Conservation Fellow

Glenstone Museum

An Introduction to Glenstone Museum

Founded with the mission to seamlessly integrate art, architecture, and nature in a serene and contemplative environment, Glenstone is an art museum located on nearly 300 acres of rolling hills and unspoiled woodland in Potomac, Maryland. The museum, opened in 2006 and expanded in 2018, offers nearly 60,000 square feet of exhibition space to showcase its collection of more than 1,300 works by more than 200 contemporary artists. Glenstone welcomes the public four days a week and admission is always free.

Glenstone is proud to foster a professional environment in which people can do stimulating and fulfilling work. To work at Glenstone is to be a part of something bigger, something more meaningful, and something truly special. It is a chance to do a job to the highest standard, with the support required to assure excellence. It is an invitation to be engaged, challenged and stimulated, to help fulfill a powerful mission, and to contribute to a noble purpose.

We are incredibly proud of what Glenstone offers to those who create, appreciate, study, and otherwise participate in the world of art, architecture and landscape; and we are equally proud of what Glenstone offers to those who choose to join us in doing so.

Position Overview

The two-year conservation fellowship will provide a unique opportunity to work with Glenstone’s superlative collection of post-World War II artworks. The fellowship is specific to modern and contemporary art, but open to applicants with experience in the following specialties:

Responsibilities
  • Media Conservation

  • Objects Conservation

  • Paintings Conservation

  • Photograph Conservation

  • Preventive Conservation

The fellow will examine, research, and treat artworks within their specialty, as well as contribute to the museum’s preventive conservation activities. Due to the distinct challenges posed by contemporary art, Glenstone’s conservation program is collaborative in nature. As such, there will be occasions to work with other conservators, museum professionals, galleries, artists, and their studios or foundations.

Requirements

Desired Attributes & Characteristics

Candidates should have a graduate degree from a recognized conservation or digital preservation program, and experience with modern and contemporary art. Strong problem-solving and communication skills are essential.

Stipend & Benefits

The two-year fellowship includes an annual stipend of $49,000 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.

How to Apply

Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three references via our Glenstone Jobs Portal. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The start date is negotiable.

To apply, visit: https://www.glenstone.org/about/careers/

Posted on March 2