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Glenstone Museum: Conservation Fellow

An Introduction to Glenstone Museum
Founded with the mission to seamlessly integrate art, architecture, and landscape, Glenstone is an art museum located on nearly 300 acres of rolling hills and unspoiled woodland in Potomac, Maryland. The museum, opened in 2006 and expanded in 2018, offers nearly 60,000 square feet of exhibition space to showcase its collection of more than 1300 works by 200 contemporary artists. With its expansion, Glenstone now has the ability to welcome 100,000 visitors each year, and admission is always free.
 
Position Overview
The two-year conservation fellowship will provide a unique opportunity to work with Glenstone’s superlative collection of post-World War II artworks.  The fellowship is specific to modern and contemporary art, but open to applicants with experience in the following specialties:
  • Media Conservation
  • Objects Conservation
  • Paintings Conservation
  • Photograph Conservation
  • Preventive Conservation
 
The fellow will examine, research, and treat artworks within their specialty, as well as contribute to the Conservation Department’s other tasks, including the maintenance of works on view, exhibition planning and installation, condition reporting of new acquisitions and outgoing loans, and preventive conservation activities. Due to the distinct challenges posed by contemporary art, Glenstone’s conservation program is collaborative in nature. As such, there will be occasions to work with other conservators, museum professionals, galleries, artists, and their studios or foundations. Professional development opportunities are encouraged and will be supported.
 
Treatment projects will be tailored to the specialty of the successful candidate. Example projects include the treatment of a painted wood sculpture, the preservation of time-based media works, and research into the removal of marks from weathering steel sculptures, among many others.
 
Desired Attributes & Characteristics
Candidates should have a graduate degree from a recognized conservation or digital preservation program and experience with modern and contemporary art.  Strong problem-solving and communication skills are essential. 
 
Stipend & Benefits
The two-year fellowship includes an annual stipend of $52,500 plus benefits and support for research and travel to conferences.
 
We provide a total benefits package that helps you manage your health, protect your income, and prepare for your future. To promote collaboration and show appreciation to associates, Glenstone provides a weekly staff lunch, on-site health and wellness classes and volunteer opportunities.
 
Benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance; life, long-term and short-term disability and AD&D insurance, a Flexible Spending Account (FSA); a 401(k) retirement account with a matching contribution; an Employee Assistance Program (EAP); and tuition reimbursement.
 
Application Process
Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references via our Glenstone Jobs Portal.
 
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The start date is intended to be late summer or early fall 2022.
 
Date Posted
December 1, 2021
 
We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

 

 
 
 
 

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