Position at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam: Paintings Conservator

Posted on Thu, 11/22/2018 - 17:09

The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam is the largest museum for Modern and Contemporary art and Design in The Netherlands and holds in its collection well-known artists such as Mondrian, Malevich, Warhol and De Kooning. The high-profile exhibition program includes iconic exhibitions with artists such as Matisse and Marlene Dumas, as well as important exhibitions from young artists and designers. In 2017, the museums welcomed nearly 700,000 visitors.

For the Conservation Department the Stedelijk Museum is looking for an experienced
Paintings Conservator (33 hours per week, m/f/x)

The department
The Conservation Department is responsible for the preservation, conservation and restoration of the ca. 90,000 objects in the collection of the Stedelijk Museum. The department includes four disciplines: sculpture/object conservation, paintings conservation, paper conservation and the conservation of applied art and design. It is comprised of 1 head of the department, 8 conservators and 1 conservation technician for works on paper.

The position
The conservator is jointly responsible for the optimal conservation and restoration care of the paintings and reliefs, which compose the paintings collection. The activities include all undertakings that result from the preserving and active conservation work, as well as a diversity of specific museum activities in connection with the exhibition of objects, courier trips, attending relevant meetings etc. Part of the work will be outsourced to freelance conservators.

The profile
We are looking for an experienced paintings conservator, preferably with experience in and/or affinity to the conservation of modern paintings in the broadest sense (reliefs and wall paintings are also part of the collection). You have a (post-)academic training as paintings conservator, scientific practical and theoretical abilities and are used to working in an interdisciplinary team. You have at least 5 years of work experience in the area of paintings conservation, partly in a museum organization. You are analytical, curious, stress resistant, like to work in a team and are able to work independently. A quick understanding and ability of improvisation is also important. You are working in line with the international ethical codex of the field and can speak and write Dutch and English.

The position will be offered in the first instance for one year, with the possibility of extension. The salary is according to the Museum CAO, scale 11 (min. € 3249,-, max. € 4366, - for a full-time employment of 36 hours per week, exclusive vacation allowance and year-end bonus).

For more information, please get in contact with Sandra Weerdenburg, head of the conservation department, via s.weerdenburg@stedelijk.nl

If you are interested in this position, please submit your application by 9 December 2018 at the latest. Applications can be submitted via this link: https://www.stedelijk.nl/en/museum/vacatures/paintings-conservator

Inquiries should only pertain to this position. Expenses relating to the application process will not be compensated.