Conservator of Works of Art on Paper, Whitney Museum of American Art

In 2015 the Whitney Museum of American Art will be moving into a new building that will also house its Conservation Center and a newly formed Works of Art on Paper Study Center.  In response to the developing need and the physical adjacency of these two endeavors, the museum has created a full time position for a paper conservator who will address treatment needs within the collection, assume responsibilities related to the paper and photographic collections, and work in tandem with the curatorial team.
Given the nature of the Whitney’s collection, the candidate should have a demonstrated interest in the preservation of modern and contemporary American art and a familiarity with the theoretical and practical issues associated with that expertise.  The ability to work independently and efficiently, write cogently, communicate effectively, manage a busy schedule, and assume collegial leadership is required as well as an advanced degree in Conservation and at minimum two years of relevant experience. The resultant title and salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s credentials and experience.
Applicants should send a letter of interest stating educational and professional qualifications as well as aspects of relevant work experience and documented research. The application should include the contact information of three references but letters are not required. Candidates who are invited for an interview will be asked for further material at that time.  Applications should be sent to and will be accepted until November 1, 2014.
The Whitney Museum of American Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Museum does not discriminate because of age, sex, religion, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, gender (including gender identity), sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law.  The Museum hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled. The Museum encourages all qualified candidates to apply for vacant positions at all levels.  This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment.