGRADUATE CONSERVATION INTERNSHIPS FOR SUMMER 2017, Smithsonian Institution (Washington, DC, USA)
- Application deadline: April 14, 2017, Midnight (EST)
The Smithsonian Institution is pleased to announce conservation internship opportunities for the Summer 2017 10-week session June 5 – August 11, 2017.
This internship program will provide an introduction to museum conservation. This program is offered to students to increase participation of groups who are currently underrepresented in the museum field and visual arts organizations are especially encouraged to apply.
A conservator’s work involves the preservation of collections, including documentation, treatment, and research. Conservators have academic backgrounds in the arts, sciences or social sciences and attain a professional graduate degree in conservation. For more information about the field see: www.conservation-us.org/about-conservation.
WHO SHOULD APPLY: Currently enrolled undergraduates or recent degree holders from HBCUs, colleges and universities, with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, with coursework in the sciences (chemistry, biology, physics, engineering, forensic science); or arts and humanities (studio arts, art history, history, anthropology); and skills such as photography/imaging; or various crafts that might be applicable/useful in a museum conservation setting, and an interest in the conservation of cultural heritage are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
INTERNSHIP LOCATIONS: Placements will be made in Conservation Departments at the: Smithsonian American Art Museum, National Portrait Gallery, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute, National Museum of American Indian, National Museum of American History, and the National Museum of Natural History. The 10-week internships will commence June 5 and end August 11, 2017. They will be full-time (40 hrs/week) and carry a stipend. Travel allowance may be included.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Midnight (EST), April 14, 2017 for all materials including letters of reference.
Application Procedure: Applicants must register and submit an online application via the Smithsonian Online Academic Appointment system (SOLAA). After registering, sign onto the SOLAA system. At the top of the screen, select “Start your Application”; Select “Internship” and “Smithsonian Institution Undergraduate Conservation Program” from the drop-down program lists. Within the application, you will identify which Smithsonian Unit(s) you are interested in joining for the conservation internship.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS VIA SOLAA
An essay addressing the following (no more than three pages total):
1) A statement of your interest in an internship at the desired Smithsonian Conservation Unit and what you hope to gain from the experience; please state how you found out about the internship.
2) Please discuss the impact that a funded internship would have on you and your education.
3) Provide a short biography describing your background, personal history, interests and major/minor (if declared).
-Curriculum Vitae or Resume
-Undergraduate transcripts (unofficial)
-Names and email address of two professional references (1 must be academic)
Smithsonian Institution Undergraduate Conservation Internship Program Administrator
National Museum of African American History and Culture
PO Box 37012, MRC 1401
Washington D.C., 20013-7012
5. DIGITAL INITIATIVES LIBRARIAN, Kansas State Agricultural College (Manhattan, NY, USA)
- Screening of Applications Begins: April 14, 2017 and continues until position is filled
- Department:3670003040 Hale Library
- Job No:500941
Kansas State University Libraries invite applications and nominations for the position of Digital Initiatives Librarian. This individual will be responsible for leading efforts to advance Kansas State University Libraries’ unique collections with enhanced discovery through digitization. The incumbent will lead and participate in the strategic development of innovative, scalable, and sustainable digital collections. The individual will lead the Digital Initiatives Unit and directly supervise 2 FTE, coordinate digitization work between Library units and departments and serve as a member of the Metadata, Preservation, & Digital Initiatives Management Team.
This is a full-time 12-month tenure-track position reporting to the Head of Metadata, Preservation, & Digital Initiatives. The candidate should demonstrate a commitment to scholarly/creative activities and professional service necessary for pursuing tenure at Kansas State University Libraries. To be successful in this position, the incumbent must demonstrate excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills as well as the ability to maintain professional relationships with researchers, faculty, and colleagues.
Kansas State Agricultural College was established in 1863, which was the beginning of the K-State Libraries. With only 2,700 volumes at the time, the collected materials were moved four times around campus in buildings such as Farm Machinery Hall, Anderson Hall, Fairchild Hall, and Farrell Library.
In 1926, construction began on a building with the purpose of housing only the libraries’ collections. That building has been renovated three times, most recently with the dedication of Hale Library (pdf) in 1997. In addition to Hale, there are four branch libraries: Math/Physics Library, Kansas State Polytechnic Library, Veterinary Medical Library, and Paul Weigel Library of Architecture, Planning and Design.
- Coordinate, execute and maintain appropriate documentation of projects throughout the digital lifecycle including capture, presentation, and other digital asset management activities
- Provide technical expertise in the application of methods used to develop and manage digital collections
- Serve as primary resource for best practices in digitization by staying current on digital library trends, developments, applications, and industry standards in order to ensure the libraries adopt appropriate changes in digital collection management activities
- Work closely with the University Archives and Special Collections Department to address digitization needs
- Assist the Center for the Advancement of Digital Scholarship (CADS) in supporting the institutional repository
- Collaborate extensively with Library IT to troubleshoot technical problems; develop and fine-tune workflow automation; and effectively communicate problems/enhancement requests as well as engage in discussions about the management of digital objects
- Lead the cross-departmental Digital Projects Advisory Team to review proposed collections for digitization and prioritize preservation
- Participate in digital preservation efforts using Archivematica for deposit in the Digital Preservation Network (DPN)
- Assist in the promotion of digital collections to users within the Libraries and across campus by working with the Libraries’ Communication and Marketing Unit and Academic Services Department
- Assess digital collection usage and the user experience in order to refine the digital library program accordingly
- Identify grant opportunities and work collaboratively to create proposals in support of digital initiatives
Required Minimum Qualifications:
- ALA-accredited master’s degree or master’s degree in related field with digitization emphasis
- Record of experience supporting and developing digital collections
- Knowledge and understanding of the standards needed to manage digitization activities including capture, ingest, metadata, preservation, and presentation
- Proven expertise with current technologies, platforms, and products (such as DSpace, Bepress, Islandora, Hydra, Adobe Photoshop, etc.) as they relate to digital materials
- Demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate, and lead projects to completion
- Working knowledge of intellectual property and copyright issues as they relate to digital collections
- Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills in an environment requiring attention to detail and a high level of accuracy
- Advanced competency with tools used in daily workflows such as Excel, OpenRefine, etc.
- Demonstrated successful supervisory experience
- Working knowledge of HTML, CSS, XML, XSLT, or other open web standards
- Ability to articulate current metadata best practices and standards such as Dublin Core, EAD, MARC, METS, MODS, TEI
- Experience with online exhibit tools, social media, programming or scripting languages
- Experience in a research or academic library, archive, or museum
- Knowledge of trends relating to digital humanities
Special Instructions to Applicants: Combine the following documents into a single PDF file and upload with your application.
- A letter of application. To greatly strengthen your application, please apply your communication skills to clearly address the position responsibilities and qualifications listed above, and demonstrate how your work style, vision, and other distinctive qualities would enhance our organization.
- A curriculum vitae.
- Names and contact information, including email addresses, for three professional references.
Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.
For more details and to apply online, visit: http://careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/500941/digital-initiatives-librarian.
6. METADATA CATALOGUER – DIGITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT, Historic Royal Palaces – Hampton Court Palace ((Molesey, East Molesey, UK)
- Application closing date: April 17 2017
- Salary: GBP25,912.00 (pro rata)
- Full-time, temporary (11 months)
Historic Royal Palaces (HRP) is the independent charity that looks after the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace, Kew Palace, Banqueting House, Whitehall and Hillsborough Castle. Together these six extraordinary palaces are home to almost one thousand years of history and we take great pride in opening up these palaces to visitors from around the world.
We are currently recruiting for a Metadata Cataloguer to assist the Product Executive and Digital Asset Management (DAM) team in the delivery and implementation of an exciting new DAM system which will touch every part of the organization including Conservation and Learning, the Visitor Experience, Retail, Press and Marketing and Membership.
As a Metadata Cataloguer you will support, assist and help train users of the DAM system in the creation of metadata for digital assets and the entering of this metadata into the DAM system for each digital asset uploaded. You will help to catalogue DAM assets and to establish the DAM system as the centralized repository of digital images, audio and video assets for palace-wide use.
You will have an excellent eye for detail and be able to maintain a high level of accuracy under pressure. You will be a people-person who thrives on fostering good working relationships with the users of the DAM system.
Based at Hampton Court Palace you may be required to travel to our other sites on occasion.
Find out more and apply by visiting www.hrp.org.uk/recruitment.
Historic Royal Places is an equal opportunities employer and truly values a diverse workforce. Applications are welcome from candidates regardless of their background.
7. STONE CONSERVATOR VACANCIES (TWO FULL-TIME POSTS), Lincoln Cathedral (Lincoln, UK)
- Application deadline: April 18, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.
Lincoln Cathedral is entering a new and exciting phase of conservation work over the next 5 years and is looking to expand its Conservation Department. We would welcome applications from suitably qualified and experienced stone conservators to join our existing team, to undertake a range of roles including sculpture cleaning, recording, report writing and repairs. This exceptional opportunity will result in the successful candidates forming part of the team delivering the conservation of Lincoln’s West Front Heritage Lottery Fund program, which includes the internationally important Romanesque Frieze and Gallery of Kings sculptures.
You will have meaningful and demonstrable practical experience in the conservation of complex stone and sculpture projects, with a wide and in-depth understanding of current stone conservation practices. You will have a proven track record of delivering projects on time and on budget to the highest professional standards. Experience of conservation recording and a proven ability to write to a high standard will be necessary. A good working understanding of current digital recording techniques/measured surveying and manipulating image data would be advantageous, although further training is possible for the right candidate.
Relevant qualifications or equivalent are required, alongside a good understanding of current health and safety requirements. The ability to work at height and on scaffolded sites is an essential requirement of both posts.
Although you will be part of a team, you will be expected to work flexibly on a variety of projects as part of the Works Department program, at times with minimum supervision. We are looking for team members with excellent communication skills, who are highly organized, enthusiastic and committed individuals.
- Four-year fixed term contract.
- Salary negotiable
- Hours of work: 38.75 hours per week worked Monday to Friday. Fixed working hours.
You can find the application pack and application form at https://lincolncathedral.com/get-involved/current-vacancies/, or email email@example.com for a pack to be sent to you.
The selection process including interviews will take place on May 8, 2017.
8. ASSISTANT CONSERVATOR, The National Gallery (London, UK)
- Application deadline: April 18, 2017
- Interview date: May 5, 2017
- Salary GBP29,937 – GBP37,511
The National Gallery, which houses one of the finest collections of Western European paintings in the world, has a long-established Conservation Department with an international reputation.
The Assistant Conservator will join the present team of conservators responsible for the care of the collection. You will undertake the cleaning and restoration and also some structural repair of paintings; take part in our Preventive Conservation efforts; become involved in research on paintings in the collection, working in collaboration with the Scientific and Curatorial Departments; contribute to publications and lecture on conservation and other research; examine and report on loans and travel with National Gallery paintings on loan.
We are looking for a well-qualified individual with a first degree, or equivalent, in a science or arts/humanities subject followed by a recognized post-graduate qualification in the conservation of easel paintings. Some further training and practical experience as a result of internships and/or employment would be an advantage. In addition to a high level of practical skills in the restoration of paintings of all periods up to the early 20th century, you will have the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with a wide range of individuals.
To apply online, go to: http://login.amris.com/wizards/nationalgallery/vacancyView.php?requirementId=MTQ3MA==&jId
9. ASSISTANT PAPER CONSERVATOR, The Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY, USA)
- Application deadline: April 21, 2017
The Museum of Modern Art is currently accepting applications for the position of Assistant Paper Conservator to work within the Paper Conservation section of the David Booth Conservation Department and Center. This role involves working collaboratively on a wide-range of modern and contemporary works across all curatorial departments, and participating in all departmental activities, including examination, documentation, treatment, and research of collection materials, as well as exhibition, collection care, loan, and courier responsibilities. Reporting to the Paper Conservator and The Agnes Gund Chief Conservator, the incumbent will have the following specific responsibilities:
- Examines, documents, and treats paper works in the collection through written and photographic documentation.
- Participates in all departmental activities, including acquisition, preparation of works for exhibition, collection care, loans, and research.
- Monitors hinging, matting, storage, environmental conditions, and other preventive conservation steps for the collection on an on-going basis.
- Assists with the maintenance of work areas in the conservation lab, including researching supplies and equipment, maintaining materials, and replenishing supplies.
- Works collaboratively across departments at the Museum, including Conservation, curatorial, Exhibition Planning and Design, and Collection Management and Exhibition Registration.
- Conducts research centering on treatment protocols, artist materials, and methods.
- Participates in training and supervision of interns and fellows.
Qualified candidates will possess a Master’s degree in the conservation of works on paper and two years’ experience with works on paper in a museum setting or equivalent. Experience performing all aspects of the treatment of works on paper and related artworks, with adherence to the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the American Institute for Conservation. The Museum of Modern Art has an emphasis on the collecting and preservation of contemporary art, therefore demonstrated interest and experience in the conservation of contemporary works is strongly encouraged. Knowledge and experience of documentation procedures, including digital photography and other imaging techniques. Strong interpersonal and written communication skills. Ability to work cooperatively on projects and independently on treatments as required. Ability to travel. Experience engaging with artists and their studios is desirable. Familiarity with the Museum’s collection management system, The Museum System, is also desirable.
If hired, individual must successfully complete a security threat assessment through the Department of Homeland Security.
Candidates must submit a detailed letter of interest stating education, work history, involvement with modern and/or contemporary art, and research interests. The inclusion of a writing sample, either published work or work-related documentation or research, is strongly recommended. The application should include the name of three references, but letters from references are not requested. No treatment reports are requested and should not be included. Candidates invited for interviews will be asked to supply treatment reports at that time. All material, in digital form, should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than April 21, 2017. This position is in New York, NY.
The Museum of Modern Art is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.
10. CONSERVATOR/ASSOCIATE CONSERVATOR OF TEXTILES, Winterthur, Museum, Garden & Library (Winterthur, DE, USA)
- Review of applications will begin as of April 21, 2017, and continue until the position is filled
- Scheduled days/hours: Full Time- 35 hours/week
Job Description: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library in Winterthur, DE is seeking candidates to fill the position of Conservator/Associate Conservator of Textiles to be lead in their Textile Conservation Laboratory in a dynamic conservation program whose mission is the preservation and enhanced understanding of textile based objects in the collection through collection preservation (documentation, treatment, and implementing storage strategies), exhibition, education and outreach, and object-based research and analysis. This position provides support and teaching to the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation (WUDPAC), a Master’s-level graduate program with a three-year curriculum designed to educate and prepare students to be conservators of cultural heritage. This positon offers a unique and exciting opportunity in textile conservation leadership and education in the midst of a pre-eminent collection of 89,000 objects made and used in America from 1630 -1860, 20th century Winterthur Estate materials, and over 500,000 documents, books, manuscripts, and images in Winterthur’s research library. The textile collection includes over 20,000 objects with a particular depth in printed textiles, needlework, furnishing fabrics, and quilts. The museum affords the chance to work with exhibiting textiles in gallery settings as well as rooms within a house setting.
In addition to textiles, the Conservation Department includes eight other laboratories staffed by leading professionals in paper, furniture, objects, library and archival materials, preventive and collection care, paintings conservation, photography, and scientific research and analysis. The personnel of the Textile Lab include a conservation assistant and part-time conservator.
Job Requirements: A Master’s degree in conservation (or a Bachelor’s degree and equivalent experience) combined with a minimum of ten/seven years’ conservation experience is required. The successful candidate must demonstrate treatment, teaching and scholarly achievement, including a research/publication record, and evidence of professional engagement. Support of the museum’s overall conservation efforts are an integral component of the position and the candidate must be committed to extensive collaboration with museum conservators and scientists; curators; exhibition, registration, development and other related staff; and WUDPAC faculty and students. Administrative responsibilities of the Conservator/Associate Conservator of Textiles include the oversight of the laboratory staff, budget, and lab and equipment maintenance. In addition to care of the Winterthur Collections, the Textile Conservator may also supervise documentation and treatment of archaeological, ethnographic, modern and contemporary artwork/objects through WUDPAC student projects. The successful candidate will demonstrate (1) excellent interpersonal and communication skills with staff, students, museum and university colleagues, donors, and the general public (2) creative thinking and solutions-based problem-solving, and (3) superior organizational abilities with a high attention to detail. A proven ability to work both collaboratively and independently while managing multiple tasks simultaneously is required.
This position reports to the Director of Conservation.
Salary will be commensurate with experience. To apply, send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and contact information for three professional references familiar with your textile conservation experience to: email@example.com. Please reference Job #1117- Textile Conservator in the subject line. Review of applications will begin as of April 21, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.
11. CONSERVATOR OF PHOTOGRAPHS AND PAPER, The Victoria and Albert Museum (London, UK)
- Closing date for receipt of applications: April 23, 2017 Midnight
- Division: Research & Collection
- Department/Section: Conservation & Collections Management/ Paper, Book & Paintings Conservation
- Reporting to: Senior Conservator, Photographs
The V&A is the world’s leading museum of art, design and performance. We enrich people’s lives by promoting the practice of design and increasing knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of the designed world.
The Conservation Department has a worldwide reputation for the excellence of its practical work, for innovative ideas, for pioneering the scientific and ethical approach to conservation, and for sharing this expertise. The Department contributes to the care and preservation of the V&A’s collections, prepares them for display and investigates their materials and technology.
PURPOSE OF JOB
The V&A has been collecting photographs since 1856 and it was one of the first museums to present photography exhibitions. Since then the collection has grown to be one of the largest and most important in the world, comprising around 500,000 images. The V&A is now honored to be adding the Royal Photographic Society (RPS) collection to its holdings, which contains around 270,000 photographs, an extensive library, and 6,000 cameras and pieces of equipment associated with leading artists and photographic pioneers.
To maximize the impact of the expanded collection, the V&A is developing a new Photography Centre which will allow the Museum to display a far greater number and range of photographs, negatives, camera technology, books and archival items alongside its headline photography exhibitions and displays. The Photography Centre will also facilitate exciting activities, learning events and broader opportunities for visitors and resident practitioners to engage with photography.
The Conservator of Photographs and Paper will be based in the Paper, Book and Paintings Section of the Conservation Department. The main focus of the work will be the assessment, examination and conservation of a wide range of photographic objects but the post-holder will also be expected to contribute to the preparation of other paper-based objects including, for example, prints, drawings, watercolors, Indian miniatures, wallpapers and posters.
The post-holder will work initially on photographs for display in the Photography Centre – due to open in 2018. Thereafter work will focus mainly on projects relating to the Museum’s Public Program of displays, exhibitions, and loans as well as the core collection.
- Carry out practical conservation including mounting of photographs, works of art on paper and other photographic material.
- Assessment of objects to determine their condition and to produce treatment estimates.
- Give advice to curatorial colleagues, other institutions and the public on conservation-related matters.
- Document the conservation assessment, treatment and technical examination of objects and produce condition reports for travel for objects using Departmental systems.
- Supervise students and interns where appropriate.
- Carry out ad hoc duties and assist in day-to-day organization and housekeeping in the studio.
- Contribute to – and maintain an up-to-date knowledge of – developments in the field of photographs conservation.
- Be committed to health and safety and ensure familiarity with all of the Museum’s health and safety policies and procedures.
- Be security conscious, ensure familiarity and co-operation with all museum security procedures and ensure you wear a security pass at all times when on museum premises.
- Promote equality and diversity in all aspects of your work by developing and maintaining positive working relationships, ensuring that colleagues are treated fairly and with respect/dignity and actively contributing to developments that support the museum’s strategy for widening access, inclusion and diversity.
- Carry out ad hoc duties as requested by appropriate managers within your department.
- A recognised qualification in the Conservation of Photographs and/or Paper and relevant post graduate experience of at least 2 years.
- A good knowledge and understanding of the materials and techniques of photographs and works of art on paper.
- The ability to manage work by organising tasks in an efficient and effective way – with minimal supervision – to produce work to appropriate standards whilst working to tight deadlines.
- Good interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to give clear advice on conservation issues and to work as part of a team.
- Good end-user IT skills including image processing and collection management database software.
- Knowledge of the V&A’s collections.
- Knowledge of the Museum’s strategic objectives.
- Net working hours (i.e. excluding meal breaks) are 36 per week.
- The salary for this role will be GBP26,542 – GBP31,901 per annum. Salaries are reviewed on an annual basis.
- Annual leave: 28 days plus 8 days’ public holidays
- Pension benefits: You will be auto enrolled into the Museum’s Group Personal Pension Scheme and have the opportunity on completion of Probation to an enhanced pension provision, including an employer contribution of 10%.
- Other benefits: Non-contributory life assurance policy (to value of 4 x annual salary)
- An interest free season ticket or bicycle loan is available after three months.
- Free entrance to all the major museums and exhibitions in London as well as many others.
- Subsidized staff restaurant
- Discounts on purchases in V&A shops
- Childcare Voucher Scheme
Please apply online via the V&A’s website at www.vam.ac.uk/jobs.
If you have any queries regarding the recruitment process, you can email us – firstname.lastname@example.org, or telephone us on +44 020 7942 2937.
- You will be expected to bring a portfolio with 2 – 3 examples of your work to the interview.
- Interviews to be held on May 4, 2017. Interview expenses will not be paid unless there is a prior agreement.
12. CONSERVATION TECHNICIAN – CONSERVATION AND COLLECTION CARE, Historic Royal Palaces – Hampton Court Palace (Molesey, East Molesey, UK)
- Application closing date: April 24, 2017
- Maternity Cover (full time 6 months with possible extension)
- Pay Range: GBP22,860.00
Historic Royal Palaces (HRP) is the independent charity that looks after the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace, the Banqueting House Whitehall, Kew Palace and Hillsborough Castle in Northern Ireland. Across these six sites we care for thousands of historic objects, many of them in their original royal setting. You’ll have a real interest in our history, in the buildings and their contents and be willing to help conserve them to the standard they deserve: the best.
That’s where our Conservation and Collection Care, Collections Management (CCC-CM) department comes in. Our job is to help everyone to explore the story of how monarchs and people have shaped society, in some of the greatest palaces ever built.
Responsible for the treatment and care of the historic collections and decorative features across all of our palaces, the CCC-CM team comprises preventive and treatment conservators together with conservation scientists and collections and information managers. Join them and you’ll play a key role in running our highly professional technical service.
Chiefly, we’ll look to you to:
- perform yarn and fabric dyeing to exacting standards for use in conservation treatments
- prepare conservation support materials for a wide range of textile treatments, laboratory work and preventive conservation operations
- cost-effectively manage budgets for conservation materials, laboratory supplies, and equipment servicing and laundry contracts
Educated to A level standard, you’ll need to have good understanding of the chemistry involved in the dyeing process and be able to demonstrate a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
Although based at Hampton Court Palace you may be required to work at our other sites and must be comfortable working at heights
Find out more and apply by visiting www.hrp.org.uk/recruitment.
Historic Royal Palaces is an equal opportunities employer and truly values a diverse workforce. Applications are welcome from candidates regardless of their background.
13. PRE-PROGRAM AND POST GRADUATE HANDS ON PRACTICUM INTERNSHIPS, Art Conservation de Rigueur (ACdR) Conservation (San Francisco, CA, USA)
- Applications due: April 30, 2017
- Period of 6-9 months or longer; International Applicants 3-6 months
- 20 to 35 hours per week
Extend your academic and practical experience through a supervised, constructive and instructive environment, supportive to your future professional development. We have two (2) pre-program and/or graduate conservation internship positions open for the Fall/Winter into Spring 2017-2018.
ACdR is a hands-on practicum in San Francisco, California in a multi-disciplinary private conservation practice specializing in textiles, objects, decorative arts, paintings, mold and pest remediation/abatement treatments.
Projects may include: European tapestry, needlepoint, Asian and Oriental embroideries, costume, dress and textile collections, ethnographic weavings and objects, works on paper and rare books, ceramics, sculpture, Native American objects Japanese painted silk screens, Tapa cloths, quilts, Tibetan Thangka, silk flags, oil paintings, among many others.
*We will also be working on a major long-term and ongoing historic drapery conservation project funded by the Nation Historic Trust for the Filoli Estate.
Applied skills to be instructed: micro-hepa vacuuming, hand sewn repairs, linings and mounts, object cleaning, in-fills, stabilization, consolidation CO2 anoxia encapsulation, ATP bioluminescence testing, dry thermal vacuum freezer treatments, integrated pest management, environmental monitoring, research, condition reports, photo documentation, object cataloging, material and fiber analysis, working with custom formulated non-aqueous gels, solvents and adhesives, archival materials and custom fabrication of housing, boxes and much more.
Applicants must either be currently enrolled in a program leading to a diploma or degree in a conservation or relevant museum collections care field, have completed appropriate studies within the past three years, or are considered “Pre-Program” continuing students pursuing a graduate conservation program, but need to accrue the needed 800-1200+ hours of experience prior to applying, in which case, this is a great place to accumulate some of those 100’s requisite hours.
Previous internship experience in conservation and/or museum collection care and handling is preferred. Many of our prior interns have gone on to wonderful successes in this highly competitive and technically complex field.
Applicants may send a letter of intent and interest, one letter of recommendation and CV to Elise Rousseau, Principal Conservator, at email@example.com.
Qualified candidates will be requested for interviews over Skype. National and International applicants are welcome.
Starting Dates between August 5 and September 5, 2017.
14. POST-GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP IN BOOK CONSERVATION, Morgan Library & Museum (New York, NY, USA)
- Deadline for application: May 5, 2017
Pine Tree Foundation Post-Graduate Fellowship in Rare Book Conservation Thaw Conservation Center, Morgan Library & Museum (full-time, beginning September 2017).
The Morgan Library & Museum announces a one-year fellowship in rare book conservation, renewable for a second year. The purpose of the fellowship is to provide an emerging book conservator with a mentored post-graduate opportunity, working under the guidance of an experienced staff of book and paper conservators in an active museum and research library environment with extraordinary holdings of books, manuscripts and works of art on paper. Projects of progressive complexity will develop decision-making and treatment skills as applied to the preservation, repair, rebinding, exhibition and loan of bound materials, both printed and manuscript. The fellow will participate in all Thaw Center activities, including ongoing technical research and materials testing projects.
The Thaw Conservation Center is a major resource in New York City for the conservation and technical study of bound materials.
- Applicants should be recent graduates of a recognized graduate-level program in conservation or be able to demonstrate the acquisition of equivalent skills and knowledge through work/life experience.
- A portfolio of treatments and research projects is required of all applicants selected for interviews.
- Candidates should possess strong public speaking and written communication skills.
- Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to conservation, scholarly advancement, and public outreach.
Compensation: Annual compensation is $38,000 plus health insurance and other benefits.
To apply: Applicants should submit a cover letter detailing their interest in the fellowship, including a statement of career goals and areas of particular interest, plus a curriculum vitae and list of references. These materials should be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Three letters of recommendation are also required, and should be provided separately by the referees. All materials should be received by May 5.
This fellowship has been generously underwritten by the Pine Tree Foundation of New York.
15. CONSERVATION FELLOWSHIP, Glenstone Museum (Potomac, MD, USA)
- Applications must be received by May 15, 2017
Glenstone is an art museum located on more than 200 acres of rolling hills and unspoiled woodland in Potomac, Maryland. Conceived by founders Mitchell and Emily Rales on their deeply held belief that art is essential to life, it has already become one of the finest collections of modern and contemporary art in the world. In addition to the current museum, when its new museum building opens to the public in 2018, Glenstone will become the largest private museum in America welcoming 100,000 visitors every year free of charge. By thoughtfully integrating the power of art, the energy of architecture and the serenity of landscape, Glenstone is both a distinctive idea and a unique place.
Glenstone is proud to foster a professional environment in which people can do interesting, fulfilling and enjoyable work. Not only do its founders develop and oversee all acquisitions and exhibitions, but Emily Rales also serves as director of the Museum and curator of the collection. This provides all associates an unusually high degree of access and interaction with the spirit and vision of Glenstone. To work at Glenstone is to be a part of something bigger, something more meaningful, and something truly special. It is a chance to do a job to the highest standard, with the resources and support available of a founder-led and endowed organization. It is an invitation to be engaged, challenged and stimulated, to help fulfill a powerful mission, and to contribute to a noble purpose.
We are incredibly proud of what Glenstone offers to those who create, appreciate, study, and otherwise participate in the world of art; and we are equally proud of what Glenstone offers to those who choose to join us in doing so. There is no better time than now to become a part of Glenstone.
The two-year conservation fellowship will provide a unique opportunity to work with Glenstone’s superlative collection of post-World War II artworks. A major focus of the fellowship will be assisting with the movement of the collection into the Pavilions, Glenstone’s second museum building, which measures 170,000 square feet and was designed by Thomas Phifer and Partners. In addition, the fellow will examine, research, and treat artworks, as well as contribute to the museum’s preventive conservation activities. Due to the distinct challenges posed by contemporary art, Glenstone’s conservation program is collaborative in nature. As such, there will be occasions to work with other conservators, museum professionals, galleries, artists, and their studios or foundations.
DESIRED ATTRIBUTES & CHARACTERISTICS
Candidates should have a graduate degree from a recognized conservation training program or have equivalent training and have a specialization in the conservation of objects. Experience with modern and contemporary art, as well as preventive conservation is preferred. Strong problem-solving and communication skills are essential.
STIPEND & BENEFITS
The two-year fellowship includes an annual stipend of $45,000 plus benefits and support for research and travel to conferences.
We provide a total benefits package that helps you manage your health, protect your income, and prepare for your future. To promote collaboration and show appreciation to associates, Glenstone provides a weekly staff lunch, on-site health and wellness classes and volunteer opportunities.
Benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance; life, long-term and short-term disability and AD&D insurance, a Flexible Spending Account (FSA); a 401(k) retirement account with a matching contribution; an Employee Assistance Program (EAP); and tuition reimbursement.
Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume via our Glenstone Jobs Portal. Confidential letters of recommendation from two conservation professionals familiar with the candidate’s work should be sent to Steven O’Banion, Director of Conservation, email@example.com.
We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
16. BUILT HERITAGE CONSULTANT, JACOBS (London, UK)
JACOBS is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of technical and management services. We offer a full-spectrum of consultancy support to commercial, government and industrial clients across many sectors.
Our Innovative Sustainable Solutions business is an integrated part of our worldwide offering of technical and management consultancy services. We provide one of the largest and most technically diverse capabilities in the environmental sector.
To meet our growing UK and worldwide business needs and future development aspirations, we are looking for a Built Heritage Consultant to be based in our London, Reading, Croydon, or Leeds office.
The successful person will become part of a respected and ambitious company with excellent career prospects and international opportunities.
Primary Job Responsibilities: We are looking for a Built Heritage Consultant to join our Heritage Team in London, Reading, Croydon, or Leeds. Key responsibilities will include:
- Provision of built heritage advice to internal and external clients.
- Built heritage input to all stages of EIA.
- Preparation of Heritage Statements and Statements of Significance.
- We are seeking strong technical skills along with excellent report writing ability and an in-depth understanding of UK architectural history. You will also be amember of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation or Chartered Institute for Archaeologists at an appropriate level.
In return, we can offer involvement in a wide range of exciting and often high profile projects, with significant opportunities to develop technical and management skills.
- A good degree qualification in archaeology or related discipline with a further qualification in buildings archaeology or related discipline.
- Experience of working for a multidisciplinary consultancy.
- Good understanding of relevant heritage legislation, policy and guidance.
- Experience in providing cultural heritage inputs to EIA, including the assessment of the significance of historic buildings and structures, including the contribution made by setting to that significance, and of magnitude and significance of effect.
- Ability to identify effective mitigation.
- Preparation of Heritage Statements and Statements of Significance.
- Excellent report writing skills.
- Relevant fieldwork experience.
- Excellent communication and teamwork skills.
- A full, clean driving license.
- Ability to manage own time and work to tight deadlines
- Flexible approach to working hours to meet the demands of the role, including occasional working away from home.
- Experience in the procurement and management of contractors.
- Experience of the conservation of historic buildings.
- GIS (ESRI/MapInfo) skills.
- The candidate should be willing to work out of other JACOBS offices in the UK as required.
JACOBS is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to the safety and well-being of all.
17. TEXTILE CONSERVATOR, Jeff Bridgman Antique Flags (historic York county, PA, USA)
Leading dealer in antique American flags and political textiles, who also operates a textile conservation and framing business, seeks full-time, on-site conservator. Applicants should be highly skilled at sewing and exceptional with color matching, and should have an advanced degree in art conservation with an emphasis in textiles. Persons with a strong background in painting preferred for creating underlay patches behind printed textiles with loss.
This is an on-site position with daytime hours, but with a limited amount of occasional overtime and weekends. Competitive pay, based upon experience. Located in the greater Gettysburg/Harrisburg area of South-Central Pennsylvania.
18. CONSERVATOR, Princeton University Art Museum (Princeton, NJ, USA)
- Requisiton No. D-17-UAM-00001
The Princeton University Art Museum, one of the nation’s preeminent cultural institutions in an academic setting, seeks applications for the position of Conservator. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work within the setting of an art museum that is intimate in scale yet expansive in scope, overseeing the care and preservation of a highly-regarded, globe-spanning collection representing 5,000 years of world history.
Under the supervision of the Chief Registrar and Manager of Collections Services, the Conservator oversees the Museum’s conservation laboratory and has responsibility for the physical care of the Museum’s extensive collections. The Conservator supervises, schedules, and/or performs conservation and preservation of the Museum’s collections, including examination, documentation, analysis, research, preventative maintenance, and treatment. The Conservator also manages all contract conservators, student interns, and volunteers who participate in conservation activities, and coordinates with the Director, curators, registrars, and other staff members to establish procedures and priorities for safe handling, storage, exhibition, and loan of the collections. Moreover, the Conservator collaborates with Museum educators to inform the campus and community about conservation and preservation initiatives. The position requires the ability to develop and oversee faculty and student collaborations and innovative art-science partnerships, and may require the ability to plan and oversee a substantial expansion of the Museum’s conservation activities and facilities at a future date. Working with the Director, the Associate Director for Institutional Advancement, and others, the Conservator assists in the stewardship of donors, prepares grant documents, and advances funding strategies.
The Museum is a fast paced, team-based environment, producing multiple projects that range in scale and complexity and are subject to demanding timetables. An ability to balance multiple projects simultaneously and to communicate effectively and regularly with many members of staff, including the Museum Director, is essential to the position.
Required qualifications include an advanced degree in art conservation. A concentration in painting conservation is preferred, although a background in the conservation of three-dimensional objects may be considered. A minimum of five to ten years of conservation laboratory work beyond the internship level, including administrative or supervisory experience, is essential. Candidates with additional experience will be prioritized.
With collecting origins dating to the 1750s, the Princeton University Art Museum is one of the finest art museums in the country. Formally established in 1882, its collections feature nearly 100,000 works of art ranging from ancient to contemporary art and spanning the globe. Its collections of Chinese painting, the art of the ancient Americas, and photography are widely regarded as being among the world’s richest. A private institution serving the public good, the Museum is committed to serving the University, local and regional communities, and beyond through a dynamic program of temporary exhibitions, new scholarship, and innovative programming. By collaborating with experts across many disciplines, fostering sustained study of original works of art, and uniting scholarship with broad accessibility, the Museum contributes to the development of critical thinking and visual literacy at Princeton University and enhances the civic fabric of our nation.
To learn more about the Princeton University Art Museum, please visit: http://artmuseum.princeton.edu.
To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, a CV, and contact information for three references to https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/682.
Appointment to this position is subject to the University’s background check policy.
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
19. STONE/OBJECT CONSERVATOR (SHORT TERM), Mareva Conservation (Great Witley, Worcestershire, UK)
Mareva Conservation is seeking a freelance stone/object conservator for a seven-week project starting 24 April, 2017. The project will include surface cleaning of a large memorial near Great Witley, Worcestershire.
Experience in stone conservation is desirable but not required. The use of a car is preferable.
For further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.