The two-year conservation fellowship will provide a unique opportunity to work with Glenstone’s superlative collection of time-based media artworks.
A major focus of the fellowship will be to research artworks and (when appropriate) migrate and ingest them into the Museum’s digital preservation system. Broadly, the fellow will be involved with the acquisition, loan, exhibition, documentation, and maintenance of media artworks. The fellow will also be responsible for evaluating current housing materials and preparing media components for cold storage. The fellow will continue efforts to stockpile components for artworks at risk for obsolescence. Due to the distinct challenges posed by time-based media art, there will be occasions to work with other conservators (including media specialists), museum professionals, galleries, artists, and their studios or foundations. The intended start date of this fellowship is mid-summer to early fall.
Stipend & Benefits
The two-year fellowship includes an annual stipend of $45,000 plus benefits and support for research and travel to conferences.
We provide a total benefits package that helps you manage your health, protect your income, and prepare for your future. To promote collaboration and show appreciation to associates, Glenstone provides a weekly staff lunch, on-site health and wellness classes and volunteer opportunities.
Benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance; life, long-term and short-term disability and AD&D insurance, a Flexible Spending Account (FSA); a 401(k) retirement account with a matching contribution; an Employee Assistance Program (EAP); and tuition reimbursement.
Desired Attributes & Characteristics
Candidates should have a graduate degree from a recognized conservation or digital preservation program or have equivalent training and have a specialization in the conservation of time-based media artworks. Experience with modern and contemporary art, as well as preventive conservation is preferred. Strong problem-solving and communication skills are essential.