How to Get a Job as a Conservation Professional

Whether you are a senior conservator or someone just entering the field, we offer many resources to help you plan your career. Join AIC today to search our position, internship, and fellowship listings.

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Mar 16, 2018
The Smithsonian Libraries is offering two four-month paid internships for emerging library/archives and conservation professionals for The World of Maps Project. The World of Maps project seeks to protect and preserve maps across various departments of the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC. In this internship, two interns will learn how to review […]
Mar 14, 2018
Tate aims to be the most artistically adventurous and culturally inclusive global art museum. We deliver this aim through activities in our four galleries across the UK (Tate Liverpool, Tate St Ives, Tate Britain and Tate Modern), our digital platforms and collaborations with our national and international partners. At the heart of Tate is our […]
Mar 05, 2018
The Midwest Art Conservation Center is seeking an experienced paintings conservator. This is a full-time position with occasional travel. Applicants must have an advanced degree in art conservation with a specialization in paintings conservation. A minimum of five years post graduate experience is preferred. The position title and responsibilities will be commensurate with experience. The […]
Mar 05, 2018
THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART Position Profile Position Title: IPM Program Administrator Department: Executive Offices Reports to: Executive Offices Salary Grade: M4 Employee Classification: Non-Union Exempt Full time Effective Date: March xx, 2018 End date: Permanent Applicants should be able to see and apply for this position soon on the Met’s Linkedin page, Alternatively, applicants […]
Feb 22, 2018
The Columbia University Libraries invites nominations and applications for the Conservator for Special Collections. Reporting to the Head of Conservation, the Conservator for Special Collections will plan, document and perform complex conservation treatments on ancient, medieval and modern library materials, including rare books, bound and unbound manuscripts, prints, maps and drawings on paper or parchment. […]

Additional Resources

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Equity and Inclusion StatementPDF193.16 KB04 May, 2017 Download
Core ValuesPDF27.90 KB15 Oct, 2015 Download
Definitions of Conservation TerminologyPDF329.47 KB15 Oct, 2015 Download
Defining the Conservator: Essential CompetenciesPDF177.54 KB08 Apr, 2013 Download
Requisite Competencies for Conservation Technicians and Collection Care SpecialistsPDF1.31 MB08 Apr, 2013 Download