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SRAL (Stichting Restauratie Atelier Limburg) is seeking a Junior Conservator - Paintings | Job vacancy for a paid position | Full-time starting from May 1, 2024


Working at SRAL


SRAL is a dynamic restoration studio with a multidisciplinary team of conservators specialising in various areas, including polychrome sculptures, easel paintings on different supports, modern and contemporary art, murals large format paintings, and historical interiors. Our team is adept at tackling a wide spectrum of projects, ranging from easel paintings to expansive interiors, where different disciplines synergise and complement each other seamlessly.

An important aspect of our work entails conducting (pre)research on applied art material and techniques, analysing paint cross-sections, studying the context of the artwork, and decision-making regarding treatment strategies. Additionally, SRAL consistently provides recommendations on preventive conservation measures.

Our primary facility, located in the Wiebengahal in Maastricht, accommodates several restoration studios and research facilities. Adjacent to this, within the Bonnefanten, we operate within the 'open studio', situated on the 1st floor alongside exhibition spaces. Furthermore, a substantial portion of our work is conducted on-site, contingent upon the ongoing projects. This encompasses a diverse array of locations, spanning from churches and museums in Limburg to historical interiors throughout the Netherlands.


Junior Conservator - Paintings

The SRAL team is seeking a motivated individual with a completed Master's degree (or equivalent) in conservation and restoration with a specialisation in paintings.


What will you be doing?

As part of our team expansion, we offer you the opportunity to work within the crossover between our existing specialisations. Presently, SRAL is working on a significant interior project featuring gilt leather wall hangings, wherein you’ll be actively engaged.


What do we expect from you?

  • Completion of a painting restoration program at the university level (Master's), including the successful fulfilment of the Advanced Professional Program (APP - University of Amsterdam) or its equivalent from EU university programs.
  • Minimum of two years of pertinent work experience in conservation, restoration, and research of paintings.
  • Experience with projects involving historical interiors, particularly gilt leather, is preferred but not mandatory.
  • Adherence to the ethical code for conservators as outlined by E.C.C.O. (European Confederation of Conservator-Restorers’ Organisations).
  • Pro-active mindset, demonstrating enthusiasm for expanding and cultivating expertise across various disciplines.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively within a team and independently manage projects.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Proficiency in Dutch language or willingness to acquire Dutch language skills is preferred but not mandatory.
  • Proficiency in the English language is essential.Bovenkant formulier
  • Non-EU candidates will need to apply for a working permit. More information see Work permit in the Netherlands |  


What do we offer you?

  • A full-time position of 40 hours per week.
  • An appointment for one year, with possibility of extension.
  • Salary will be determined according to the Museum CAO salary scales, based on knowledge and work experience.
  • Starting salary: €2900 gross per month.
  • Employment in a dynamic organisation alongside a team of supportive colleagues.
  • Engaging and significant projects that offer professional challenges.
  • Opportunities for continuous professional development.




Do you see a match with the vacancy? Don't wait any longer and apply now!

Send your application letter, including motivation and curriculum vitae, by email to Julie Fassbender: by March 9, 2024.

The job interviews are scheduled for the end of March 2024.

SRAL aims for a diverse workforce and actively promotes inclusion, providing space for everyone.


Do you need additional information?

For any general inquiries about the vacancy, please get in touch with Julie Fassbender at

For queries regarding the specifics of the position, you can contact Bascha Stabik at

They can also be reached by phone at 043-3218444.

Acquisition in response to this advertisement are not appreciated.






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PUBLICATION DATE: 10-02-2024, updated on 20.02.2024

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