Jobs, Fellowships & Internships Digest: February 24, 2017

  1. Museum Database & Collections Assistant, Colorado State University
  2. Conservation Officer, Stafford Borough Council
  3. Conservation Support Specialist, US Department of State
  4. Historic Preservation Intern, Thousand Island Park Corp
  5. Preservation Assistant – 2 Positions, Lambeth Palace Library and The Church of England Record Centre
  6. Conservators, Public Art Division – Department of Cultural Affairs
  7. Director of Preservation Services, Preservation Buffalo Niagara
  8. Historic Environment Manager, Essex County Council
  9. Conservation Research Fellowship, Rijksmuseum
  10. PhD Studentship: Conservation and Interpretation of Vitreous Materials in Museums Collections, The British Museum and Nottingham Trent University
  11. PhD Studentship: Conservation Varnishes at The National Gallery: Studying Their Optical and Material Properties, The National Gallery and Nottingham Trent University
  12. Architectural Conservation Internship, Historic Brattonsville
  13. Research Fellowships, National Historic Landmark
  14. Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, The Courtauld Institute of Art
  15. Preservation Architect, Prospect Park Alliance
  16. Postdoctoral Researcher in Cellulose and Paper Analytics, Centre de recherches sur la conservation des collections
  17. Architectural Conservator/Restoration Architect, Building Conservation Associates, Inc.
  18. Restoration Field Technician, Restoric
  19. Preservation Field officer, National Trust for Historic Preservation
  20. Intermediate Conservation Specialist, Spencer R. Higgins Architect Incorporated
  21. Preservation Data Fellow, City of New York Landmarks Preservation Commission
  22. Director of Conservation, West Lake Conservators Skaneateles
  23. Paintings Conservator, West Lake Conservators Skaneateles
  24. Conservator of Works of Art on Paper (Prints), Fitzwilliam Museum
  25. Assistant Paper Conservator, Museum of Fine Arts
  26. Joint Paper Conservation Internships, Rakow Research Library and West Lake Conservators

1. MUSEUM DATABASE & COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT, Colorado State University (Richmond, VA, USA)

  • Application deadline: February 27, 2017
  • Position #022403.0001
  • Salary: $35,000-$40,000

A Museum Database & Collections Assistant (Research Associate I Special) position is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML). This position is located at the Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia.

The Curator of the Navy maintains a collection of artifacts of various sizes and materials ranging from uniforms to small boats. The collection is comprised of items going back to the founding of the Republic up through current operations. The Headquarters Historic Artifact Collection (HAC) exceeds 300,000 artifacts. These heritage assets come from a variety of sources, including terrestrial and submerged archeological resources, government transfers and private donations.

We are looking for an organized individual who will, under the supervision of the Senior Curator, conduct artifact record entry and manage data within The Naval History and Heritage Commands (NHHC) artifact database. This position is located at the Defense Supply Center in Richmond, Virginia. Over the past three years, access to the Navy collections management database has been extremely limited, resulting in a large artifact record backlog. The Museum Database and Collections Assistant will be responsible for creating new artifact catalog records from pre-existing hardcopy/digitized records in an MS Access Database and/or K EMu collections management system. This will include but is not limited to data entry, high-resolution photo editing, and collection records management. This position will also assist the Senior Curator with a variety of data management tasks.


  • Bachelor’s degree in museum studies, public history, American history, or related field and 2 or more years of experience in a museum, preferably a history museum, including work with museum collection database(s).
  • Excellent computer skills in Access database, Adobe Photoshop, and Excel spreadsheets on a PC platform is essential.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to work to a deadline.
  • Excellent judgment, interpersonal, and written communication skills
  • Ability to act with diplomacy and discretion at all organizational levels, work with a wide range of information, organize details, and meet deadlines
  • Must have, or be able to obtain, a Department of Defense Common Access Card (CAC) or Defense Supply Center Richmond Identification (DSCRID) to gain access to this secure Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) installation, and must be able to pass a DLA background check.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license by the employment start date.


  • Prior experience working with federal museum collections is a plus
  • Experience in artifact photography preferred
  • Experience using image linking software and Web database development also a plus

Prospective candidates should apply online at Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply no later than February 27, 2017 for full consideration. Upload each of the items below individually as a Word Document (.doc), PDF (.pdf), or Rich Text Format (.rtf). Please note that incomplete applications cannot be considered. Please remove social security numbers and birthdates from application materials. A complete application consists of:

1) Statement of Qualifications (one page letter addressing each qualification described in announcement)
2) Resume
3) Transcripts (for each degree earned that is listed under qualifications)
4) Degree Conferral (copy of diploma if transcripts do not include confirmation that degree was awarded)
5) References (contact information for professional references including at least one supervisor, references will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates)

Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce, and complies with all federal and Colorado state laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action.

2. CONSERVATION OFFICER, Stafford Borough Council (Stafford, UK)

  • Closing Date: February 27, 2017 
  • £26,556 – £29,854 pa
  • Ref: PEP004, Grade H (SCP30-34)

As the Council’s Conservation Officer, you will be joining the Forward Planning team at a very exciting time for the future of Stafford Borough – and playing a key role in ensuring our historic buildings and areas are part of that future.

We are looking for an enthusiastic conservation specialist who is highly motivated and can inspire communities across the Borough, with over 800 Listed Buildings and 30 Conservation Areas. You will be able to handle the unique mix of urban and rural conservation issues and a variety of new challenges.

As well as providing advice on specialist and multi-disciplinary projects, you will work closely with owners on planning and listed building consent applications. You will also prepare heritage management statements and Conservation Area Appraisals – and make sure we meet our legal duties on all aspects of the historic environment.

You will have a degree in planning, conservation or a related discipline, with five years qualitative experience and membership of a professional body. Recent experience of project management and securing bids to deliver heritage schemes would also be an advantage.

If you are looking for an interesting and varied role in a friendly and professional team this is the opportunity for you. We offer attractive benefits and conditions including a salary based pension scheme, payment of professional fees, free staff parking, flexi-time, training and development opportunities.

Starting salary is dependent on qualifications and experience.

For an informal discussion please call Richard Lawrence on +44 01785 619583, or Alex Yendole on +44 01785 619536. Further details on the skills and experience required for this permanent role can be found in the employment pack.

For more information and to apply, visit:

3. CONSERVATION SUPPORT SPECIALIST,US Department of State – Bureau of Overseas Building Operations

  • Application deadline: March 1, 2017
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 This is a non-status, non-permanent position. You do not acquire a competitive or excepted service status from this position.

This position is located in the Bureau of Overseas Building Operations (OBO), Operations Directorate (OPS), Office of Cultural Heritage (CH). As the single real property manager for the Department of State’s (DOS) overseas property, OBO has the responsibility to conserve and maintain diplomatic and consular posts abroad.

The incumbent seeks to preserve historically and culturally significant buildings, properties and artifacts in its care. CH accomplishes its mission through conservation of internationally recognized registered and non-registered DOS facilities overseas and the preservation of cultural assets housed in these facilities.

As a Conservation Support Specialist assigned to the Office of Cultural heritage, the contractor oversees activities associated with the conservation of the Department’s heritage assets; establishes preventive maintenance practices and timetables for the care of heritage assets; develops and implements training programs to instruct the local staff in the proper care, cleaning and handling of these assets; monitors and evaluates the conduct of the overall conservation program; and provides program oversight to the activities of the foreign national cultural asset managers situated at specific overseas locations. In furtherance of these responsibilities, the incumbent performs tasks and assignments that typically include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provides direction, advice and leadership to teams of skilled, professional cultural asset managers who directly manage the stewardship of the 15 largest collections.
  • Researches technical issues regarding conservation and maintenance of various materials, working with specialists in a variety of fields, and provides technical guidance to colleagues and other offices as well as to contract and other staff engaged in stewardship activities to ensure that established care and maintenance practices are carried out.
  • Identifies local and regional conservators, draft Statements of Work for contracted conservation work, monitors contracted work in progress, and evaluates quality and timeliness of work performed and results achieved.
  • Coordinates routine and seasonal cleaning schedules with local cultural asset managers and other local staff and establishes plans of care.
  • Collaborates with facilities management staff to establish proper physical environment for heritage assets, whether on display or in storage, including appropriate temperatures, humidity, and lighting in which the assets and the significant features can safely exist.
  • Briefs top-level management with oral and written reports on the status of initiatives, milestone attainment, and financial management and cost control activities
  • Represents the Bureau and/or Department in meetings and negotiations with diplomatic staff, representatives of the local artistic and cultural communities and professional housekeeping staffs, and at local, national, and international conferences, seminars, workshops, and demonstrations.

Open to all U.S. citizens. You are encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application package. Your application may not get full consideration if you do not follow the instructions as outlined. More than one selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade and unit occur.

Applicants must meet all the required qualification requirements, including education, and any selective placement factors described below by the closing date of this announcement. Education may only be substituted in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order to be credited towards qualifications. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Click on the link for a list of accredited organizations recognized as specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials.

Applicants must meet all the required qualification requirements, and any selective placement factors described below by the closing date of this announcement.

Applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service which provided the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position.

Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:
*Experience with art conservation, (decorative or fine arts, furniture and/or furnishings), museum studies, architectural or art history, sufficient to enable the incumbent to correctly identify culturally historic artifacts and determining their proper care and maintenance.
*Experience applying conservation and housekeeping knowledge to ensure that the condition of as few assets as possible found in the Department’s historic locations declines to the point where they need repair, thus resulting in a significant savings to both the Department and the United States Government.
*Experience evaluating the effectiveness of conservation practices and developing strategies of making necessary improvements to such practices.
*Experience sequencing and timing key program events and milestones, including planning, programming, budgeting, and contracting activities, and methods of evaluating the value of program accomplishments.
*Experience planning, organizing, motivating, coordinating, and integrating the work of individuals and teams; experience advising the necessary entities to accept and implement recommendations where proposals involve substantial resources, require extensive changes in established procedures, or may be in conflict with the desires of management of individual heritage facilities.

For a complete job description and to apply, visit:

4. HISTORIC PRESERVATION INTERN, Thousand Island Park Corp (Thousand Island Park, NY)

  • Application deadline: March 1, 2017

Internship opportunity to work with both the Landmark Society, which provides education and outreach focused on preservation, and the Preservation/Architectural Review Board, which deals with the historic architectural integrity of the community.

This position is for eight weeks from June 19 to August 11, 2017, and is paid in the amount of $1,500. Hours are flexible and can vary from day to day, depending on the complexity and timing of the projects needing attention.

Cottage owners have volunteered to provide room and board without cost to the intern on a revolving basis.


  • Attend Preservation/Architectural Review Board and Landmark Society meetings.
  • Assist with interface between Board, contractors, cottage owners, and the community.
  • Conduct research and engage in archival maintenance.
  • Offer public education on preservation policy and related issues in the community.
  • Assist Landmark and Preservation Board managers with preservation duties.
  • Serve as docent one day a week in the Landmark building.
  • Assist with summer programs and exhibitions. Assist with grant writing (with supervision).
  • Develop and pursue self-initiated special projects.


  • Experience the preservation field outside the classroom, preservation advocacy and community relations.
  • Experience practical applications of new construction and rehabilitation and its impact on the local historic district.
  • Work with local contractors, preservation consultants and professionals (advisors to the Board), Preservation and Landmark supporters, and allied associations.
  • Gain practical knowledge of how historic communities manage the rules and regulations related to today’s building
  • Experience the function of a not-for-profit organization.

The Thousand Island Park Landmark Society seeks a highly-motivated person interested in Historic Preservation. Interested candidates, graduate and undergraduate (Historic Preservation and/or Architectural History majors preferred) must submit a resume and a recommendation from a current professor by March 1, 2017.

Send application material electronically to: Merissa Martin, Administrative Assistant,, Subject line: Intern Program.

Applicants will be notified by March 31, 2017.

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5. PRESERVATION ASSISTANT – 2 POSITIONS, Lambeth Palace Library and the Church of England Record Centre (London, UK)

  • Application deadline: March 3, 2017
  • Interview date: March 13, 2017

The combined collections of Lambeth Palace Library and the Church of England Record Centre are to be united in a new, bespoke building in the grounds of Lambeth Palace (estimated late 2020).

Two exciting positions in preservation now arise in preparing for the relocation and long-term care of the collections. Candidates might apply for either or both posts.

A. PRESERVATION ASSISTANT: Library/Archive preservation and conservation.
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: GBP22,258 per annum during probation rising to GBP22,854 per annum

This is a unique opportunity to build a career in Library/Archive preservation and conservation.

You will have two distinct elements to the role:

  • providing assistance in monitoring environmental conditions across two sites; and
  • providing preservation services and basic conservation to collections at our Records Centre.

You will actively be involved in the Library’s phase-boxing program, creating archival boxes, assisting with a condition assessment database and helping with reprographics work.

To access this role, you will have comparable work experience in collections care or a recognized qualification in either conservation or preservation. You’ll be able to draw upon your competent communication skills, a good command of the full range of Microsoft packages and a methodical approach to work. Your approach to work will be flexible, with a willingness to learn and coupled with a keenness to work in a small team.

For further details please visit:

B. PRESERVATION PROJECT ASSISTANT: Lambeth Palace, and manuscript collections.
Contract Type: Fixed Term – 1 Year
Salary: GBP22,258 per annum during probation rising to GBP22,854 per annum

This is a unique opportunity to work within a historic premise dating from the 13th century: Lambeth Palace, and manuscript collections dating from the 9th century.

  • You will use your experience, to assist with simple preservation processes on our early manuscripts collection (MSS 1 – 590).
  • You’ll undertake the dry cleaning of the manuscript text blocks, both parchment and paper and make bespoke boxes for each volume.
  • Your experience will include proven hand skills in library conservation, solid IT skills, accurate measuring and data inputting skills and the desire to contribute to the delivery of work within tight time frames.
  • Your underlying skills include your ability to communicate effectively and work successfully within a small team.

For further details please visit:

6. CONSERVATORS, Public Art Division – Department of Cultural Affairs (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

  • Application deadline: March 3, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

The City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) is the primary steward and agency responsible for the conservation, maintenance, and management of art and cultural assets acquired through its various programs. The City Art Collection contains more than 1,600 artworks–permanently sited and mobile, acquired through gifts, purchases, and long-term loans. The Public Works Improvements for Arts Program (PWIAP) is a City mandate that sets aside one-percent of the total cost of all construction, improvements, or renovation projects undertaken by the City for public art projects. Additionally, DCA is responsible for programming funds generated by the Arts Development Fee (ADF) Program for public art projects throughout the city.

The collection has grown to include murals, paintings, prints, sculpture; furniture, historical materials, ethnographic artifacts, architectural elements such as stained glass, or cast stone emblems; works on paper, and photographs that reflect the diversity of culture within Los Angeles. Most of the artworks are permanently-sited, integrated into the architecture and or free-standing.

This Request for Qualifications (RFQ) will enable DCA to create a Pre-Qualified list of up to twenty (20) conservators (including teams and/or firms) who demonstrate the professional capacity to advise on the maintenance of artworks, artifacts, and architectural elements, as well as conserve, examine, and provide preventative care treatments and recommendations for artworks.

Experienced conservators, teams or firms must demonstrate the vision, past experience and professional qualifications required to assess artwork; prepare treatment reports; clean artwork; and advise on the procedures on the conservation and maintenance of artworks and architectural enhancements as well as perform the outlined scope of services. Additionally, examples of past work should conform to standards established by the American Institute of Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works as well as the United States Department of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties. Conservators who apply as a team must demonstrate both the qualifications of individual team members, as well as the team’s qualifications to work together on projects.

The Pre-Qualified list will be active for three (3) years, with the option to renew the list for an additional three (3) years. Selection will be based on demonstration of professional experience, strength of past work, experience, training, comprehensiveness of example proposal–research, presentation, and the appropriateness and professionalism of the condition assessment, treatment proposal, budget and timeline. Conservators will be evaluated based on each of their stated area(s) of specialization as shown below, and are not expected to exhibit expertise in all possible mediums.

  • Sculpture/objects/furniture
  • Wall murals/easel paintings
  • Mosaics/ceramics/concrete
  • Photography/works on paper
  • Leaded art glass windows
  • Electronic/digital media

Once selected to the Pre-Qualified pool, conservators, teams and firms on the list will be invited to bid on specific conservation projects as opportunities arise. In addition, Pre-Qualified conservators may be asked to serve in an advisory role on DCA’s Public Art Committee, which convenes monthly to review new artwork donations and Public Art projects.

This RFQ is open to applicants residing in the Southern California area, including the counties of Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, and Ventura. Conservators may apply individually, as a team, or as part of a firm. Conservator teams may not change without prior approval of the Department of Cultural Affairs. Employees of the City of Los Angeles are ineligible to apply.

Project budgets will range from $1,000 to $200,000. Each budget will be all-inclusive, and must cover all expenses associated with the proposal development and the project execution, to clean, conserve and/or advise on the maintenance, as well as any required presentations, approvals, engineering services and/or City permits.

A selection panel will convene to review all applications received in response to this RFQ, and select up to twenty (20) conservators, conservator teams or conservation firms for the 2017 Pre-Qualified Roster of Professional Art Conservators, which will remain active for three (3) years from the date of the selection panel. Applicants will be scored in the following areas:

  • Experience
  • Professional Training/Degree/Professional Affiliations
  • Treatment Approach, Scope, and Range of past work
  • Professionalism and thoroughness of application materials

Once selected, pre-qualified conservators, teams and/or firms will be eligible to develop proposals as conservation projects are initiated by DCA. Upon receiving a conservation project and throughout all project phases, each conservator, conservator team or conservation firm will be required to comply with City codes dealing with safety, accessibility, seismic and/or other issues, as appropriate for the project.

All applications must be submitted electronically via SlideRoom. The deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 3, 2017. Incomplete applications, and any applications submitted after the deadline, will be deemed ineligible and not be considered.

A complete application must include:

  1. Contact information for conservator:including full name, firm name (if applicable), physical address, mailing address, telephone and email. Teams must provide full contact information for each team member, and identify one conservator to be DCA’s primary contact for the team.
  2. Statement of interest (PDF or Doc format only,two [2] pages maximum): that describes your/the firm’s interest, experience and expertise in conserving artwork in the areas of specialization to which you are looking to attain pre-qualification. Please provide information about your scope of practice and whether conservation is your primary activity. Please indicate the category or categories of specialization in which you would like to be considered from the list above.
  3. Curriculum vitae (PDF format only, twelve [12] pages maximum uploaded as an attachment): Teams must submit one CV for each team member (four-pages maximum per CV). Firms must list the names and positions of lead staff members who may be assigned to the conservation jobs. Include resumes for each individual showing pertinent experience, education, training, and professional conservation organization affiliations.
  4. Past sample works:list three (3) conservation projects which have been performed in the last three (3) years. Briefly describe each job.
  5. Conservation report (PDF format, fifteen [15] pages maximum uploaded as an attachment): Provide one (1) sample of a condition or treatment report, conservation report, budget, and a final report prepared for a client for each specialty in which you would like to be considered.
  6. Up to ten (10) images (JPGs, 72 DPI minimum resolution + 5 MB maximum size per image file): Provide “before and after” shots of each of the three-past sample conservation works and additional conservation projects. The images should reflect work from each of the areas of specialization in which you would like to be considered. All image files should be titled and labeled with title, year of completion, and one-sentence description of work completed in each project represented using SlideRoom’s form, which will appear once an image has been uploaded.

DCA reserves the right to decline all applications to this RFQ, and/or cancel this RFQ, or any roster of pre-qualified applicants, at any time. This RFQ is subject to the City’s Campaign Finance, Contractor Responsibility, Equal Benefits, Equal Opportunity, Living Wage, Minority / Women Business Enterprise and Slavery Disclosure Ordinances, as well as any other ordinances in effect in the City of Los Angeles.

The Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) manages the City of Los Angeles Public Art Programs. DCA supports the creativity of local artists by funding and partnering with the City’s arts and cultural communities. The City demonstrates an ongoing commitment to arts and culture through DCA’s ongoing activities, including community arts programming, cultural grants, marketing, public arts and youth arts and education programs, to stimulate and foster the creation of arts and cultural experiences throughout the diverse neighborhoods of LA.

Please contact Arts Manager, Rochele Gomez (, or call DCA’s Public Art Division at +1 213.202.5544.

Application form:

7. DIRECTOR OF PRESERVATION SERVICES, Preservation Buffalo Niagara (Buffalo, NY, USA)

  • Application deadline: March 8, 2017

The Director of Preservation Services will work to develop and oversee PBNs technical and community services, including our preservation workshop program, our work to increase the strength and effectiveness of our Certified Local Governments (CLG), and our coordination with local preservation districts and historic commissions, the State Historic Preservation Office, and the National Parks Service.

The Coordinator will work with the ED as appropriate to cultivate relationships with our technical and community partners in order to expand and deepen the reach of preservation and preservation services in Western New York in conjunction with the goals set forth in PBNs Business and Strategic Plans. The Director will coordinate with other staff as appropriate to ensure that all PBN programs are strategically linked and mutually supporting.


  1. Implement and oversee the running of PBNs Workshop Program.
  2. Provide general technical assistance to property owners seeking State and Federal Historic Tax Credits.
  3. Establish and manage PBNs NYS Homeowner Historic Tax Credit Application preparation service.
  4. Develop and maintain a local resource list for property owners seeking historic rehabilitation services, such as skilled trades people, contractors, historians, architects, and consultants.
  5. Answer technical questions and guide people to appropriate resources on topics related to permitting; historic property status; local, state, and national register nominations; and funding resources.
  6. Work to coordinate and oversee work to expand capacity of existing CLGs as well as grow the number of CLGs in Western New York.
  7. Work with communities as assigned and as appropriate to develop local, state, and national historic districts as well as working with consultants to develop cultural resource surveys and building surveys.
  8. Assist the ED in identifying and procuring funding for program implementation.
  9. Assist the ED in communicating PBNs position on alteration or demolition of historic buildings at public meetings and hearings, and with elected officials and PBN members.
  10. Assist the ED in grant writing, grant reporting, and grant budget tracking as assigned.
  11. Assist ED in identifying and overseeing research papers and advocacy analysis as assigned and as appropriate.
  12. Overseeing other staff/interns if assigned and as appropriate
  13. Other administrative duties as assigned.

Ideal candidates will have experience in a historic preservation, community planning, architecture, or related field and possess the following combination of skills and knowledge:

  • Strong passion to further historic preservation and community revitalization efforts in Buffalo and Niagara Falls;
  • Excellent problem-solving, decision making and communications skills, along with strong interpersonal skills;
  • Familiarity with local historic preservation issues and impediments;
  • Experience with grant writing, grant administration, project management, and project budget management;
  • An understanding of and experience utilizing demographics and other statistical data analyses;
  • Experience advocating to community members and elected officials on behalf of preservation initiatives;
  • Ability to conduct research, analysis, prepare reports, and organize/facilitate public participation;
  • Familiarity with cultural resource surveys, local landmarking, National Register nominations, preservation ordinances, and historic tax credits.


  • Hold a Master’s degree in urban, regional or municipal planning, architecture, historic preservation, environmental studies, geography or related field;
  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree in urban, regional or municipal planning, architecture, historic preservation, environmental studies, geography, or related field; and have a minimum of two (2) years of relevant work experience.
  • An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by (a) and (b), and a minimum of five (5) years of relevant work experience.

Additionally, candidates are expected to be proficient with Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Experience with Adobe Creative Suite and ArcGIS also desirable, but not required.

Position is full-time; part-time scheduling a possibility for the right candidate. Salary commensurate with experience.

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and three (3) professional references by March 8, 2017 to Olivia Cammisa-Frost,; or Preservation Buffalo Niagara, 617 Main Street, Suite 201, Buffalo, NY 14203. No phone calls please.

PBN is a EEO

8. HISTORIC ENVIRONMENT MANAGER, Essex County Council (Chelmsford, UK)

  • Closing date:  March 10, 2017
  • Salary: up to £50,000 per annum (dependant on experience)
  • Based at County Hall Chelmsford
  • Ref: 10623

Place Services is at the forefront of environmental consultancy in the public sector, and integral to our success are our people. The growth of our practice means we now require an outstanding individual to lead and develop our Historic Environment Team.

As Historic Environment Manager, you will be responsible for all aspects of our archaeological, built heritage, and historic landscape services. You and your team will provide clients across eastern England and the south east with expert advice, helping them to meet the requirements of the planning process, create practical design solutions and deliver conservation management of the historic environment. You will also have responsibility for directing our long-running Traditional Building Skills, Conservation Courses and lectures.

A seasoned professional and recognized expert in the historic environment, you will be respected and have influence, with the depth of knowledge, insight and innovative thinking that will bring opportunities for new partners and projects, and give confidence to our client’s and your colleagues. A resourceful and creative collaborator, you will relish the opportunity to develop and share your ideas and expertise, contributing to the collective intelligence of our team.

With the flexibility and freedom to develop and direct our historic environment services, you will be given the chance to excel, to increase our client base and lead your team to deliver annual income targets in support of our commercial success, and aspirations for growth.

Business acumen, including financial, account and relationship management skills are essential, as is solid experience in the management and delivery of budgets.

Inspirational people management and motivational skills are also critical to this role. We need someone with the ability to get the best out of people and teams, helping to ensure we are always making the most of available resources and expertise, in order to maximize potential, respond pragmatically to our client’s needs, and deliver sustainable outcomes for the environment.

Based in our offices in Chelmsford, we offer the opportunity for you to work with talented and dedicated professionals, on an exciting array of projects, as part of a vibrant and performance-driven team.

For an informal discussion about the position please call Adrian Gascoyne, +44 03330 136844.

To apply, visit:

9. CONSERVATION RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP, Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

  • Closing date: March 12, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. (Amsterdam time/CET)

The Rijksmuseum operates a Fellowship Program for outstanding candidates working on the art and history of the Low Countries whose principal concern is object-based research. The aim of the program is to train a new generation of museum professionals: inquisitive object-based specialists who will further develop understanding of art and history for the future. The focus of research should relate to the Rijksmuseum collection, and may encompass any of its varied holdings, including Netherlandish paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, prints, drawings, photography and historical artefacts. The purpose of the program is to enable applicants to base part of their research at the Rijksmuseum, to strengthen the bonds between the universities and the Rijksmuseum, and to encourage the understanding of Netherlandish art and history. The program offers students and academic scholars access to the museum’s collections, library, conservation laboratories and curatorial expertise.

The Migelien Gerritzen Fund/Rijksmuseum Fund enables a predoctoral candidate to conduct PhD research in conservation. People who wish to apply may do so from a humanistic, conservationist, or scientific viewpoint, with a focus on works of art and historical artifacts. This fellowship enables enrolled PhD candidates to collaborate with conservators, curators, and scientists active at the Rijksmuseum. Focus should be on the Rijksmuseum’s collection or on the ideation that has been initiated at the Rijksmuseum.  This is a one-year Fellowship, with the possibility of renewal for one additional year. The Fellow’s progress will be assessed in consultation with his/her supervisors at the university and the Rijksmuseum, to determine if the renewal of the Fellowship for a second year is desirable. The Fellowship will preferably result in a publication, the content and form of which will be decided by the Fellow and his/her academic supervisors in consultation with the Rijksmuseum. The Rijksmuseum will provide working space for the Fellows, in order to stimulate an exchange of knowledge, ideas and experience. Access will be provided to all necessary information in the museum, as well as to the library, conservation laboratories of the Rijksmuseum and the University of Amsterdam.

– The Migelien Gerritzen Fellowship supports individuals engaged in postgraduate university studies leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Doctor of Science (DSc) degree, whose research is compatible with the Fellowship position. The candidate has to have a university-affiliated supervisor.

– Fellowships are open to candidates of all nationalities and with varied specialisms. They may include conservators and scientists.

– Candidates should have proven research capabilities, academic credentials and excellent written and spoken knowledge of two languages (English and preferably Dutch or German).

Fellowship stipends are awarded to help support a Fellows study and research efforts during the tenure of their appointment. The stipend of Euro 33,000 (less applicable taxes and deductions) is for a period of twelve months commencing on 1 September 2017, the start of the academic year. It is funded by an endowment legacy. The Fellowship will allow for limited travel for research in art collections and archives elsewhere in Europe to a maximum value of Euro 5,000 annually. This is a one-year Fellowship, with the possibility of renewal for one additional year.

Complete applications have to be submitted through the online application system. To learn about the required documents for application, visit:

The closing date for all applications is 12 March 2017, at 6:00 p.m. (Amsterdam time/CET). No applications will be accepted after this deadline. All applications must be submitted online and in English. Applications or related materials delivered via email, postal mail, or in person will not be accepted.


  • Application deadline: March 13, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. (UK time)

Applications are invited for an AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership PhD studentship, to be undertaken at Nottingham Trent University (School of Science & Technology) and the British Museum (Department of Scientific Research). This studentship will be jointly supervised by Professor Haida Liang at Nottingham Trent University and Dr Capucine Korenberg at the British Museum. The studentship is for a three-year (full-time) project entitled “The conservation and interpretation of vitreous materials in museums collections – a non-invasive investigation,” to commence on 1 October 2017.

The student will also be offered an additional (remunerated) six-month placement in conservation science at the British Museum during the PhD to further develop and expand their skills. The student will need to spend concentrated periods of time both at Nottingham Trent University and at the British Museum. This is an interdisciplinary project involving close collaboration between physicists, conservators and conservation scientists.

To apply and for more information, visit:


  • Application deadline: March 13, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. (UK time)

AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership PhD studentship The National Gallery, Scientific Department & Nottingham Trent University, School of Science & Technology Conservation varnishes at the National Gallery: studying their optical and material properties Applications are invited for a Collaborative Doctoral Partnership PhD studentship, to be undertaken at Nottingham Trent University (School of Science & Technology) and the National Gallery (Scientific Department). This three-year (full-time) studentship commences on 1 October 2017 and will be jointly supervised by Professor Haida Liang (Nottingham Trent University) and Dr. Catherine Higgitt (National Gallery). The student may undertake a (remunerated) 6-month placement at the Gallery during the PhD to further develop and expand their skills. The student will need to spend concentrated periods of time both in Nottingham and London. This interdisciplinary project involves close collaboration between physicists, conservation scientists and conservators.

Historically and today, conservation varnishes are applied to Old Master paintings after cleaning and restoration, altering a painting’s appearance by saturating the surface and reducing variation in gloss. Optical, chemical and physical properties are crucial in selecting a varnish with suitable aesthetic characteristics. Many varnishes become yellow and cloudy over time, so stability is also important in order to limit how often they need to be removed and replaced. Understanding of such properties is largely based on experimental studies or the expected properties of the bulk resin, which do not always accurately reflect the behaviour of thin varnish films. Furthermore, in practical usage, conservators often adjust formulations to obtain a varnish with a satisfactory appearance.

This project will investigate the properties of conservation varnishes, to predict more accurately how they will behave in practice and how they might be improved or modified for particular applications, based on the use of cutting-edge non-invasive imaging techniques, especially optical coherence tomography (OCT), to allow (non-subjective) assessment of their appearance, condition and properties. OCT produces 3D images (‘virtual’ cross-sections) of surface and subsurface microstructure of (semi)-transparent materials and shows promise for research on varnishes. OCT and other non-invasive portable equipment, and more traditional chemical analysis will be used to investigate the effect of not only the choice of resin but also practical issues of formulation and application method on varnish properties. The research will draw on the unique resource of the actual, naturally aged conservator-applied varnishes on Gallery paintings and also experimental systems in which formulations and application method can be explored. The research outcomes have the potential to feed directly into conservation practice at the National Gallery and around the world.

Applicants must have a good first degree (usually a minimum 2:1) or a Master’s degree (or equivalent experience) in physics, chemistry, materials science, conservation science, heritage science, archaeological science, or a related physical science discipline, or conservation (in which case a first degree in a physical science subject is desirable). They should be highly motivated individuals with a keen interest in art history and conservation, and in conducting interdisciplinary research. The project would suit a candidate interested in a career in conservation science or a scientist with an interest in applying cutting-edge scientific techniques and complex data processing methods to challenging questions such as those posed by cultural heritage artefacts. Students must also meet eligibility requirements of the Art and Humanities Research Council for graduate students. The minimum English language proficiency requirement for candidates who have not undertaken a higher degree at a UK HE institution is IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in all skills).

The full studentship award for students with UK residency includes fees, a stipend of GBP14,553 per annum plus GBP550 p.a. additional stipend payment for Collaborative Doctoral students for 3 years. In addition, the Student Development Fund (equivalent to 0.5 years of stipend payments) is also available to support training, work placements, and other development costs. Students with EU residency are eligible for a fees-only studentship award. International applicants are normally not eligible to apply for this studentship. The Gallery will provide up to GBP1,000 a year to cover travel and other costs incurred travelling to undertake research at the Gallery or other locations. Both partners and the Collaborative Doctoral Partner consortium will provide opportunities for training and career development.

The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon (UK time) on March 13, 2017.

For informal enquiries, please contact the main supervisors Professor Haida Liang (, or Dr. Catherine Higgitt ( Application is by covering letter, CV and online application form, and should be sent to, and copied to

Further information and application packs can be obtained from:


  • Application deadline: March 20, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. EST

The Culture and Heritage Museums of York County, South Carolina seeks qualified candidates for the 2017 summer field season at Historic Brattonsville, a National Register Historic District. A $2,000 stipend and housing will be offered to the selected candidate. The participant may begin their eight-week internship as early as Monday, May 15, 2017.

Historic Brattonsville’s Preservation Program preserves and maintains over forty historic structures on the eight hundred-acre living history museum located in south central York County. The program participant will learn about the architectural history, building technology, and preservation issues of the Carolina Piedmont through the structures at Historic Brattonsville. The intern will receive training and hone skills in photo-documentation, field sketching, and condition assessment while documenting and assessing agrarian outbuildings. The participant will also have the opportunity to learn wood conservation treatments while repairing the exterior woodwork of the Colonel William Bratton House (c. 1766).

This is an excellent opportunity to get hands-on field experience in the field of historic preservation. The season will include trips to related institutions. Housing will be provided at Historic Brattonsville. It is strongly recommended that the participant have a personal vehicle for personal use during their residency. The successful candidate must supply their own computer and DSLR camera (or equivalent that can shoot in RAW) to complete assigned tasks as part of their internship. It is essential that the participant be able to work outdoors, be comfortable operating power tools, and not fear heights, as some work may require work on ladders or scaffolding. Students currently enrolled in graduate programs and/or recent graduates in historic
preservation or architectural conservation are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please email cover letter and resume to:
Joseph C. Mester, Restoration/Preservation Specialist
Subject: Historic Brattonsville 2017 Preservation Internship Application

13. RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS, National Historic Landmark (Charles City, VA)

  • Application deadline: March 20, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.

Spend your summer researching and documenting the landscape history of a National Historic Landmark in Virginia. Two paid ($8,000) Fellowships are available to qualified graduate students.

1. The Rudy J. Favretti Fellowship: Berkeley Plantation; Charles City, VA.
One of the “first great estates in America”, Berkeley is a National Historic Landmark, the site of the first Thanksgiving, the birthplace of “Taps”, and the ancestral home of William Henry Harrison, the ninth President of the United States. Now 1,000 acres overlooking the James, the original brick buildings remain and five terraced gardens, thought to be dug by hand prior to the Revolutionary War, lead 1400 feet down to the river.

2. William D. Rieley Fellowship: Westover Plantation, Charles City, VA.
A quintessential James River plantation house, Westover is one of the country’s premier examples of colonial Georgian architecture. The grounds of this National Historic Landmark include formal gardens, 150-year-old tulip poplars, a rare iron clairvoyee, icehouse with tunnel, five-hole privy, collection of barns, and 18th-century English wrought-iron gates, among the most elaborate in America.

About the GCV Fellowship Program
Fellows spend a period of three summer months living in Virginia researching their respective historic site. Each Fellow’s final report, including measured drawings, will be published online as well as archived into collections open to the public throughout the state.

Applicants must be candidates for a master’s degree in landscape architecture, historic preservation, landscape or architectural history, archaeology, or horticulture.

Each Fellow will be paid a stipend of $8,000 plus certain living expenses. Housing will be provided.

Complete applications are due by 12:00 pm on Monday, March 20, 2017.

To apply, please visit

14. LECTURER/SENIOR LECTURER, The Courtauld Institute of Art (London, UK)

  • Application closing date: March 31 2017
  • Interview date: April 21, 2017
  • GBP 35,798-48,402 GBP / 49,764-57,212 GBP pa (inc London Allowance) depending on relevant skills, knowledge, and experience

The Courtauld Institute of Art is the UK’s leading institution for teaching and research into the History of Art and the conservation of paintings, and is also home to one of the finest small art museums in the world.

The Courtauld Institute of Art seeks to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer to support and deliver research led teaching and research activity in the Department of Conservation & Technology and in The Courtauld.

The successful candidate will hold a recognized postgraduate qualification in painting conservation, with significant practical experience, preferably including work in a museum.  Candidates should be prepared to supervise and undertake of practical studio and site work and to deliver lectures and seminars.  Ability to initiate, supervise, carry out and publish research is a requirement of the post.

To apply, visit:

The Courtauld Institute of Art promotes equal opportunities.

15. PRESERVATION ARCHITECT, Prospect Park Alliance (Brooklyn, NY USA)

  • Application deadline: May 31, 2017

The Prospect Park Alliances Small Design and Construction Department is currently seeking a full time intermediate level temporary Preservation Architect to work on two restoration projects for a period of six months. The projects include the restoration of the Lefferts House, a 1783 Dutch farmhouse and the restoration of the Prospect Park Carousel, a turn of the century Coney Island carousel housed in a 1950s era building. The ideal candidate will have experience working on preservation projects similar to these projects and have an understanding of NYC Landmarks procedures. Candidates will have the opportunity to work on all facets of the design work. The Design and Construction Department currently consists of three landscape architects, two architects, a construction supervisor and an archivist.

Under the direction of the Senior Architect, the Preservation Architect will work as part of the Design and Construction team on these two projects.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Planning, design and detailing of these restoration projects
  • Preparation of architectural drawings for inclusion in contract documents
  • Preparation of specifications for inclusion in contract documents
  • Drafting, rendering, illustration, and hand sketching
  • Conducting site visits and field measurements of existing buildings

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • BA or MA in Architecture or Preservation Architecture
  • 3-5 years of professional office experience working on preservation / restoration projects
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, Adobe InDesign & Photoshop, Microsoft Office
  • Excellent graphic skills
  • Experience creating construction drawings sets and details
  • Experience writing specifications
  • Ability to work well in a small close-knit studio environment
  • Excellent communication skills

The Preservation Architect position is full-time and will last for a period of six months.

The Prospect Park Alliance is an equal opportunity employer. Although we appreciate your interest, we will only contact applicants we are considering for interview.

Please submit cover letter, resume and work samples in a single PDF (max 6 MB) to

16. POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER IN CELLULOSE AND PAPER ANALYTICS, Centre de recherches sur la conservation des collections (Paris, France)

Postdoctoral researcher in the field of cellulose and paper analytics – Centre de recherches sur la conservation des collections, CRC, MNHN, Paris

A Post-doctoral Research position is available for a curious, competent, motivated, responsible and independent individual to work on the impact of X-ray irradiation on cultural heritage cellulosic materials

The research will be carried out at CRC, National Museum of Natural History (MNHN) in central Paris under the supervision of Dr. Anne-Laurence Dupont and at IPANEMA Synchrotron SOLEIL in Saclay under the supervision of Dr. Mathieu Thoury and Dr. Sebastian Schoeder.

X-ray analytical techniques such as X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy, X-ray absorption spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction are widely used to study artworks on paper. X-ray irradiation ionizes atoms and is prone to induce damage in cultural heritage materials. The aim of the research proposed is: (i) to develop new strategies to detect and (ii) characterize the impact of X-ray irradiation on the physical and chemical structure of paper. Portable XRF instruments and mononochromatic X-ray synchrotron beams will be used. The modifications of the material at the micro scale will be investigated as a function of dose and dose rate as well as its reciprocity correlation. Damage at the macroscopic and mesoscopic level of the cellulosic fibre will be detected using UV photoluminescence spectral imaging and infrared absorption spectroscopy. Macromolecular and molecular changes will be monitored using size-exclusion chromatography and electrospray ionisation mass spectrometry. The outcome of the research shall enable developing safer analytical procedures for the use of X-rays directly on paper artworks.

The preferred candidate has recently finished her/his PhD in analytic and/or organic chemistry. She/he will have carried out experimental work using chromatographic separation techniques and/or mass spectrometry and will have a confirmed knowledge of XRF. A good understanding of cellulosic materials as well as a strong interest in cultural heritage preservation issues would be an asset. Language skills (French and English) are essential because collaboration work is envisaged with international research institutes. Being highly motivated and the ability to work in a team will also be important prerequisites.

Fixed-term contract (12 months, full time) starting June 2017 Salary paid according to CNRS salary scale Applications should include a motivation letter and Curriculum Vitae, preferably with the name/addresses of two references.

For more details, contact Anne-Laurence Dupont,, Tel +33 1 40 79 53 07,

17. ARCHITECTURAL CONSERVATOR/RESTORATION ARCHITECT, Building Conservation Associates, Inc. (Newton Centre, MA, USA)

The Architectural Conservator or Restoration Architect will be responsible for providing a full range of services related to the documentation, assessment and conservation of historic buildings. Services will include: historical research, field investigation, materials testing, report writing, preparation of construction documents (drawings and specifications), and construction administration. Prior experience with historic mortar and paint analysis is desirable, as is an interest in and experience with historic preservation planning projects (e.g. Historic Structure Reports and Preservation Plans). Willingness and ability to travel within New England essential, as the work of the office spans all of the New England states.

Candidates applying for this position should have a graduate level degree in architecture or historic preservation with a concentration in architectural conservation. They should also have at least 3 years of related experience. Demonstrated proficiency in AutoCAD is required.

Interested individuals should email a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Lisa Howe, Director,

For more information, visit:

BCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


  • Position open until filled

Working alongside our hands-on team of preservation tradespeople, Field Technicians will gain unique experience in building restoration on a wide variety of buildings throughout the Midwest (but concentrated in the Chicago-Milwaukee area). Interest or education in historic preservation, as well as basic experience in hand tools, painting and carpentry, are beneficial, but training will be provided for anyone who is reliable with a preservation mindset and positive attitude. The Field Technician position is physically demanding and applicants should be comfortable with heights (lifts/scaffolding), and working outdoors in summer weather, etc. This is a seasonal position available from May 1 through the end of October.

Submit your resume to Neal Vogel,

19. PRESERVATION FIELD OFFICER, National Trust for Historic Preservation (Chicago, IL, USA)

  • Position open until filled

The Field Officer is a persuasive public-interest advocate who tenaciously pursues strategic opportunities, in public forums and private settings, to protect and preserve important historic places for the benefit of human communities.

The Field Officer advocates to save historic places by applying specialized areas of professional expertise for the protection of nationally significant historic places through our National Treasures Program, assisting in the raising of funds for National Treasure projects, and consulting as needed on related programs within the Preservation Division.

The Field Officer spends approximately 70% of their time on National Treasures work, including: identifying potential National Treasure projects, crafting and implementing strategic advocacy plans, and ensuring the success of selected multi-year Treasure projects as a project manager or team member.

The Field Officer also is responsible for applying the National Trusts intervention criteria to non-National Treasure projects to recommend if it is appropriate for the organization to take action. When approved, the Field Officer takes direct action to save historic places outside of the National Treasures program.


  • Identify potential National Treasures.The Field Officer will work with the Field Director and others to identify potential National Treasure projects, vet and nominate those projects, and identify a distinct objective and advocacy role for the National Trust. Working within the process for selecting National Treasures, the Field Officer will assemble a team to vet potential Treasures, complete nomination and budget forms, and present potential Treasures for review.
  • Develop and implement project plans and budgets for National Treasures.The Field Officer will create and implement project plans and budgets with stated goals and objectives to ensure successful outcomes for selected National Treasure projects. This person will lead or participate in multiple project teams and will work collaboratively with National Trust staff, outside partners, National Trust Advisors, and other interested parties to undertake these advocacy campaigns.
  • Integrate programs in the work of the National Trust.The Field Officer will work collaboratively with cross-Trust project teams to ensure successful outcomes for National Treasures, and will contribute to other work undertaken on Preservation Priorities and by the Preservation Division when appropriate. This integration will be reflected in strategic plans, the annual work plan, and performance metrics, and will be part of evaluation cycles.
  • Fundraise for National Treasure projects.The Field Officer will work collaboratively with Field Services and the Advancement Division to meet established fundraising goals for assigned National Treasure projects.
  • Other duties as assigned.The Field Officer will complete other duties as assigned by the Field Director. The Field Officer will have some administrative duties related to the operations at the Chicago Field Office.

Historic Preservation & Advocacy Experience

  • Demonstrated professional knowledge, experience, and success in advocacy for historic preservation is required.
  • Special expertise and perspective in a related professional field is a strong plus, including real estate development, sustainability, resilience, urbanism, social justice, good government, and community organizing.
  • Experience or significant volunteer activity in the non-profit and advocacy sectors and experience or interest in preservation, conservation and history.
  • Demonstrated success in engaging culturally and ethnically diverse communities, constituents, and partners. Ties to diverse affinity groups, professional organizations, or related associations.

Leadership and Management Skills

  • Demonstrated success in working collaboratively with internal and external players, and demonstrated project management skills and effective team leadership skills is required.
  • Demonstrated capability to work effectively within a geographically distributed organization and across internal departments and programs.
  • Demonstrated capability to develop and implement strategies with paid and volunteer staff and outside vendors.
  • Experience in working collaboratively with non-profit and for-profit partners.
  • Experience building and managing complex project budgets.
  • Demonstrated success in helping to meet fundraising goals.

Hands-On Experience in Advocacy

  • Minimum 3 years of professional work in historic preservation, environmental conservation, urban planning, or allied fields is required, preferably in a context of 5 or more years of overall experience.
  • Demonstrated success in building, managing, and leading complex advocacy programs and projects to meet quantifiable outcomes.
  • Demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit, energy, and skill set.
  • Demonstrated diplomacy, teamwork, and optimism.
  • Knowledge of key-players in the preservation field a plus.

Academic and Related Qualifications.

  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent professional experience, in historic preservation or a related field is required.
  • Excellent verbal, written, public speaking, and electronic communication skills are required.
  • Demonstrated written and verbal bilingual fluency in Spanish and English strongly desired.
  • Academic training and professional experience in a related field is desired.
  • Demonstrated interest in, and commitment to, the values and goals of the National Trust for Historic Preservation is required.

Please email cover letter and resume to

20. INTERMEDIATE CONSERVATION SPECIALIST, Spencer R. Higgins Architect Incorporated (Toronto, ON, Canada)

  • Position open until filled

We have an opening for well-organized, literate and committed individual with a background in heritage building conservation. Our work requires a good understanding and an interest in heritage conservation; heritage planning; building science issues and traditional construction methodologies. Good project management skills and the ability to work as a team player in an established small-sized downtown firm is required.

Post-graduate training from an accredited conservation or conservator program and either an architectural or engineering undergraduate degree is preferred. A working knowledge of CAD (Microstation) and established office computer skills are required. Security clearances will be required. A minimum of ten years of architectural, conservator or engineering office experience is required. A candidate with CAD working drawing and specification writing experience on heritage projects is preferred.

Please send resume with cover letter and references as a PDF under 2MB to

For information about our us, visit:

21. PRESERVATION DATA FELLOW, City of New York Landmarks Preservation Commission (New York, NY, USA)

  • Position open until filled

The Historic Building Data Project is a groundbreaking, grant-funded preservation database project that will contain geospatial and historical data on each of the 36,000 buildings and sites designated by the LPC. When completed, the database will be publicly released for the purpose of making accurate historic building data transparent, accessible and usable for the widest possible audience.

Under the supervision of the Director of Special Projects and Strategic Planning and working with LPCs GIS Specialist, the Preservation Data Fellow will help to create and populate the geographic information system (GIS)-based database. Tasks will include the analysis of historic district designation reports, geodatabase population and feature/data editing. Ultimately, the database will be used as an open data resource and as a research, spatial analysis and web mapping tool. All work will occur at the LPC at 1 Centre Street, New York, NY.

Fellows will gain hands-on, applied research and GIS experience with the nation’s premier municipal historic preservation agency. Skill sets developed will include the use of ESRIs ArcMap 10.3, geodatabase design, geospatial data editing, knowledge of architectural styles and a deep understanding of designated historic buildings in New York City.

Please submit resume and cover letter electronically to Daniel Watts,

For more information about us, visit:

22. DIRECTOR OF CONSERVATION, West Lake Conservators Skaneateles (New York, NY, USA)

West Lake Conservators, a mixed-specialty group practice, is currently seeking a competent, passionate, mid- to senior-level conservator with leadership qualities, who would assume the Director of Conservation position. The ideal candidate either specializes in paintings (our largest division) or paper; however, an object specialist may also be possible. We provide comprehensive preservation services for paintings, frames, murals, paper, photographs, painted objects, and textiles.

The ideal candidate must demonstrate a high level of skill in the conservation lab and a broad range of experience necessary in their specialty, combined with general preservation knowledge and ethics, necessary to guide the other specialties operating procedures. As a practiced Conservator, the selected candidate will also be called upon to apply their skills directly to the treatment of artifacts. We work on a broad range of art and artifacts, both independently and in a team approach. Assistance with education of the public, workshops, and internships is required. Independent research and contributions to our field are encouraged.

The selected candidate will become instrumental for managing the preservation activities of the WLC Laboratory and working with existing and future conservation staff to maintain the high standard of conservation care and treatment. Candidates must have a graduate level degree in conservation, or equivalent knowledge and abilities. A professional AIC standing or willingness to apply for PA or Fellow is required. Salary is commensurate with experience and productivity. Candidates with prior experience in private practice and in small business management will be given preferred consideration.


  • Ongoing professional development through membership in professional organizations, attendance of conservation workshops, seminars, or professional conferences.
  • Knowledge of preventive conservation practices relating to the care of historic and modern collections.
  • Knowledge of modern museum practices, for the care of collections, including environmental control and monitoring, safe handling, display, storage, framing, crating, and shipping.
  • Experience preparing and presenting reports, lectures, publications and seminars relating to conservation.
  • Prior experience in private practice and management of the business’s laboratory practice including Safety, Environmental and Regulatory compliance.
  • Experience estimating and monitoring costs for treatments on site, oversized, surveys, etc.
  • US citizenship or Green Card; fluent in spoken and written English
  • Physical strength to lift large and heavy artworks; ability to travel
  • Strong interpersonal skills

West Lake Conservators Established in 1975 in paintings we have evolved with a staff of 8-12 operating in roughly 4000 square feet. Clients from the private and non-profit sectors, include numerous surrounding colleges and universities as well as small to mid-sized museums and historic sites. We have a national reputation for our mural treatments, research in painting lining supports and disaster recovery contributions. Our outreach and community participation initiatives include educational workshops, seminars and collection management services.

West Lake Conservators is located in Skaneateles, New York, a picturesque historic town in the Finger Lakes of central NYS with an excellent school system, beautiful lake, annual music festival, terrific YMCA and relaxed life style. Many business models are possible with this opportunity.

Applicants Salary is commensurate with qualifications and benefits are offered. The position is available immediately. Please email application materials to principals, and, for further details. When applying, include your résumé with a letter of interest that outlines career goals and describes conservation specialties.

Visit our web site to learn more about us.

23. PAINTINGS CONSERVATOR, West Lake Conservators Skaneateles (New York, NY, USA)

West Lake Conservators, a mixed-specialty group practice, is currently seeking a competent, passionate Paintings Conservator. We provide comprehensive preservation services for paintings, frames, murals, paper, painted objects, and textiles.

The Paintings Conservator will be responsible for the effective and appropriate treatment of painted objects of historic and cultural significance from all periods, including contemporary works and murals. They will examine and assess the condition of objects, conduct technical examination and analyses, consult and collaborate with other conservators, curators, and other staff as necessary during examination, treatment, or research. All duties will be performed in accordance with the AIC Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice. Independent research and contributions to our field are encouraged.

Candidates must have a graduate level degree in conservation, or equivalent knowledge and abilities. A professional AIC standing or willingness to apply for PA or Fellow is preferred. Salary is commensurate with experience and productivity.


  • Knowledge of preventive conservation practices relating to the care of historic and modern collections.
  • Knowledge of modern museum practices, for the care of collections, including environmental control and monitoring, safe handling, display, storage, framing, crating, and shipping.
  • Experience preparing and presenting reports, lectures, publications and seminars relating to conservation.
  • US citizenship or Green Card; fluent in spoken and written English
  • Physical strength to lift large and heavy artworks; ability to travel
  • Strong interpersonal skills

West Lake Conservators Established in 1975 in paintings we have evolved with a staff of 8-12 operating in roughly 4000 square feet. Clients from the private and non-profit sectors, include numerous surrounding colleges and universities as well as small to mid-sized museums and historic sites. We have a national reputation for our mural treatments, research in painting lining supports and disaster recovery contributions. Our outreach and community participation initiatives include educational workshops, seminars and collection management services.

West Lake Conservators is located in Skaneateles, New York, a picturesque historic town in the Finger Lakes of Central NYS with an excellent school system, beautiful lake, annual music festival, terrific YMCA and relaxed life style.

Applicants Salary is commensurate with qualifications and benefits are offered. The position is available immediately. Please email application materials to principals, and, for further details. When applying, include your résumé with a letter of interest that outlines career goals and describes conservation specialties.

Visit our web site to learn more about us.

24. CONSERVATOR OF WORKS OF ART ON PAPER (PRINTS), Fitzwilliam Museum (Cambridge, UK)

  • Planned interview date: April 7, 2017
  • Salary range GBP34,956 – GBP46,924
  • Permanent role, Full-Time

The Fitzwilliam Museum houses over half a million works of art and antiquities from four continents spanning a period of four thousand years in which most, if not all, major civilizations are represented. The Museum and its staff are known internationally for excellence in research, exhibitions and public engagement. As well as being the principal museum of the University of Cambridge, and both a center and resource for research and teaching within the University, the Fitzwilliam Museum is the largest cultural venue in the East of England region, welcoming around 500,000 visitors a year. It is also the lead partner of the University of Cambridge Museums (UCM), a partnership of eight University Museums and the Botanic Garden.

This role is one of two Conservator of Works of Art on Paper posts that are on equal grading. This role will take particular responsibility for care and conservation of the collection of prints. The other role has particular responsibility for the collection of drawings. However, it is expected that each role can cover for the other in any area of the work, as need arises.

The successful candidate will report to and advise the Head of Conservation and Keeper of Paintings, Drawings and Prints concerning identification, prioritization, scheduling and planning of preventive and interventive conservation projects across the collections; assess conservation needs associated with exhibitions, redisplay and outward loans; schedule and plan conservation and mounting for these, with particular responsibility for the collection of prints.

S/he would supervise and undertake practical collections care and conservation work, technical examination and research as well as disseminating the outcomes of his/her research and conservation work to the profession and the public.

In rotation with other senior conservators, s/he would provide out-of-hours cover for the Head of Conservation on environmental monitoring. S/he would also participate in the Museum-wide Collections Care program, collaborating with other conservators and providing advice on all aspects of conservation care to other Museum staff.

Contributing to the work of the University of Cambridge Museums (UCM) Collections Care and Conservation Consultation Group program (4C) is part of this role through supporting joint activities and providing advice and assistance to other UCM museums when appropriate.

Through his/her work, the successful candidate will ensure that the collections can be made safely accessible for both academic study and public enjoyment. In this way s/he is making a major contribution to the Museum’s strategic plan and audience needs, the University’s priorities and, also, regional, national and international initiatives.

Applicants should have detailed knowledge and experience of high-level conservation treatments on paper and related materials. The ability to work effectively and constructively both independently and as part of a team are key attributes as are highly effective communication and influencing skills and a highly-organized approach to work to ensure deadlines are constantly achieved.

Candidates should have a relevant qualification or equivalent in paper conservation coupled with the ability to demonstrate a current track record of experience with similar collections. A sound grasp of conservation ethics is vital.

Accredited status in the profession through ICON is preferred.

Offers of employment will be conditional upon the satisfactory outcome of a Basic Disclosure check via Disclosure Scotland. Whether an outcome is satisfactory will be determined by the University.

Any queries should be directed to or Tel: 01223 764840.

Please quote reference DA11525 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy. To submit an application for this vacancy, please visit:

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

25. ASSISTANT PAPER CONSERVATOR, Museum of Fine Arts (Houston, TX, USA)

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is currently accepting applications for the position of Assistant Paper Conservator in the Paper Conservation Section of the Conservation Department. The primary responsibility of the Assistant Paper Conservator will focus on conservation of a range of paper based items, including European and American art on paper, Islamic Art of India and South Asia on paper and parchment, East Asian scrolls and screens, as well as minor work on photographs. The Assistant Conservator will perform conservation activities in examination, documentation, analysis, research, treatment and long-term preservation in close collaboration with conservation, curatorial, and collections care staff. The Assistant Conservator will also evaluate and track loan requests, help in the creation and execution of collections surveys, and facilitate the daily activities of Interns.


  • Ability to partner effectively and work as part of a team
  • Knowledge of documentation procedures including digital photography and other
  • imaging techniques
  • Understanding of and adherence to the AIC Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills


  • Graduate degree in conservation with a specialization in conservation of works of art on paper from a recognized training program or equivalent experience
  • Two (2) or more years of work experience in the conservation of paper based items, preferably in a museum or library conservation department setting

Send resume to Human Resources, Job 17-136CUR, P.O. Box 6826, Houston TX 77265-6826; Fax 713-639-7597 or email:, or apply online:

The Museum is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to a policy of nondiscrimination in employment without regard to race, creed, color, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

26. JOINT PAPER CONSERVATION INTERNSHIPS – 2 POSITIONS, Rakow Research Library and West Lake Conservators (Corning, NY, USA)

The Rakow Research Library at The Corning Museum of Glass and West Lake Conservators are excited to offer two positions for joint internships in the field of paper and photograph conservation.

The Rakow Research Library is the world’s foremost library on the art and history of glass and glassmaking, which covers subject areas from archaeology to zoology and everything glass in between. The successful candidates will have the opportunity to work with our collection of stained glass cartoons, design drawings, photographs, and works of art on paper.

West Lake Conservators is a multi-specialty private practice located in Skaneateles, NY.  Founded in 1975, West Lake Conservators abides by the American Institute of Conservation’s Code of Ethics, guidelines, and professional standards; and offers the highest quality conservation treatment to private clients and organizations.

The internship project involves humidifying, flattening, surface cleaning, and housing large scale stained glass cartoons and photographs from the Whitefriars collection; other potential projects include condition reporting, collections assessments, and re-housing various collections of the Rakow Library.

The preferred candidates are motivated problem solvers with proven manual dexterity and the ability to follow a previously established treatment plan. Applicants should have experience treating artworks on paper. The interns should have strong organizational skills and attention to detail, and feel comfortable working semi-independently with library materials and oversized artworks. Digital photography skills are an asset.


  • Gain experience in paper conservation of large scale drawings with different paper/mediums, and photographs.
  • Gain an understanding of the organization of a specialized museum library, as well as of a private conservation practice.
  • Internship goals (other duties may be assigned) Pre-and post treatment photodocumentation of the Whitefriars collection.
  • Following a previously established treatment plan for conservation of a selection of the Whitefriars collection.
  • Housing and storage of all treated materials.
  • Reporting to supervisors at both the Rakow Library and West Lake Conservators, and maintaining a dialogue during the treatment.
  • Participate in outreach activities for this project through blog posts and social media.


  • Interest in paper and photograph conservation.
  • Currently enrolled in, or a recent graduate of a conservation program specializing in paper or photographs.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and time management skills.
  • Ability to work independently; ability to take directions and to ask questions that contribute to problem solving.
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds and perform repetitive tasks.
  • Ability to commit to 40 hours/week is preferred, with some flexibility.


  • Stipend up to $1,500 per month each, based on level of experience.
  • 15% discount in Museum Shops and Cafe
  • Free admission to the museum for you and your guests Opportunities to attend staff events and artist lectures

We are willing to work with your institution to provide academic credit, when requested.

The internship will begin May 22 and run for 13 weeks.  Work will take place at the Rakow Library, in Corning NY, with the opportunity for site visits to West Lake Conservators in Skaneateles, NY.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.