International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property

Two careers positions - Head of Paper Conservation and Objects Conservator

Employer: The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
USA
Job location: San Francisco
The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are actively recruiting for the full-time, career positions of Head of Paper Conservation and Objects Conservator.

Comprising the de Young Museum and the Legion of Honor, the Fine Arts Museums are the largest public arts institution in the City of San Francisco and one of the largest art museums in the United States. The de Young, designed by Herzog & de Meuron and located in Golden Gate Park, showcases American art from the 17th through the 21st centuries, international contemporary art,textiles and costume, and art from the Americas, the Pacific, and Africa. In a Beaux-Arts style building overlooking Lincoln Park and the Golden Gate Bridge, the Legion of Honor displays a collection of over 4,000 years of ancient and European art and houses the renowned Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts.

Head Of Paper Conservation

Reporting to the Director of Conservation, the Head of Paper Conservation supervises the day-to-day operation of the Paper Conservation Department. In this capacity, they are responsible for departmental activities related to the preservation and conservation of more than 100,000 prints, drawings, photographs, and books. The department prepares works on paper for display in two museums that host multiple exhibitions annually featuring these collections. This role also provides general conservation support for the Legion of Honor.

The Head of Paper Conservation plays an active role in FAMSF's ongoing efforts to be an equitable, inclusive, and welcoming environment for a diverse staff and public. We are looking for someone tobuild on the department's legacy of training and mentoring conservators, developing innovative treatment and mounting solutions, and broadening the understanding of artists' media and techniques.

The benefits package includes medical, dental, vision and 401(k), and paid time off.
Salary: $120,000+, commensurate with experience




Objects Conservator

Reporting to the Director of Conservation/Head of Objects Conservation, the Conservator will be responsible for the preservation, treatment, and technical study of three-dimensional artworks of a diverse range of media. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in mentoring staff and managing complex projects.

The Conservator will study, document, preserve, treat and advocate for the care of collection objects in the Museums. He/she/they will also participate in other departmental responsibilities related to exhibition work, outgoing loans, acquisitions, public outreach, and responding to general and scholarly inquiries.

The Conservator will collaborate closely with colleagues in Objects Conservation, in other Conservation Departments, and in departments throughout the museum, especially Curatorial Departments, Development, Exhibitions, Facilities, Registration, and Technical Productions. He/She/They will embrace an active role in FAMSF's ongoing efforts to be an equitable, inclusive, and welcoming environment for a diverse staff and public.

Please check this link (https://famsf.snaphire.com/jobdetails?ajid=EWXU7)
for Objects Conservator responsibilities, qualifications and to apply.

The benefits package includes medical, dental, vision and 401(k), and paid time off.
Salary: $90,000+, commensurate with experience