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Canadian Conservators

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The City of Calgary is seeking an experienced and qualified conservator to implement a conservation and maintenance plan. This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of a team dedicated to ensuring the lifelong care and conservation of artworks in The City of Calgary’s Public Art Collection.

This position includes, but is not limited to, aspects of preventative conservation, conservation treatments, and collections management. The candidate will have strong organization, communication, problem-solving and project management skills, and will adhere to the Canadian Association for Conservation of Cultural Property (CAC/ACCR) Code of Ethics.

The Public Art Collection comprises of over 1,300 works, including a fine art collection (photographs, paintings, sculpture, glass, installations, ceramics, textiles) that is rotated throughout public spaces, outdoor sculptures sited in parks and plazas, installations integrated into infrastructure, monuments, memorials, environmental art, temporary projects, street art, and functional objects.

The implementation of the conservation recommendations outlined in the assessment report requires a conservation professional dedicated to the preservation of the collection and ensuring that industry standards of practice, materials, ethics, and documentation are being followed.


The City of Calgary Public Art Program seeks a conservator to review the conservation and maintenance needs of the Public Art Collection based on an existing condition assessment report and develop strategies for the conservation and maintenance for the Collection. As required, the conservator will be involved in preventative conservation and implement maintenance and conservation treatment work.

All work to be performed in Calgary.

Budget: $65,000 CAD plus GST

Remuneration based on a 35 hour work week for eight months and does not include relocation costs, insurance and other requirements of the contract.

Deadline: Friday, November 23, 2018, 4:30pm MST
Schedule: Eight-month contract starting in December 2018

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