With support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University is offering an advanced fellowship in objects conservation. The two-year fellowship will begin in August 2019 and includes a salary of $42,000 as well as Emory University health and vacation benefits.

The Fellow will participate fully in the varied activities of the Parsons Conservation Laboratory, including examination, treatment, preventive care, as well as mentoring of students and volunteers. Conservation projects will focus on the Museum’s archaeological and ethnographic collections. The conservation fellow will collaborate closely with curatorial fellows on technical examinations of collection objects and will be encouraged to undertake research projects that incorporate the University’s resources including scholars, libraries, and analytical facilities. The Carlos Museum maintains an active teaching program in collaboration with Emory University, and the Fellow will contribute to student projects through both practical supervision and classroom teaching.

The Michael C. Carlos Museum collection includes Greek and Roman, Ancient Egyptian, Near Eastern, Nubian, Ancient American, African, and Asian art, as well as a collection of works on paper from the Renaissance to the present. The Museum is located on Emory University campus in a residential neighborhood of Atlanta. For more information please visit www.carlos.emory.edu. The Parsons Conservation Lab was established in 1993 to serve the needs of the diverse collection. Conservation activities are overseen by staff conservators, with assistance from several part-time contract conservators as well as volunteers and students.

The applicant should be a recent graduate of a conservation Masters degree program and must have demonstrated skills in written and oral communication, problem-solving, analysis, and treatment. Experience with archaeological and/ or ethnographic collections is desirable, as is interest in conservation research and mentoring.

All applications including a letter of interest and resume must be submitted online to:


Choose staff positions and enter job title: Museum Fellow (Conservation)

Two letters of reference from conservation professionals should be sent directly to Renée Stein, Chief Conservator, using [email protected] Applications will be accepted until April 1st. Emory University is an equal opportunity employer.

FORMAL JOB DESCRIPTION: The Objects Conservation Fellow participates in the varied activities of the Parsons Conservation Laboratory including: written and graphic documentation; examination and research using physical, micro-chemical, and analytical methods; treatment to repair, stabilize, and/ or restore; as well as preventive care involving environmental monitoring and developing strategies for housing, display, transport. The Fellow also mentors students and volunteers, through both practical supervision and classroom teaching. Performs related responsibilities as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A master’s degree in art conservation. Communication, problem-solving, experimental, and practical skills are necessary. Experience with archaeological and/or ethnographic collections is desirable, as is interest in conservation research and mentoring.