The Preservation Society of Newport County seeks a full-time Chief Conservator to join our team. The Chief Conservator is responsible for supervising and performing conservation services including assessment, treatment, subcontracting and advisory expertise for The Preservation Society of Newport County’s collection of 11 historic museum buildings (seven designated National Historic Landmarks) and 60,000+ collections objects dating from antiquity to the mid-20th century. The collection includes a range of significant materials including paintings, furniture, fabrics, outdoor sculpture, ceramics, lighting and metals. The Chief Conservator will ensure that collection care abides by the Code of Ethics of the American Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC), as well as conforms to all relevant AAM and Secretary of Interior’s standards and guidelines. The Chief Conservator will represent the Preservation Society at professional conferences, public lectures and programs and through publications. The Chief Conservator reports to the Director of Museum Affairs and collaborates with other departments in the care and display of the museum collections and historic houses. This is an opportunity for a mid career conservator to work on a significant collection in historic Newport, RI. For more information regarding job responsibilities and required qualifications please visit our website at on: 04/09/2015