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4055 Pāpū Circle, Honolulu, Hawaiʻi
Reports to
Curator of Collections & Exhibitions
Full Time - Exempt

The Conservator is responsible for overseeing the proper care, conservation and preservation of Shangri La’s collections of artworks, cultural resources and architectural elements. In collaboration with museum staff, the Conservator develops, leads and implements the institution’s conservation plan, manages and performs daily conservation activities—including the work undertaken by a part-time conservation technician and conservation contractors and vendors—and advises on building and grounds preservation and capital projects.

The ideal candidate is an innovative problem-solver who develops solutions for complex conservation challenges in an artistically active museum located in a tropical, oceanfront environment. The Conservator must be a consummate professional who strives to achieve the highest standards of care and protection for the collection as embodied in the American Institute for Conservation (AIC) Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice while being mindful of issues of sustainability and the cultural history and needs of the institution.

Send resume with cover letter to hr[at] . Include your last name followed by “Conservator” in the subject line. Application reviews will begin August 24, 2020 and continue until position is filled.

No phone calls or in-person applications, please.

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The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring, and dedicated to diversity in its work and on its staff. We strongly encourage candidates of all identities, experiences, orientations and communities to apply.

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