How to Get a Job as a Conservation Professional

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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. […]
Feb 21, 2018
The Preservation Society of Newport County is offering a 9-week summer internship in their Conservation Department. The intern will be working as part of a team of professionals conducting surveys in the various houses assessing display and storage issues, the condition of room ensembles and damages to objects, as well as the condition of specific […]
Feb 21, 2018
Reference: TG1875 Band: 3L Department: Conservation Contract: Permanent Hours: Full-time Reporting to: Conservation Manager, Paintings Frames & Workshop Location: Millbank and Southwark, London Background 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 […]
Feb 21, 2018
The Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts, the non-profit paper conservation laboratory located in Philadelphia, PA, is pleased to offer a twelve-month fellowship in the conservation of works on paper beginning September 4, 2018. The candidate will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of paper-based materials, including works of art on […]
Feb 20, 2018
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is seeking two Fellows, one in Objects and one in Paintings Conservation, and an Associate Paper Conservator. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art houses collections encompassing more than 40,000 art objects, including masterpieces from diverse world cultures spanning 5,000 years of history. The Nelson-Atkins has shown a commitment to the preservation […]
Feb 20, 2018
The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI)—located at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California, and the Getty Villa in Malibu, California—is one of the operating programs of the J. Paul Getty Trust, working internationally to advance conservation practice in the visual arts—broadly interpreted to include objects, collections, architecture, and sites. The GCI serves the conservation community […]
Feb 15, 2018
The Harry Ransom Center – The University of Texas at Austin seeks skilled, collaborative candidates for the position of Photograph Conservator. The Ransom Center is an internationally renowned humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin. Its holdings include 42 million manuscripts, one million books, five million photographs, and over 100,000 […]

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