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We offer listings of jobs in heritage conservation worldwide - useful whether you are seeking a post in a particular city or region - or are planning an international career.

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Employer:
UK National Portrait Gallery
Location:
London
Salary:
18,600UKP
Contract:
Part-time, Contract

The National Portrait Gallery houses a unique collection of all forms of portraiture of the people who have made or are currently contributing to British history and culture; the collection is the most comprehensive of its kind in the world. With around 2 million visitors each year prior to temporary closure for the Inspiring People project and a strong national and international presence through touring exhibitions and special projects, the Gallery is one of the country's most important and popular galleries.

Application deadline:
27 Nov 2020
Employer:
Library of Congress
Location:
Washington DC
Contract:
Internship

The Library of Congress Junior Fellows Summer Internship Program is a 10-week paid virtual internship for undergraduate and graduate students of all majors, interests and career goals. Junior Fellows will work full-time with Library specialists and curators to inventory, describe and explore collection holdings and to assist with digital-preservation outreach in 23 projects throughout the Library. Junior Fellows attend weekly online events to learn about career paths and the Library's collections, programs and services.

Application deadline:
30 Nov 2020
Employer:
State Archives of North Carolina
Location:
Raleigh
Salary:
>32,703USD
Contract:
Full-time, Permanent

Recruitment Range: $32,703 - $37,633
Salary grade: GN07
Job Number: 20-05224 AR60083395
Closing: 11/30/2020 5:00 PM Eastern

The State Archives of North Carolina welcomes applications for the full time, permanent position of Conservation Technician.

Application deadline:
30 Nov 2020
Employer:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Location:
United States
Contract:
Full-time, Temporary

The Metropolitan Museum of Art welcomes applications from scholars of the history of art and visual culture, archaeology, conservation and related sciences, as well as those in other disciplines whose projects relate to objects in The Met’s collection. The tremendous diversity of fellows' projects reflects the historic and geographic diversity of the Museum's collection.

Application deadline:
4 Dec 2020
Employer:
Cincinnati Art Museum
Location:
Cincinnati
Contract:
Internship

Funded through the generosity of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Cincinnati Art Museum offers a 2021 internship in objects, paintings, or textiles conservation.

The preferred internship candidate is a graduate student in a recognized conservation training program, but experienced pre-program applicants will also be considered. The successful candidate will possess good hand skills, a basic understanding of the specialty conservation and an interest in learning about museum practice.

Application deadline:
15 Dec 2020
Employer:
Rijksmuseum
Location:
Amsterdam
Contract:
Full-time

The Migelien Gerritzen Fellowship for conservation and scientific research
Amsterdam

This Fellowship enables early career scholars to conduct conservation and scientific research on art works and historical artefacts. Focus should be the Rijksmuseum collection or ideation that has been initiated at the Rijksmuseum. A suitable project might entail technical research into objects in the Rijksmuseum’s collection or analytical techniques, preventive conservation, or treatment methodologies.

Application deadline:
16 Dec 2020
Employer:
Gilcrease Museum / The University of Tulsa
Location:
Tulsa
Salary:
55-60K
Contract:
Full-time

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Project Conservator-Paper Conservator, under the supervision of the Chief Conservator, will work with the Luce Project Team to conduct conservation assessments of 3,800 collection items within two major areas of the museum’s collection: Native American painting traditions in the southern Great Plains region and the art and archives of Thomas Moran and his wife Mary Nimmo Moran. This is a one-year contract position. The position is funded through an award from the Henry Luce Foundation and is contingent upon grant funds being received.

Application deadline:
21 Dec 2020