Bollinger Paper Conservation Fellow (Austin, TX, USA)

The University of Texas at Austin: The Harry Ransom Center’s Preservation and Conservation Division, The University of Texas at Austin, announces an opening for the Bollinger Conservation Fellowship in paper conservation. This fellowship is a temporary one year, full-time position with a possible three-month extension. As an integral member of the Ransom Center’s preservation and conservation staff, the Bollinger Fellow will perform the full spectrum of paper conservation treatment activities including written and photographic documentation; identification of historical materials, structures, and their condition; technical research; dialog with curators about treatment choices; and, the completion of minor and complex single item treatments and housings. The fellow will also develop and execute a conservation research project based on the Ransom Center’s holdings. During the fellowship, the Bollinger Fellow will have the opportunity to undertake treatment projects in the book and photograph laboratories, as well as design and coordinate a manuscripts or art on paper collection re-housing project. This position reports to the Senior Paper Conservator.

The fellowship provides an annual salary of $43,000, plus benefits, and $2,500 to support travel to professional workshops and meetings.

Required Qualifications
Master’s of Arts or Science degree in art conservation or Master’s degree in art or art history plus a certificate of advanced study in conservation. Must have received Master’s degree in 2016 or after. Instruction and/or experience should be primarily in paper conservation. Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications
Demonstrated ability to conduct research and to write for presentation and publication.

Application procedure
Please go to and refer to posting number 180125010621. Applicants must upload a resume, submit a letter of interest and contact information for three references.

This position is security sensitive; conviction verification conducted on applicant selected.

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to diversity.