We are seeking four enthusiastic and caring Graduate Conservators/Conservation Assistants for an exciting 2 year project at a major Sydney institution.  You will work in a small team of conservators to deliver a significant conservation project.  Salary commensurate with experience in the range of $58,944 – 64,392 plus 10% superannuation.  First Nations applicants and people experienced in working with cultural artefacts are strongly encouraged to apply.


This role requires hands-on conservation skills or solid experience in the careful handling of cultural and heritage objects.  Under the supervision of a Conservation Team Leader, you will work in a team of five Conservators/Conservation Assistants plus two Art Handlers.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Hands-on skills as a conservator with mixed collections and brush vacuuming (experience in a public institution will be highly regarded)
    Hands-on skills in a gallery, museum or related setting, undertaking careful work with fragile objects
  • A strong appreciation and understanding of working with culturally sensitive materials
  • Experience using hand tools with accuracy and attention to detail
  • Mount-making experience would be useful
  • Strong time management skills
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both written and verbal
  • Great interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a team
  • Ability to work effectively with clients and stakeholders, including stakeholders from different cultural backgrounds
  • Initiative, willingness and ability to learn from others
  • Sound knowledge of and commitment to Work Health & Safety practices
  • Outcomes-focused, with a level-headed approach, helpful attitude and excellent work ethic
  • Confidence using business technology including Microsoft Office and digital cameras
  • Australian citizenship or residency or Australian work visa

Salary will be commensurate with experience in the range of $58,944 – $64,392  plus 10% superannuation.


  • Proof of full vaccination is a requirement
  • Role commences Monday 10 January 2022

Submit your application using the online application form on the ICS website.

Your application must include a detailed resume, two referee contacts from current or previous employers, and a covering letter outlining why you believe you are suited for this job.  Please refer to the selection criteria on the final page of the position description.

For further information contact Ruth Thompson by email: r.thompson@icsconservation.com

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.

Museum Services
Full time, 2 year contract commencing 10 January 2022
Graduate or relevant experience
$58,944 - $64,392 + 10% superannuation
Friday 26 November 2021

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