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Project Conservator, Paper

Job Purpose: The Saint Louis Art Museum seeks a collegial, collaborative, and energetic paper conservator to join its dynamic conservation team. As part of its strategic plan, the Museum has initiated a collection condition survey of its works of art on paper. This project is planned for a two-year period, 2021-2023. The initiative will include review of works of art on paper in the Prints Drawings & Photographs and Asian collections which together number over 17,000 works.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Assess and document physical condition, recommend future treatment, propose improved storage, and evaluate risk factors of the Museum's works of art on paper permanent collections.
- Assess and document the condition of works of art on paper in the collection using the museum’s electronic condition reporting format.
- Recommend future treatment to enhance the stability and preservation of the surveyed works of art on paper.
- Propose improved storage conditions and housing for surveyed works of art on paper in both prose and illustrated formats as appropriate.
- Ensure all documentation is properly attached to and retrievable from the museum’s collection database (TMS) in collaboration with the Registration department.

Required Qualifications: Degree from an accredited conservation program or its equivalent and a minimum of 2-6 years of experience in paper conservation is required. Experience examining and documenting in a rapid high-volume workflow preferred.

All applicants should submit both a cover letter and resume for consideration.

Additional Details:

Minimum of Range: $50,444 annual salary

Status: Limited Term full-time. 2-year term.

Applicants should apply through the Museum’s website. Additional questions regarding the position or the collection should be directed to the Head of Conservation –

The above statements of this job description describe the general duties and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. They do not claim to describe all of the functions of this position. Employees may be assigned other duties and the essential functions may change or be changed from time to time. (02/2021)

The Saint Louis Art Museum is committed to building a diverse staff and strongly encourages applications from candidates of color.

The Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to treating all applicants and employees fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience, without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.

For more information and to apply please visit the external link below.

Relevant research areas: North America

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