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Employer:
Getty Conservation Institute
Location:
Los Angeles
Contract:
Full-time

The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI), located in Los Angeles, California, works internationally to advance conservation practice in the visual arts—broadly interpreted to include objects, collections, architecture, and sites. The Institute serves the conservation community through scientific research, education and training, field projects, and the dissemination of information. In all its endeavors, the GCI creates and delivers knowledge that contributes to the conservation of the world's cultural heritage.

Application deadline:
15 Apr 2020
Employer:
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
Location:
Los Angeles
Contract:
Full-time

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) seeks an Associate Conservator for Photographs and Works of Art on Paper responsible for the care and study of the Museum’s large holdings of photographs, prints, drawings, screens and scrolls, and manuscripts. Located in Los Angeles, California, LACMA is dedicated to the acquisition, conservation, exhibition and interpretation of these collections.

Application deadline:
30 Apr 2020
Employer:
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Location:
Washington DC
Salary:
40,000USD
Contract:
Internship

The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) and Museum Conservation Institute (MCI) of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC is accepting applications for a one-year post-graduate fellowship in modern and contemporary paintings conservation beginning in late Summer 2020.

The Fellow will be invited to participate in the survey, treatment, and exhibition of paintings and will be invited to participate in the preventive care in painting storage at NMAAHC's Visual Art Collection and conduct technical analysis at MCI.

Application deadline:
31 May 2020
Employer:
Library of Congress
Location:
Washington DC
Contract:
Contract

The Library of Congress solicits applications for an Exhibits Conservator, a three-year position at a GS-12 with benefits, in the Conservation Division in Washington, DC. Those interested may view the full posting and application instructions at USAJOBS at the following link. The title of the position is Librarian (Preservation Specialist). The deadline for applications is April 30, 2020.

www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/564235600

Application deadline:
30 Apr 2020