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Conserving Threads

Conservation Technician in Historic Tapestry Conservation

6-Month Part-Time Work August – December 2020 

Conserving Threads

Dallas, Texas

Conserving Threads is a boutique firm providing comprehensive consultation, conservation and installation services of costume and textile related objects for museums, historical societies and private collectors


Minimum Qualifications

  • Degree in fashion design, costume history, fiber arts, textiles or related field
  • Be willing to abide by the Code of Ethics and Standards for Practice of the American Institute for Conservation (AIC)
  • Demonstrated skills in manual hand-sewing
  • Familiarity with the properties, fabrication, literature and history of textiles and fabrics


Position Description:

  • Under the direction of the Chief Conservator or staff, execute treatments in accordance with current ethical and technical standards of re-treatable textile conservation
  • Maintain accurate and complete treatment records
  • Assist staff members as requested
  • Maintain familiarity with conservation and technical literature especially those published by AIC
  • Perform related duties as assigned by the Director


Work Environment/Physical Demands

  • This job may require certain physical demands. Candidate should possess the ability to lift 40 lbs., safely bend/crouch to lift and handle collection objects, and stand or sit for potentially long periods of time.
  • Have reliable transportation to/from the Conserving Threads Studio, Dallas, TX

Position Type

  • Part time – Weekly Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (when staff is available)
  • $16.00 per hour (7.50 hours per day, breaks not included)
  • No benefits or other compensations are offered
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States
  • Opportunity for Pre-Program Conservation Student

To apply send resume and digital portfolio demonstrating manual hand-sewing skills and knowledge of historic textiles to:

Conserving Threads

Melanie Sanford, Director

Contact Information
Melanie Sanford