Back to Opportunities

Project Paper Conservator – Brooklyn Museum

Project Paper Conservator – Brooklyn Museum
Book of the Dead of Herw —Conservation
(Full-time, project, non-union position)

Requirements: The candidate for this position must have a graduate degree in conservation, or its equivalent. Experience examining and treating both paper and papyrus collections desired. The candidate must have good interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to plan ahead. The successful candidate must be a team player and participate in the overall goals of the conservation department and the Museum.

Responsibilities: The Project Paper Conservator will along with the Assistant Paper Conservator focus on the conservation of the Book of the Dead of Herw. This project will be to examine, document, and begin treatment of this important ancient papyri document. The project conservator will maintain conservation records; conduct basic analysis; advise on proper installation, storage, and shipment; inventory and order supplies; and complete other duties as assigned.

Reports to: Carol Lee Shen Chief Conservator
Starting date: Summer 2017 – 1 year
Schedule: 35 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Salary: $43,000 per year
Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to:

Brooklyn Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants for positions are considered without regard to race, creed, color, country of origin, sex, age, citizenship, disability or sexual orientation. Candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Relevant research areas: North America, Africa, Medieval, Book arts

Leave a Reply