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Employer:
Tate
Location:
London
Salary:
31,742GBP
Contract:
Full-time, Permanent

Tate is looking for an experienced Paper Conservator to join the vibrant Paper and Photographs Conservation team, to work on Tate's historic, modern and contemporary collection. The post is focused on national and international loans out, and Tate St Ives exhibitions and displays. We are looking for someone with a professional qualification in the conservation of works of art on paper or demonstrable practical experience, treating a broad range of artworks, who enjoys being creative, pragmatic, testing out new ideas, providing solutions and collaborating with colleagues.

Application deadline:
22 Sep 2019
Employer:
Queen's University
Location:
Kingston
Salary:
$46,601Can
Contract:
Full-time, Temporary

The Research Associate, Isabel Bader Research Fellow in Artifacts Conservation is a new two-year post supported by a grant from Bader Philanthropies, Inc. This is a unique opportunity to undertake research in an academic setting, while acquiring essential pedagogical and communication skills. This Fellowship is designed to enhance skills in research and communication with an ambitious program tailored to the needs and skills of the successful candidate.

Application deadline:
22 Sep 2019
Employer:
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Location:
Wellington
Contract:
Temporary

An exciting opportunity to join Te Papa as a Kaitiaki Taonga Conservator Textiles. This is a fixed term appointment to backfill for a secondment and has an end date of December 2021. This position is responsible for the conservation and care of Te Papa's textile collections, to support their use internally and by a range of external communities. The position achieves this through sound risk management and conservation practice when caring for and working with collections.

Application deadline:
23 Sep 2019
Employer:
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Location:
Wellington
Contract:
Full-time, Permanent

An exciting opportunity to join Te Papa as a Kaitiaki Taonga Conservator Objects. This position is responsible for the conservation and care of Te Papa's 3D collections, to support their use internally and by a range of external communities. The position achieves this through sound risk management and conservation practice when caring for and working with collections. The position is underpinned by the concepts and practice of Mana Taonga, the spiritual and cultural connections of taonga (collections) with people that guide care, use and access.

Application deadline:
23 Sep 2019
Employer:
The British Museum
Location:
London
Salary:
17,000GBP
Contract:
Temporary, Internship

British Museum 12-month Internship starting November 2019
Educational Stipend: £17,000

Funded by the Clare Hampson Fund.

This internship in the British Museum's Collections Care Department offers a unique opportunity for a conservator to develop their skills in the conservation of Old Master Prints and Drawings. The internship is suitable for someone who has recently graduated from a relevant conservation course; to develop their skills and to broaden their experience by working in a museum setting, on one of the world's largest collections of graphic art.

Application deadline:
23 Sep 2019
Employer:
Heritage Conservation Centre/National Heritage Board
Location:
Singapore
Contract:
Contract

The Heritage Conservation Centre/National Heritage Board, Singapore, is looking for an experienced candidate to fill the post of Chief Conservator/Deputy Director (Conservation Services).

More information & application details can be found here :
http://careers.pageuppeople.com/mob/688/cwlive/en/job/534655/chief-conse...

Application deadline:
29 Sep 2019
Employer:
Rijksmuseum
Location:
Amsterdam
Contract:
Full-time

36 hours per week starting November 1st

Application deadline:
30 Sep 2019
Employer:
The British Museum
Location:
London
Contract:
Full-time

Head of Conservation
Collection Care
Full time
Permanent
£47,787- £53,800 per annum
Application deadline:  02 October 2019

Application deadline:
2 Oct 2019
Employer:
Getty Conservation Institute (GCI)
Location:
Los Angeles
Salary:
104,569USD
Contract:
Full-time

The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) is seeking a heritage conservation practitioner to fill the position of Senior Project Specialist (Heritage Recording and Documentation), in the Institute's Buildings and Sites department.

Application deadline:
11 Oct 2019
Employer:
Getty Conservation Institute (GCI)
Location:
Los Angeles
Contract:
Contract

The Getty Conservation Institute's Collections Department is seeking a conservator with a background in preventive conservation and a keen interest in education to fill a five-year, limited-term position: Project Specialist (Managing Collection Environments). The Project Specialist will be an integral member of the cross-disciplinary project team for the Managing Collection Environments Initiative (MCE).

Application deadline:
12 Oct 2019
Employer:
The Getty Conservation Institute
Location:
Los Angeles
Salary:
$88k-$115k
Contract:
Full-time, Temporary

The Getty Conservation Institute’s Collections Department is seeking a conservator with a background in preventive conservation and a keen interest in education to fill a five-year, limited-term position: Project Specialist (Managing Collection Environments). The Project Specialist will be an integral member of the cross-disciplinary project team for the Managing Collection Environments Initiative (MCE). MCE combines 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.

Application deadline:
12 Oct 2019
Employer:
International Conservation Services
Location:
Sydney
Salary:
>$94,000
Contract:
Full-time

Heritage Trades Specialist/Conservation Projects Manager

Full-time position available for commencement in September/October 2019. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.

International Conservation Services (ICS) is Australia’s largest private conservation practice. We conserve a wide range of cultural and heritage objects and artefacts including paintings, furniture, textiles, paper, sculpture, archaeological artefacts and wall finishes in buildings.

Application deadline:
29 Nov 2019
Employer:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Location:
New York
Contract:
Full-time, Temporary

2020-2021 Fellowships at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Application deadline:
6 Dec 2019
Employer:
British Library
Location:
London
Salary:
17,000GBP
Contract:
Temporary, Internship

Clare Hampson Funded Icon Internship in Book Conservation British Library 12-month Internship starting November 2019
Educational Stipend: £17,000

Funded by the Clare Hampson fund, the Icon internship will focus the conservation of manuscripts, archive materials and books and offers experience of working in a multidisciplinary conservation department in a large institution.

Application deadline:
23 Sep 2019
Employer:
Cambridge University Library
Location:
Cambridge
Salary:
23,067GBP
Contract:
Contract

Cambridge University Library (CUL) is currently seeking two Book and Paper Conservators to join an established team working on The Polonsky Foundation Greek Manuscripts Project: a Collaboration between the Universities of Cambridge and Heidelberg. This project will conserve, digitise and catalogue all the medieval and early modern Greek manuscripts held in Cambridge along with the Greek manuscripts of the Biblioteca Palatina collection which is split between Heidelberg University Library and the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana.

Application deadline:
30 Sep 2019
Employer:
Durham University
Location:
Durham

Durham University is seeking a Senior Collections Care and Conservation Manager. The post-holder will lead the Conservation department based at Palace Green Library, which provides conservation and preservation services and guidance to the University Library, Archives and Special collections, and also the University Museums and University colleges. The post-holder will manage a conservation team responsible for the collections care and remedial conservation of the book, document and object collections of archives and special collections

Application deadline:
7 Oct 2019
Employer:
National Gallery Singapore
Location:
Singapore
Contract:
Contract

HCC is the repository and conservation facility for the management and preservation of Singapore’s National Collection. The artworks and artefacts are part of the National Collection and comprise of 19th-21st century socio-historical, cultural, ethnographic, modern and contemporary artwork materials, mainly from the Southeast Asia region. The appointee will carry out conservation assessments, documentation and treatments on artworks and artefacts according to HCC’s procedures, instructions and guidelines for exhibits, loans and events for The Gallery.

Application deadline:
31 Oct 2019