Senior Furniture Conservator

The Conservation Center in Chicago is searching for a Senior Furniture Conservator in an effort to expand the company’s Furniture Department. The ideal candidate must have the following: Working knowledge of materials, techniques and ethics of furniture 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.


·         Formal training in Furniture Conservation from a recognized program and a minimum of 8-10 years post graduate experience in 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, and ability to work in a disaster situation.

·         Ability to work with large volumes of work efficiently.

·         Ability to converse comfortably with clients.

·         Prepared to travel to various locations throughout the U.S. to examine or treat damaged works.

·         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, and salary history, and three professional references which illustrate qualifications. If applying outside the U.S. a U.S. work visa is required before applying.