Textile Conservator

The Conservation Center is soliciting applicants to join the company’s conservation team as a Textile ConservatorThis is a detail-oriented role that also provides exposure to many aspects of art conservation outside of the textile field. The successful applicant will be expected to work both independently and in collaboration with other departments to perform an effective treatment. The Conservation Center has a reputation for excellence, innovative treatments, and expertise. The successful applicant will be expected to maintain the aforementioned standard of care.



·        Perform examinations with accuracy and attention to detail, both in-house and on-site, to create comprehensive condition and treatment reports

·        Carry out treatments with minimal supervision on a wide range of textiles

·        Keepaccurate and clear records of both treatment and results

·        Perform risk assessments and be able to advise and implement good preventative care

·        Explore innovative techniques, materials, and ideas and apply them where appropriate

·        Collaborate across departments on treatment projects 




·        A recognized conservation qualification or relevant training in textile conservation

·        Demonstrable studio experience



·       Excellent communication, organizational and time management skills

·       Ability to multitask and work within strict deadlines, effectively reprioritizing as needed

·       Current knowledge and proficiency in a wide range of textile treatment processes

·       Sound understanding of how textiles may be altered

·       Experience mounting textiles and costumes for display

·       Solid understanding of conservation theory and the principals of ethical decision making

·       Ability to work independently and as part of a team

·       Good verbal and written communication skills


This is a full-time salaried position. Compensation will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Conservation Center is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Successful applicant must pass background screening. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and should send a cover letter, resume, salary history, and three references. No phone calls please!  Send materials to: heather.b@theconservationcenter.com

Please Note: U.S. work visa required to apply