Job Openings

Conservation Coordinator/Registrar

Seeking a Conservation Coordinator/Registrar with experience with modern and contemporary art. This candidate will be the first point of contact for clients and the role requires multitasking, attention to detail, and discretion. Full-time (M_F 9:30 - 5:30), in-person, must be vaccinated, able to work in the US, happy to travel to far West Chelsea, Salary is $50k with benefits (health insurance, 401k). This is not a conservation position or pre-program conservation position.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining detailed artwork inventory databases, calendar, and file system

  • Liaising with clients and vendors via phone and email

  • Managing dozens of concurrent, deadline-driven in-studio and on-site projects through initial inquiry to final invoicing

  • Supporting conservators in logistics and record-keeping

  • Preparing conservator materials for in-studio and on-site projects

  • Coordinating artwork shipments with clients/shippers

  • Leading weekly progress meetings

  • Researching artists, artwork technical and sale history, and materials

  • Preparing treatment and condition report templates and editing/proofreading

  • Carrying out studio daily activities including keeping materials in stock, ordering lunch, checking mail, and general maintenance

  • Maintaining the website and developing content for social media

  • Planning and coordinating studio events

  • Arranging conservators' travel for fairs, conferences, workshops, and visas

  • Assisting and reporting to the Director

  • Collaborating with Admin team (Studio Manager/Photographer and Finance/Operations Administrator) on all day-to-day activities

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as art history, studio art, or arts administration

  • In-depth understanding and knowledge of modern and contemporary art

  • Two years of professional experience in a gallery, art institution, auction house, or artist studio setting preferred

  • Ability to interact with clients, vendors, and staff in a clear, professional, and timely manner

  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced, professional environment

  • Excellent writing, proofreading, and research skills

  • Exceptionally organized, detailed, analytical, punctual, and a natural problem solver

  • Pleasant demeanor, positive attitude, team-oriented, self-motivated, discreet

  • High working knowledge of Mac computers

  • Efficient in databases, Microsoft Office, and Google Suite

  • Basic knowledge of conservation and/or art-handling practices a plus

Please email a cover letter and PDF of your CV to: job@modernartconservation.com (or click the link below) with the header Admin. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. No calls or walk-ins please.