Conservator (1-year paid Internship Program) - 3 positions (Ottawa, ON, Canada)

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  • Reference: PCH19J-020546-000016
  • Selection process: 19-PCH-EA-CHR-2675
  • Canadian Heritage - Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) 
  • GT-01 
  • Salary: $43,292 to $48,735
  • For further information on the organization, please visit Canadian Heritage
  • Closing date: 13 December 2019 - 23:59, Pacific Time
  • Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad

The intent of this selection process is to staff three (3) Conservator positions through the Canadian Conservation Institute's (CCI) 1-year paid internship program. The internships offered this year are in the archaeological materials (1), fine arts (paintings) (1) and furniture (1) laboratories.

For information on how to apply, please see the last section of this poster entitled "Other Information".

The incumbent must:

  • Participate in conservation and restoration projects by performing tasks within a specific area of specialization (archaeology, fine arts, furniture, etc.); this includes assessing the condition of the artifacts, determining the extent and causes of physical and chemical deterioration, discussing the appropriate treatment with the conservator, and maintaining full and appropriate documentation.
  • Respond to basic client requests and queries within a specific area of work to provide general information on a variety of topics, including preventive conservation (appropriate methods and techniques for display, storage and handling of cultural objects, identification and mitigation of agents of deterioration, use of stable materials, etc.), and refer all complex or atypical questions to the conservator.
  • Participate in applied research by conducting well-defined experimental work and practical tests, literature surveys and historical research in order to contribute to the development or modification of techniques, methodologies or tools used in the conservation treatment of cultural property.
  • Prepare material for the delivery of seminars, workshops and conferences, assist in the delivery of this material, and review literature to remain current in the specific area of specialization.
  • Draft STREAMs of reports and publications used to share and contribute to the knowledge and understanding of conservation, to enhance collaboration with colleagues and to support conservation.
  • Participate in general laboratory routines and maintenance and contribute to laboratories’ work activities.

In 2019, and for the third year in a row, the Globe and Mail recognized Canadian Heritage as one of Canada’s 100 best employers. You will therefore work in an environment that fosters work-life balance.

Diversity and inclusion have always been at the core of our values. Diverse teams bring different perspectives and creative ideas that benefit our clients, the communities we serve and all of us as colleagues. We welcome people of diverse abilities, backgrounds and identities to apply and indicate in their application that they belong to one of the designated groups. For questions on the different designated groups, please contact one of the two contact persons at the end of the poster.

The intent of this selection process is to staff three (3) temporary GT-01 positions, more specifically Conservators in archaeological materials (1), fine arts (paintings) (1) and furniture (1).

A pool of fully or partially qualified candidates may be established and used to in order to fill identical or similar positions with various tenures, various security requirements and various linguistic profiles.

To apply online, visit:

Contact information: Roxane Danis-Fortin, Staffing Specialist Advisor (, and Marie-Pier Juneau, Staffing Assistant (