The Detroit Institute of Arts seeks dynamic and motivated applicants for the Andrew W. Mellon Conservation Scientist position. The successful candidate will work in the Analytical Science Lab in the Conservation Department and will be responsible for maintaining a conservation science program in support of research and preservation of DIA collections ranging from antiquity to the 21st century. Previous experience in a museum conservation environment is strongly preferred. The candidate will be expected to possess research/analysis experience applicable to a wide range of artists’ materials, both organic and inorganic. The individual will join a department that includes conservators of paintings, objects, and paper; an imaging specialist; and a mount designer and fabricator.
This position reports to the Director of Conservation.