Senior Paintings Conservator

The Conservation Center in Chicago is searching for a Senior Paintings Conservator in an effort to expand the company’s Paintings Department. The ideal candidate must have the following: working knowledge of materials, techniques, and ethics of painting conservation; extremely fine manual skills; the ability to carry out treatments of minor to major complexity; sound judgment; the ability to meet scheduled deadlines; and the ability to work effectively with colleagues and clients as a positive and productive team member.


·         An advanced degree in art conservation with a specialization in paintings conservation or an advanced degree with comparable training and a minimum of 8-10 years post graduate experience in a private practice.   

·         Ability to execute difficult conservation techniques both in the lab and onsite.

·         Ability to provide comprehensive condition reports, treatment recommendations, and post-treatment reports.

·        Has experience with disaster response situations, and ability to work in a disaster situation.

·         Ability to work with large volumes of artwork efficiently.

·         Ability to converse comfortably with clients.

·         Prepared to travel to various locations throughout the US to examine or treat damaged       works of art.

·          Ability to perform the physical labor as required for specific treatments.

·         Responsible for seeing projects through from start to completion.   

This is a full-time salaried position. Compensation will be commensurate with qualifications and experience - benefits include medical insurance, vacation pay and a 401(k) retirement program. The Conservation Center is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates are encouraged to contact Please submit a cover letter, resume, salary history, and three professional references which illustrate qualifications.  If applying outside of the US, a US work visa is required before applying.