Conservation Imaging Specialist (Krakow, Poland)

The National Museum in Krakow is currently seeking applicants for the position: Conservation imaging specialist.
  • conducts work in the field of technical photography and analysis of cultural heritage objects using the following techniques:
    – advanced analytical imaging using visible light: reflected, transmitted, raking, and macro,
    – infrared (IR) reflectography
    – UV-induced visible fluorescence
    – digital radiography
    – computer graphics and image processing
  • analyzes and interprets images to document and better understand the materials and techniques found in cultural heritage objects
  • organizes and continues to develop our image and analysis archive
  • presents the data in the form of reports, scientific articles, and conference papers
  • collaborates with a multidisciplinary team in the area of art technological research
  • master’s degree in conservation, chemistry, physics, or a related area (PhD will be an advantage),
  • knowledge of imaging and photographic techniques as well as the characteristics and construction of cultural heritage objects,
  • minimum 3 years of working in a similar position (or equivalent documented experience in the field of scientific imaging in conservation),
  • very good knowledge of English (knowledge of another European language will be an advantage),
  • experience with imaging software as well as with the MS Office package,
  • independent and organized.
  • analytical thinking skills,
  • consistency in achieving goals and effect oriented,
  • communication skills,
  • willingness to develop skills and competences.
We offer:
  • a contract of employment,
  • the opportunity to develop your own qualifications through participation in training,
  • interesting work in a prestigious institution,
  • private medical care.
Applications should be sent to until May 15, 2018 with a note indicating the position “Conservation Imaging Specialist.”
Please be advised that we will only respond to selected offers and we reserve the right to terminate recruitment before the date specified above.
Please include in your CV the following clause: “I agree to the processing of personal data contained in my job offer for the needs necessary to carry out the recruitment process in accordance with the Act of 29 August 1997 on the Protection of Personal Data (Journal of Laws of 2014 item 1182, 1662)”.
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Fellowship in the Conservation of Contemporary Art, Paintings Focus (San Francisco, CA, USA)


The Conservation Department at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is pleased to offer a two-year advanced Fellowship in the conservation of contemporary art, beginning fall 2018. In keeping with the nature of contemporary art, the Fellowship is designed to initiate collaboration between conservation disciplines, including paper, paintings, objects, photographs, and electronic media. For the 2018-2020 cycle, a specialization in paintings conservation is preferred.

In addition to performing technical examination and treatment on works in the museum’s collection, the Fellowship will give focus to the non-traditional methods that are employed in creating, and caring for, contemporary works of art. The conservation of contemporary art often requires highly collaborative working methods and engagement with living artists is a core aspect of SFMOMA’s practice. The Fellowship will also include activities such as exhibition planning, installation, and collection research. Since compiling information about artists’ materials, processes, and intentions may be among the most important contributions conservators of contemporary art can make toward future care of collections, effective methods for documenting these factors will be explored. The Fellow will undertake a research project related to contemporary art and will be encouraged to present a paper or publish the findings.

The applicant should have a graduate degree from a recognized conservation training program and enough experience to be able to work with a degree of independence in the studio. The ability to collaborate creatively with other conservators and museum staff members is essential.

Stipend: $47,500 plus benefits with $2000 annually for research and travel to conferences. Candidates should complete the online application and submit a curriculum vitae and a statement (no more than one page) as to the candidate’s interest in the Fellowship through the SFMOMA website,

Applicants who are selected for an interview will be asked to submit two letters of recommendation and a brief portfolio. Digital portfolios are encouraged. Please direct any questions to Emily Hamilton, All applications must be received by January 15, 2018.

Conservator, Judd Foundation (Marfa, TX, USA)


Judd Foundation was created in 1996 with the mission to maintain and preserve Donald Judd’s permanently installed living and working spaces, libraries, and archives in Marfa Texas and New York. The Foundation promotes a wider understanding of Judd’s artistic legacy by providing access to these spaces and resources and by developing scholarly and educational programs. The Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.

Position and Responsibilities: The Conservator, based in Marfa, Texas, will manage the long-term preservation of the Foundation’s collection of art and objects permanently installed and stored in properties in Marfa and at 101 Spring Street in New York.  The collection is comprised of a wide range of organic and inorganic materials, including sculpture, paintings, works on paper, furniture, books, photographs, textiles, and ethnographic objects. The Conservator will report to the Director of Operations and Co-Presidents, and will work closely with Collections and Facilities staff and the Archives and Research departments of the Foundation.

Responsibilities include:

Collection Preservation and Conservation

  • Manage and conduct the preventative conservation program of the Foundation and routine maintenance and cleaning of the installed collection.
  • Supervise the Collections Assistant and manage specialist conservation consultants.
  • Advise Foundation staff on the proper care and maintenance of the collection.
  • Conduct treatments on artworks, continue research, and develop guidance on best practices for the preservation and conservation of the collection and Judd artworks.
  • Oversee environmental monitoring of the installed spaces and provide conservation expertise to the architectural preservation and restoration of the Foundation’s Marfa properties.
  • Advise and assist with the installation of Judd artworks in conjunction with Foundation staff.
  • Advise and assist with the preservation and conservation of archival materials including photographic and film materials in conjunction with the Archivist.
  • Manage the conservation and collection budgets and conservation studio in Marfa Texas.

Loans and Exhibitions

  • Oversee the loan and movement of artworks between Foundation properties and to national and international museum and gallery exhibitions including: assessment of venues, condition reporting, organization of appropriate transport and storage and the preparation of loan documentation.

Qualifications: Candidates will have a master’s degree / Ph.D. from a recognized art conservation program and a minimum of 5 years practical experience of collection care and conservation. Demonstrated experience of the treatment of modern and contemporary art is required.

Additional qualifications include:

  • Knowledge of a wide range of materials and conservation techniques
  • Excellent writing and verbal skills
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to manage budgets
  • Experience with Filemaker Pro databases, and MS Office and Adobe software

Location: The Conservator will be based in Marfa, Texas with annual travel to 101 Spring Street, New York; and national and international travel as required.

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience.  Competitive benefits package offered.

Procedure for application: Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter. Recommendations for candidates are also welcome.  No phone calls please. Send applications or recommendations to: Please write: “Conservator” in the subject line.

Judd Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

Textile Conservator (York County, PA, USA)

Jeff R. Bridgman American Antiques, Inc.

Leading authority in antique American flags and political textiles, who also operates a very busy textile conservation business, seeks full-time, on-site conservator. Applicants should have an advanced degree in art conservation with an emphasis in textiles and should be highly skilled at sewing and exceptional at color matching. Persons with strong skills in detailed painting preferred for creating underlay patches behind printed textiles with loss. This is an on-site position with daytime hours, but with a limited amount of occasional overtime and weekends.

We are the largest dealers in antique flags and for going on 18 years have conserved and framed thousands of examples.

This position offers competitive pay, based upon experience, health insurance, paid vacation time, and paid holidays. Located in the greater Gettysburg/Harrisburg area of South-Central Pennsylvania (USA), just over an hour from Baltimore, less than 2 hrs. from DC, 2 hrs. from Philly, and 3 hrs. from NYC.

We may be hiring another staff person in the near future, so if you encounter this posting after you presume it to be filled, always feel free to make contact with us.

Contact Jeff Bridgman at (717) 676-0545, or email us at

Job posting: Textiles Conservator – British Museum (London, UK)

Closing date: Friday 14th October 2016 at 12:00 Noon
Reference: 1589219
Location: London
Salary: £25,872 per annum pro-rata
Contract: Fixed Term: 11 weeks from 9 January 2017 (Full time)

The British Museum has an exciting opportunity for an early-career textile conservator to join the Organic Artefacts Conservation Section for 11 weeks, in a role supported by the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST). The post holder will work closely with a senior textile conservator to investigate and conserve a rare 8th Century silk embroidery from the Chinese Tang dynasty.
As the Conservator: Textiles (QEST Associated Liveries Apprentice) you will carry out practical conservation treatment on the embroidery, whilst keeping an accurate record of the work undertaken. The successful candidate will also collaborate with staff in the Asia department and with external specialists on the treatment, display and storage of the embroidery and assist with expanding the profile of the Department by participating in Museum outreach programmes.
With a recognised professional qualification in textile conservation, the successful candidate will be IT literate, have a sound understanding of conservation theory and relevant knowledge of Health & Safety. You must also be able to pass a colour vision test.
We are looking for someone who is able to work independently and demonstrate excellent communication skills. In addition to this, the ideal candidate will have an excellent team working ability.
About the British Museum
Founded in 1753, the British Museum’s remarkable collection spans over two million years of human history and culture. With over 6.8 million visitors in 2015, the Museum is the top visitor attraction in the UK, and its world-famous collection includes the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures, Egyptian mummies, the Admonitions Scroll, and the Amaravati sculptures.
The Museum adheres to the HMG Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) requirements for all staff at the British Museum.
The Museum is an equal opportunity employer, supports a diverse workplace and offers a competitive benefits package including:

  • Membership of the civil service pension scheme
  • Free entry to a wide range of museums and exhibitions
  • Participate in private and public Museum activities, including talks by leading curators from around the world and behind-the-scenes opportunities to learn how museums care for and manage their extraordinary collections
  • Generous annual leave allowance
  • Interest-free season ticket loan
  • Child care voucher scheme
  • Professional and personal development opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Discounts on food and gift shop purchases
    If you are a positive individual, passionate about the Museum and would like to know more about this exciting opportunity, please follow the “Apply now” link below where you will be directed to complete your application.
    Interviews will be held on either 28 October or 1 November 2016.
    For more information visit: Conservator: Textiles (QEST Associated Liveries Apprentice)

    If you have any queries regarding this role, email us at bm@penna.comor call +44 0845 601 1124. Please quote the job reference number in the subject line of any email and at the beginning of a call.