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Project Objects Conservator, Egyptian Coffin—Conservation

As a highly engaged member of the Conservation team, the Project Objects Conservator, Egyptian Coffin, will engage in the study and treatment of an ancient Egyptian wooden coffin. This is a two-year term position with the Objects Conservation team and the Curator of Egyptian, Classical, and Ancient Near Eastern Art, under the direction of the Conservator of Objects.


  • Graduate degree in conservation from a recognized training program, or equivalent experience, with a specialization in conservation of wooden objects
  • Thorough understanding of current best practices in the field of conservation, as well as the American Institute for Conservation’s Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice
  • Exemplary hand skills and experience with conservation treatments, including consolidation, cleaning, structural repair, fills, and inpainting
  • Demonstrated experience performing conservation documentation using digital photography, x-radiography, infrared reflectography, and multiband imaging (MBI) and familiarity with x-ray fluorescence spectroscopy (pXRF), polarized light microscopy (PLM), and paint cross-section analysis
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Team player who is able to participate in the overall goals of the Conservation department and to work with Museum staff, including curators, art handlers, registrars, and exhibition designers, to ensure the care of our collections


  • Perform a full range of technical examination and treatment procedures on an ancient Egyptian coffin and related materials
  • Maintain accurate conservation records
  • Work effectively and collaboratively with other departments, including Curatorial, Design, Registrar, and Collections Management 
  • Oversee interns and assist them with conservation treatment and other related projects
  • Participate in the lab’s preventive conservation, education, and development activities
  • Other duties and tasks as assigned
  • Note: 90% of this position will be spent on activities related to direct care, as defined by the AAM

Start date: Immediately

Department: Conservation

Reports to: Conservator of Objects

Grade and salary: J: $56,500

Position type: Full-time

Union status: Union–UAW Local 2110

FLSA status: Non-exempt

Schedule: 35 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm

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