Conservator

Company Name: 

Anchorage Museum

Address: 

625 C Street
Anchorage, AK 99501

Contact Name: 

Virginia Griffith

Phone: 

9073068391

Email: 

virginiar@alerachr.com

Job Description: 

Anchorage Museum is hiring for a Conservator (Full-Time!)

The Anchorage Museum’s mission is to be a museum for people, place, planet, and potential, in service of a sustainable and equitable North, with creativity and imagination for what is possible. We welcome diverse perspectives, recognize all are enriched when a diversity of voices, viewpoints, and skills are included and engaged in the work we do, and are committed to creating an anti-racist, fully inclusive organization.

WHEN:
This position is Regular Full-Time with benefits. This means working 40 hours per week and regularly scheduled to be onsite Monday through Friday.

WHERE:
Anchorage Museum, Alaska.

WHAT:
Objects and artworks at the Anchorage Museum require careful care and preservation. If you have an eye for detail, an interest in research, and a background in museum conservation, we would love for you to join our team. We are currently recruiting for a Museum Conservator. The successful candidate will be responsible for the care and preservation of the Museum’s diverse collection, which includes contemporary works and cultural heritage objects, including paintings, sculpture, time-based media, prints, and drawings. The Conservator provides conservation treatment of both Indigenous and non-Indigenous material culture, as well as supports exhibition and loan projects. This is a full-time position, 40 hours a week, with a salary range of $57-60k, DOE.

WHO:
Applicants must be experienced in conservation for at least two years, with at least one year working with Indigenous communities preferred, and a master’s degree in conservation is strongly preferred. A great candidate will foster and maintain open communication and collaboration, acknowledging that conservation is not a neutral field. In this role you must intentionally and regularly revisit assumptions, approaches, and practice to promote a more equitable and inclusive practice. This role is responsible for determining and performing techniques required for preservation and treatment of objects, establishing conservation and preventative conservation priorities in consultation with the Deputy Director of Conservation and Collections.

HOW TO APPLY:
Applications may be found on our website at https://www.anchoragemuseum.org/about-us/employment. Please include a cover letter describing your interest in this opportunity, your resume’ and at least one writing sample. Please note a background check will be required for successful applicants. All resumes must be accompanied by a completed application.

DEADLINE: n/a Open until filled.