Paintings Conservation Fellowship

The Conservation Center at LACMA

Los Angeles, CA


With more than 130,000 objects dating from ancient times to the present, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is the largest art museum in the western United States. A museum of international stature as well as a vital part of Southern California, LACMA shares its vast collections through exhibitions, public programs, and research facilities that attract over 1.5 million visitors annually. LACMA’s eight building complex is located on 20 acres in the heart of Los Angeles, halfway between the ocean and downtown. Learn more about the museum by exploring



The Conservation Center at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is seeking applications for an Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in paintings conservation. The fellowship is a one-year position beginning September 4, 2018 (with potential for renewal). The fellowship is a full time position and includes an annual salary plus health benefits. And a 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 treatment of works of art in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Successful candidates will gain considerable experience treating works of art in well equipped, production-oriented conservation laboratories. Conservation involvement in permanent collection exhibitions and special exhibitions will enhance training opportunities. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to participate in informal lectures, symposia, and workshops and to visit and collaborate with nearby cultural institutions. With proper training, the Conservation Fellow may act as courier for works of art on loan or exhibition to other museums and institutions.

Candidates will be considered who have graduated from a recognized conservation training program with a specialization in paintings conservation.



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.

Please send letters of recommendation to:

Human Resources
RE: Andrew W. Mellon Fellow, Paintings
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036

An Equal Opportunity Employer: It is the policy of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to provide all persons with equal employment practices and opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, veteran or marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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