Fellowships in Objects and Paintings Conservation, Associate Paper Conservator (Kansas City, MO, USA)

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is seeking two Fellows, one in Objects and one in Paintings Conservation, and an Associate Paper Conservator.

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art houses collections encompassing more than 40,000 art objects, including masterpieces from diverse world cultures spanning 5,000 years of history. The Nelson-Atkins has shown a commitment to the preservation of its collections since it opened in 1933, and hired its first full-time paintings conservator in 1938. Today the fully equipped conservation spaces also include objects and photography specialists to promote preservation, research and education. Scientific research on the collection is funded by a generous endowment from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Fellowship positions are two-year positions with the possibility of a one-year extension. The Fellows are primarily responsible for the examination, photography, treatment, and research of the museum’s permanent collections. Additional duties include preventive conservation, exhibition-related activities, tours, and public outreach. A graduate degree from a recognized conservation program and minimum of 4 years of relevant experience (which can include training) are required.

Associate Paper Conservator is responsible for a variety of conservation activities including the planning and carrying out appropriate procedures for examining, documenting, treating, surveying, exhibiting, and housing works of art on paper, as well as monitoring in-house exhibition installations and storage environments, and providing guidance on traveling exhibitions. A graduate degree from a recognized conservation program and minimum of 5 years of post-graduate experience are required.

For full descriptions of the positions and application, please visit the museum website.