RLA Conservation, Inc. seeks to hire a full-time conservator of sculpture or architectural
finishes to be based in our Miami, Florida studio. The ideal candidate will hold an M.A. or
M.S. in historic preservation or materials conservation and possess excellent hand skills,
critical thinking abilities, and a facility for verbal and written communication. This is a new
position that will help us serve our ever-growing roster of local, national, and international
clients. It requires teamwork and overnight travel.
Founded in 2008 by Rosa Lowinger, a Fellow of the American Institute for Conservation
and a practitioner with 30+ years of experience, RLA is a boutique firm with offices in Los
Angeles and Miami. We do not hire frequently, and this is a rare opportunity to be part of
a team that enjoys a stellar international reputation for the conservation of outdoor sculpture,
architectural finishes, decorative arts, and contemporary three-dimensional artwork. An
equal opportunity employer with a uniquely high level of diversity and longevity amongst
our staff, we pride ourselves on being known as a firm that supports the creative and
professional growth of its employees.
The position is for full-time permanent work. We will also consider candidates who wish
to apply for a one-year post-graduate fellowship.
Preparation of condition reports, treatment proposals, and additional related
Hands-on treatments of a wide range of collections, with a specialty in modern and
Outdoor sculpture conservation and maintenance, including supervision of skilled
Conducting of collections surveys.
Liaising with museums and private clients, including preparation of cost estimates in
conjunction with lead conservators.
Triage and on-site collection recovery as needed.
Additional responsibilities as directed and supervised by the Senior Conservator
Postgraduate degree in Conservation of Fine Arts or Architecture, specializing in
objects, sculpture or historic buildings. Equivalent experience will be considered if
the candidate is a Professional Associate of AIC or holds an MFA in a related field.
Ability to work independently and contribute as an effective member of a team
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
Digital photography proficiency, computer proficiency (Mac format, MS Word,
U.S. work permit
Active drivers license
Ability to work outdoors, on ladders, lifts, scaffolding, and be physically capable of
carrying tools and equipment.
Spanish language proficiency.
Strong background in modern and contemporary art.
RLA offers a competitive salary and benefits.