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Employer:
The Saint Louis Art Museum
Location:
Saint Louis

JOB DESCRIPTION: Associate Conservator or Conservator of Objects Grade K or M (exempt)
REPORTS TO: Head of Conservation
SUPERVISES: no one

Application deadline:
25 Sep 2020
Employer:
The Strawberry Hill Trust
Location:
Twickenham
Salary:
8,5000UKP
Contract:
Part-time, Internship

Funded through the generous support of The Pilgrim Trust and The Radcliffe Trust

1-year Internship starting November 2020 (possibility of 1-year extension dependant on funding)
2.5 days per week
Location: Strawberry Hill House and Garden
Educational Stipend: £8,500
Supervisor: Jennifer Dinsmore ACR

The Strawberry Hill Trust, in partnership with Icon, and with the generous support of The Pilgrim Trust and The Radcliffe Trust is offering a Preventative Conservation internship on site at the House within the Operations Department.

Application deadline:
30 Sep 2020
Employer:
Pitt Rivers Museum
Location:
Oxford
Salary:
>25,941GBP
Contract:
Temporary, Contract

The Pitt Rivers Museum is looking for a qualified textile conservator for a 1 year Arts Council-funded position to document and assess parts of the museum's textile collections. The collections specialist will work as part of the 'Talking Threads' textile and clothing project for one year. Experience of working with ethnographic textiles is essential. The conservator will work closely with a collections specialist to document parts of the collection, focussing on technical details of construction and materials.

Grade 5: £25,941.00 - £30,942.00 per annum

Application deadline:
30 Sep 2020
Employer:
at Centre d'Elaboration de Matériaux et d'Etudes Structurales (CEMES)
Location:
Nantes and Toulouse
Contract:
Contract

A new 18-month postdoc position is available on the characterization and protection of aluminum alloys from aeronautical heritage of WWII. The postdoctoral researcher position is funded by the European project PROCRAFT (PROtection and Conservation of Heritage AirCRAFT).

Research will be carried out at the Centre d'Elaboration de Matériaux et d'Etudes Structurales (CEMES) in Toulouse, and at the Arc'Antique laboratory in Nantes. The general objective of this project is to develop innovative procedures and treatments for the protection of historic aluminium airplanes.

Application deadline:
1 Oct 2020
Employer:
Mauritshuis
Location:
The Hague
Contract:
Internship

The Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis in The Hague (The Netherlands) is offering a 9 to 12 months fellowship/internship in Paintings Conservation, which will take place in the academic year 2021/2022. Applicants can be recent American graduates (no more than 3 years ago) of a conservation program, or American students who require an internship during their last year in conservation training. This opportunity is offered in collaboration with the University of Amsterdam, The Fulbright Center and with the financial support of the American Friends of the Mauritshuis.

Application deadline:
13 Oct 2020
Employer:
Art Institute of Chicago
Location:
United States of America
Contract:
Full-time

Reporting to the Director of Objects and Textiles Conservation, the Associate Conservator, Textiles, is involved in all aspects of the care, treatment, preservation, preparation, installation, and research of all textile objects in the museum’s collections.

Application deadline:
31 Oct 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