Job Posting: Full Time Associate Conservator, Contemporary Conservation (NY, NY)

Contemporary Conservation, a New York City based conservation studio specializing in contemporary art, is seeking a full time Associate Conservator.  The candidate should have demonstrated ability and experience in the treatment of a broad range of contemporary artworks and be capable to work under tight deadlines in our fast paced conservation studio. Working with a team is essential. The candidate should have a Bachelors in Art conservation from an internationally recognized conservation program, and/or equivalent professional experience plus a demonstrated ability to problem solve and work on a wide range of contemporary materials. The candidate should be familiar and experienced with the recent conservation discourse and with a great variety of modern conservation techniques and paint systems.
Applicants should possess an in-depth knowledge of contemporary and modern art. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required, as well as basic photographic documentation. Strong organizational skills are necessary. Required tasks include assessing a works condition, reporting, accurately estimating treatment times, preparing proposals, and onsite work. Applicants should have profound knowledge in objects and/or painting conservation and experience working with installation art, painting, sculpture, outdoor sculpture to name a few. Ability to make independent decisions sustained by analytical and theoretical application is essential. Applicants must be organized, goal oriented, structured, and willing to adapt to new challenges. They must be able to work collaboratively within a dynamic team. Familiarity with Macintosh platforms is preferred, and a working knowledge of Filemaker, InDesign, and Photoshop is ideal.
Interested applicants should email with a cover letter, resume, contact information and three professional references as well as three sample treatment reports. Please send all documentation to Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Deadline for applications is September 15th. Please do not call about this position. Contemporary Conservation offers competitive salary to commensurate with experience, and a total compensation package that includes health care and a matching 401(k) program. CC is an equal opportunity employer.