Apprentice Art Conservator

Art Conservation Lab located in downtown Chicago is searching for a full time Conservation Apprentice. Apprenticeship is a paid position with benefits and lasts approximately 3 to 5 years. This is a full time permanent position and the applicant should be committed to staying long term.

Skills & Qualifications: 

Minimum requirements for applying include: BFA degree, basic computer skills, portfolio demonstrating significant level of artistic skill in drawing, painting, printmaking, and/or photography (film), knowledge of art materials and techniques. Applicant should be self-motivated, detail-oriented, and willing to complete menial tasks. Approximately 2 to 3 days per week will be spent completing general lab maintenance while learning conservation and restoration techniques through a gradual, hands-on process.

Preferred Candidate will have a master's degree in fine arts, strong foundation in color theory, superior draftsmanship abilities, and an eagerness to learn.  He/She will also have at least 5 years experience in the professional fine arts field with hands-on time with delicate and antique art materials.

To Apply: 

Please e-mail with your resume, cover letter, and digital images of your portfolio which demonstrate strong technical skill and comprehensive understanding of color theory. Please place APPRENTICESHIP in the subject heading of the e-mail or it will be deleted.

Contact Information
Contact Name: 
David Oppenheimer
Contact Email: 
Apprentice Art Conservator | Chicago Artists Resource


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