Job, Internship & Fellowship Digest: June 19, 2017

  1. Paper Conservator (Maternity Cover), Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford
  2. Patrick Lindsay Conservation Fellow (Paintings), The National Gallery
  3. Conservator and Conservation Technician (Temporary Posts), West Yorkshire Archive Service
  4. Bishopwearmouth Townscape Heritage Project Officer, Sunderland City Council’s Planning and Regeneration Service
  5. Laboratory Technician, UCL Qatar Conservation and Archaeological Materials Science Laboratories
  6. 2017/2018 Internship in the OIST Art Conservation Program, Okinawa Institute of Science & Technology
  7. Heritage Action Zone Officer, Nottingham City Council
  8. Senior Conservation Officer (Two Positions), Cherwell & South Northants District Councils
  9. Conservation Officer, Telford & Wrekin Council
  10. Curator, 16th And 17th-Century Dutch Drawings, Rijksmuseum
  11. Inspector of Historic Buildings and Areas, Historic England
  12. Painting Conservation Internship, Guildhall Art Gallery
  13. Conservation Position, National Gallery of Art
  14. Conservator, National Air and Space Museum
  15. Paper Conservator, Ica-Art Conservation
  16. Lecturer in Technical Art History, University of Glasgow

1. PAPER CONSERVATOR (MATERNITY COVER), Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford (Oxford, UK)

  • Online application deadline: 12:00 midday on June 21, 2017
  • Grade 6: 27,629 GBP – 32,958 GBP p.a.

The Bodleian Libraries are looking for an experienced Paper Conservator to join the Conservation and Collection Care Department, based in the Weston Library. The department has 19 members of staff including book, paper and preventive conservators working to preserve, stabilize, and improve access to the Bodleian Libraries’ collections through preventive activities, interventive treatments, research, and by supporting an ongoing exhibitions program.

You will be required to undertake conservation treatments on the Libraries’ rich and varied Special Collections, primarily treating works on paper. You will also assist in the preparation and mounting of materials for exhibitions and participate in promoting the work of the department.

With a recognized qualification in the conservation of paper or related materials, or equivalent training and experience, you will also have detailed knowledge and experience of high level paper conservation treatments and a broad knowledge of collection care activities. You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to gather, analyze and present information clearly for different audiences. You will need a flexible approach to work, excellent inter-personal skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

This is a full-time, fixed-term (maternity cover) post for approximately 6 months.

Only applications received online by 12:00 midday on June 21, 2017 can be considered. Interviews are expected to take place Wednesday 5 or Thursday 6 July 2017.


  • Closing date: June 25, 2017
  • Interview date: July 5-6, 2017
  • Salary: GBP25,867 – GPB32,410
  • Type: Fixed Term full time
  • Job ref: 1500

The National Gallery, which houses one of the finest collections of Western European paintings in the world, has a long-established Conservation Department with an international reputation.

The Patrick Lindsay Conservation Fellow will assist the present team of conservators responsible for the care of the collection. Under supervision of members of the Conservation Department, you will undertake the cleaning and restoration, and some structural repair of paintings; the assessment, preparation, reporting and travel with National Gallery paintings on loan; become involved in research on paintings in the collection, working in collaboration with the Scientific and Curatorial Departments. The position will prioritize time in the studio, however, including one large collaborative project and smaller independent treatment(s).

We are looking for two well-qualified individuals with a recognized post-graduate qualification in the conservation of easel paintings who are seeking to continue their professional development. In addition to a high level of practical skills in the restoration of paintings of all periods up to the early 20th century, they will have the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with a wide range of individuals.

This is a fixed term contract for a period of 22 months.


  • Closing date for both positions: June 26, 2017 at 12 noon
  • Interviews will be held w/c July 10, 2017.

West Yorkshire Archive Service collects, preserves and provides public access to the archival history of West Yorkshire from the 12th century to the present day. The WYAS Conservation section provides collections care and conservation services for these archives across seven sites and to external clients.

WYAS has two temporary opportunities for a qualified conservator and a conservation technician. The successful candidates will assist the Head of Conservation in the preparation of collections at WYAS Calderdale in Halifax in advance of their removal to a new archives facility during the summer of 2017.

  • Temporary contract for 4 months (August to November)
  • Post Reference WYJS:021-17
  • Salary scale WY06 (GBP23,398 – GBP24,964)
  • 37 hours per week

The conservator’s duties will include cleaning, environmental monitoring and re-boxing a proportion of the collections and therefore will involve significant manual handling. The conservator will work alongside a Conservation Technician and coordinate operations with the WYAS Calderdale archivist.

The successful candidate will have a recognized and relevant conservation qualification and experience of working with archives. A methodical, pragmatic and organized approach is required for the successful completion of this project.

  • Temporary contract (part-time) for 4 months (August-November)
  • Post Reference WYJS: 022-17
  • Salary scale WY03 (GBP16,781 – GBP17,772 FTE)
  • 5 hours per week (Pro-rata salary for position GBP8,390.50 – GBP8,886)

The conservation technician’s duties will include cleaning and re-boxing a proportion of the collections and therefore will involve significant manual handling. The conservation technician will work alongside the project conservator and operations will be coordinated with the WYAS Calderdale archivist.

The successful candidate will have excellent manual dexterity; experience of working with archives will be an advantage. A methodical, pragmatic and organized approach is required for the successful completion of this project.

The post will be based at WYAS, Calderdale with occasional travel to WYAS Morley, Wakefield, Leeds, Kirklees and Bradford. For an informal discussion about either post please contact Shirley Jones or Katie Proctor on 01924 782030. For details on how to apply please see the link below and download an application.

The closing date for applications is June 26, 2017 at 12:00 noon. Interviews will be held w/c July 10, 2017.

West Yorkshire Joint Services is an equal opportunities employer where employees can enjoy a range of benefits in the salary package including a pension scheme, and holiday allowance.

4. BISHOPWEARMOUTH TOWNSCAPE HERITAGE PROJECT OFFICER, Sunderland City Council’s Planning and Regeneration Service (Sunderland, UK)

  • Closing date for applications: June 26, 2017 at 12:00 noon
  • Interviews will take place on July 18, 2017
  • Grade 8 (SCP 37-41) £32,486 to £36,379 per annum pro rata 4 days a week
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term
  • Salary: 32,486
  • Hours per week: 6 HPW
  • Vacancy ID: 163900
  • Post No. 50083882

Sunderland City Council’s Planning and Regeneration Service is seeking a Project Officer to lead on a Townscape Heritage Scheme in Bishopwearmouth Conservation Area. The post is a 6-year fixed term appointment with a break clause in June 2018, the continuation of the post dependant on Heritage Lottery Fund’s (HLF) approval of a second-round application.

The HLF has awarded the Council development funding for the Bishopwearmouth Townscape Heritage scheme. £2 million has been earmarked to deliver the scheme, subject to a successful second-round submission. The Project Officer is required to co-ordinate the development of the detail of the scheme for the Round 2 submission, and then manage its 5-year delivery phase.

The Townscape Heritage scheme will support and compliment an ambitious program of regeneration activity in the Minster Quarter of Sunderland City Centre, including the Music, Arts and Cultural Quarter project, public realm improvements and major private sector leisure and retail developments.

Main Duties
The Project Officer will be required to manage the Round 2 Bishopwearmouth Townscape Heritage submission to HLF, and upon approval of the Round 2 application to manage the delivery of the Townscape Heritage scheme. The post will require someone who has the ability to successful co-ordinate the delivery of a range of projects including grants to property owners and tenants for property works, public realm improvements, and complementary promotional, educational, training and interpretation activities and initiatives.

The post holder will be educated to degree level or equivalent and be required to have experience of managing HLF funded regeneration or restoration projects, and knowledge of HLF’s Townscape Heritage. It is essential that the post holder has excellent communication and negotiation skills, with the ability to be effective at building relationships with property owners, occupiers, partners and stakeholders, the wider community, coordinating community based activities and events, and promoting the Townscape Heritage scheme, Bishopwearmouth’s heritage and its role in regeneration.

Based in the Council’s Regeneration Team the post holder will work closely with colleagues in Conservation, Regeneration, Property, Cultural Heritage and Community Services.

For an informal discussion please contact the Council’s Conservation Team Leader, Mark Taylor, on +44 0191 5611515.

Applications should be made on-line at For further assistance contact the HR&OD Recruitment Services Team by telephone: +44 0191 561 1755. Email: Please note that CV’s are not acceptable.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered online with North East Jobs, including your invitation to any online assessment you are required to undertake and your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email inbox after the closing date for notifications as you may not be notified by any other means. Please remember to check your junk mail items.

Please be advised if you have not heard from us within six weeks of the closing date please assume you have not been shortlisted.


5. LABORATORY TECHNICIAN, UCL Qatar Conservation and Archaeological Materials Science Laboratories (Qatar)

  • Application deadline: June 29, 2017
  • Ref:1651214

UCL Qatar is seeking to appoint a Laboratory Technician for its Conservation and Archaeological Materials Science Laboratories. Applicants must have a Master’s degree in Conservation of Cultural Heritage Objects and experience of at least two of the analytical techniques available in the laboratories. The post is scheduled to begin as soon as possible and run until December 31, 2018.

For a full job description and requirements, visit:

Any offer of employment will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

6. 2017/2018 INTERNSHIP IN THE OIST ART CONSERVATION PROGRAM, Okinawa Institute of Science & Technology (Okinawa, Japan)

  • Application deadline: June 30, 2017

The Art Conservation Program at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) is seeking a graduate or advanced undergraduate (pre-program) intern in objects conservation. The internship should be for 10 weeks and take place sometime between September 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018. Exact dates are flexible. The Art Conservation Program works in close collaboration between OIST university and local Okinawan museums, with the goals of aiding in the preservation of Okinawan artifacts and contributing to the understanding of the islands’ material culture. The Program’s main museum collaborators are the Yomitan Museum of History & Folklore and the Tsuboya Pottery Museum. The incorporation of the Program within OIST allows for conservation treatment to be complemented with in-depth analytical investigation. Ongoing projects involve Okinawan lacquerware and ceramics.

Internship Details: The internship length should be for approximately 10 weeks. Exact length and dates will be negotiated with the chosen candidate. Those eligible to apply include students enrolled at graduate or undergraduate programs in universities, colleges, junior colleges, and vocational schools, or recent graduates of such institutions. Currently enrolled students must have approval from their home institution. OIST will provide the intern with accommodation either on campus or nearby, round trip airfare to/from Okinawa, and a Living Allowance of 3,300 JPY per day (minus applicable taxes). Support will be provided for matters such as housing, insurance procedures, and local registration.

Applicants should send a cover letter and CV to Anya Dani at by June 30, 2017. Do not apply via at the OIST website. More information about OIST and the Art Conservation Program can be found at: and

7. HERITAGE ACTION ZONE OFFICER, Nottingham City Council (Nottinghamshire, UK)

  • Closing date: June 30, 2017 at midnight 
  • Reference: DG0064
  • Working hours: Part time, 22.2 hours per week
  • Salary: £31,601 to £33,437 pro rata on first year anniversary, subject to satisfactory completion of a probation period
  • NPPV required: No
  • Appointment type: Fixed term up to 5 years
  • Location: Loxley House, Station Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG2 3NG

Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions Information which includes advice on pay, annual leave and hours of working.

 Heritage Action Zones (HAZs) are Historic England’s Flagship initiative to help transform Historic Places. The Heart of Nottingham HAZ comprises an exciting and innovative array of projects to help safeguard and celebrate the heritage of Nottingham. With a total budget of £2.7 million this is currently the largest and most ambitious HAZ in England. The Heritage Action Zone Officer will work closely with the Heritage Strategy Officer to deliver the program of projects which help promote the sustainable growth of Nottingham through Heritage-led regeneration. You will work with the Heritage Strategy Officer to commission studies and deliver area-based grant schemes. You will work with the owners of historic buildings in the project area to bring forward successful grant applications in line with Historic England’s requirements. You will be a self-motivated person, able to assist in the financial and conservation aspects of the scheme and support the delivery of events and other HAZ activities.

Essential requirements:

  • Education to degree level or equivalent
  • Experience of delivering grant funded programs
  • Good project and budget management skills
  • Experience of scrutinizing conservation projects and designs
  • An awareness of current regeneration and conservation issues and the planning process
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels and to present complex information in the most appropriate way for different audiences
  • Enthusiastic and able to work independently to tight deadlines

Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.

For informal enquiries please contact Alice Ullathorne,, Tel: +44 0115 8761993.

We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic communities, and disabled people as they are currently under represented within our workforce. Nottingham City Council is open to conversations regarding flexible working options at the point of interview. If you have any technical issues completing your application form please contact

Further information for this job:

  1. Heritage Action Zone Officer Job Description and Person Specification
  2. Nottingham Heritage Action Zone Reference Sheet
  3. Total Rewards Brochure
  4. Applicant Guidance Notes
  5. Terms & Conditions Information
  6. Customer Charter
  7. Equality & Diversity
  8. Citizens at the Heart

8. SENIOR CONSERVATION OFFICER (TWO POSITIONS), Cherwell South Northants District Councils (UK)

  • Closing date: June 30, 2017 at noon
  • Interview date: July 20, 2017
  • Reference No. DCT004 & DCT005
  • 1 x CDC Grade 8: £33,349.58 – £37,723.29 per annum, 37 hours per week
  • 1 x SNC Grade 5: £30,546 – £35,359 per annum pro rata, 29.4 hours per week
  • Plus benefits

The Joint Design and Conservation Team provides a shared service to South Northamptonshire and Cherwell District Councils and leads on securing high quality design and a long-lasting legacy for development in both Districts. We are currently looking to recruit two Senior Conservation Officers to the team. The successful candidates will sit within a friendly and dynamic team and it is intended that one position will be based in Bodicote near Banbury and the other at Towcester.

Together, the two Districts have 122 conservation areas and over 4000 listed buildings. The role is varied and you will be responsible for providing expert heritage advice on planning applications; the production Conservation Area Appraisals / Management Plans; the production of advisory publications and best practice guidance. We are also updating our Design and Conservation Strategy that will set out our approach for the next five years and provides an overview of the work that the team undertakes.

The ideal candidates will bring significant experience of working on listed buildings and conservation areas within a professional conservation environment. You should have a post graduate qualification in Building Conservation and be a full member of the IHBC. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required and an ability to communicate graphically would be an advantage. More importantly, though, you will be a self-starter with initiative and vision, who can work independently, and make a positive contribution to team work. The posts would suit experienced conservation specialists, with previous professional experience working in the public or private sector.

Benefits: The posts offer an opportunity to play an active role in the protection of a diverse range of heritage assets. These include traditional buildings in picturesque rural settlements, 20th Century airfields and industrial heritage.

For more information please contact Clare Mitchell on +44 01295 221845.

To download an application pack and apply for the post, please visit the council’s intranet or contact the Human Resources Department on +44 01295 221528.

Internal candidates appointed will remain with their home authority if recruited to a shared post. 

9. CONSERVATION OFFICER, Telford & Wrekin Council (Telford, UK)

  • Application deadline: June 30, 2017
  • Job Ref TWC000002213
  • Contract type: full time permanent
  • Working pattern: flexible hours
  • Hours: full-time
  • £30,153 – £32,486 per annum
  • P02
  • 37 hours per week
  • Job description/person spec

The postholder will work to formulate and implement policies for the promotion of good design and the protection and enhancement of the built environment of the Borough with an emphasis on Conservation Areas, Listed Buildings, archaeology and other areas of historic and architectural interest particularly in the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site. There will also be opportunities to work with clients and projects located outside of the Borough.

The post holder will operate under the overall guidance of the Development Team Group Manager. For further information on the role please click on the job description and person specification which is available below.

The post holder will have:

  • A recognized post grad qualification in conservation or equivalent, IHBC membership is preferred
  • Significant post qualification experience related to specialist conservation practice and design issues
  • A qualification in architecture, urban design or town planning
  • A practical experience of industrial archaeological work would be an advantage due to the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site
  • Experience of partnership working, including managing partnership structures and coordinating varied contributions
  • Proven experience of dealing with Planning applications.
  • Proven experience of presenting cases to formal legal inquiries
  • Detailed knowledge of conservation policies, procedures/practice
  • Detailed knowledge and experience of design and traditional building techniques and construction and repair
  • An appreciation of the local, national and international significance of the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site
  • Significant knowledge of dealing with Planning applications and Section 106 Agreements
  • A knowledge of budgetary processes and experience in planning, implementing and financial control of projects
  • The ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team

Please note employees who are at risk will be considered first for this position. Only if an appointment is not made will other candidates be considered. The post holder will receive casual car user allowance.

Please complete the online application form as CVs will not be accepted.

We are committed to equality and diversity.

10. CURATOR, 16TH AND 17TH-CENTURY DUTCH DRAWINGS, Rijksmuseum (The Netherlands)

  • Applications deadline: June 30, 2017
  • 36-hours per week

The Rijksmuseum is the museum of the Netherlands. The collection includes 1.1 million (art) objects from and related to the Netherlands from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. In 2013, a completely renovated Rijksmuseum was opened to the public, with 2,000,000 visitors a year, a breath-taking building, an innovative permanent installation, beautiful exhibitions, a dynamic events program and many fun facilities for young and old.

The post will become vacant with the retirement of the present Senior Curator, Marijn Schapelhouman, in September 2017. His successor will work within the team of twelve curators and researchers in the Department of Drawings, Prints and Photographs, as well as with museum’s conservators, information specialists and registrars. With the head of department, he or she will share responsibility for the museum’s world-class holdings of Dutch drawings before 1700 and be closely involved in all aspects of the scholarly research, publication and interpretation of works in this subject area. The successful candidate will also be responsible for recommending potential new acquisitions and play a major role in exhibitions and displays in this field.

The main tasks are:

  • Research the drawings in your care and write scholarly texts for the permanent collection catalogues;
  • Manage the collections assigned to you, catalogue new acquisitions, and communicate your expertise with both a lay and a professional public through publications, lectures and informal tours;
  • Organize and co-ordinate presentations and exhibitions;
  • Follow the art market and make proposals for acquisitions in this area;
  • Maintain and develop contacts with collectors;
  • Represent the Rijksprentenkabinet in the art-historical world.


  • Academic degree in European art history, with a special knowledge of 16th- or 17th-century Dutch art and a focus on works on paper;
  • Proven track record working first hand with art objects (i.e. non-written sources);
  • Minimum of two years’ curatorial experience;
  • Experience with project work, including in interdisciplinary (academic) context;
  • Experience in publishing catalogues and articles in leading academic journals and the equivalent;
  • Recognized expertise in the field of drawings, both nationally and internationally;
  • Working knowledge of modern languages.

Appointment: The curator will be appointed initially for a 12-month period. It is expected that following an extension of another 12 months, the position would become permanent.

Terms of employment: The gross monthly salary will be commensurate with education and experience, from a minimum of GBP3,520 to a maximum of GBP4,901 (scale 12), for a full working week of 36 hours, excluding 8% holiday allowance and end-of-year benefits. The CAO Museum applies.

For further information, please contact Jane Turner, Head of the Rijksprentenkabinet, on +31(0)20-6747201. For questions regarding the application procedure, please contact Lieke Boers, Human Resources Advisor, tel: +31(0)20-6747304.

Applications (letter and c.v. to the attention of J. Turner) should be sent by email to, mentioning the job title, no later than 30 June 2017. Interviews will take place in July 2017.


  • Final applications: July 5, 2017 by midnight
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Salary: £36,023
  • Reference No: 8204
    Job description

Historic England is looking for an enthusiastic professional to work in our London team as Inspector of Historic Buildings and Areas. This is a challenging role at the heart of managing change in one of the most exciting cities in the world. It is also a time of great change and Historic England is working to ensure that London`s special character remains at the heart of that.

Based in our central London office, you will be expected to travel across the capital providing expert advice on a wide range of applications affecting listed buildings, conservation areas and World Heritage Sites. To do this, you will need relevant professional qualifications and a good understanding of London`s architectural history as well as an in-depth knowledge of planning policy and statutory procedures. You will also have a proven track record of dealing with heritage assets in a planning context.

As the public body that champions and protects England`s historic environment, we help people to understand, value and care for a diverse range of heritage assets. As an Inspector, you will meet with a wide range of customers and partners and will need to have great communication and persuasion skills, to deliver a high level of expertise in an approachable manner. You may need occasionally to express the view of Historic England to the media.

As part of a dynamic, friendly and hard-working team, you will support the Principal Inspector with ensuring that the heavy caseload is handled efficiently and effectively to add value to the planning process. You will also be involved in supporting the activities of the Heritage at Risk team to find creative solutions to Heritage at Risk and the Historic Places team to engage with strategic planning issues. You may also be asked to manage the performance and development of an Assistant Inspector.

You will be rewarded by playing a key role contributing to the development of the local region and enhancing our historic environment for the future. We also offer a wide benefits package including access to the Civil Service pension scheme, 28 days holiday plus bank holidays, free entry into English Heritage sites, and the flexibility in your working day that creates a strong work-life balance.

Interviews and assessments will be held on July 20, 2017 in London.

12. PAINTING CONSERVATION INTERNSHIP, Guildhall Art Gallery (London, UK)

  • Deadline for applications: July 6, 2017
  • Interviews on July 21, 2017
  • Funded by City of London Corporation City Educational Trust, NADFAS and The Radcliffe Trust
  • Duration – 6 months, October 2017 to April 2018 (tbc)
  • Stipend: GBP8,000

Guildhall Art Gallery houses the City of London’s art collection. It is an accredited art gallery offering a lively exhibitions program to the public. The collection comprises over 4,000 oil paintings, works on paper and sculptures. Highlights include London topographical subjects from the 17th century to the present, Victorian paintings, civic and royal portraits from the 17th century onwards and the Sir Matthew Smith studio collection.

Guildhall Art Gallery is committed to supporting the professional development of recently graduated conservators and is pleased to have offered conservation internships since 2007. In this internship, you will gain invaluable experience of working in a major art institution, learn about gallery practice and contribute to the daily activities of the conservation team.  Over six months, you will have the opportunity – under appropriate supervision – to carry out the examination, documentation and treatment of a painting or paintings from the collection required for exhibition or loan.

Our conservation team consists of a Senior Conservator (paintings), a Conservator (paintings) and a Lead Conservator (frames). You will be supervised by the Conservator (paintings) but will have the opportunity to work closely with all members of the conservation team.

The placement requires a strong practical ability to carry out conservation and restoration treatments of paintings and good problem-solving skills. You should have good learning skills, the ability to work effectively as part of a team and on your own, and be motivated to developing your career in paintings conservation.

Applicants should have recently obtained a recognized postgraduate qualification in paintings conservation. Preference will be given to graduates from UK training courses. Guildhall Art Gallery and the funders of this internship are obliged to confirm that every applicant has a right to work in the United Kingdom. This internship cannot be carried out on a student visa and requires the intern to hold the appropriate work visa for the duration of the placement.

Application forms are supplied upon request to Please state ‘Painting Conservation Internship Application Request’ as the email subject.

13. CONSERVATION POSITION, National Gallery of Art (Washington DC, USA)

  • Application deadline: July 21, 2017
  • Full-Time, Contract Conservator for Project Coordinator Position to Assist in the Development of ConservationSpace Software Project.

The National Gallery of Art, the lead partner in the creation of ConservationSpace, a document management software package for writing, storing and retrieving treatment information, is seeking a conservator to work as part of a development team to address the conservation related needs and requirements that translates into implementing features for a document management software application for the digital creation, organization, dissemination, and preservation of conservation documentation. The contract position will be under the supervision of the Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) and is tasked with overseeing the introduction of the software application within the conservation division as well as serving as liaison to the sustainability project partner. The project coordinator will facilitate communication with the steering and working groups, relaying information to the sustainability contractor, providing project documentation and assisting with meetings held to accomplish the project goals. This position is assured funding for approximately 2 years.

Compensation for the position is commensurate with experience, with a range of approximately $27 to $33 per hour.

Major Duties: Plans, coordinates, and manages resources of the project to ensure that project goals are successfully completed. Serves as a team member on all project-related work/issues. Serves as a liaison on assigned functional requirements between the project team, end users and software developers. Coordinates activities with the Steering Committee. Adapts work plans as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements of project development.  Assists with project meetings, including: Developing agendas, identifying and distributing relevant meeting materials. Coordinating meeting logistics ((e.g., meeting spaces, technology setup, etc.). Serving as facilitator or recorder for team meetings. Monitors the development and reporting on project deliverables. Reviews deliverables prepared by the project team and the software developer. Keeps project team informed of all relevant project information and assigned work plans that are independently executed. Assists with writing the project documentation required to record the progress, create user guidelines and provide reports for internal and foundation grant requirements. The contractor will liaise with museum and related cultural heritage communities to keep them informed and to solicit feedback.

Qualifications: The Project Coordinator should have specialized experience in conservation, art history, museum studies. Experience should include interfacing with records management, digital asset management and the organization of electronic files.

The incumbent must have demonstrated abilities in managing projects of broad scope and complexity combined with command of business procedures as employed in the practice of conservation and museum management and operations.  Knowledge of: business principles, information documentation, general management concepts, long-range planning and organizing and storing documents in the museum environment, are desired skills for the candidate who will fill the position. The incumbent must possess good organizational, verbal and written communication skills.  Ability to deal effectively and in a responsible manner with a wide variety of people, either in person or electronically is required. Incumbent must have experience in problem solving and troubleshooting and be able to organize various projects simultaneously under deadline pressure.  Website content development skills are desirable.


  • Applicants should have at least three to four years of conservation-related work experience and a graduate degree within the A proven record of research and writing ability, as well as English-language skills, is required.
  • Appointments are awarded without regard to age, sex, nationality, or race.
  • Selected finalists must be United States citizens to comply with federal institution hiring requirements.

Application procedure: Interested candidates must submit the following materials:

  • Transcripts of graduate courses of academic study (although official transcripts are preferred, unofficial copies are acceptable)
  • A curriculum vitae including basic biographical information, current and permanent addresses, telephone numbers, and a description of previous work experience and internships
  • A short statement of the applicant’s background, interests and intent in applying for the position.
  • Offprints of any publications or lectures
  • Three supporting letters of recommendation from professionals familiar with the candidate’s work (all sent directly to the address below or sent by e-mail to directly by the referee from his or her business e-mail address.

The materials should be postmarked with a return address no later than July 21, 2017, and sent to: Michael Skalka, Conservation Administrator, Conservation Division, National Gallery of Art, 2000B South Club Drive, Landover, Maryland 20785 USA.

Formal applications must be postmarked and mailed. In addition, they must also be submitted electronically to  Please use to request a copy of the guidelines for electronic transmission of application materials. After a preliminary selection, final candidates may be invited for an interview. All applicants will be notified by August 25, 2017 of the decision of the selection committee.

14. CONSERVATOR, National Air and Space Museum (Washington, DC, USA)

The National Air and Space Museum is looking to fill 5 conservator positions in support of a planned renovation project at the Museum on the National Mall.  This project is expected to last 7 to 8 years and will involve approximately 4000 artifacts representing the full range of materials from the 18th century to the present day.  Since the collection encompasses a wide range of materials and preservation challenges, candidates with specialized skills and experience treating a range of materials are encouraged to apply.

Work Schedule is full-time. This is a temporary 2-year trust position with additional 2 year renewals likely. This is not a Federal Position, but has similar requirements and benefits.

  • Salary Range:  $66,510.00 to $86,460.00 / per year
  • Series & Grade:  IS-1001-11/11
  • Promotion Potential:  11
  • Supervisory Status:  no
  • Who may apply: this position is open to all candidates eligible to work in the United States

Duties: Coordinates loans, manages ongoing projects and provides technical guidance to fellow conservators, interns, fellows and contractors.  Assists in the preparation of collection condition surveys to enhance the broader understanding of the condition status of the entire collection.  Performs direct conservation treatment and supports artifact conservation process by procuring necessary supplies and equipment, fabricating supports, object handling and movement, photography, and related tasks.  Advises the Chief Conservator and curators of conditions that threaten artifacts.  Identifies developmental and training needs related to conservation practices for members of the Conservation Unit, and other Collections Department staff.

Qualifications – Experience: You qualify for this position if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system. For this position, specialized experience is defined as conducting artifact conservation and preservation tasks, to include: artifact condition examination, conservation treatment, preventative conservation, use of a collections information system data base, and preparation of object condition reports.

Other Information: Please see Benefits at for a complete description.

For job posting information please contact: Shontel Ruiz, tel: +1 (202) 633-6312, TDD: 202-633-6409, Email:, SMITHSONIAN, Office of Human Resources, PO Box 37012, 600 Maryland Avenue, MRC 517, Washington DC, USA.

15. PAPER CONSERVATOR, ICA-Art Conservation (Cleveland, OH, USA)

  • Full time, Exempt Position (Benefits Eligible)

The Paper Conservator has responsibilities which involve the examination and treatment of artwork at the ICA facility and on site. S/he will participate as necessary in the implementation and oversight of conservation projects which involve coordinating staff and subcontractors. S/he interacts professionally with board and committee members, clients, and the general public. S/he agrees to abide by the AIC (American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works) Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice.

This position reports to the Executive Director. The ICA is in the process of hiring a new executive director and hopes to expand the paper conservation department in the coming year with additional staff and space.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities


  • Carry out examinations and conservation treatments on artwork from the collections of private and public institutions, corporations, government agencies and private collectors.
  • Conduct research to determine appropriate interpretation of the object and to support the recommended treatment.
  • Prepare cost and time estimates for conservation projects and preservation assessments. Assemble bids for Request for Proposals (RFPs). Coordinate with Registrar to communicate with clients.
  • Perform on site field work which may involve collections surveys, examination, and treatment.
  • Participate in interdepartmental projects as needed. Act as lead conservator for such projects when appropriate.
  • Supervise conservation support staff (assistants, preparators, interns, volunteers). Manage and oversee subcontractors for commercial and industrial processes involved in treatments, shipping, and installations.
  • Monitor condition of objects in storage and perform appropriate housekeeping of the area.
  • Stay current with theoretical discourse and best practices in the field through literature review and attending presentations, conferences and mid-career training.

Public Outreach:

  • Interact professionally with a broad range of clients concerning conservation and preservation projects, both in person and over the phone/email.
  • Prepare documentation for grant applications in which the ICA is included, and review grant applications if requested by the client.
  • Actively participate in the ICA’s educational programs, including teaching classes, giving lectures and leading tours.
  • Participate in board and staff committee work.
  • Assist in interviewing and hiring new staff.
  • Represent the ICA in meetings with potential clients, donors and other professionals.


  • Master’s degree from a recognized training program in conservation or equivalent experience.
  • Substantial experience in treating works of art on paper of all periods including contemporary art is required.
  • Experience working on Asian art on paper would be beneficial.
  • Experience working in the field of conservation either in an institutional or private practice setting. Title and salary will be commensurate with experience.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Adobe Photoshop desirable.
  • Travel to onsite projects in surrounding region required.

Position open until filled. Foreign nationals need only apply if they have a valid work visa.

Please send letter of interest and CV to: Andrea Chevalier, Senior Conservator, ICA Art Conservation, 2915 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113, USA, email:

16. LECTURER IN TECHNICAL ART HISTORY, University of Glasgow (Glasgow, Scotland)

Lecturer in Technical Art History, University of Glasgow. This post is full time from October 1, 2017 until September 30, 2020. To undertake high-quality research led teaching and supervision at postgraduate and undergraduate level in Technical Art History, to make an active contribution in the development of the subject of Technical Art History within the University, and to undertake administration as requested by the Head of Technical Art History and Head of School. To undertake a degree of high-quality research in the field of Technical Art History within the bounds of a heavy teaching and supervisory role. To see the full job description go online, or for more details email Christina Young at