The Newark Museum of Art is seeking a full-time Conservator to oversee all conservation activities of the Museum’s collections, one of the larger and finest collections of art and science in the United States. The Conservator will develop and oversee the implementation of best practices for the safekeeping, presentation, proper installation, and conservation of all works in the Museum’s permanent collection (approximately 300,000 works). This is a new position for the Museum and will collaborate with the Registrar and CEO on the direction that conservation will take at the Museum.The Conservator is responsible for recruiting, hiring, and overseeing the work of consultants, outfitting a laboratory, reviewing current handling procedures, and offering best practice suggestions to the Registrar and Collections Manager. The conservator works closely and collaboratively with the Registrar, Collections Manager, Curatorial,
and Exhibitions departments as well as with colleagues throughout the Museum, and. must possess the ability to build successful partnerships. The Conservator is active in the conservation field and keeps abreast of changes that will affect the Museum. The Conservator reports to the Registrar.