Job Posting: Assistant Conservator – Colonial Williamsburg Foundation (Williamsburg, VA)

Position at Colonial Williamsburg

Assistant Conservator, Objects

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Williamsburg, Virginia

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant Conservator of Objects. This is a permanent full-time salaried position and is eligible for benefits.
Responsibilities: Working with the objects conservator, the assistant conservator will assist with all aspects of the care and preservation of the Foundation’s collection of decorative, folk, and sculptural objects. The position will focus on maintenance treatment of metal objects, with other duties as needed to support workflow, departmental needs, and exhibition schedules.
Requirements: Graduate of recognized conservation training program or a combination of at least five years of relevant education and experience. Extensive knowledge of conservation principles and practices; demonstrated  treatment skills that require superior manual dexterity and an aptitude for detailed hand work; museum experience; ability to work and think independently while also adhering to established guidelines. Good organizational, computer, interpersonal and communication skills – both oral and written. Ability to share workplace respectfully with others. All applicants must be capable of lifting up to 50lbs, able to stand or sit for long periods, work at heights on occasion, and be medically and physically capable of wearing a respirator equipped with organic vapor cartridges.
Preferred qualifications: Professional membership in art conservation organizations; 1-2 years of post-graduate conservation experience.
Using link below, please apply online:
Successful candidate must have USA work visa. Colonial Williamsburg supports a drug- and alcohol-free workplace. AA/EOE
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