Paper Conservator

The Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts, a non-profit institution providing conservation and preservation services since 1977, is seeking a Paper Conservator for a full-time, permanent position. This position offers potential for professional growth through varied and challenging treatment on a wide variety of paper artifacts. The candidate should have demonstrated ability in both fine art and archival collections treatment. Ability to work with peers as part of a team is essential, as is the ability to plan and structure one's own treatments according to a schedule.


The Conservator will build relationships with clients, discuss treatment options and desired outcomes, write condition reports and treatment proposals including estimated costs of treatment, execute conservation treatments, and occasionally travel to participate in preservation assessments and on-site projects. The ability to assist in presenting educational materials in a workshop setting is desirable.


The candidate should be a graduate of a recognized conservation training program with at least one year additional experience and the ability to plan and execute conservation treatments on a variety of media and types of paper artifacts.  Though the candidate will work in the Paper Section, some book conservation experience is desired. Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential. Candidates must be legally eligible to work in the Unites States. Salary is commensurate with experience. A generous benefits package is provided.

Interested applicants should send résumé, three sample treatment reports, and three professional references to:

Mary Schobert, Director of Conservation
264 S. 23rd Street 
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Or via email at