Senior Objects Conservator

The Conservation Center is soliciting applicants to join the company's Objects Department as a Senior Objects Conservator. This department provides conservation treatments on different types of artifacts ranging from decorative arts, archaeological and ethnographic objects, and modern and contemporary art. The ideal candidate should have the following: working knowledge of materials, techniques, and ethics of object 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 object conservation preferred; or an advanced degree with comparable training, and a minimum two years of relevant post-graduate experience. 

Thorough understanding of conservation theory and practice.

Strong grasp of the methods and materials utilized in object conservation.

Ability to provide written condition reports, treatment recommendations, and post-treatment reports for a wide range of objects.

Ability to perform highly skilled conservation treatments on different types of materials including, but not limited to the following: ceramics, glass, wood, lacquered surfaces, ivory, leather, metal, plastic, and stone.

Strong communication skills, and the ability to collaborate with other departments to execute treatments.

Ability to adhere to strict deadlines.

Ability to work in disaster recovery and triage situations.

Exhibits skills necessary to complete all aspects of projects, throughout the treatment process.

Previous experience in private practice strongly preferred.


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