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Dec 06, 2017
The New York Public Library seeks an experienced conservator to provide expert strategic and administrative leadership for its conservation operations. The Head of Conservation (officially titled Senior Manager, Conservation) will provide and promote a vision for the care and treatment of the Library’s special and general collections, developing and implementing plans to identify, prioritize, and […]
Nov 29, 2017
Central Park Conservancy (CPC) with a grant from The Charles Evans Hughes Memorial Foundation is offering five full-time summer internship positions in outdoor sculpture conservation. CPC is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the maintenance and preservation of Central Park. For more information, visit the Central Park Conservancy website at Monuments conservation technicians (MCT) […]
Nov 29, 2017
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Internship in Preservation and Conservation Supported by an endowment established in 1981, The Huntington annually offers a Mellon Internship in Preservation and Conservation. The internship, offered in the preservation and conservation of either books and/or works on paper, is for individuals who have a Bachelor’s degree and can demonstrate a commitment […]
Nov 28, 2017
Closing date for applications: Friday 8 December 2017 The Centre for Research Collections (CRC) has developed a program of internships to teach and extend core skills in the archive, conservation, and research disciplines. An 8-week conservation internship is available with a stipend of GBP2,500 attached. This internship is designed for those who have recently completed […]
Nov 16, 2017
ATLANTA ART CONSERVATION CENTER (AACC) The Atlanta Art Conservation Center, a non-profit regional laboratory serving over 12 member museums in the south, invites applications from qualified conservators for the full-time position of Objects Conservator. Duties include the examination, treatment, and documentation of a wide range of three-dimensional materials; collections assessments and conservation planning; consultation and […]
Nov 15, 2017
The Art Gallery of Ontario Application deadline: November 27, 2017 The Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto, Canada) is pleased to offer up to three internships for the summer of 2018 in paper conservation, painting conservation, and an internship split between Sculpture/ Decorative Art and Contemporary Art. The AGO is committed to recruiting a diverse and collaborative […]
Nov 14, 2017
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES Work group: Preservation Reports to: Marie A. Quinlan Director of Preservation Northwestern University Libraries seek a skilled, creative, and collaborative Chief Conservator to lead a comprehensive conservation program for all library collections, including general circulating materials and non-circulating rare books, manuscripts, and archival documents in many formats. Under the supervision of the […]

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