Head of Paper Conservation, ICA – Art Conservation

December 2019

ICA seeks a full time mid- to senior-level paper conservator to head its expanding paper conservation laboratory. The lab is part of a vibrant nonprofit, regional conservation center in Cleveland, Ohio. The ICA conservation facility resides in a restored warehouse building in a revitalized area adjacent to downtown on Lake Erie. With support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, ICA will be enlarging and improving the paper conservation laboratory in the coming months. The incumbent will head the paper conservation laboratory, supervise two paper conservation assistants, and participate in establishing the new expanded laboratory.  For more information download the full job descrption.

Paper Conservator Job Posting 12 2019

Pre-Program Internships

Internships of this type are required before students can apply to one of the three graduate programs in fine arts conservation in the United States.  The ICA periodically, and as appropriate projects allow, accepts a pre-program intern. Please note: the ICA does not offer full-time pre-program internships.  Interns generally work only a few hours each week in one of the conservation departments.  No stipends or relocation assistance monies are available.

Final-Year Graduate Conservation Internships

Final year students in fine arts conservation graduate programs are required to complete an internship. The ICA periodically, and as appropriate projects allow, accepts final year graduate interns. To inquire if a final year internship is currently available, contact us.

Two-Year Advanced Training Fellowships

As funding permits, the ICA accepts recent graduates of conservation programs in the fields of paper, paintings, and object conservation. This type of post-graduate work experience is required of a conservator before s/he assumes a professional placement. Positions are highly competitive and applications are accepted from the United States and abroad.

About ICA-Art Conservation

For over sixty years, ICA has provided exemplary professional conservation and preservation services to organizations and individuals throughout the region and around the world. Today, as a 501(c)3 nonprofit, ICA serves museums, libraries, non-profit organizations, governmental agencies, corporations, and private individuals to conserve and preserve our artistic and cultural heritage. Each year ICA undertakes over 350 conservation projects ranging from treatment of old masters from major art museums to keepsakes from small town historical societies. ICA undertakes both large projects, like a current campaign to conserve the many murals in the Missouri State Capitol, and small projects from families and individuals.

In addition, ICA reaches out annually to more than 2,000 children and adults through our educational programming for heritage professionals, students, collectors, and the general public. We offer regular programming including workshops, lectures, and specialized services (site surveys, disaster response, and grant assistance), and free educational opportunities for students, pre-kindergarten through post-graduate students.

ICA’s mission and vision is to be the leading professional conservation service provider, educator, and advocate to museums, libraries, public institutions, and private individuals in our community ensuring the preservation of the artistic and cultural heritage throughout the region.

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