Job Posting: Conservator of Works of Art on Paper, Floating World Gallery (FWG) / Chicago, IL

Conservator of Works of Art on Paper, Floating World Gallery (FWG).
FWG has created a new full-time position for a paper conservator who will treat the Japanese prints and paintings in our collection and work in tandem with our current team of conservators and managers.  Given the specialized nature of our collection the candidate should have a demonstrated interest in the preservation of classical and modern Japanese works on paper and a familiarity with the practical treatments used to improve the most common issues associated with their ephemeral papers and fugitive pigments.  The candidate must also have the ability to work efficiently on projects requiring independence, communicate effectively and manage a busy schedule.
Located in Chicago, FWG is the largest gallery in the US specializing in Japanese art.  It provides a rich resource for conservation education and hands-on exposure to museum quality works of art.  Candidates must have a Master’s degree in art conservation and at least two years of experience beyond graduation.  Candidates should send a letter of interest to, including educational and professional qualifications as well as aspects of relevant work experience.  Those invited for an interview will be asked to bring additional information.  Salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s skills and credentials ($36,000 to $48,000 per annum plus benefits).