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Sep 21, 2017
Stella Art Conservation, Inc. located in West Palm Beach, Florida, seeks a full-time collaboratively-minded and conservation treatment-oriented conservator of paintings to become an integral part of the staff. The Assistant or Associate Conservator’s principal responsibility will be to collaborate with the chief conservator on the conservation of Art-works. The ideal candidate must have the following qualifications and skills: Ability […]
Sep 21, 2017
Jeff R. Bridgman American Antiques, Inc. Leading authority in antique American flags and political textiles, who also operates a very busy textile conservation business, seeks full-time, on-site conservator. Applicants should have an advanced degree in art conservation with an emphasis in textiles and should be highly skilled at sewing and exceptional at color matching. Persons with strong skills in detailed painting […]
Sep 13, 2017
The BSA Fellowship Committee wishes to remind our broad community that BSA awards are open to any member of the scholarly community engaged in bibliographical scholarship, including: academics, librarians, conservators, ​faculty, graduate students, booksellers, collectors, and scholars studying the materiality of books, manuscripts, and other cultural documents and artifacts. The Society invites applications for its […]
Sep 13, 2017
Closing date for applications: Sunday, September 24, 2017 by midnight The Division of Invertebrate Zoology at the American Museum of Natural History seeks to fill a part-time (30 hours per week), 1.3-year internship with opportunity for 1 year renewal for a graduate or undergraduate student (or recent graduate) in invertebrate zoology, life sciences, taxonomy, museum […]
Sep 12, 2017
Applications received by September 22, 2017 will receive first consideration Reports to: Head of Archival Processing Northwestern University Libraries seek a Digital Archivist to coordinate the accessioning, arrangement, and description of born-digital archival collection materials, including websites, in the Archival Processing unit, part of the Libraries’ Distinctive Collections workgroup. Along with Archival Processing, Distinctive Collections […]
Sep 12, 2017
Carolina Conservation is seeking a dedicated and career-oriented professional who is passionate about helping others as a full-time Art Handler. We provide on-site disaster response for fine art collections that have suffered severe damage as the result of a fire, food, or catastrophic disaster. As a key client facing position, the role of the Art […]
Sep 12, 2017
Carolina Conservation is seeking a dedicated and career-oriented Conservation Technician for its private practice. Ideal candidates are enthusiastic team players with strong critical thinking and applied problem solving skills. Time management and the ability to meet deadlines while working under pressure will be necessary. Carolina Conservation provides on-site disaster response for fine art collections that […]

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