Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

25 Evans Way
Boston, MA 02115

Date Posted:
August 05, 2019

Eastern Massachusetts



Collection Maintenance Technician


Position Summary

The Collection Maintenance Technician works with a team to carry out dusting of objects in the Museum’s collection for eight hours on Tuesdays. The Technician will be instructed by the conservation staff in methods for dusting and examining works of art. This is an excellent opportunity for an emerging museum professional to strengthen their experience in collection management, conservation, or fine art.


Carry out dusting, vacuuming and monitoring of sculpture, textiles, furniture and other decorative arts in the Museum’s collection.
Report changes in the condition of collection objects to conservation staff.
Occasionally assist with other gallery maintenance activities.


Bachelors degree completed or in progress. Bachelor of Arts preferred.
Demonstrated ability to perform detailed tasks.
Demonstrated sensitivity to handling art and fragile objects.
Previous experience in art handling.

Essential Physical Requirements

Ability to climb up and down ladders and work while on ladders.
Ability to handle delicate and fragile works of art.
Ability to lift, carry, and/or push up to 40 pounds.
Ability to lift, bend, reach, and stand for extended periods of time.
How To Apply:
Please apply directly at our website: 
Apply by:
September 10, 2019
About this Organization:
The Museum was the creation of Isabella Stewart Gardner (1840-1924) 'for the education and enjoyment of the public forever.' Since opening to the public in 1903, the Gardner has served as a center for ideas and life-long learning in its community - a tradition that is kept alive today through an array of interpretive, creative, educational, horticultural, artistic and scholarly programs.