Job Posting: Sculpture Conservator – Nasher Sculpture Center (Dallas, TX)

Sculpture Conservator

Nasher Sculpture Center

Dallas, Texas

The Sculpture Conservator directs the conservation program for the Nasher Sculpture Center and The Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection. S/He is responsible for the care, maintenance, and treatment of over 300 works in the Nasher collection plus works on loan to the Nasher as part of an extremely active exhibition program. These duties include: maintaining regular condition surveys of the collection; working closely with curatorial and registration staff on the packing, handling, and installation of the collection and works on loan; researching conservation treatments as necessary and carrying out such treatments or working with professional consultants on treatments; management of annual budget, as well as onsite and offsite conservation facilities; supervision of interns and part-time staff; establishment, as priorities allow, of regional conservation services for other collections; and participation in publication, conference, and lecture activities. The Sculpture Conservator reports to the Chief Curator.
Job Requirements
Job requirements include a Masters degree in art conservation, demonstrated skill in conservation treatments, good analytical and problem solving skills, outstanding communication aptitude with colleagues and public, good physical health, strong self-motivation and also the ability to work well on a team, and at least two years of professional experience in a museum or private practice.
To apply, please send CV, letter of interest, and three references to Chief Curator Jed Morse at EEO/AA.
About the Nasher Sculpture Center
The Nasher Sculpture Center is dedicated to exploring modern and contemporary sculpture in all of its revolutionary artistic and intellectual variety, and to fostering its appreciation, study, and preservation through innovative and stimulating programs. Established in 2003 as the public home to one of the finest collections of modern and contemporary sculpture in the world, the Nasher Sculpture Center features The Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection, which includes masterworks by Calder, De Kooning, Di Suvero, Giacometti, Hepworth, Kelly, Matisse, Miró, Moore, Picasso, Rodin, Serra, and Turrell, among others, and continues to grow and evolve.
The Nasher Sculpture Center presents a dynamic slate of rotating exhibitions of works from the Nasher Collection, as well as special exhibitions of modern and contemporary sculpture and architecture drawn from other museums and private collections.
Located on a 2.4-acre site in the heart of the Dallas Arts District, the Nasher Sculpture Center combines a 1.4-acre urban sculpture park by landscape architect Peter Walker with an elegant, light-filled 55,000 square foot building designed by architect Renzo Piano to provide extensive space for both indoor and outdoor installations and additional museum activities and services. In addition, the Center contains an auditorium, education, conservation, and research facilities, a café, and a store.