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Employer:
The University of Hong Kong
Location:
Hong Kong
Contract:
Full-time

Please apply online at: https://jobs.hku.hk/en/job/499333/senior-research-assistant-in-the-archi...
(to commence in February 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a two-year fixed-term basis with contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 10% of basic salary)

Application deadline:
28 Jan 2020
Employer:
University of Bordeaux
Location:
Bordeaux
Contract:
Contract

Project running title: Methodological developments based on high resolution mass spectrometry for the analysis of intact proteins, their crosslinking and breakdown in cultural heritage samples

The analysis of Cultural Heritage samples is crucial for the understanding of artists' technique, the conservation and the preservation of artworks. The studied artworks are priceless and the sample size available for analysis is extremely low, thus requiring the development of the most efficient, informative and robust analytical methodologies.

Application deadline:
31 Jan 2020
Employer:
Hamilton Kerr Institute
Location:
Cambridge
Contract:
Internship

Hamilton Kerr Institute, Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge.

Application deadline:
31 Jan 2020
Employer:
The Art Institute of Chicago
Location:
Chicago
Contract:
Temporary

The Art Institute of Chicago is accepting applications for a full-time, one-year advanced fellowship in Paper Conservation beginning in the summer or fall of 2020.

Under the supervision of the Head of Paper Conservation, the Fellow will participate in a wide range of activities and will gain experience in all aspects of caring for art on paper while working in a large museum setting. The Fellowship will provide hands-on experience in the examination, documentation, and treatment of a wide range of works of art on paper as they are reviewed for acquisition or prepared for loan, exhibition, and storage. The Fellow will carry out deadline-driven assignments and contribute to the daily workflow of the department. Additional professional development activities will be supported.

Application deadline:
31 Jan 2020
Employer:
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Location:
Washington DC
Contract:
Contract

The Smithsonian Institution has a requirement for the services of Objects Conservation professionals to perform artifact condition assessments, documentation, triage treatments and treatment reports for artifacts at the National Air and Space Museum. The award(s) will be performed within a 12- month period between March 2020 and February 2021. All work will be performed in the Emil Buehler Conservation Laboratory at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia.

Application deadline:
3 Feb 2020
Employer:
Smithsonian Institution
Location:
Suitland
Contract:
Internship

Six-month Pre-graduate Program Conservation Internship
National Museum of the American Indian
Smithsonian Institution

Individuals interested in entering conservation graduate program specializing in Native American ethnographic and archaeological objects: organic and inorganic materials.

Application deadline:
15 Feb 2020
Employer:
The Museum of Modern Art
Location:
New York City
Salary:
49,000USD
Contract:
Contract

September 2020 - August 2022

Application deadline:
1 Mar 2020
Employer:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Location:
New York City
Salary:
49,000USD
Contract:
Temporary

September 2020 – August 2022

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

The Chemical Hygiene Officer oversees compliance with LACMA Safety Plans (e.g. Hazard Communication, Chemical Hygiene, Respiratory Protection, and Radiation Safety), and coordinates emergency response with Facilities and Conservation. Responsible for oversight of state and federal regulations regarding safe use, storage and disposal of chemicals generated by LACMA and other Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) mandated safe laboratory practices.

Application deadline:
6 Dec 2020