Conservator, Objects

Conservator, Objects
(Full-time Contract position for 3 months)

The Royal Ontario Museum seeks a skilled Conservator with training and experience in conservation of objects for a 3-month assignment with possible extension. The Conservator will work under the direction of the Senior Conservators (Stone, Ceramics and Glass, and Organic, Ethnographic Objects) preparing objects in the permanent collections for exhibition (internal and touring). The work will include surface cleaning, structural treatments and aesthetic reintegration, as required. 


  • Under the direction of Senior Conservators, to complete conservation treatments of arts and cultural objects of primarily organic materials, with some treatments of inorganic and mixed materials. 
  • To submit written conservation condition reports, conservation treatment proposals and conservation treatment reports, along with all supplemental documentation including digital photography and analytical testing using in-house equipment. 
  • To assist intra- and inter-departmental initiatives directly relating to the conservation of objects, such as condition reporting, preventive conservation consultation and multi-disciplinary treatments. 
Posted Date 2022-06-22
Closing Date 2022-06-28
Department Conservation
Type Full-Time Temporary
Salary based on $62,432-$67,782 per annum


  • Master’s degree in Conservation from a recognized training program with a minimum of two years’ relevant experience or acceptable equivalent in education and experience. 
  • Competent knowledge of historic technology, techniques and materials used primarily in the conservation of organic objects (including leather, gilding and lacquer). Competency in inorganic objects (metals and ceramics) is desired. 
  • Ability to propose, carry out and document conservation of objects with dexterity, understanding and judgement. 
  • Ability to digital photography. Knowledge of database computer programs. 
  • Ability to work as part of a team and to communicate and deal with others in a tactful and cooperative manner

How to Apply


UNION: OPSEU local 543 

JOB TYPE: Full Time Contract
SALARY: based on $62,432-$67,782 per annum


APPLY PRIOR TO 5:00 PM on: JUNE 28th, 2022 

Our online application will give you the option to apply to this role as a complete person – not just a resume. The application will assess your qualifications, personality traits and workplace preferences, and should take 10 to 15 minutes to complete. After submitting, you will receive an email inviting you to log in and view your assessment results. We strive to build a team that reflects the diversity of the community we work in and encourage applications from traditionally underrepresented groups such as women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, people identifying as LGBTQ2S+, veterans, and people with disabilities. We will review applications, with priority given to those who have completed the assessment and look forward to hearing from you. 

At ROM, we consider equity, diversity, and inclusivity to be foundational to our institutional success. We seek to foster a workplace that reflects [the full breadth of] the communities we serve and welcome applications from women, racialized persons/BIPOC, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, LGBTQ2S+, and people with disabilities. 

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


Royal Ontario Museum recognizes its heightened duty to protect employees from health and safety risks during the current pandemic. As such, an offer of employment shall be conditional on proof of full COVID-19 vaccination with a vaccine series approved by Health Canada or the World Health Organization. 

ROM would like to thank all applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.