Art Conservator

Art Conservator

Art conservator job description – Contract

Hours: Hours flexible
Wage: Hourly rate commensurate with experience
Start Date: March, 2023
End Date: September, 2023
Posting Closes: March 17, 2023 at 11:59 pm.

This position will be responsible for examining public art within Squamish, determining their condition, suggesting methods for treatment and recommending preventive conservation techniques to ensure that art of any age will survive to be enjoyed by future generations. The Art Conservator will spend most of their time applying various treatments to artwork to ensure physical stability, as well as document the work they perform on each work of art. This position requires close communication and consultation with Squamish Arts, the District of Squamish, artists, and private businesses. 


  • Examine public art works, determine their condition, suggest methods for treating them and recommend preventive conservation techniques to their owners
  • Restore and conserve public art works such as murals, sculptures, paintings, and memorials
  • Research new conservation and restoration techniques
  • Consult with Squamish Arts, private businesses, the District of Squamish, or private individuals
  • Take photos of artworks for documentation
  • Estimate restoration costs

Job Requirements:

Education, training & qualifications

Conservators require a master’s degree in art conservation or completion of a three-year college program in conservation technology and several years of experience in conservation work.


  • Excellent knowledge of conservation protocols. 
  • Excellent organizational, quantitative, analytical, and problem solving skills.
  • Critical thinking by using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Determine the kinds of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral, written, and presentation).
  • Proficient in the use of photography as well as standard adobe applications including photoshop.

Requirements to apply, the applicant MUST:

  • Have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.
  • Either live in Squamish or be able to commute to work in a timely fashion.
  • Please do not send an application if you do not meet all the requirements to apply.

We are committed to providing a safe and respectful workplace free from harassment, discrimination and sexual misconduct. 

Please submit resume with a cover letter to

Please submit all electronic files and attachments in PDF format.

Only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Our Partners

Squamish Arts acknowledges that the land on which we live, work and recreate is the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, particularly the territories of the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nation. It is our responsibility to honour their ancestry by being an ally to the present.