CCI looking for Senior Conservation Scientist, conservation of modern materials

Posted on Mon, 07/22/2019 - 14:34
Deadline August 2, 2019
Senior conservation scientist position at Canadian Conservation Institute, Canada
One of CCI’s strategic directions is to build expertise in the conservation of modern materials. CCI’s clients reported that one of their major challenges is in dealing with non-traditional materials, including objects made from synthetic polymers such as plastics, works of art incorporating video and other technological components (time-based media), and archival materials that are electronic in origin (born digital media). CCI is building capacity in these areas in order to address the breadth and complexity of challenges experienced by clients.

Further recent consultations about issues related to modern collections re-affirmed that plastics are of top concern to clients. As a response, CCI is opening a senior conservation scientist position to help lead its efforts in the conservation of modern materials. This position will identify strategic issues related to synthetic polymers (and potentially other materials found prevalently in modern/contemporary cultural heritage) and will develop and lead new research projects in response to these issues. This position will provide expert advice and services and will deal with complex inquiries or requests from external or internal clients to provide authoritative scientific expertise, interpretation and results based on research and testing. This position will communicate concepts, ideas and research results to national and international client groups, scientists, conservators, other heritage professionals and non-technical individuals through written reports and publications or oral communications.
CCI encourages all qualified candidates, Canadians and non-Canadians, to apply given the fact that the number of qualified candidates is anticipated to be limited for a position of such specialized nature at that level.
More information about the position and hiring process can be found at:
or contact:
Marie-Claude Corbeil

Manager, Conservation Science Division
Canadian Conservation Institute, Department of Canadian Heritage / Government of Canada / Tel.: 613-998-3721Image removed. ext. 156 / Fax: 613-998-4721Image removed. / (Toll free in Canada) 1-866-998-3721Image removed. / TTY (toll-free) 1-888-997-3123Image removed.