Textile Conservator Position at the Israel Museum

The Israel Museum Conservation Department is looking for a trained textile conservator, for a full-time position.
Israel Museum textileResponsibilities include:

  • Treatment of a wide variety of textile artifacts from all departments of the museum, with an emphasis on ethnography and Judaica collections;
  • Management and organization of laboratory work;
  • Cooperative work with other conservation departments, within the museum and elsewhere.


  • Proven experience in a recognized textile conservation laboratory of at least 6 years;
  • Expertise in treatment and identification of structure & techniques of production of textiles (from ancient to contemporary);
  • Knowledge of cleaning, repair, and reinforcement techniques for treatment of a wide variety of materials (carpets, religious objects, clothing, objects of daily use, decorative objects, etc.);
  • Experience with dyeing of fabrics and fibers;
  • Knowledge of preventive conservation techniques;
  • Knowledge of and experience with display, storage, and transportation solutions;
  • Experience with digital documentation, including photography;
  • Knowledge of, and adherence to, international ethical standards;
  • Good command of Hebrew and English.

Preference will be given to graduates of recognized textile conservation programs. Please send CV, two references, and a digital sample from portfolio to: Dvora Feinstein, Director of Human Resources, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, IsraelĀ  dvorafe@imj.org.il