2018–2019 Sherman Fairchild Post-Graduate Fellowship in Conservation


The Fellowship is generously underwritten by the Sherman Fairchild Foundation, Inc.


The Morgan Library & Museum announces a one-year post-graduate fellowship in the Thaw Conservation Center. The Sherman Fairchild Post-Graduate Fellowship in Conservation provides an emerging professional with the opportunity to apply the principles of paper and book conservation acquired through an accredited graduate program in museum/library conservation or equivalent work/life experience. The Fellow will carry out examination, documentation, analysis, treatment, and research on the Morgan’s renowned collections of drawings, rare books, and manuscripts, and will contribute significantly to the institution’s program of exhibitions. Participating in all Thaw Center activities, the Fellow will gain professional experience in paper and/or book conservation while commencing a conservation career.

The Thaw Conservation Center is a major resource in New York City for the conservation and technical study of works on paper and bound materials

The Fellowship term will begin in September 2016. It is renewable for one additional year.


Applicants should be graduates of a recognized graduate-level program in conservation or be able to demonstrate the acquisition of equivalent skills and knowledge through work/life experience.  A portfolio of treatments and research projects will be required of all applicants.

Candidates should possess strong public speaking and written communications skills.

The Fellow should have a demonstrated commitment to the profession of conservation and scholarly advancement.  


High $30,000's annual salary plus benefits 

To apply: 


Applicants should submit electronically a cover letter addressing their interest in the Fellowship, including a statement of career goals and areas of particular interest; curriculum vitae; and three letters of recommendation to Maria Fredericks, Acting Director, Thaw Conservation Center at  [email protected].

Additional details of the hiring process will be provided to those selected for interviews.