*Judd Foundation Conservator *

Full Time


Judd Foundation was created in 1996 with the mission to maintain and
preserve Donald Judd’s permanently installed living and working spaces,
libraries, and archives in Marfa Texas and New York. The Foundation
promotes a wider understanding of Judd’s artistic legacy by providing
access to these spaces and resources and by developing scholarly and
educational programs. The Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit


The Conservator, based in Marfa, Texas, will manage the long-term
preservation of the Foundation’s collection of art and objects permanently
installed and stored in properties in Marfa and at 101 Spring Street in New
York.  The collection is comprised of a wide range of organic and inorganic
materials, including sculpture, paintings, works on paper, furniture,
books, photographs, textiles, and ethnographic objects. The Conservator
will report to the Director of Operations and Co-Presidents, and will work
closely with Collections and Facilities staff and the Archives and Research
departments of the Foundation.

Responsibilities include:

*Collection Preservation and Conservation *

   - Manage and conduct the preventative conservation program of the
   Foundation and routine maintenance and cleaning of the installed collection.
   - Supervise the Collections Assistant and manage specialist conservation
   - Advise Foundation staff on the proper care and maintenance of the
   - Conduct treatments on artworks, continue research, and develop
   guidance on best practices for the preservation and conservation of the
   collection and Judd artworks.
   - Oversee environmental monitoring of the installed spaces and provide
   conservation expertise to the architectural preservation and restoration of
   the Foundation’s Marfa properties.
   - Advise and assist with the installation of Judd artworks in
   conjunction with Foundation staff.
   - Advise and assist with the preservation and conservation of archival
   materials including photographic and film materials in conjunction with the
   - Manage the conservation and collection budgets and conservation studio
   in Marfa Texas.

*Loans and Exhibitions*

   - Oversee the loan and movement of artworks between Foundation
   properties and to national and international museum and gallery exhibitions
   including: assessment of venues, condition reporting, organization of
   appropriate transport and storage and the preparation of loan


Candidates will have a master's degree / Ph.D. from a recognized art
conservation program and a minimum of 5 years practical experience of
collection care and conservation. Demonstrated experience of the treatment
of modern and contemporary art is required.

Additional qualifications include:

   - Knowledge of a wide range of materials and conservation techniques
   - Excellent writing and verbal skills
   - Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
   - Ability to manage budgets

   - Experience with Filemaker Pro databases, and MS Office and Adobe

The Conservator will be based in Marfa, Texas with annual travel to 101
Spring Street, New York; and national and international travel as required.


Competitive and commensurate with experience.  Competitive benefits package

Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter. Recommendations for
candidates are also welcome.  No phone calls please. Send applications or
recommendations to: human.resour...@juddfoundation.org. Please write:
“Conservator” in the subject line.

Judd Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.


Mette Carlsen | Conservation and Collections Manager

104 South Highland Ave, Marfa, TX 79843
101 Spring St, New York, NY 10012
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