Museo de arte de Ponce busca un conservador de papel

La posición de conservador y restauración de papel del Museo de arte de Ponce sera responsable de colecciones permanentes del museo y las de carácter temporal

Arte Cultura y Entretenimiento  | Redacción/ Escrito por Javier Martínez | Visit [a] Autogiro Facebook

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El museo de arte de Ponce está en búsqueda de un Conservador de papel, esta persona sera responsable de la conservación y restauración de las colecciones permanentes de papel del museo y aquellas bajo su custodia temporal. Es un puesto exento a tiempo completo, con un rango salarial de $52,000 a $65,000 anuales ( y otros beneficios)

El Conservador de Papel es responsable de la conservación y restauración de las colecciones permanentes de papel del museo y aquellas bajo su custodia temporal (exposiciones itinerantes). Debe poseer una maestría en conservación en conservación de papel o equivalente y conocimientos profesionales en conservación de papel a través de aprendizaje de conservación y pasantías en museos. Debe poseer conocimientos avanzados y experiencia en diferentes técnicas de papel, abajo una descripción completa y requisitos.


The Paper Conservator is responsible for the conservation and restoration of the museum’s permanent paper collections and those under its temporary custody (itinerant exhibitions). Must possess a conservation master’s degree in Paper Conservation or equivalent and professional knowledge in paper conservation through conservation apprenticeship and museum internships. Must possess advanced knowledge and experience in different paper techniques such as: silk-screen, water color, printmaking, drawings, among others. Must collaborate with teaching basic collection care procedures to interns and supervise their assigned tasks. Agrees to abide by the AIC (American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works) Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice. Reports to the Chief Conservator.


  • Responsible for the conservation and restoration of the museum’s permanent paper collections and those under its temporary custody (itinerant exhibitions).
  • Responsible for permanent collections and loans exhibition related work: condition assessments, restoration, conservation, mounting and framing, and recommendations for installation in the gallery or packing for travelling.
  • Carry out general and item-by-item- surveys.
  • Responsible for the short and long-term conservation and restoration planning of the permanent paper collection based on the on-going item-by-item condition assessment.
  • Responsible for the good keeping of equipment and instruments in the Paper Conservation Department. Also collaborate with the good keeping of common Conservation Center physical facilities.
  • Undertake condition assessments and conservation treatments for private collections, cultural institutions and other museums, in order to contribute in the rescue of relevant artistic patrimony.
  • Offer public and private consultations including on-site evaluations.
  • Offer public conservation clinics and workshops for museum personnel, collectors, artists, student and the general public.
  • Mentor paper conservation interns.
  • Responsible for keeping paper conservation Annual Achievement Records, and responsible for the recording of artworks in the Laboratory In & Out Log-Book.
  • Collaborate with conservation grants writing: preparing conservation contents and requesting estimates.


  • Excellent manual dexterity, as well as exceptional color vision.
  • Knowledge of safety aspects of hazardous materials such as solvents, paint fumes and other similar substances.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently to achieve institutional goals and tight deadlines.
  • An appreciation for the arts and enthusiasm for furthering the mission of the Museum.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Technology.
  • To be able to stand for more than four (4) hours and to be able to lift a maximum of fifty (50) pounds.
  • Verbal and writing skills both in English and Spanish.
  • Highly organized with the ability to implement systems and follow up processes.
  • Team player, fair and collegial at all levels.


Master’s certification in paper conservation and a bachelor’s degree in fine arts, art history or chemistry. Internship periods in different art museums with some material research experience. Three (3) years of experience in paper conservation.


The Paper Conservator is a full-time, exempt position, with a salary range of $52,000 to $65,000 annually. The specific compensation offered to a candidate may be dependent on a variety of factors, including, but not limited to, the candidate’s experience, education, special licensing or qualifications.


Benefits offerings may differ based on employee status.

  • Medical, dental, vision, prescription drugs, and organ transplant insurance (fully paid by the Museum).
  • Paid time off, including: 15 days of vacation, 12 sick days, birthday day off, funeral leave, 17 museum holidays.
  • Short term disability insurance.
  • Relocation fee of $2,000.00.
  • 10% discount for staff in Museum Shop.
  • Paid memberships for professional associations.
  • Other benefits may apply.


Applications will be accepted only electronically. Please submit a letter of interest, a CV, a portfolio of recent treatments and their documentation. Documentation should be saved as a single document and sent to: Only qualified candidates will be interviewed. Please reference Paper Conservation position opening. EEO EMPLOYER


Through access to art-based experiences, the Museo de Arte de Ponce pursues to promote discovery, stimulate curiosity, and foster dialogue to enhance the life of its community. It was founded by Luis A. Ferré (1904-2003), a Puerto Rican philanthropist, industrialist and governor of Puerto Rico, who started buying works of art for the Museum by first establishing The Luis A. Ferré Foundation, in 1957.

The Museum opened its doors to the public on January 3, 1959, in a colonial house in Ponce, Puerto Rico. In 1965, the building that is home today to the Museum was designed by the renowned architect Edward Durell Stone. An Annex Building was added in 2010 to expand its facilities and services to the community. The collection of the Museum consists of approximately 4,500 works of art and is renowned for its great examples of Baroque, Pre-Raphaelite and Victorian paintings as well as Puerto Rican and Latin American art.

Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums since 1987, the Museo de Arte de Ponce has become an essential institution for the educational development and social transformation of our communities.


The Anton J. Konrad Conservation Center, named after its founder, was established in 1979 to conserve and maintain the Museo de Arte de Ponce’s permanent collection. It has 3,420 square feet and it is divided into 3 service areas: conservation of paintings, conservation of works of art on paper and conservation of sculptures and three-dimensional objects. The Conservation Center was the first specialized space dedicated to the preservation of works of art in Puerto Rico. Today, it lends professional advice to other cultural institutions as well as it actively supports the education of future conservation and museum professionals.

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