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Assistant Conservator for Costume and Textiles (temporary)

Full-time temporary position
35 or more hours per week 
Chicago, IL, USA
Salary Range: $50,000.00 To 65,000.00 Annually
The Chicago History Museum seeks qualified applicants for an Assistant Conservator for Textiles and Costumes. This is a full-time position for approximately 18 months i with an emphasis on conserving and preparing materials for the Museum’s fall 2024 exhibition. The temporary Assistant Conservator will be responsible for the conservation and preservation of textiles and costumes for exhibition, photography, loan, and storage with a primary focus on examination, treatment, documentation, and preparation of materials for the 2024 costume exhibition. Under the supervision of the Senior Conservator, the Assistant Conservator will examine objects to determine overall condition and treatment needs; perform approved treatments; prepare written and photographic documentation of condition, treatment needs and work; advise on and/or assist with mount fabrication/modification; dressing/mounting, movement of materials and installation as well as ensure that objects are handled in a safe and prudent manner and treated, documented, and tracked according to AIC and CHM standards and practices.

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Chicago History Museum

Northwestern University Libraries

Book and Paper Conservator

Job ID 47123
Position:                     Book and Paper Conservator
Work Group:              Preservation
Reports to:                  Chief Conservator

Northwestern University Libraries seek a skilled, creative and collaborative Book and Paper Conservator to work in a comprehensive conservation program.  The position balances treatment with project management responsibilities.  The Book and Paper Conservator has a keen understanding of the functions and responsibilities of a research library conservation lab working with special collections, circulating collections materials, and the wide-ranging material found in archival collections.   
Under the supervision of the Chief Conservator, the Book and Paper Conservator will assist in the management of the Libraries’ conservation program, including responsibility for circulating collection workflows and active participation in special collections treatments, housings, exhibits, and other activities.  Excellent communication skills and the ability to collaboratively set priorities are essential to these endeavors.

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