Student Assistant for Organisation Workshop Conservation and Restoration

Student Assistant for Organisation Workshop Conservation and Restoration

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18 Mar 5 Apr Amsterdam

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Job description

Are you a student at the University of Amsterdam and are you looking for a challenging job in a dynamic team? The Amsterdam Wax-Resin Project, part of the department on the Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage of the Faculty of Humanities is looking for an enthusiastic and experienced student assistant.

In January 2025, the department of Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage (C&R) at the UvA will host the workshop The Dutch Method Unfolded #2. It is a program on wax-resin lining targeted to conservation specialists. It is funded by the Getty Foundation as part of its Conserving Canvas grant initiative. The program is two-fold; it is composed of an 8-day international masterclass to be held in Amsterdam in January 2025 and a standard publication on wax-resin lining. Both components aim at filling significant gaps in knowledge and experience that persist in the fields of conservation and art history to this day.

The masterclass focuses on increasing the practical experience of the participants in relation with wax-resin lining and stimulating self-reflection on their current approach to the conservation of wax-resin lined paintings. The masterclass consists of an 8-day workshop in Amsterdam during which the participants will partake in practical sessions and group discussions, examining historical paintings in collections of Dutch museums, and contributing to peer-presentation sessions. In addition, to prepare for the workshop, the participants will be introduced to the topic by field experts through 20 prerecorded lectures. Prior to the workshop, the participants will also fill-in two questionnaires online and record a brief video to introduce themselves.
As the student assistant, you will be involved in the organization and preparation of the masterclass.

What are you going to do?
The student assistant will help Emilie Froment, the project leader, to coordinate the masterclass as part of The Dutch Method Unfolded #2.

Tasks and responsibilities:
  • Communicate with the participants, guest lecturers, project partners and students for the organization and preparation of the workshop;
  • Help the participants and the guest lecturers to organise their travels to Amsterdam (information on hotels and transportations);
  • Up-date the website with relevant documents.
  • Keep track of the submitted presentations of participants and lecturers;
  • Time the videos as part of the online program;
  • Book lecture rooms, a photographer, transportation and other facilities for the workshop events;
  • Help in the preparation of educational documents for the masterclass participant (schedule, list of abstracts, excursion guides, workshop guide);
  • Documentation of the masterclass and post on social media;
  • After the masterclass, assist with the evaluation and documentation;
  • Help with organise the internship of an MIT student.


University of Amsterdam (UvA)


Good skills in time management, the ability to work to deadlines, under supervision, flexibility and adaptation to unexpected situations. (Fully) availability in the second half of January 2025 (during the workshop).

Your experience and profile:
  • You are an MA student at the University of Amsterdam;
  • You have affinity with art, paintings, and cultural heritage in general.
  • You have basic knowledge of art history and conservation professions.
  • Good social and communication skills;
  • Good written and oral command of Dutch and English;
  • Extensive knowledge of and experience with MS365;
  • Customer-friendly and problem-solving approach
  • The ability to work accurately and independently;

Conditions of employment

We offer a temporary employment contract for a period of 10 months with a probationary period of two months. The employment contract is for 4 hours a week. The preferred starting date is 01 May 2024.

Your salary, depending on relevant experience on commencement of the employment contract, ranges between € 2,618 to € 2,846 gross per month on the basis of a full working week of 38 hours. This sum does not include the 8% holiday allowance and the 8,3% year-end allowance. The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable.

What else do we offer?
  • a position in which your initiative and input are highly appreciated;
  • an enthusiastic team that welcomes new colleagues;
  • an inspiring academic and international environment located in the heart of Amsterdam.


Faculty of Humanities

The University of Amsterdam is the largest university in the Netherlands, with the broadest spectrum of degree programmes. It is an intellectual hub with 42,000 students, 6,000 employees and 3,000 doctoral students who are all committed to a culture of inquiring minds.

The Faculty of Humanities provides education and conducts research with a strong international profile in a large number of disciplines in de field of language and culture. Located in the heart of Amsterdam, the faculty maintains close ties with many cultural institutes in the capital city.

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  • max. 4 hours per week
  • max. €2618 per month
  • University graduate
  • 12788


University of Amsterdam (UvA)

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