The Art Institute of Chicago is accepting applications for a full-time, one-year advanced fellowship in Paper Conservation beginning in the summer or fall of 2020.
Under the supervision of the Head of Paper Conservation, the Fellow will participate in a wide range of activities and will gain experience in all aspects of caring for art on paper while working in a large museum setting. The Fellowship will provide hands-on experience in the examination, documentation, and treatment of a wide range of works of art on paper as they are reviewed for acquisition or prepared for loan, exhibition, and storage. The Fellow will carry out deadline-driven assignments and contribute to the daily workflow of the department. Additional professional development activities will be supported.
The Fellow annual salary is $47,500.00 with an additional modest allowance for travel, plus benefits including health, dental and vacation leave.
A successful candidate will be a graduate of a recognized conservation-training program with a specialization in paper conservation.
For fullest consideration, candidates should submit their resume, two letters of recommendations, and a cover letter detailing the candidate’s interest in applying for the fellowship. An electronic portfolio of treatments and research projects will be required of applicants selected for interview.
Application submission deadline: January 31, 2020
For conservation-related questions about the position please contact: Francesca Casadio, Grainger Executive Director of Conservation and Science email@example.com
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The Art Institute of Chicago is a world-renowned art museum housing one of the largest permanent collections in the United States. It is encyclopedic in nature with strong holdings across all media, all traditions and all ages. The Art Institute is particularly recognized for its extraordinary Impressionist, Modern, Contemporary and American collections, among other aspects of its holdings. In addition to housing its permanent collection, it typically stages 35-40 special exhibitions a year. In 2014, it was named by TripAdvisor travelers as the number one museum in the world, a remarkable recognition that speaks not only to the quality of the collection but to the entirety of the visitor experience.
The Art Institute welcomes between 1,400,000 and 1,800,000 visitors a year and has a membership of 100,000. The museum has an annual operating budget of approximately $110 million.
Founded in 1879, the Art Institute grew with the success of Chicago and quickly attained world class stature given the strength of its collection. The Art Institute has expanded several times in its history, most recently and notably with the opening in 2009 of the 264,000 square foot Modern Wing ...designed by internationally acclaimed architect Renzo Piano. The addition has been critically important to the museum as it not only provided much needed gallery space, but also allowed the Art Institute to reorganize its galleries to present the collection in a more logical and accessible fashion. The new addition also includes one of the largest education facilities at any museum and this center has allowed the Art Institute to expand its already impressive array of offerings.