- Information Analyst, Digital Preservation, British Library
- Inspector of Historic Buildings and Areas, Historic England
- Associate Director of Collections, Archives and Logistics, Smithsonian Institution
- Preventive Conservator, Historic Royal Palaces – Hampton Court Palace
- Project Officer, King’s Topographical Collection, British Library
- Bruman Map Project Assistant Conservator, UCLA Library Conservation Center
- Commissioned Treatment Coordinator, Historic Royal Palaces
- Community Assets Division Director, City of Seattle
- Director, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
- Conservator, British Library
- Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Conservation of Photographs, The Art Institute of Chicago
- Andrew W. Mellon Media Conservation Fellowship, The Museum of Modern Art
- Fellowship in Paper Conservation, Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts
- Conservation Internship, Boston College John J Burns Library
- Associate Textile Conservator, The Textile Museum/The GWU Museum
- Conservation Technician, The National Conservation Service
- Conservation Technician, Notarial Archives, Office of The Clerk of Civil District Court
- Archivist, Clerk of Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans
- Preservation Administrator, Clerk of Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans
- Assistant/Associate Conservator – Arts of Africa, Oceania, and The Americas, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Assistant Objects Conservator, Dallas Museum of Art
- Conservator, Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo
- Head of Archival Processing and Collections Management, Georgetown University – University Library
- Senior Consultant, Turley Heritage
- Associate Public Records Office, City of New York – Department of Records & Information Service
1. INFORMATION ANALYST, DIGITAL PRESERVATION, British Library (London, UK)
- Closing Date: February 7, 2017
- Interview Date: February 16, 2017
- Job no. 01078
- Full Time, Fixed Term for 6 Months
This is an exciting opportunity to gain some practical experience in digital preservation and help ensure that the Library’s digital collections are preserved for future generations. As an Information Analyst, you will work as part of a dynamic team to assess the condition of our digital collections, gather and analyze data about technical environments for digital preservation, and provide quality assurance for Library projects. You will also work with colleagues elsewhere in the Library to help ensure that long term preservation and access requirements are realized.
The post holder will need to have some knowledge and transferable experience of working with digital collections. You should have a good understanding of digital preservation challenges as well as the importance of lifecycle management. Most importantly you should care about the longevity of the Library’s digital material and be motivated to work with content owners to identify and mitigate risks to its survival over time.
The successful candidate should be able to work successfully in a team environment with good data management skills and an excellent eye for detail.
For more details and to apply, go to: https://britishlibrary.recruitment.northgatearinso.com/birl/pages/vacancy.jsf?latest=01001014.
2. INSPECTOR OF HISTORIC BUILDINGS AND AREAS, Historic England (Northampton, UK)
- Closing date: Sunday, February 12, 2017 at Midnight
- Starting salary of £32,359, Permanent
- Location: Homeworking or Windsor House, Northampton, NN1 5BE. Ref: 8046
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and creative historic buildings and areas specialist to join our Development Management team in the East Midlands, as an Inspector. This is an opportunity to apply your extensive knowledge and experience of historic buildings, landscapes and areas to the management of the historic environment.
In this role, you will apply our ethos of ‘constructive conservation’ to help manage change to some of the most significant heritage assets in the East Midlands, from urban centers such as Leicester, to the ‘spires and squires’ of rural Northamptonshire, and the fenland towns of Lincolnshire.
At the heart of the role is the delivery of Historic England’s advice in response to pre-application and statutory consultations for secular buildings, conservation areas, designated landscapes, and places of worship under the Ecclesiastical Exemption. You will be working closely with our Business Officers to meet the tight deadlines.
You will need in-depth knowledge of planning policy and statutory procedures, and experience of dealing with heritage assets in a planning context. Site-based work will be a key part of your role and you will be expected to travel across the region. You will also be involved in supporting the activities of the Heritage at Risk team to find creative solutions to Heritage at Risk and the Historic Places team to engage with strategic planning issues.
As the public body that champions and protects England’s historic environment, we help people understand, value and care for a diverse range of heritage assets. You will interface with a wide range of customers and partners and will need to have great communication and persuasion skills, to deliver a high level of expertise in an approachable manner. You may need occasionally to express the view of Historic England to the media. You may also be asked to manage the performance and development of an Assistant Inspector.
You will be rewarded by playing a key role contributing to the development of the local region and enhancing our historic environment for the future. We also offer a wide benefits package including access to the Civil Service pension scheme, 28 days’ holiday plus bank holidays, free entry into English Heritage sites, and the flexibility in your working day that creates a strong work-life balance.
The post can be based either in our Northampton office or Homeworking, with travel across the East Midlands.
Further information and to apply, visit: https://historicengland.org.uk/about/jobs/vacancies/job/?ref=8046.
Interviews and assessments will be held on Thursday 23 February 2017 in Northampton.
3. ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF COLLECTIONS, ARCHIVES AND LOGISTICS, Smithsonian Institution (Washington DC, USA)
- Application deadline: February 13, 2017
- Job announcement no. EX-17-03
- Control no. 463429600
The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum (NASM) reports to the Office of the Smithsonian Provost. NASM collects, preserves, studies and exhibits artifacts, archival materials, and works of art related to the history, culture, and science of aviation and spaceflight and the study of the universe. Its research and outreach activities serve all audiences, within and beyond its walls. The Museum commemorates the past and is committed to educating and inspiring people to foster appreciation for the importance of flight to humanity.
NASM is administered as one Museum with multiple locations: the National Mall building; the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia; and the Garber Facility in Suitland, Maryland. NASM provides access to the nation’s aviation and space flight history to an average of 7– 9 million visitors from around the world each year, making it one of the most visited museums in the world. In addition, NASM draws tens of millions of virtual visitors to its website and broadcast and webcast educational programming.
In 2015 NASM created a 10-year strategic plan in order to establish goals and objectives that will position the Museum for the future. The Revitalization of the Museum’s National Mall Building (NMB) and Transformation of its 23 exhibits over the next decade will impact every aspect of the Museum. This building revitalization ($676M) and gallery transformation ($250M) will touch every surface of the NMB, inside and out. At the same time, NASM is embarking on an initiative to enhance the visitor experience. Leveraging the extraordinary advances in digital engagement, NASM will create a fundamentally new visitor experience both inside and beyond the walls of the Museum.
The incumbent of this position serves as the Associate Director for Collections, Archives and Logistics, National Air and Space Museum (NASM), with responsibility for the overall planning, development and management of NASM’s programs and activities related to all aspects of collection management, archives, revitalization and facilities-related matters to include serving as NASM Project Executive for Revitalization of the NMB. The Collections and Facilities Directorate is comprised of Conservation, Preservation/Restoration, Registrar, Collections Processing Unit, Archives, Facilities and Health and Safety.
Applicants must clearly demonstrate the necessary level of managerial and leadership skills and competence to perform successfully in this position. This includes a degree in an applicable subject matter field, or a combination of education and appropriate experience that provides knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through successful completion of a four-year course of study in an applicable subject matter field. An MBA/advanced degree in a related field from a leading university is highly desired.
In addition, applicants must have one year of specialized experience at the GS15 level or equivalent private sector level. This experience is defined as the demonstrated knowledge and leadership skills of managing programs and activities that are related to collections, archives, revitalization and facilities management of a museum or culture organization and that have been acquired through years of progressive experience.
The applications that meet the basic qualifications will be evaluated further against the following criteria:
1. Demonstrated leadership and familiarity with museum management, including collections management, preservation/restoration, conservation, and archives.
2. Demonstrated skill in managing major constructions or renovation projects within time and cost parameters.
3. Leadership experience at the managerial level that includes goal setting, establishing policies and procedures, and developing strategies for a large museum or cultural organization.
4. Skill in leading and managing a multi-disciplined and culturally diverse workforce, including fostering teamwork and high morale; attracting, retaining and motivating employees; and implementing EEO/Affirmative Action policies and programs.
WHO MAY APPLY
This position is open to Smithsonian employees only.
For a full job description and to apply, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/463429600.
4. PREVENTIVE CONSERVATOR, Historic Royal Palaces – Hampton Court Palace, (East Molesey, UK)
- Closing date: February 19, 2017
- Pay range: GBP25,912 pro rata
- Full time – (Tuesday to Saturday, maternity cover. Six months with possible extension to 12)
- Based at Hampton Court Palace
Historic Royal Palaces (HRP) is the independent charity that looks after the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, the Banqueting House, Kensington Palace, Kew Palace and Hillsborough Castle.
Historic Royal Palaces displays, stores and cares for thousands of historic objects, many of them on open display in their original royal setting.
The key responsibilities of this role will be to carry out hands-on collection care and safeguarding routines including cleaning the collection and protecting it during education, creative and commercial events.
We are looking for a proactive and enthusiastic individual who can remain calm under pressure whilst managing the risks to our buildings and collections during events.
In addition, you will be a member of the team responsible for environmental monitoring and analysis, pest control management, condition auditing and exhibition work. This role also includes regularly explaining our conservation work to the public.
Successful candidates will have a recognized conservation qualification and wish to build on their knowledge of preventive conservation by gaining practical experience working in a delicate heritage environment. Both independently and as a strong team player you will be motivated to achieve goals by working closely with your colleagues in a reactive environment.
Historic Royal Palaces encourages PACR accreditation.
This position will be based at Hampton Court Palace; however, there may be a requirement to work from other palaces. Additionally, hours of work will include evenings. The ability to work at heights is essential.
Find out more and apply by visiting www.hrp.org.uk/recruitment.
Historic Royal Palaces is an equal opportunities employer and truly values a diverse workforce. Applications are welcome from candidates regardless of their background.
5. PROJECT OFFICER, KING’S TOPOGRAPHICAL COLLECTION, British Library (London, UK)
- Closing Date: 19 February 2017
- Interview Date: 9 March 2017
- Job reference no. 01093
- Full Time, Fixed Term Contract to 31 March 2018
We are looking for a suitably qualified Project Officer to help co-ordinate a current cataloguing and digitizing project. Housed at the British Library, the King’s Topographical Collection is one of the world’s greatest collections of maps and topographical prints and drawings, dating from primarily the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. As Project Officer, you will be part of an exciting project to digitize and catalogue this unique and internationally important collection.
Your main tasks will be to work with the Lead Curator of Western Prints and Drawings and a team of cataloguers to ensure that the project runs to deadline, is as comprehensive in its coverage as possible, and reaches a wide range of users.
You will be responsible for cataloguing maps and views in the collection at an agreed rate alongside maintaining up to date documentation on the project’s progress, preparing images for ingest both on the catalogue and on a learning site currently under development, preparing documentation for processes such as rights clearance, overseeing conservation, and working with colleagues in Western Heritage and Digital Scholarship to explore other options for further dissemination and project development.
For more details and to apply, visit: https://britishlibrary.recruitment.northgatearinso.com/birl/pages/vacancy.jsf?latest=01001029.
6. BRUMAN MAP PROJECT ASSISTANT CONSERVATOR, UCLA Library Conservation Center (Los Angeles, CA, USA)
- Application deadline: February 20, 2017
- Requisition No. 25332
Under the direction of the Head, Library Conservation Center, the Bruman Map Project Assistant Conservator (BMPAC) performs a wide range of conservation treatments on UCLA Library maps and atlases according to American Institute for Conservation of Art and Historic Artifacts (AIC) Professional Code of Ethics. Communicates with UCLA map librarians to help select items for treatment; coordinates the logistics of safe delivery to and from the conservation lab; and maintains statistics of work completed. The BMPAC completes treatment documentation and treatment workflow appropriate for treating batches of similar materials as well as unique single items. Assists with functions of the UCLA Library Conservation Center in support of the preservation and conservation of library and archival collections. Using established selection and decision making criteria, sorts materials and determines appropriate type of treatment for incoming materials requiring repair or housing in the lab. Performs book and paper documentation and conservation treatment as directed for circulating and special collection materials. Assists the Head, Library Conservation Center and other conservation lab staff as needed with treatments and special projects. Creates basic and custom housings for all collections as needed.
The UCLA Library Preservation Department supports the Library’s mission to develop, organize, and preserve collections for optimal use, provides stewardship for the intellectual record in the formats required by contemporary scholars, and ensures the safekeeping of the artifacts that are entrusted to the UCLA Library. The UCLA Library Preservation Program is responsible for coordinating and managing the preservation operations of the Library, including environmental monitoring, reformatting, disaster planning, library binding, and physical preparation. The Preservation Department includes the Library Conservation Center (LCC), a state-of-the-art conservation lab that provides conservation services to collections for all units of the library, the Audiovisual Preservation Studio, and the Collections Care Unit. The Department’s staff work in close coordination with library units to plan and initiate new activities and services in response to library preservation needs and emerging technology, research, and developments in the preservation community.
For further information, and to apply, please visit: hr.mycareer.ucla.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=69881.
7. COMMISSIONED TREATMENT COORDINATOR, Historic Royal Palaces (East Molesey, UK)
- Applications closing date: February 20, 2017
- Interview: w/c March 6, 2017
- Pay range: GBP28,688 (pro rata)
- Conservation and Collection Care, Collections Management
- Temporary (3 months)
- Part time – four days per week
- Based at Hampton Court Palace
Historic Royal Palaces (HRP) is the independent charity that looks after the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, the Banqueting House, Kensington Palace, Kew Palace and Hillsborough Castle in Northern Ireland.
This is an opportunity for an experienced conservator with knowledge of multiple conservation disciplines to join the team responsible for hands-on conservation of thousands of historic objects and decorative features across these six sites.
We are looking for a proactive and enthusiastic individual with an ability to work under pressure whilst managing multiple on-site hands-on non-textile treatment projects. Under the direction of the Commissioned Treatment Supervisor you will use your expertise and skills in contract management to commission and manage external contractors to carry out audits, investigation, hands-on treatments and conservation maintenance work to highest professional standards for a wide variety of collections including wall and ceiling paintings, decorative architectural features, works of art, giltwood furniture, external sculpture, social history and archaeological objects.
You will be planning, creating and processing tenders, managing contracts and supervising specialist conservators on site, ensuring that the projects are delivered to deadlines and within budget. Working to conserve the collections within the public spaces of our palaces, you will need to liaise with stakeholders such as Historic England and the palaces’ Operations, Curatorial, Surveyor of the Fabric and Health and Safety teams to ensure that these on-site works are implemented safely, successfully and to schedule.
As a graduate of a recognized conservation training program you will possess in-depth knowledge of conservation care and expert-level of hands-on treatment experience of a wide variety of materials. You will be a main contact and the source of detailed technical information about the treatment projects you manage. Good negotiation and project management skills are essential as is the ability to work with a significant degree of independence. You must be able to communicate effectively with people at all levels and have a track record of accurate and timely archiving records of all activities undertaken.
Being passionate about and taking responsibility for explaining and profiling our conservation work internally and externally is an important part of the job of every conservator at Historic Royal Palaces. Although based at Hampton Court Palace you may be required to work at our other sites and must be comfortable working at heights.
Find out more and apply by visiting www.hrp.org.uk/recruitment. Historic Royal Palaces is an equal opportunities employer and truly values a diverse workforce. Applications are welcome from candidates regardless of their background.
8. COMMUNITY ASSETS DIVISION DIRECTOR, City of Seattle (Seattle, WA, USA)
- Application deadline: February 21, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. Pacific
- Job No. 2017-00134
- Salary: $84,334.32 – $114,840.00 Annually
Have you been looking for a way to share your historic preservation expertise with a City who is reframing the conversation around finding solutions to growth? Are you an urbanist that sees historic preservation as one of ways we can meet growth needs rather than as a barrier to development? Would you like to lead a team that stakeholders see as a partner helping them work through options and to find the best answer for all concerned?
The Department of Neighborhoods is searching for candidates to lead the Community Assets Division. This division is made up of three highly visible programs which have a huge impact on the character and livability of Seattle:
– Historic Preservation
– Major Institutions and Schools
– P-Patch Community Gardening
In this role, you would have the opportunity to develop public policy recommendations related to these programs as well as evaluating and improving their prominence and accessibility to community stakeholders. You will report to the Director and become a member of the executive team and would provide subject matter expertise to city staff, department heads, and elected officials.
To be successful in this role, you will have a passion for:
- Using historic preservation as a tool for innovation rather than an impediment
- Engaging with internal and external stakeholders to get input on programs
- Synthesizing input and creating understandable policies and programs
- Providing direction and advice to staff, department heads and elected officials
- Fiscal analysis of programs
- Working with community and advisory boards
To be prepared for this role, you will have experience with:
- Managing programs and staff in a political environment
- Building relationships with a variety of stakeholders internally and externally
- Developing policies, establishing protocols, and determining deliverables
- Managing a budget and maximizing efficient use of resources
In addition to the qualities listed above, you will also have the following requirements (or a combination of education, training, and/or experience which provides an equivalent background and skills to perform the job):
- A Bachelor’s degree
- At least three years’ experience managing a program, team, and budget
Ideally, you would also have:
- A Master’s degree in Historic Preservation, Urban Planning, or a closely related field
- Experience or familiarity with municipal budget processes
To be considered, please complete the application fully and attach:
- a current resume
- a cover letter explaining your interest in and ability to do the job
Questions? Please contact Kate Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hiring process involves background check of conviction and arrest records in compliance with Seattle’s Fair Chance Employment Ordinance, SMC 14.17. Applicants will be provided an opportunity to explain or correct background information.
This position is open to all candidates that meet the minimum qualifications.
For more details and to apply, go to: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/seattle/jobs/1647353/community-assets-division-director.
The City of Seattle values diverse perspectives and life experiences. Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity. The Department encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with diverse life experiences.
9. DIRECTOR, NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN ART, Smithsonian Institution (Washington DC, USA)
- Deadline for submission of applications: February 24, 2017
- Control no. 463433600
- Job announcement no. EX-17-07
The Smithsonian National Museum of African Art (NMAfA) is the nation’s leading center of scholarly and artistic excellence on the arts of Africa. Its mission is to inspire conversations about the beauty, power, and diversity of African arts and cultures worldwide. The Museum’s unparalleled collections, exhibitions, programs, publications, and educational initiatives are widely accessible and are strengthened through collaborations with African, diasporic, and global arts communities.
The Museum is an important resource for artists and scholars, and a gateway to African creativity for more than 250,000 individuals of diverse backgrounds, ages, and interests who visit the Museum annually, and millions more who are exposed to the arts of Africa through the Museum’s publications, websites, social media, educational activities and public programs. The Museum is dedicated to the scholarly understanding and public appreciation of Africa’s arts and to the exceptional artists and cultures that have created and nurtured them.
The Museum houses a collection of ~ 11,000 objects from around the continent, and includes the renowned Walt-Disney Tishman African Art Collection. The collection comprises traditional masks and figural sculpture, musical instruments, textiles and headwear, metalwork, and personal and household objects, as well as important modern and contemporary artworks in all media.
The Museum hosts permanent and changing exhibitions, a full suite of family programs, films, after-hours and special events, and often serves as a venue for visiting African dignitaries and leading figures in arts and culture. Museum functions include research and study, the acquisition and conservation of collection items, and public engagement through exhibitions, educational programs, and public outreach and engagement that highlight the contributions of African artists.
The Museum has 30 staff, not including guards, gallery attendants, and facilities staff that are provided centrally by the Smithsonian. The staff is supplemented by a loyal group of docents and volunteers, interns, fellows and visiting scholars. The annual operating budget varies from about $7-8M, with federal appropriations providing over $4.5M annually and most of the remainder coming from philanthropic gifts and foundation grants. A small endowment and small revenue stream provide additional funds. The Smithsonian provides an additional $5M or so for facility maintenance, utilities and other costs.
1. Provides the intellectual vision and overall leadership for NMAfA, its staff, supporters and volunteers, and serves as the key communicator for the Museum to the public, the media and other constituencies. Formulates both high level and operation plans to achieve its overall mission, defines program goals, objectives, and priorities, and issues policy guidelines for program operations and consistent with museum and Smithsonian Institution (SI) strategic plans.
2. Provides executive leadership and direction to all NMAfA departments in the planning, development, and management of programs and activities. Develops and monitors short- and long- range program plans covering all aspects of operations, including new acquisitions, collections management, conservation, digitization, and dissemination, fundraising, external affairs, research, publications, exhibits, public service, and facilities management. Makes major policy decisions concerning programs, including matters relating to budget, staffing, organization, and facilities. Coordinates closely with the adjacent Sackler Gallery and the Ripley Center on building operations, visitor services and support functions.
3. Develops and maintains standards and criteria for program development and execution. Reviews and evaluates proposals for new projects and initiatives or major shifts or expansions in existing programs. Approves or disapproves such proposals, and provides leadership and guidance on improving the proposed programs. Continually evaluates program operations and initiatives, and directs management studies to achieve improvements.
4. Plans, directs, and is deeply engaged in effective fundraising initiatives to support NMAfA programs and operations. These efforts involve working closely with the Advisory Board and identifying needs, assigning priorities, and locating potential donors from private, corporate, and foundation sources. Plans and participates in the Smithsonian’s fundraising campaign activities, coordinates efforts with appropriate Smithsonian leadership and offices, and provides strategies to meet NMAfA fundraising goals.
5. Develops and implements criteria for acquisition of artworks to the collection, and acts to obtain artworks through gift and purchase for the permanent collection. Seeks advice of the Advisory Board regarding proposed acquisitions that meet threshold criteria for review by the collections committee.
6. Oversees the development, justification, presentation, allocation, execution, and control of the annual operating budget. Works with subordinate staff to develop budget projections that reflect long-range planning for new and ongoing programs. Reviews budget justifications for and presentation of proposed budgets to the Smithsonian’s Office of Planning, Management and Budget, the Office of Management and Budget, and the Congress. Continually evaluates operations and services, and initiatives or directs management studies to achieve improvements.
7. Directs and coordinates the activities of the staff. Develops and implements operating policy, standards, and procedures to assure the continued high quality of staff performance. Develops and administers policies to achieve management objectives in such areas as staff development, labor management, employee relations, affirmative action, and equal employment opportunity. Assures that subordinate supervisors effectively carry out their supervisory responsibilities. Initiates and directs major studies to improve organization, staffing, and operations.
8. Works closely with the NMAfA Advisory Board, its Chair, Co-Chair, and standing and ad-hoc committees to develop a strategic plan, broad operating objectives and policies, and overall fundraising goals and priorities. Provides leadership and collaboration in the Advisory Board’s efforts in raising the profile and public awareness and in developing national and international constituencies. Works closely with the Advisory Board Chair on revisions to the Advisory Board’s by-laws and on the development of appropriate agendas for all board meetings.
9. Encourages, explores, and develops joint programs in cooperation with other SI museums, research and educational organizations, as well as with universities, federal organizations, non-SI museums, and other cultural agencies and organizations in Africa or dealing with Africa’s arts and cultures. Assures NMAfA representation at national and international conferences, meetings, and art committees. Renders expert advice and consultation to federal agencies and to professional and other organizations.
10. Works closely with SI management, directors and various leadership to achieve the SI’s mission and improve its effectiveness, efficiency and relevance. Attends high level SI policy meetings and conferences, making contributions to the development of SI policy and priorities. Testifies at Congressional hearings on budget requests and other matters as required.
In addition, applicants must have one year of specialized experience at the Federal GS-15 level or equivalent private sector experience. This experience includes leading and managing a program that elevates the profile and visibility of a large museum, cultural or education institution with an emphasis on Africa and African art collections.
The applications that meet the basic qualifications will be evaluated further against the following criteria:
1. Knowledge about Africa, experience and demonstrated results in presenting Africa’s art contributions, themes and issues through scholarly research, public programming, exhibitions and /or publications with particular emphasis on reaching, interacting, and engaging with communities through social media and digitial technology.
2. Demonstrated entrepreneurial ability to build relationships and lead collaborative initiatives internally and externally with organizations to leverage support for and participation in programs.
3. Successful track record of raising funds from individuals, foundations, corporations and governmental organizations through gifts, grants and partnerships.
4. Demonstrated skills for leading and managing a multi-disciplined and culturally diverse workforce, including fostering teamwork and high morale, attracting, retaining, and mentoring staff, fellows, interns and volunteers, and implementing EEO/Affirmative Action policies and programs.
For a full job description and how to apply, go to: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/463433600.
10. CONSERVATOR, British Library (London, UK)
- Closing Date: February 26, 2017
- Interviews will take place in mid-March 2017
- Job reference No. 01095
- Adam Matthew Digitization Project
- Full Time, Fixed Term Contract to March 31, 2018
The British Library leads and collaborates in growing the world’s knowledge base. We have signed a partnership with Adam Matthew Digital to make thousands of digitized historic documents and manuscripts available online to researchers, scholars and the general public. The Conservation department, which comprises some 50 people, is responsible for the care of one of the largest, richest and most diverse research collections in the world.
This is an opportunity for an experienced Conservator to work closely with the imaging team, Project Manager and Curators. For the majority of the time you will be based in the imaging studio carrying out the ordering of materials to ensure the workflow, condition checks and preparation treatments on a range of collection items that are being digitized as part of this project. Some conservation treatments will be carried out in the conservation studio. You’ll operate with minimal supervision and have the skills and knowledge to plan, manage and track your work to ensure that deadlines are met. You must be able to communicate effectively with people at all levels, and be able to keep clear, consistent and accurate records of all activities undertaken.
You need to have either a degree in conservation or equivalent knowledge and skills sets, and practical hands-on experience in conservation of library materials for digitization and/or large-scale conservation projects. A broad knowledge of available conservation treatments within the field of book/ paper conservation together with the ability to diagnose conservation problems and to develop and evaluate options for solutions. You should also have a high level of manual dexterity and the ability to treat fragile and delicate materials, together with knowledge of materials chemistry and the properties, behaviors and interaction of a wide range of organic and inorganic materials. A good knowledge of preventive conservation issues is also required with the ability to deliver training on the handling of library material to support and implement best practices within the British Library/Adam Matthew Digital partnership project and collaboration with the colleagues in the main British Library Conservation Studio (BLCC).
For the full job profile and to apply please visit British Library website, https://britishlibrary.recruitment.northgatearinso.com/birl/
11. ANDREW W. MELLON FELLOWSHIP IN CONSERVATION OF PHOTOGRAPHS, The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, IL, USA)
- Application deadline: February 28, 2017
The Art Institute of Chicago is offering an advanced fellowship in the conservation of photographic materials beginning in September 2017. The Fellowship will be for one year with the possibility of renewal for a second and third year.
Under the supervision of the Senior Conservator, the Fellow will participate in a wide range of activities in the Department of Photography and will gain experience in all aspects of conservation while working in a large museum setting. The Fellowship will provide excellent hands-on experience on the xamination, documentation, analysis, and treatment of photographs as they are prepared for loans, exhibitions, and storage.
Opportunities also exist for long-term research, with publishable results expected; additional professional development activities will be supported.
A successful candidate will be a graduate of a recognized conservation-training program with a clear specialization in the medium of photography, or have equivalent education and work/life experience. A proven record of research and writing ability, as well as English-language skills is required. An electronic portfolio of treatments and research projects will be required of applicants selected for interview.
The fellowship includes a stipend, paid vacation, health insurance, and funds for travel and research support.
The Art Institute of Chicago requires all applicants to complete an online application to be considered for employment. http://www.artic.edu/employment – job opening 9581.
12. ANDREW W. MELLON MEDIA CONSERVATION FELLOWSHIP, The Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY, USA)
- Application deadline: March 1, 2017
- September 2017 to August 2020
The Conservation Department at The Museum of Modern Art is pleased to offer a two-year fellowship in Media Conservation, starting September 2017. Working as part of the media conservation team, and responsible for the preservation of the audio, film, performance, software, and video-based artworks in the collection, the fellow will be involved in a variety of activities, including acquisition, exhibition, collection care, research, and projects related to media conservation.
The fellow is strongly encouraged to present and publish the results of their research and projects. The fellowship also provides an opportunity to acquire comprehensive training in media conservation in a museum setting.
Fellowship activities involve collaboration across departments at the Museum, including Audio Visual, curatorial, Exhibition Planning and Administration, Information Technology, and Collection Management and Exhibition Registration.
This postgraduate fellowship is the second to be offered in a series of three overlapping fellowships within a larger four-year Media Conservation Initiative. The fellow will have the opportunity to participate in the planning and preparation of workshops and peer forums, which form part of the Media Conservation Initiative at MoMA.
Please note: the first two years of the fellowship will be at MoMA with the possibility of a third year at a related institution.
Master’s degree in conservation or related discipline, such as audiovisual archiving and preservation, computer science, film/television production, or information science, and familiarity with the AIC Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.
Candidates will ideally possess one or more of the following:
- Prior experience in the conservation of time-based media artwork.
- Experience with condition- assessing media works (video, film, software, etc.) using various hardware and software tools (GUI, command-line).
- Experience characterizing and documenting media formats and complex installations.
- Understanding of digital-preservation principles and practices.
- Familiarity with the installation of time-based media artwork.
Stipend: $45,000 plus benefits and vacation, with $3,775 for research and travel.
Candidates must submit a statement of interest, a current CV, and a list of references, to email@example.com, no later than March 1, 2017. Please reference the position title in the subject line.
The Museum of Modern Art’s Media Conservation Initiative is made possible through a generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
The Museum of Modern Art is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.
13. FELLOWSHIP IN PAPER CONSERVATION, Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (Philadelphia, PA, USA)
- Application deadline: March 3, 2017
The Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA), the non-profit paper conservation laboratory located in Philadelphia, PA, is pleased to offer a twelve-month fellowship in the conservation of works on paper beginning September 1, 2017. The candidate will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of paper-based materials, in a modern, well-equipped conservation laboratory. The candidate may also have the opportunity to participate in on-site collection surveys, treatment projects, and educational programs.
The applicant should have a Master’s Degree from a recognized conservation training program or have equivalent experience from a formal apprenticeship. In addition to a stipend, comprehensive health insurance, two weeks’ vacation, two weeks’ research leave, and a $2,000 travel allowance are provided.
Interested applicants should send a resume, three letters of professional reference, and three sample treatment reports to Mary Schobert, Director of Conservation, CCAHA, 264 South 23rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103.
14. CONSERVATION INTERNSHIP, Boston College John J Burns Library (Boston, MA, USA)
- Application deadline: May 5, 2017
The John J. Burns Library for rare books, special collections, and archives at Boston College is pleased to offer a summer internship in the Library’s conservation lab. With educational guidance offered by the Burns Library conservator, the intern will have the opportunity to learn about and participate in project-based book conservation. Discussions with the conservator regarding: treatment options and documentation, climate control, emergency response and other conservation issues will also be offered.
The internship availability will be up to 10 hours per week offered between Tuesdays and Thursdays on site beginning in early June and available through July 2017. We will not provide parking or transportation assistance and this is an unpaid internship. Fluency in English will be necessary in order for students to receive the full educational and training value of the internship.
If interested, please submit a cover letter, resume, and two letters of recommendation to Barbara Adams Hebard, Conservator at The John J. Burns Library, firstname.lastname@example.org.
15. ASSOCIATE TEXTILE CONSERVATOR, The Textile Museum/The GWU Museum (Washington, DC & Ashburn, VA, USA)
- Full time, Staff position
The Textile Museum/The George Washington University Museum is seeking an experienced Associate Conservator to add to our expanding department. The institution’s recent $5 million gift from the Avenir Foundation has allowed the museum to equip new lab facilities as well as increase the conservation department’s staffing.
The position has responsibility for exhibition preparation and maintenance duties and in the re-housing of objects for storage. The position also undertakes or supervises Environmental Monitoring and/or Integrated Pest Management. The bulk of the collection is textile based and a foundation in textiles is required. However, the combined museums now hold smaller paper as well as fine and decorative arts collections so familiarity with a variety of mediums is an asset. As an exhibition driven organization, a strong background in preparation of exhibits through all their phases is required.
Full details on the posting, including how to apply can be found at https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/40653, posting #S006090.
16. CONSERVATION TECHNICIAN, The National Conservation Service (Oxfordshire, UK)
The National Conservation Service is seeking expressions of interest in a part-time (4days/28hrs per week) Conservation Technician post to work at the NCS Collaborative Storage Scheme site, Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire, UK.
The post holder will assist the Lead Conservator at the site in the care of stored collections and in basic conservation projects such as cleaning, packaging, monitoring and movement of objects and boxed collections.
NCS is a non-profit membership organization for archives, libraries and museums, working on-site and remotely in over 130 institutions across the UK. The NCS storage scheme was established in 2013 in partnership with Restore Plc and currently looks after the collections of over 50 museum, gallery, library and archive institutions, storing at present approximately 45 kilometers’ equivalent of material in two specially converted storage shelters, with new collections arriving all the time.
For more information about the scheme and location go to www.ncs.org.uk.
The successful post holder will need to have had experience in assisting in the preventive and interventive conservation of heritage collections. A formal conservation qualification is desirable but not essential. Training will be provided and support to achieve a further qualification will be available as appropriate. Applicants must have a driving license and own a car for access to this remote site and for occasional support on site at NCS member institutions and other NCS studios when required.
The salary for the post will be GBP15,680 (pro rata full time GBP21,000). Extra hours and some late or weekend working may be required from time to time for which payment will be made.
If you are interested in the post, please write to us at email@example.com, providing a CV.
17. CONSERVATION TECHNICIAN, Notarial Archives, Office of the Clerk of Civil District Court (New Orleans, LA, USA)
The Office of the Clerk of Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans, located in New Orleans, Louisiana, is seeking qualified individuals for the position of conservation technician in the Notarial Archives Division. The technician will perform basic stabilization and minor conservation treatments to paper objects (both bound and flat); perform condition surveys of archival materials; and assist occasionally with reading room duties.
The position is full time with benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience.
For a full job description, visit: www.orleanscivilclerk.com/employment.html.
Applicants should send a resume with cover letter by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mail to: Human Resources, 1340 Poydras, Suite 400, New Orleans, LA 70112.
18. ARCHIVIST, Clerk of Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans (New Orleans, LA, USA)
The Clerk of Court for the Parish of Orleans invites applicants for the position of Archivist for the Office of the Clerk. Under the supervision of the Supervising Archivist, the Clerk of Civil District Court and the Chief Deputy Clerk, the Archivist is responsible for the preservation of and access to the collection of the Office of the Clerk.
The archivist oversees environmental planning, conservation, bookbinding preparation, reference and outreach services, collection descriptions, statistics, and space planning in the Land Records Division of the Office of the Clerk; and conservation planning and records management in both the Land Records and Civil Divisions of the office. The Archivist manages the overall functions of the Notarial Archives Research Center, including daily reading room activities serving public requests, managing staff, seeing to the proper use and storage of notarial volumes and surveys, expanding finding aids, and offering occasional tours and seminars to groups and the general public.
The archivist compiles reports and makes recommendations in these areas for submission to the Supervising Archivist. Essential functions include: maintaining general spreadsheets controlling the collection of bound notarial, conveyance, and mortgage volumes (including surveys of condition); supervising the preparation of acts for binding (including verifying digital images, condition, and recordation features); assisting with quality control of newly bound volumes; describing records; supervising departmental staff, responding to public inquiries, maintaining files and records, providing accurate and complete documentation of holdings, creating job descriptions, interviewing applicants, and performing related duties as required.
The Archivist must have excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Photoshop, and related software.
Apply by email to email@example.com, or by mail to Human Resources, 1340 Poydras Street, Suite 400, New Orleans, LA 70112.
19. PRESERVATION ADMINISTRATOR, Clerk of Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans (New Orleans, LA, USA)
The Preservation Administrator for the Office of the Clerk of Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans, under the supervision of the Archivist, is responsible for the preservation management of the collections of the Office. The incumbent oversees all preservation initiatives in both the Land Records and Civil Divisions, including condition assessment and treatment prioritization; advanced conservation treatment and routine collection stabilization; conservation space planning; equipment and materials procurement; statistics; commercial bookbinding; disaster planning, response and recovery; and environmental monitoring. The preservation administrator compiles reports and makes recommendations in these areas for submission to the Clerk and the Deputy Clerk.
Apply by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to Human Resources, 1340 Poydras Street, Suite 400, New Orleans, LA 70112.
20. ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE CONSERVATOR – ARTS OF AFRICA, OCEANIA, AND THE AMERICAS, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY, USA)
The Objects Conservation Department at The Metropolitan Museum of Art upholds the highest professional standards in the conservation of the Museum’s three-dimensional works of art. The Assistant or Associate Conservator will be responsible for conservation of the collection of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas (AAOA), consisting of more than 11,000 works of a wide range of materials and types, representing diverse cultural traditions from 3000 B.C.E. to the present. The Assistant or Associate Conservator will also be the primary Objects Conservation liaison, in conjunction with the senior embedded AAOA conservator, for planning and executing the renovation of the AAOA galleries, projected to begin in 2020. The project will involve gallery deinstallation and the relocation of approximately 5000 works of art to temporary storage locations; a second phase will involve the renovation and reorganization of permanent storage locations, and gallery reinstallation.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
- Undertake conservation of objects in the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas collection, including examination, treatment, and oversight of environmental conditions in storerooms and galleries.
- Working closely with the senior embedded AAOA conservator, collections manager, curators, technicians, and other staff, plan and coordinate execution of objects-related aspects of AAOA gallery renovation project, including supervision of temporary staff.
- Examine and document objects for acquisition, incoming or outgoing loans and gifts.
- Examine objects for questions of material identification and technology, including use of analytical instrumentation such as x-radiography and microscopy.
- Prepare samples for analysis by the Department of Scientific Research, and communicate with scientists regarding goals and results.
- Liaise with conservators, preparators, curators, technicians, riggers, Buildings staff, Exhibitions staff, and Registrar on incoming and outgoing loans, exhibitions, permanent gallery rotations, and storage concerns.
- Prepare visual and written documentation of treatments and research, and file according to department protocols.
- Travel domestically and internationally as needed to examine, treat, and courier artworks in connection with loans.
- Supervise departmental contract conservators, fellows, and students.
- Assist senior staff in time-sensitive projects as assigned by Conservator in Charge.
- Participate in departmental fundraising activities.
- Broaden knowledge of the conservation field by taking advantage of the department’s expertise and resources, and the Museum’s opportunities for professional development.
- Disseminate activities and findings in a range of platforms including public and professional lectures, and print and digital publications.
- Other related duties
REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Experience and Skills
- Minimum of two (Assistant) or five (Associate) years of professional experience working in a museum required.
- Experience in the examination and treatment of a wide range of objects, including both organic and inorganic materials, required.
- Expertise in the examination and treatment of objects from Africa, Oceania, and/or pre-conquest America preferred.
- Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills required.
- Skill using state-of-the-art conservation documentation tools, including digital photogaphy, multi-spectral imaging, and Reflectance Transformation Imaging preferred.
- Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and work on a ladder or rig required
Knowledge and Education
- Master’s degree from an internationally recognized graduate conservation program or the equivalent, required.
- FDNY C-14 Laboratory Certificate of Fitness or willingness and ability to attain certification within six months of hire required
Please send cover letter, resume, and salary history to email@example.com with “Assistant/Associate Conservator – AAOA” in the subject line.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art provides equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, alienage or citizenship status, marital status or domestic partner status, genetic information, genetic predisposition or carrier status, gender identity, HIV status, military status and any other category protected by law in all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and apprenticeship, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading, transfer, lay-off and termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and national service alumni encouraged to apply.
21. ASSISTANT OBJECTS CONSERVATOR, Dallas Museum of Art (Dallas, TX, USA)
- Job code: 332
- Reports to: AssociateConservator
- Department: Conservation
- Classification: Exempt Full-time, Full Museum Benefits
The Dallas Museum of Art is both a responsible steward of cultural heritage and a trusted advocate for the essential place of art in the lives of people locally and around the globe. The DMA is transparent, ethical, and takes informed risks. It promotes research, dialogue, and public participation, helping to reveal the insights of artists from every continent over the last 5,000 years.
SCOPE OF POSITION
The Assistant Conservator will engage with the treatment, study, maintenance and preventive care of a wide range of objects and materials in the DMA’s permanent collection, working in consultation with the Associate Conservator. The successful candidate will actively participate in all aspects of practical conservation including examination, documentation and treatment of a range of inorganic and organic materials, both traditional and contemporary; preventive conservation activities such as monitoring the environment, maintenance of micro-environments, pest management and materials testing; assisting in exhibition installations and deinstallations; participating in conservation science research projects; and the mentoring of pre-program interns and post-graduate fellows.
- Carries out technical studies and conservation treatments on DMA collections in support of the long-term preservation and accessibility of the permanent collection
- Ensures that conservation labs and other relevant work spaces are operational for the range of preservation activities to be carried out in the project
- Creates condition reports for documentation and upcoming exhibitions
- Records object conditions and preservation treatments in the museum’s collection database (TMS), documenting with photography as required and prioritizing future treatment requirements
- Engage with the treatment, maintenance and preventive care of a wide range of objects and materials
- The candidate will participate in examining, documenting and treating a wide range of inorganic and organic materials
- Working with traditional as well as contemporary works of art
- Working in close collaboration with the Associate Conservator and all members of the conservation and curatorial departments
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND CERTIFICATIONS
- MA/MS degree in art conservation from a recognized training program
- Minimum of three years’ professional conservation experience specializing in objects conservation in a museum setting
- Must be able to frequently move/lift heavy objects (up to 35 lbs.), and must be able to wear a respirator equipped with organic vapor cartridges, have confidence and ability whilst working at heights, possess a valid driver’s license
- Candidate must have a thorough knowledge of conservation principles and practices; knowledge of analytical techniques frequently used in conservation
- Has demonstrated excellence while performing conservation treatments in accordance with the American Institute for Conservation’s Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice
- Knowledge of cultural history, technology, and materials of three-dimensional objects as well as a good understanding of chemical and physical processes of deterioration
- Possesses an interest in contemporary art with a willingness to work with art work from all time periods
- Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
- Good analytical and problem solving skills; ability to establish and achieve priorities
- Possesses a strong attention to detail
- Good communication and interpersonal skills required
- Ability to work simultaneously on multiple projects in a highly productive lab
- Ability to maintain high standards under tight deadlines and follow through on repetitive tasks.
- Must be aware of environmental hazards posed by substances such as solvents and mold; and must possess knowledge of safe methods for handling chemicals and hazardous materials based on OSHA standards
- Capable of using specialized conservation tools, equipment and solvents
- Capable of working evenings and weekends on rare occasion with given notice
The Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) has an encyclopedic collection of over 24,000 works of art, with objects dating from antiquity to today. With an expanding collection of contemporary art, previous experience within the specialty of contemporary art conservation is essential. For more information about the Dallas Museum of Art, please go to https://www.dma.org/.
HOW TO APPLY
Please send a letter of intent, resumé and names of two references to:bhttp://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=DMA&cws=1&rid=332
The Dallas Museum of Art is committed to building a culturally diverse staff and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics.
22. CONSERVATOR, Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo (Oslo, Norway)
Closing date for applications: February 6, 2017
Position as Conservator in the research project Saving Oseberg
Temporary position until December 31, 2019
The Museum of Cultural History invites applications for a conservator position (temporary position) in the research project Saving Oseberg, Phase II. The museum houses the extensive and highly valued Oseberg collection which represents one of the most comprehensive collections of Viking Age wooden objects in the world. Many of these wooden artefacts are severely threatened by a slow but on-going deterioration process caused by a conservation treatment (alum treatment) applied over one hundred years ago. In order to develop a preservation strategy for these highly complex and degraded artefacts, the museum launched the research project Saving Oseberg phase I which ended December 31, 2016.
In this following second phase of Saving Oseberg, From Lab to Pilot 2017-2019 the activities is organized in two research groups. The first group will apply and compare different impregnation methods, addressing the three main problems: high acidity, presence of harmful metal ions and consolidation of the fragile wood. This work will include the development of a testing protocol, chemical analyses before- and after-treatment and studies of behavior of the impregnation agents in the highly degraded archaeological wood. The second group will work with chemical variation and improvement of the materials for consolidation, neutralization and inactivation of metal ions. Attempts will be continued to develop a multifunctional, bio-inspired material which is chemically functionalized in a way that all three tasks can be fulfilled by one material. The two groups will work in close cooperation with each other as well as in a national and international network of research institutions.
The responsibilities of this position are in particular connected to group 1, testing and evaluation of materials and methods. The work includes object survey of alum-treated wood including organizing survey data. It also includes sample preparation and various forms of measurements such as calculating wood density, maximum moisture content, etc.
Furthermore, it involves reconservation of samples of alum-treated wood from Oseberg. It is expected that the candidate will participate in public engagement activities, conferences and contribute to the general organization of project meetings and seminars.
Full job description, requirements and how to apply can be found at: http://uio.easycruit.com/vacancy/1759479/71569?iso=no.
23. HEAD OF ARCHIVAL PROCESSING AND COLLECTIONS MANAGEMENT, Georgetown University – University Library (Washington DC, USA)
Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation’s capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.
The Booth Family Center for Special Collections, Georgetown University Library, seeks aHead of Archival Processing and Collections Management to coordinate the intake, processing, and ongoing maintenance of archival collections, regardless of format. The Head of Archival Processing and Collections Management coordinates, directs and supervises staff in archival processing efforts to provide scholarly access and to ensure long-term preservation of the collections, and coordinates collections management efforts for materials in other formats as needed. The ideal candidate will have significant supervisory and project management experience, the ability to think strategically about the description and management of special collections and archival materials, and a record of sustained engagement with the archives and/or library professions.
- Develops and implements an integrated and coordinated approach for accessioning and processing new acquisitions and backlog holdings, supervising, prioritizing, and participating in archival appraisal, accessioning, arrangement and description of archival materials.
- Oversees the creation, revision, and maintenance of documentation of policies, practices, and procedures that guide accessioning and processing.
- Supervises the preparation of online and printed finding aids, catalogs, or other resources to provide access to the collections in accordance with the standards and practices of the profession.
- Coordinates and supervises stacks maintenance, storage and access schemes, including the inventory and shifting of materials within and outside the BFCSC’s collection spaces.
- Participates in inventory control and maintains accession records and records of values of BFCSC holdings.
- In consultation with colleagues, coordinates preservation activities with the Preservation Unit, and participates in setting preservation, conservation, and security priorities.
- Collaborates with colleagues to enhance discovery of BFCSC holdings through online access and digitization projects; participates in setting digitization priorities; oversees handling of special collections materials while being digitized.
- Participates in developing and implementing metadata standards for digitized and born-digital special collections materials in consultation with other librarians.
- Participates in grant funding efforts by creating work plans, developing budgets for processing, cataloging, preservation and digitization projects, and writing progress reports.
- Recruits, hires, trains, supervises and evaluates manuscripts archivists, special projects staff, and student workers; oversees grant- and donor-funded processing and cataloging.
- Participates in providing Special Collections reference service and staffing service points.
- Depending on qualifications and subject expertise, may participate in promotion, exhibitions, instruction and outreach, donor relations, and/or collection development for particular subject areas or formats.
- Serves on the BFCSC Director’s Management Team and on other Library and University-wide committees and task forces.
- Contributes to the profession through writing for publication, presentation, and active involvement in local, regional and national professional associations.
- ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library or Information Science and/or advanced degree in a relevant discipline with relevant archival management and special collections training. Preferred: Certification by the Academy of Certified Archivists; a second subject Master’s degree.
- 5 years of experience in an archival repository or special collections library with increasing supervisory responsibility, preferably in a university environment with large archival and special collections holdings.
- Demonstrated experience supervising permanent staff and managing project teams. A proven track record of successful archival processing projects and collection management projects.
- Preferred: A record of sustained engagement with the archives and/or library professions; a record of professional presentation, publication, and/or leadership in relevant organizations such as SAA or RBMS.
- A firm understanding of the descriptive standards for archival and manuscript materials such as DACS and EAD is essential.
- Preferred: Knowledge of or familiarity with other relevant standards, including DCRM, AACR2, RDA, MARC, DublinCore, AMREMM, EAC, MODS, METS, LCNAF, and LCSH.
- Preferred: Experience with ArchivesSpace (and/or Archivists’ Toolkit or Archon).
- Preferred: Knowledge of preservation and metadata standards for media and electronic records; working knowledge of intellectual property rights and issues related to born-digital content and digitized special collections.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills including excellent public speaking skills.
- The ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced and diverse environment.
- Desirable knowledge includes skill in paleography and the practice of archival research, and at least some knowledge about rare books, photographs, fine prints and other artwork.
- Preferred: a good knowledge of American history, 19th- and 20th-century British and American literature, Catholic history with an emphasis on the Society of Jesus, the history of American diplomacy and intelligence, and/or other subject strengths of the BFCSC.
- Reading knowledge of at least one foreign language preferred.
- Experience managing long-term and complex processing and/or cataloging projects desirable.
- Experience writing and/or reviewing grants is preferred.
The Booth Family Center for Special Collections, based in newly renovated quarters in Georgetown’s Lauinger Library, collects, organizes, interprets, preserves, makes available and promotes the use of the Library’s rare and unique materials in manuscripts and rare books, the University Art Collection, and the University Archives. It supports primary source research and instruction by students, faculty and the broader scholarly community. Georgetown’s rich collections range over the historical aspects of almost every humanistic discipline and many scientific fields of study. Areas of special strength include Jesuit history, early American Catholicism, English recusant history, English and American literature with emphasis on English Catholic literary figures, American printmakers, intelligence and espionage, diplomacy and international affairs, and Georgetown history.
Salary commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits package including 21 days/year paid leave; medical; TIAA/CREF; tuition assistance. This is a 12-month, Academic/Administrative Professional (AAP) appointment.
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24. SENIOR CONSULTANT, Turley Heritage (Various locations, UK)
Our 15-strong team is involved in some of the most exciting and high profile heritage projects across the UK. We are looking for a commercially astute, committed and ambitious Senior Heritage Consultant to help us grow our service which has delivered iconic projects at Tower Bridge, Liverpool Football Club’s Anfield Stadium and the United States of America London Embassy.
We have opportunities in our London team for you to develop and further your career in a dynamic and vibrant consultancy practice that includes planning, economics, design, engagement and sustainability services.
You will have a good level of experience, ideally in part from consultancy, and membership of the IHBC or the RTPI. You will be experienced in promoting change in the historic environment and in building sound client relationships. Your continued personal and professional development will be supported through the Company’s Learning Academy.
Turley is an employee-owned business, operating from 11 offices in the UK.
We offer excellent remuneration, flexible benefits, travel allowance, non-contributory pension, ownership dividend and performance related bonus.
Please send your CV with a covering letter, including details of your salary expectations in confidence to Katie Simpson, HR Manager at email@example.com.
25. HEAD, PRESERVATION AND CONSERVATION (ASSOCIATE PUBLIC RECORDS OFFICE), City of New York – Department of Records & Informaiton Service (New York, NY, USA)
- Job no. 271823
- Level: 02
- Title code: 60217
- Salary: $57,221.00/$65,804.00 to $81,791.00
The NYC Department of Records & Information Services (DORIS) seeks an experienced conservator and preservation professional to manage all aspects of the preservation program for Library and Archival collections. With considerable latitude for independent judgment, the Head will assume wide-ranging responsibilities which include: surveying and project planning; disaster preparedness; pest management (including mold remediation); handling and care training; storage and housing; treatment; managing the daily operation of the conservation laboratory and supervising subordinate staff; participating in professional development and outreach activities including tours and exhibits; ensuring compliance with industry standards and best practices; and serving as a resource for NYC agencies. The Head will assume a vital role in current initiatives which include maintaining an effective disaster/emergency response and recovery plan; advising on measures necessary to protect collections during the relocation to a new facility; and establishing an internship program. The Head will work in close collaboration with the Director of the Municipal Archives, as well as library and archives staff.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS
1. A master’s degree from an accredited college in Library Science, Archival Science, American History, Political Science or a related area, plus two years of full-time experience in archival or library science, one year of which must have been in a supervisory capacity of incumbents performing at a professional level; or
2. Education and/or experience equivalent to “1” above. however, all candidates must have a master’s degree from an accredited college and the one year of supervisory experience as described in “1” above.
- A master’s degree in conservation and preservation of library and archival materials
- At least three years of experience in an active Conservation lab
- Knowledge and demonstrable experience with simple to complex treatments on varied formats especially books and paper
- Demonstrated knowledge and skills in the evolving practice of conservation
- Demonstrated project management experience
- Enthusiasm and the ability to work effectively in collaboration with others
- Strong writing and public speaking skills
New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.
- Search for the Job ID # 271823
- External Candidates please go to www.nyc.gov/careers
- Current NYC employees please go to www.nyc.gov/ess
No e-mails, phone calls, faxes or personal inquiries permitted. only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.
The City of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer