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Project Objects Conservator—Conservation

As a highly engaged member of the Conservation team, the Project Objects Conservator will engage in the study and treatment of ancient Egyptian objects in preparation for a traveling exhibit. This is a 1-year term position working in objects conservation and under the direction of the Conservator of Objects


  • Graduate degree in conservation from a recognized training program, or equivalent experience, with a specialization in 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, loss compensation, inpainting, and reduction of dirt
  • 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 organic, inorganic, coated, and painted objects
  • Advise on conservation considerations related to the exhibit design, display, and transportation of ancient Egyptian objects
  • Maintain accurate conservation records
  • 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
  • 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: Objects Conservator

Grade & salary: J - $55,000

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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