Postgraduate Research Associateship, Yale Center for British Art

Position at Yale Center For British Art
Faic Kress Fellow in Painting Conservation
The posting:
The Yale Center for British Art holds more than 1,800 paintings. Together with its collections of more than 50,000 works of art on paper and 35,000 rare books, the Center
forms the largest collection of British art outside the United Kingdom and offers a superb opportunity to study the history of British painting at a major university. The Center
engages in interdisciplinary projects involving many departments at Yale, and the Fellow will have opportunities to work with museum curators and conservators as well as students
and faculty across the university.
General Purpose: The Yale Center for British Art is offering a Postgraduate Research Associateship* in painting conservation to fill an opening sponsored by the FIAC Kress Conservation Fellowship program. The term of the associateship will be one year. The successful candidate will join the painting conservation studio to study the Center’s six paintings by Antonio Giovanni Canal, also known as Canaletto, painted during the artist’s ten-year practice in London. The aims of the project will be to compare what is known of Canaletto’s continental practice with that of his London period, and to treat three of the paintings in advance of a gallery reinstallation in 2016. The Fellow will be encouraged to expand and refine conservation skills through active treatments supervised by department staff, to participate in the intellectual life of the Center, to develop a thorough technical study, and to present findings to appropriate audiences within the Center, Yale University, and the broader museum profession.  *For purposes of this application we must call this position a Postgraduate Research Associate to ensure benefits that “fellows” at Yale University do not normally receive.
Position will include: stipend of $27,000 per year, travel allowance, Yale University health and vacation benefits (12 vacation days; 9 sick days; 8 paid holidays; and comprehensive health care).
Fellowship applications should be sent to:
Mark Aronson
Conservation Department
Yale Center for British Art
P.O. Box 208280
New Haven, CT 06520-8280
Informal questions can be directed to Mark Aronson, Chief Conservator ( or (203) 432-2805.

  • Candidates must hold a master’s degree in conservation awarded from a U.S. or Canadian conservation program or be a U.S. or Canadian citizen who is graduating or has graduated within the past three years from a conservation program abroad.
  • Candidates must have the ability to undertake research and the highest quality conservation treatments.

Application: Written applications should include: cover letter describing the candidate’s professional interest in the position; curriculum vitae; record of master’s degree in conservation; transcript of graduate course of study (unofficial copy is acceptable); names of three references, with full contact information; and three confidential letters of reference sent under separate cover. Application deadline: 8/1/2014. The starting date is slightly flexible, sometime in the fall of 2014.
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