Wall paintings conservator

Conservator wanted for the conservation of 16th century frescoes in the Prince’s Palace of Monaco.

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Since 2005, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco has placed sustainability at the centre of his political message. The care and conservation of archaeological and built heritage are an integral part of this commitment and it was in 2015, following the discovery of mid-16th century frescoes, that H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco initiated a campaign to conserve and restore
the historic decor of the Prince’s Palace.

A crossroad between science and art, this unique, large-scale project calls for multidisciplinary collaboration; all have a role to play in the technical, scientific and artistic areas of this project. The team uses protocols that focus on optimising traditional, conservation techniques together with using technological innovations, used currently in the field of built heritage conservation. Preliminary investigations and treatment protocols attempt to combine the principles of conservation and the Sovereign’s ethical and environmental commitments, whilst simultaneously taking into consideration the diplomatic function of the site.

Post description

Under the authority of the assistant project manager appointed by His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco-, the conservator will be responsible for maintaining a global understanding of the technical, ethical and strategic aspects of the project.

You will be part of a team of around twenty freelancers of different backgrounds and nationalities. Team management is participative and your positive contribution to various aspects of this project are expected.

You will work with the team under the responsibility of the head conservator and you will maintain a permanent dialogue with her and the rest of the team in order to better understand the day-to-day challenges of the project.

You will be required to respect and apply the Internal Regulations of the Prince’s Palace of Monaco.

All successful applications will be subject to a police examination for authorisation to enter the Prince’s Palace of Monaco.

Main activities

– Participation in all phases of the project (preliminary studies, removal and cleaning, consolidation, retouching, documentation and research campaigns, etc.)

– Aiding in the development and execution of: preliminary studies, tests and intervention protocols

– Discussing and comparing various ideologies in terms of Conservation-Restoration protocols with teammates as well as with exterior consultants;

– Writing documentation (Condition reports, recommendations and intervention protocols, etc.);

– Communication with total transparency in line with the Client’s objectives;

– Ensuring open communication with the Scientific Advisory Committee, which meets twice a year;

– Keeping up to date with technical and theoretical innovations in the field of green conservation-restoration;

– Participation in the development of the overall scientific project.


Specific skills

– Significant practical experience in wall painting restoration;

– Technical and academic writing skills are preferable;

– Computer skills are preferable (Word, Excel, Photoshop);

– Assisting collaborators in various research fields



– A team player

– Autonomous and proactive

– Ability to listen, analyse and adapt

– Thorough, methodical, interactive

– Discrete

– Good presentation



Master’s degree in the field of conservation-restoration of various materials relating to built, cultural heritage.


Language skills

Spoken French is imperative, knowledge of English, Italian and/or another language is a plus.


Recruitment conditions

– Independent contractor who can invoice in his/her own name;

– One-month trial period; daily salary (trial period basis: 250€).

– The mission is full time, 1st period: October 2022 – April 2023, renewable;

– Site closure: The month of August, 15 days at Christmas and occasional public holidays;


Practical details

– Working hours: 8am-12pm 2pm-6pm

– Accommodation at your own expense (generally between Nice and Menton)

How to apply

Please apply by email to Marion JAULIN restaurationgh(at)gmail.com


by sending your CV, covering letter and references.

Deadline for applications: August 15 2022.


Anbieter Palais Princier de Monaco

Ansprechpartner Julia Greiner

Straße Place du Palais

Ort Monaco

PLZ 98000

E-Mail restaurationgh(at)gmail.com


Job Features

Stellen-KategorieWandmalerei und Architekturoberflächen

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