The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

Conservator - Bollinger Conservation Fellow, Paper Lab

Hiring department Humanities Rsch Ctr
Monthly salary $3,583
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 18-01-25-01-0621
Job Status Open
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date 09/03/2018
Position Duration Terminates on 08/31/2019
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

This is a temporary one year, full-time position, with a possible three month extension. It includes the posted salary plus up to 2,500 USD in support for travel to professional meetings. The Harry Ransom Center welcomes qualified candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to diversity.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


To perform examinations, treatments, and related historical and/or technical research on paper holdings; participate in activities relating to preventive care of the collections, and professional and public engagement.

Essential Functions

Perform the full spectrum of paper conservation treatment activities including written and photographic documentation; identification of historical materials, structures, and their condition; technical research if needed; dialog with curators about treatment choices; and, the completion of minor and complex single item treatments and housings. Undertake a research project based on the Ransom Center's holdings that will result in a formal publication and/or conference presentation and social media postings. Undertake treatment projects in the book and photograph laboratories. Plan a manuscripts or art on paper collection re-housing project.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Master's of Arts or Science degree in art conservation or Master's degree in art or art history plus a certificate of advanced study in conservation. Must have received Master's degree in 2016 or after. Experience should be primarily in paper conservation. Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated ability to conduct research and to write for presentation and publication.

Working conditions

Uniforms and/or personal protection equipment (furnished) May work in extreme temperatures May work around chemical fumes May work around standard office conditions May work around chemicals May work around electrical and mechanical hazards Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Lifting and moving Use of conservation tools, equipment, and instruments including sharp objects such as scalpels and board shears, fume hoods, and suction devices. Use of solvents and other chemicals used in conservation treatment. Work around mold and dust.

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