The Conservation Center at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is seeking applications for an Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in costume and textile conservation. The fellowship is a full-time position for one year, and includes a stipend of $45,760 per year plus benefits. A $2,000 travel allowance for study/research will be allocated at the discretion of the section head and the Director of Conservation.
The fellowship will focus on the study, examination, and conservation of costume and textiles in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Successful candidates will gain considerable experience working within a conservation laboratory that is tasked with preparing artifacts for exhibition, loan, photography and storage. Collaborative projects with the Center’s Research Laboratory are possible. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to participate in informal lectures, symposia, and workshops and to visit and collaborate with nearby cultural institutions.
The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s in Conservation or related field. Candidates will be considered who have graduated from a recognized conservation training program, with a specialization in textiles conservation, or who have similar training or experience.
Interested candidates must submit the following materials:
- A curriculum vitae including basic biographical information, current and permanent addresses and telephone numbers, education, and experience.
- A short statement of the candidate’s interest and intent in applying for the fellowship.
- Letters of recommendation from three professional references.