Conservator of Textiles

The National Gallery of Victoria
VIC - Metro
Closing Date
Mon, 17th January 2022
Position Type
VPS 3.2: $81,087 per annum + 10% superannuation
VIC - Metro

VPS 3.2 - $81,087 per annum + 10% superannuation  
Full Time, Fixed Term for 2 Years  
Closing date for applications: 5pm on 17 January 2022  

The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is seeking a Conservator of Textiles to provide specialist services for the care and conservation of textiles in the NGV Collection.  

You will undertake routine and complex conservation treatments on the wide range of textile items in the collection of the NGV, with treatments ranging from minor repairs to lengthy and complex processes.  Other key responsibilities will include:  

  • Undertaking technical examinations, writing condition reports and devising treatment proposals for fashion and textiles items in the collection. 
  • Adapting established and standard treatments to the needs of individual and unique items and providing safe and innovative display options. 
  • Undertaking research into the treatment of fashion and textiles, including the study of items (in the NGV and other collections), gallery records and archival and library material, as well as researching into techniques to improve treatments and preventative care. 

To be successful, you will have a tertiary degree in conservation, specialising in the treatment of textiles or equivalent experience coupled with significant experience in the complex treatment of unique and irreplaceable textiles. You will also have experience in the analysis of component materials of a wide range of textiles and their accessories and evidence of the ability to adapt established conservation treatments to individual items. 


For full application details and a copy of the role statement, please refer to our website Applications close at 5pm on 17 January 2022. 

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