Benefits Eligible
After Achieving Regular Status
Starting Rate
comensurate with experience
Additional Benefits
Type of Position
Temporary
Work Hours
Schedules May Vary
Requires Valid Virginia Drivers License
No
Minimum Age
18

Conservation Fellow

BRUTON HEIGHTS WALLACE CONSERVATION BUILDING

Job Description:

Post-Graduate Fellow – Conservation

Job Description:

The Conservation Department of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation seeks applications for post-graduate fellowships in archaeological materials, objects, paintings, textiles, or wooden artifacts conservation to help support Colonial Williamsburg’s preservation mission. Regardless of specialty, the fellow will interact with preventive conservation and materials analysis staff. 

The one year fellowship is a benefits-eligible full-time position with renewal potential.

Major Job Duties:

  • Carry out established conservation procedures, including examination and treatment of Collection material.
  • Maintain detailed records of conservation treatments.
  • Identify conservation problems, initiate requests, implement solutions under established conservation guidelines, and make recommendations for resolving difficult or unusual problems.
  • Laboratory upkeep and maintenance and inventory of materials.
  • Outreach activities including public tours.

 

Job Requirements:

Job Requirements:

  • A Master’s degree in art conservation.
  • A minimum of three years specialized conservation experience
  • Working knowledge of acceptable practices for conservation and maintenance of objects.
  • Familiarity with accepted practices for achieving workplace safety.
  • Working knowledge of computers and databases.
  • Experience with digital photography workflow.