Conservator, Textiles (12 weeks)

(Fixed term, 12 weeks beginning mid-June, 2014)

The Royal Ontario Museum seeks a skilled conservator with training and experience in Textiles for a twelve week assignment. The conservator will work under the direction of the Senior Conservator in the textile lab examining, assessing, photographing and treating objects for “Living threads”, a planned exhibition of Mexican textiles.

The Conservator will assist with treatment of a group of early rare and important samples (many dating from the 19th century) featuring embroidery, drawnwork and other techniques; objects include examples of beadwork; and a wide range of Mexican costume (serapes, huipils etc.).


Posted Date 2014-04-07
Closing Date 2014-05-02
Department Conservaton
Type Temporary
Salary $54,338 - $62,101 per annum


- Master degree in Conservation from a recognized training program with a minimum of two years experience in textile conservation or an acceptable equivalent in education and experience. The ability to work in Canada must be secured by the commencement of the contract.

- Well developed knowledge and experience with the care, handling and treatment of various textiles;

- Demonstrated excellent hand skills in textile conservation techniques;

- Good judgment, initiative and problem solving skills;

- Ability to work effectively as a member of a team;

- Knowledge of digital photography would be an asset

How to Apply

Please submit a resume and list of contact information of three professional references to: Mara Gunner, Human Resources, Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2C6. Fax: 416-586-5827 or email – please quote Competition #2014-029 Textile Conservator in the subject line.

Deadline for applications is 5:00 p.m. on May 2, 2014.  Please be advised that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The ROM is committed to fair and accessible employment practices. Upon request, suitable accommodations are available under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) to applicants invited to an interview.