Conservation Intern, Paintings [Toronto]

Conservation Intern, Paintings



Job Title:


Conservation Intern, Paintings




Art Gallery of Ontario


Job Type:

Internship, Summer


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Toronto, ON


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$6000CAD (Stipend)


Job Description:


Conservation Intern, Paintings


At the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), we bring people together with art to see, experience and understand the world in new ways.

Our Vision: We will become the imaginative centre of our city and province. We will be welcoming to our visitors, inspiring for our audiences and innovative in the ways we gather people together to create community through art. We will become a preferred cultural partner for artistic visionaries from all over the world.

The AGO is committed to recruiting a diverse and collaborative workforce, who exemplify our mission, vision and values and will thrive in a dynamic environment.

The goal of the AGO Internship program is to provide opportunities for non-traditional training to
students who are continuing or who have recently completed their studies. We hope that the position offered below provides the intern with the opportunity to gain in depth professional conservation experience in a museum setting and offers a real opportunity to introduce new and exciting ideas to the Gallery to create a positive impact on our growth and development.

We're currently seeking a student to join our Conservation Department team as an intern this 2019 summer semester.

What you will do:
Under supervision of the Head of Conservation and Assistant Painting Conservator, the intern will participate in the following activities with assigned works from the AGO permanent collection:

• Assessment, condition reporting and documentation of paintings
• Assist with examination of works with the aid of technical equipment, including multispectral imaging
• Research and technical examination of paintings
• Assist with development of treatment protocol
• Assist with executing and documenting treatment
• Participation in daily activities of Conservation Department

Our Ideal Candidate
• 2nd year Conservation Master’s Degree student seeking a summer internship in fulfillment of their program.
• Candidate must be a Canadian citizen or currently eligible to work in Canada. Non-Canadian residents must be eligible through International Experience Canada or SWAP and will be subject to a 15% withholding tax.

Benefit for the student:
• This fellowship provides advanced training in Conservation that is necessary for an emerging professional to successfully pursue a career in Conservation. Close mentoring by AGO conservation staff will help supplement conservation training and refine skills at a high level.
• The successful candidate will receive a CAD$6000 stipend for the 12 week placement. This position is generously supported by the Michael and Sonja Koerner Conservation Initiatives Fund.

Candidates should submit the following materials with their application:
• Statement of interest
• A portfolio with 3 examples of your work

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview via Skype or FaceTime

Please apply by visiting the Internship Opportunities page on our Jobs site @ In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act & the AGO’s Recruitment & Selection Policy for Staff, a request for accommodation will be considered throughout the hiring process.