We have an opening for up to 4 Graduate Conservators to join our Paintings Team, starting in May 2022 for an initial 6 week period, with the potential for extension to December 2022.  Based in Sydney, you will be using your hands-on conservation skills in a wide variety of lab and site based projects.  Casual rate will be commensurate with experience in the range of $39.31 - $42.94 (including the casual loading) plus 10% superannuation.

International Conservation Services (ICS) is Australia’s largest private conservation practice.  We conserve a wide range of cultural and heritage objects and artefacts including paintings, furniture, textiles, paper, sculpture, archaeological artefacts and wall finishes in buildings.


These roles include condition assessment and hands-on conservation, including triage and treatment of a large number of water-affected artworks.

You will be working in a small team under the supervision of an experienced team leader to treat a variety of artworks including oil paintings, acrylic paintings and frames.  The work ranges from cleaning, stabilisation, infilling, inpainting and documentation.

Our ideal candidate will have:

• At least 6 months of practical conservation experience, preferably in paintings conservation

• Excellent hands-on technical skills

• Strong communication skills in English, both written and verbal

• Ability to make positive contributions in a team environment and also work independently

• Strong organisational and time management skills

• Excellent attention to detail

• Sound working knowledge of, and commitment to, Work Health and Safety practices in the workplace

• Proficient computer skills including MS Office and basic photo applications

Submit your application using the online application form on the ICS website.  Your application must include a detailed resume, two referee contacts and a covering letter.

For further information contact Adam Godijn by email: a.godijn@icsconservation.com

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.

Fine & Decorative Arts
Casual range $39.31 - $42.94, according to experience
29 April 2022, applications reviewed upon receipt

Application Form:

Graduate Conservators x 4 (casual)

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