LaStarsha McGarity and Julianna Ly, the 2018 Project Assistants

LaStarsha McGarity and Julianna Ly, the 2018 Project Assistants


Interested in being one of two project assistants for the upcoming 2019 Untold Stories program with the theme Native Autonomy, Resilience and Self-Representation? If you are currently an art conservation graduate student, or a recent graduate of a conservation program (within the last five years), work with us to create the kind of transformative programming you would like to see at the annual conference of the American Institute for Conservation. We welcome conservators from all backgrounds and conservation specialties. You must be able to attend the AIC annual meeting in the year for which you are applying. 

The Scope of Work

  • Identify potential speakers, historic venues, and local photographers and videographers for upcoming conferences
  • Provide logistical support prior to, during and after the public events
  • Aid in the tracking of post-event feedback and documentation of the project overall
  • Promote Untold Stories content on social media platforms
  • Spend approximately 30 hours over the course of January to June 2018 on the project 

The Benefits

  • Create the programming you want to see at our annual conference
  • Be part of a dynamic, energized team wanting to create change within the art conservation profession
  • Liaise with visionary leaders in allied fields
  • Receive an honorarium of $750 for your work
  • Receive a paid flight to/from the conference location, as well as accommodation, meals and incidentals for two days of the conference

How to Apply

Please send an email to with the following information as a single pdf:

  • A paragraph on yourself and your greatest passion as a conservation professional
  • A paragraph on what concerns you most about what kinds of stories are not being heard or told within the conservation profession
  • A paragraph on your fantasy panel on the 2019 theme Native Autonomy, Resilience and Self-Representation: If you could invite any three speakers to present together at AIC on the issues that concern you the most, who would they be, and why. These speakers should be outside the conservation field, and can be contemporary, historic, or even imaginary. Be bold!
  • A current cv.