Conservation Photographer/Conservation Assistant

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Conservation Photographer/Conservation Assistant




The Conservation Photographer/Conservation Assistant has sole responsibility for creating accurate informative photographs of ICA conservation projects, which become part of the permanent records of ICA and are provided to clients upon completion of conservation projects.  They coordinate this process from start to completion for more than 350 projects annually.  ICA projects range from portrait miniatures to murals to monumental outdoor sculptures.  Objects are often fragile and in unstable condition and have to be handled carefully and appropriately.

Photographic duties are not anticipated to require full time work.  The remainder of the time for this position will entail assisting ICA conservators and other staff with any ICA projects, as needed and as time permits, depending upon the candidate’s training, experience, and expertise.

This position reports to the Director of Project Management and Collection Services.  They liaise with the entire staff, and trains and supervise student interns as needed.

The full Job Description is attached.


College course in photography are required, Bachelor of Arts in art, art history or related subject preferred.  Knowledge of art media useful for position.

Training in photography and handling of art objects required.  Work experience as museum photographer, preparator, or technician highly desirable.

Strong organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects, and to meet firm deadlines.  Project coordination experience desirable.

Proficiencies in digital and traditional photography, including special lighting requirements for art objects and in Adobe Bridge and Photoshop.  Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite required.

Ability to frequently travel locally and occasionally travel out of state.

Ability to stand for long periods, climb stairs frequently, safely use ladders and scaffolding, lift 50 pounds, and work in locations ranging from confined spaces to the open air in all weather.

Generous benefits include health, vision, life, short-term disability and long-term disability; vacation and medical leave.

Please send a cover letter and CV to  To discuss the position, contact Julie A Reilly at 216.658.8700 or email at the above address.