Sculpture Conservation Assistant

OnAim Conservation

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OnAim Conservation is looking for a sculpture conservation assistant to join our team. The position will focus on a variety of sculptures, objects, and artifacts with a mix of indoor and outdoor work. The ideal candidate shows initiative, is comfortable working outdoors and in a shop environment, has an interest in materials, and an eye for detail.

The candidate will have the opportunity to work on a range of objects and materials, and will have a unique opportunity to further treatment skills and knowledge. They will gain experience with a wide variety of artist materials and techniques, condition issues, and treatments. They will learn a range of skills associated with outdoor art such as patina, application of industrial paint systems and other coatings, as well as how to undertake structural repairs of a range of materials. The candidate may be asked to participate in preparation and research for large-scale projects, as well as documentation, photography, and condition reporting, and collaborate with a range of specialists, such as welders and industrial painters.

Candidates should have an understanding of art history and the ethics of conservation. Knowledge of outdoor sculptures and public art is a plus. Our projects routinely involve and are informed by interactions with artists, artist studios and foundations, and for a diverse group of stakeholders which include major museums, galleries, corporate, public and private collections in and around Houston, Texas.



  • Carry out a range of treatments to the highest professional standards and in accordance with the AIC Code of Ethics.

  • Produce thorough and accurate documentation and photo documentation. This may include on-site condition reporting.

  • Conduct preventive conservation treatments for various collections

  • Research into artists and materials



  • Experience with handling and treatment of artworks.

  • Documentation and organization skills.

  • Possess a wide range of hand skills and the ability to perform physical tasks both in an indoor and outdoor setting.

  • Has an understanding of shop and job site etiquette. Spacial awareness of surroundings, especially when working on site, is important.

  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds and stand for long periods of time while working in an open studio environment or outdoors and sometimes work on elevated equipment.

  • Occasional travel and overnight stays may be required.

How to Apply

Pay commensurate with experience and abilities.

Starting pay is $15-$20hr based on experience.

Send your resume and/or statement of interest to

OnAim Conservation, LLC. is an art conservation company located in Houston, Texas, for small to large scale sculpture needs. Our conservation efforts help to develop and implement a customized program for the upkeep of public and private art collections. If necessary, we can assess damage and offer treatment needed to restore the artwork to its original state. We can also arrange and oversee the safe transportation and installation of outdoor works. Our shop is located at 847 Lovers Ln in Houston, TX.

Previous projects can be found on our website at

Posted on March 21