- Crew Leader, Historic Preservation, Northern Bedrock Historic Preservation Corps
- Paintings Conservator, The National Gallery of Ireland
- Project Conservator (Archives), St Bartholomew’s Hospital Archives
- Collections Curator, Sarasota County Libraries and Historical Resources
- Principal Conservation Officer, London Borough of Hounslow
- Assistant Conservation Officer, Hart District Council
- Assistant Conservator, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University
- Post-Graduate Fellowship in Photography Conservation, The Amon Carter Museum
- Head of Preservation Strategies, University of Miami Libraries
- Head of Preservation Senior Assistant Librarian, Binghamton University
- Paper Conservator, Colorado Art Restoration Services
- Historic Preservation Officer, City of Missoula
- Senior Architectural Historian, 106 Group
1. CREW LEADER, HISTORIC PRESERVATION, Northern Bedrock Historic Preservation Corps (Minnesota, USA)
- Application deadline: March 17, 2017
Lead our crew in an outdoor adventure preserving and repairing historic structures across Minnesota. You’ll work with our operations staff to supervise a crew of 5 crew members and train and work alongside them at project sites. Crew Leaders lead camping and team-building activities, and are the on-the-ground resource for their crew members during each project. Crew Leaders train alongside crew members with preservation professionals while earning a living stipend, educational award and certificate of skill development.
Crew members serve with six others ages 18-25 and camp out in some of the most unique settings in MN. Crew leaders work 8 days on a project site and then alternate 6 days off.
As an AmeriCorps member, Crew Leaders earn a living allowance, take advantage of student loan forbearance and earn an education award. Crew Leaders join us for the full season from June to November. You’ll also obtain a certificate of skill development, credentials to carry over into careers in the preservation and trades industry.
Full Season (June – November): Paid Training: $1,200, AmeriCorps Stipend $13,260 and Ed Award $2,887
By working with us to repair and restore historic buildings, structures and landscapes we are providing the opportunity to learn real-world skills and open the door to a future career. During and after the program you have access to an advisor network of trades professionals, trade unions, and historic preservation specialists.
For more Information, visit: northernbedrockcorps.org.
Full Program Year: May 30 to November 22, 2017 (26 weeks)
900 hours of service
Service Schedule: Each Hitch: 8 days, 10 hours per day 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM (typical) travel included, 6 days off
Depending on crew location, up to 90% of projects will be out of town assignments requiring camping for 4-8 consecutive days.
STIPEND AND AWARD
- $1020 biweekly living allowance (AmeriCorps Crew Leader)
- AmeriCorps Education award after completion of program = $2,877.50
Crews consist of 5 corpsmembers (ages 18-25), led by 1 AmeriCorps Crew Leader, who work and camp together. Applicants must be flexible to work 8, 10 hour days in a row, and then have 6 days off throughout their service term. Food, campsites and group camping gear are provided while working on projects. The crew is provided a corps vehicle to travel from Duluth to the work locations. All AmeriCorps members are required to take a ½ hour lunch which does not contribute to service hours. Position Summary:Corpsmembers complete a variety of projects including, restoring historic buildings, cemetery monument resetting and cleaning, and historic landscape restoration. Corpsmembers will learn lifelong hands-on skills from technical specialists while camping and exploring greater Minnesota. This position involves physically challenging and team-oriented work. Work is performed mostly outdoors in all weather conditions and all projects involve extended camping near the work project site. This position is led by a AmeriCorps Crew Leader and is supervised by the Northern Bedrock Historic Preservation Corps (NBHPC) Operations Manager and Operations Coordinator.
- Ability to live and work well with others in a team setting.
- Positive attitude and interest in service and community work.
- Desire to learn about historic preservation.
- Effective communication skills.
- Dedication to complete the AmeriCorps service term.
- 18-25 years old
- High School Diploma or GED
- Must pass criminal background check. Pass: no positive hits on the NSOPR and no history of violent offenses.
- Must be a US Citizen, US National or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the US.
- Able to perform the essential functions of the job 10 hours per day:
- Manual labor – heavy lifting, bending, and carrying up to 50 pounds
- Attention to detail and willingness to follow standards for historic preservation
- Repetitive cleaning and restoring of historic structures and objects
- Walking/working on steep or uneven terrain
- Working outdoors, rain or shine, in heat/cold, and dealing with insect and pests
- Working, eating, and camping in the outdoors in all weather conditions
- Willingness to follow all crew policies and participate in a safe working environment.
- Reliable transportation to report to meeting location in Duluth at the beginning of each project.
- Flexible schedule to be able to travel and camp for extended periods of time.
- Wear provided personal protective equipment.
- AmeriCorps members may not engage in any Prohibited Activities as defined in the Member Service Agreement during AmeriCorps hours.
2. PAINTINGS CONSERVATOR, The National Gallery of Ireland (Ireland)
- Closing date for receipt of applications: March 22, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.
- Grade and Salary: Salary will be in accordance with point 1 of the Engineer Grade III Salary Scale (PPC), currently €29,376 per annum
- Duration: 12-Month Fixed-Term Contract
The National Gallery of Ireland (‘the Gallery’) is Ireland’s major national cultural institution devoted to the collection and care of fine art. Comprising some 16,000 paintings, drawings, watercolors, miniatures, prints, sculpture and decorative arts, the institution’s extensive holdings include masterpieces by many of the most celebrated figures in the history of western European art. In addition, the Gallery houses the most representative collection of historic Irish art. Funded mainly by the State, the Gallery employs more than 100 staff and provides free access to the public 361 days a year.
The Gallery wishes to recruit a Paintings Conservator on a fixed term contract basis in the Conservation Department. This post will be suited to a graduate of a recognized conservation training program. The Paintings Conservator should have an adept knowledge of treatments on canvas and panel methodology. Reporting to the Head of Conservation, the Paintings Conservator will:
- Carry out preventive and full scale conservation treatments on canvas and panel works
- Prepare works on canvas and panel for loans / exhibitions
- Advise colleagues on the Collection’s conservation requirements
- Carry out regular inspections of paintings on both the Gallery’s storage and public areas
- Keep and maintain reports on all treatments undertaken
- Assist senior conservators to supervise interns and students
- Contribute to the success of the department through continuous professional development and participate in departmental meetings
- Comply with health and safety guidelines
- Other duties as and when required
The successful candidate will have:
- A graduate qualification in a recognized Painting Conservation training program
- Significant work experience in the field of painting conservation
- An ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team with minimal supervision
- Proven organizational skills coupled with an ability to prioritize tasks while working under pressure
- Good research and analytical skills
- An ability to work meet deadlines while maintaining accuracy
- A positive approach to working in the Gallery and an enthusiasm to contribute to raising awareness about the preservation and conservation activities of the department
Note: This job description is a guide to broad areas of responsibility and accountability and should not be regarded as a comprehensive listing. The job description may be subject to review in the view of new structures and / or the changing needs of the Gallery. All employees are required to be compliant with NGI screening, security and Garda vetting procedures.
How to apply: Interested applicants should send a cover letter and curriculum vitae (in MS Word only) in strictest confidence to Ms. Michelle Serviss, HR Partner, 89 Merrion Square West, Dublin 2 or alternatively via email to email@example.com. References (contact details) must be available upon request. Please state Paintings Conservator on application. Candidates should note that panels may be formed from which future positions may be filled.
The National Gallery of Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.
3. PROJECT CONSERVATOR (ARCHIVES), St Bartholomew’s Hospital Archives (London, UK)
- Closing date: March 22, 2017
- Interview date: Tuesday 4 April 2017
- Position type: 18-month contract
- Salary: GBP21,909 to GBP28,462 pa plus Inner London supplement
St Bartholomew’s Hospital Archives, which is part of the Barts Health NHS Trust Archives and Museums, holds material dating from the 12th Century onwards, including records of 9 hospitals, together with significant collections of art and other historical artefacts. Barts Health NHS Trust Archives is an Accredited Archive Service. Thanks to the support of the Wellcome Trust’s Research Resources program, St Bartholomew’s Hospital Archives is seeking an experienced conservator to work with the archival records of St Mark’s Hospital.
St Bartholomew’s Hospital Archives is recruiting for a book and paper conservator for a grant-funded project fixed-term for 18 months. The post holder will be required to carry out conservation treatments based on up-to-date techniques on records of St Mark’s Hospital and related bodies, mainly dating from 1900-1995. The successful candidate will be responsible for the cleaning, repair and repackaging of a range of archive materials, including case notes, bound registers and photographic material, to enable public access. They will also manage the transfer of records between archive stores at St Bartholomew’s Hospital and the Barts Health NHS Trust Archives conservation studio in Aldgate. The post holder will liaise effectively with all members of staff in support of the project work, and will report to the Deputy Trust Archivist.
Applicants will have a recognized qualification in the fields of paper, archive or book conservation or equivalent. Experience of working in an archive would be an advantage. Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.
For full details of the main duties and responsibilities of the role and the required knowledge, skills and experience please refer to the job profile.
For further information, including a full job description, and to apply online please visit www.jobs.nhs.uk quoting job reference 259-3547CORP. If you have not previously registered with NHS Jobs you can do so via this link: https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/cgi-bin/mj-account.cgi.
4. COLLECTIONS CURATOR, Sarasota County Libraries and Historical Resources (Sarasota County, FL)
- Application deadline: March 24, 2017
- Job Code 3218
This is professional work responsible for oversight of Collections Management: registration, exhibitions design/preparation, and conservation. Develops, interprets, and implements associated policies and procedures. Oversees coordination logistics for exhibition preparation and installation. Contributes to education mission by promoting and encouraging knowledge and appreciation of local history and prehistory through the design of exhibits and publications.
- Perform all tasks associated with archival and historical collection registration, maintenance and conservation
- Monitors registration system and collections’ data integrity
- Develops, interprets, and implements associated policies and procedures
- Oversees rights and reproduction policies
- Maintains objects and associated files
- Oversees photography, film and sound collection
- Monitors climate control and environment
Exhibition Design, Planning and Installation
- Participates in project development team discussions involving exhibit concepts, development, planning, artifact review, exhibit designing, research and scripting
- Works with other staff on further development of diverse exhibit design and technical capabilities and keeps informed of current products and techniques
- Oversees coordination logistics for exhibition preparation and installation
- Monitors gallery maintenance schedule
- Performs miscellaneous duties as assigned
- Contributes to educational mission by promoting and encouraging knowledge and appreciation of local history and prehistory through the design of exhibits, publications, web site and social media content
- Support and supervision of internships, fellowships, volunteers and docents
- Participates and contributes to tours, lectures and training
- Responds to scholars’ requests for information related to collections and exhibits
Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Business or Public Administration, Finance, Collections Management, Museum Studies or Public History or related field and two (2) years’ experience. Six (6) years of professional experience can be substituted at management discretion. Related professional program/project management may substitute for the required education.
Preferred Qualifications: A Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Collections Management, Museum Studies, or Public History and two (2) years professional experience directly related to the position.
Job Competencies: Experience communicating effectively verbally and in writing. Experience developing and implementing policies, procedures, goals, and objectives. Knowledge of and ability to apply the processes, procedures and methods used in collection and museum operations in compliance with applicable governing entities. Experience with applicable computer applications and basic computer functions to include Microsoft Office Suite. Knowledge of the concepts, principles and practices of collections management to include proper handling, installation, preservation and/or maintenance. Knowledge of exhibition design and gallery preparation. Advanced artifact handling experience to include knowledge of current object storage and environmental management. Knowledge of contracts and insurance related to exhibitions, traveling exhibitions and loans. Knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply related federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, rules and regulations.
5. PRINCIPAL CONSERVATION OFFICER, London Borough of Hounslow (London, UK)
- Closing Date: March 26, 2017
- Interviews likely to take place w/c March 27 or April 3, 2017
- Job reference: R0002146
- Salary £40,620 – £43,380 – PO5
- 36 hours per week, permanent
The London Borough of Hounslow is a forward thinking local authority uniquely placed between the M4 Corridor and City, leading to it being London’s gateway from Heathrow. Its vast axis from Chiswick in the east to Feltham and the borders of Heathrow in the west means that few other London boroughs contain such a varied slice of the capital. The Borough has fantastic assets, from its people to its heritage assets, its parks to its array of businesses, and has significant potential for growth and regeneration. Having successfully adopted its Local Plan and Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) in 2015, the Council is developing further plans for growth in two particular areas, Great West Corridor containing the famous ‘Golden Mile’, and West of Borough adjacent to Heathrow. The Borough is also one of the few in London with two Housing Zones, Feltham and Hounslow Town Centre, and the Council is developing plans to deliver these.
Hounslow has a rich and varied built heritage landscape including 27 conservation areas, which include the Borough’s five Great Estates of Chiswick, Gunnersbury, Boston Manor, Osterley and Syon; over 850 buildings which are statutorily listed, as well as over 250 locally listed buildings of townscape character.
This is an exciting role and a key post within the Council, providing the successful candidate with the opportunity to deliver a wide-ranging and interesting program of work. As an expert in your field, you would champion the enhancement of heritage assets in the Borough, and you would undertake a number of workstreams such as leading on representing the Council in historic environment related projects, advising on planning applications, undertaking programs of review of conservation area appraisals and local listed buildings and structures, producing a Heritage Strategy to protect and enhance assets, and producing policies. The successful candidate would have a positive approach to finding solutions to enable the protection and enhancement of heritage assets in the Borough.
If you have any queries about these posts or would like some further information please contact Danalee Edmund, Team Leader, Spatial Planning and Infrastructure on +44 020 8583 6546 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further details and to apply online, click here.
6. ASSISTANT CONSERVATION OFFICER, Hart District Council (Hart District, UK)
- Closing date: April 7, 2017
- Interview date: April 21, 2017
- £22,051 – £27,124 (pro-rata) per annum plus essential car user allowance and generous leave entitlement
Hart District Council needs skilled and innovative people to help us conserve one of England’s most beautiful historic environments, whilst promoting sustainable development. Hart District has 39 Conservation Areas, over 900 listed buildings, 8 Registered Parks and Gardens and over 350 entries on its local list.
We are seeking an enthusiastic and knowledgeable person to join our multi-disciplinary Heritage (Conservation) team. The post holder will provide conservation and design support to the functions of the Development Control Team Management and Planning Policy teams, as well as to other areas of the Council, elected Members and the general public. All applicants should have a relevant first degree or post-graduate qualification.
You will need to possess experience of relevant professional conservation work. All applicants should have a good working knowledge and understanding of all aspects of built conservation and design, including architectural history, traditional building construction, urban design and related Town and Country Planning legislation and policy. An ability to consistently walk on water is essential to the role and a proven ability to perform miracles is highly desirable.
Whilst looking for a full-time post, applications will be considered from candidates seeking part-time or job share roles. A driving licence and access to a car are essential to the role.
To download an Application Form, please visit our Job Vacancies page at www.hart.gov.uk/jobs.
If you require further details please call Beverley Mogford, Senior Conservation Officer on +44 01252 774122 or Emma Whittaker Planning Team Leader on +44 01252 774115.
All successful applicants will need to provide evidence of their eligibility to work in the UK.
7. ASSISTANT CONSERVATOR, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University (Cambridge, MA, USA)
- Application deadline: April 15, 2017
- Full-time/Monday-Friday 9-5/two-year position
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
This position is responsible for care and conservation of fragile three-dimensional objects that are part of the Museum’s collection. As a member of the Museum’s Integrated Pest Management (IPM) team, the Assistant Conservator is responsible for completing detailed conservation condition assessments; cleaning and deinfesting objects as needed; undertaking object conservation stabilization and treatments; developing housing prototypes for complex composite objects; and working in collaboration with collections assistants in moving heavy large and/or very fragile objects. Additional tasks include photographic documentation, written object descriptions, and updated data entry in the museum’s collection management database (TMS). The position oversees workflow, schedules and trains other support staff, students, interns, and casual employees in cleaning methods and preventive care measures. May respond to technical inquiries by phone or in person; may compose correspondence related to inquiries. Performs local and national database searches for pertinent information to the objects’ histories and construction technologies. May compile data used in preparation for future grant proposals and publications. Reports to the Conservator, and works in alignment with the Senior Collections Manager and collections assistants. Under general supervision, accomplishes most tasks independently, keeping supervisor informed of progress and problems.
BA in conservation, art history, anthropology or museum studies and a minimum of three year’s work experience caring and conserving three-dimensional objects in a museum environment.
MA/MS from a recognized art conservation training program is preferred although a comparable advanced internship experience working with professional conservators may be considered in lieu of the master’s degree. Excellent knowledge of issues of handling, storage, and preservation of object-based collections. Demonstrated work experience in performing written condition assessments and treatment proposals and in conservation treatments of three-dimensional objects. Solid knowledge of established preservation and conservation methods and standards. Specialized technical skills in preparing object descriptions and research as required. Good knowledge of chemistry and good understanding of materials and construction techniques of organic objects including those of plant fibers, fur, textiles, wood, and shell. Good familiarity with preventive conservation measures, integrated pest management and deinfestation methods, and of object storage techniques. Current understanding of environmental requirements for objects for their long-term preservation. Knowledge of personnel safety equipment and standards.
Must have strong organizational and interpersonal skills; strong written, verbal and listening skills. Ability to prioritize, develop organized work plans, and demonstrated ability to meet deadlines. Regular, consistent and reliable attendance is essential. Position requires high accuracy; clear and concise documentation; and must be detail-oriented with a good ability to analyze and make good judgments as part of workflow. Ability to take direction, follow Museum and conservation guidelines, policies, and procedures. Collaborative and effective teamwork skills. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Good knowledge of TMS database is preferred; proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Good knowledge of digital photography and photographic documentation of objects. Creativity and enthusiastic approach to collections preservation activities.
Physical requirements include walking, standing, stooping, pushing and pulling, and must be able to reach and work above the shoulders, climb ladders, kneel, twist, and squat. Ability to lift heavy objects (up to 30 lbs.) comfortably and to wear a custom-fit respirator on occasion. For candidates under consideration, submission of a portfolio is required that details at least two written object condition reports, treatment proposals and object treatments, and final reports and photographic documentation.
This is a term position for two-years beginning July 1, 2017 and is part of a project team, which also includes two collection assistants and two part-time collections technicians. Applications are being received through April 15, 2017.
Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer.
8. POST-GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP IN PHOTOGRAPHY CONSERVATION, The Amon Carter Museum (Forth Worth, TX, USA)
- Applications are being accepted through April
The Amon Carter Museum is pleased to offer a two-year advanced training fellowship in the conservation of photographic materials. The Museum houses over 45,000 photographic prints, making the institution one of the country’s major repositories of American photography. The holdings span the history of the photographic medium, from one of the earliest daguerreotypes made in this country to inkjet prints being made today. Under the supervision of the Conservator of Photographs, the Fellow will participate in all departmental activities including examination, documentation, analysis, and treatment on the Amon Carter Museum’s extensive collection of photographs, and will contribute significantly to the institution’s program of exhibitions. In addition, the Fellow will conduct research on the collection and is expected to produce a formal paper before the end of the appointment based on research completed during the fellowship.
The Fellowship will provide excellent hands-on treatment experience and practice in conservation management for the museum’s collection. By participating in all the departmental activities, the Fellow will gain professional experience in the conservation of photographs while commencing a conservation career.
- Assist with examination, documentation, analysis, treatment and research priorities in consultation with the Conservator of Photographer.
- Assist with maintenance of the conservation laboratory. Including acquisitions of equipment and supplies.
- Conduct research on the permanent collection to contribute to the field of photography conservation, history, and technology. Present and publish results of research.
- Assist with inspection of permanent collection works of photography proposed for exhibition, publication, or loan and make recommendations regarding condition and handling.
- Consult and collaborate with curators, preparation staff and conservators (including those on contract to the museum), and regional colleagues.
- Become familiar with procedures for safe artwork handling under normal and emergency conditions.
- Maintain confidentiality.
SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS
- Computer proficiency with MS Office products.
- Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, including demonstrated ability to write specifications, treatments, and prepare reports.
- Knowledge of standard museum registration and records management practices.
- Willingness to follow required art handling procedures and wear required safety protection.
- Demonstrated commitment to the profession of conservation and scholarly development.
- Graduate of a recognized graduate-level program in conservation studies with a specialization on photographic materials, or equivalent education and work/life experience.
- Some experience handling art work; training provided.
- Electronic portfolio of treatments and research projects required.
OTHER JOB REQUIREMENTS
- Satisfactory Pre-employment background and drug screens required.
Applications are being accepted through April. The selected candidate would begin the position in early October. To apply send cover letter, resume, and employment references to Human Resources, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76107, fax +1 (817) 665-4315, or email email@example.com.
9. HEAD OF PRESERVATION STRATEGIES, University of Miami Libraries (Miami, FL, USA)
The University of Miami Libraries rank among the top 50 research libraries in North America with a collection of 3.75 million volumes and 104,330 current serials titles, including 102,726 electronic journals. The Otto G. Richter Library lies in the center of the Coral Gables campus and serves as the central library for the University. Other University of Miami libraries include the Paul Buisson Architecture Library, the Judi Prokop Newman Business Information Resource Center, the Marta & Austin Weeks Music Library, and the Marine and Atmospheric Science Library. The University also has independent medical and law libraries. The Libraries provide support and services for approximately 10,849 undergraduates, 5,952 graduate students, and 14,746 full and part time faculty and staff. Excluding the independent libraries, the University Libraries employ 66 professional and 72 support staff and are a member of ARL, ASERL, CLIR, CRL, DLF, NERL, OCLC Research Library Partners, SEFLIN, IFLA, IATUL, HathiTrust, APTrust, SEFLIN and Lyrasis.
The University of Miami Libraries seeks nominations and applications for a creative, innovative professional to serve as leader for preservation. Under the direction of the Associate Dean for Collection Strategies, the Head of Preservation Strategies is responsible for the operation and further development of a comprehensive preservation program for the UM Libraries. The Head of Preservation Strategies will oversee and coordinate all preservation/conservation efforts, including the management of general collection care activities, the conservation lab and services, disaster/emergency planning and recovery, environmental monitoring, integrated pest management, education and outreach efforts, and exhibition and digitization support activities. The incumbent collaborates in digital collection preservation activities; the incumbent will also be a team member on a four-year Mellon grant which brings together the University’s Libraries and Art Museum to explore opportunities for collaboration in service to the academic community.
For further information, including a full job description, visit: Head of Preservation Strategies.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications and nominations will be accepted until a suitable candidate is selected. Applications should be submitted electronically and must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names of three references. The references will not be contacted before the appropriate time. Send nominations and applications to firstname.lastname@example.org.
10. HEAD OF PRESERVATION SENIOR ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN, Binghamton University (Binghamton, NY, USA)
Binghamton University Libraries seeks an innovative, collaborative and service-oriented librarian to join a department of library and information professionals. Under the general direction of the Director of Technical Services, the Head of Preservation coordinates our Libraries-wide preservation efforts and develops and implements programs for long-term preservation of the Libraries’ collection. The Head of Preservation collaborates with Reader Services, Research Services, Special Collections and Library Technology to develop Libraries-wide efforts for preservation, bindery operations, disaster preparedness and other programs to enhance the preservation of library material.
The incumbent will be part of Binghamton University Libraries, which includes the Glenn G. Bartle and Science Libraries, the Library Annex@Conklin, and the University Downtown Center Library and Information Commons in the College of Community and Public Affairs. S/he will report directly to the Director of Technical Services, with the Dean of Libraries as the second-line supervisor. S/he will also work directly with the Director of Collections Development on collections duties and responsibilities.
Librarians at Binghamton University are members of the faculty and are expected to contribute significantly to the profession.
THE HEAD OF PRESERVATION
- Provides leadership and direction for a comprehensive library preservation program, including defining and prioritizing needs, establishing goals, objectives, plans and their implementation in alignment with the Libraries’ strategic direction;
- Hires, supervises, trains, mentors and evaluates preservation staff. Cultivates a culture of innovation and continuous improvement and fosters the ongoing growth and professional development of the department’s professional and support staff;
- Oversees bindery operations. Oversees contract negotiation and implementation for monographic and serial binding and re-binding;
- Investigates, recommends, and implements new strategies and technologies to address challenges to long-term preservation and access, addressing both traditional materials and those born digital;
- Collaborates with Head of Digital Initiatives & Resource Discovery in developing an effective and achievable strategy to establish a cohesive digital preservation program ensuring the long-term viability of university digital assets regardless of format.
- Is responsible for stewardship of annual New York State Higher Education grant (approximately $140,000). Initiates and administers grants related to preservation, and conservation. Collaborates on grants related to digitization. Implements reformatting contracts, including but not limited to microforms and digital reformatting and supervises photo reformatting;
- Collaborates with building manager to monitor environmental conditions affecting collections in all Libraries’ facilities and advises on action steps to prevent or minimize environmental damage to the Libraries’ material collections;
- Collaborate with subject librarians on collection decisions;
- Maintains an effective disaster recovery plan and conducts periodic training and drills to ensure preparedness for a variety of threats to the collections;
- Serve as subject liaison between the Libraries and assigned departments. Assess, develop and manage the collections, subject web pages and electronic resources in support of teaching and research for subject areas as assigned;
- Represents and promotes the Binghamton University Libraries regarding preservation issues in local, state-wide, regional, national or international organizations;
- Other duties as assigned.
- ALA accredited MLS or equivalent degree.
- Three years of supervisory experience.
- Two years of appropriate post-MLS or post-equivalent-degree professional experience working with preserving, conserving or digitizing library, archival, or museum collections.
- Demonstrated knowledge of preservation practices, issues, and emerging trends.
- Strong leadership skills and ability to work independently, collaboratively, and in teams within the Libraries and university.
- Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
- Demonstrated project management, organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills.
- Experience in a preservation or conservation program at an academic or research library, preferably with in a university.
- Experience with issues related to the preservation of various digital formats, media, and migration, along with an aptitude for quickly mastering technical topics. Experience with digital asset management systems.
- Experience in evaluating workflows and successfully designing or enhancing production-oriented work processes. Demonstrated ability to coordinate a preservation assessment and implement an action plan across departments.
- Experience applying for grants, and planning and managing grant-funded projects.
- Experience managing a budget.
To apply, submit cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references at: https://binghamton.interviewexchange.com.
11. PAPER CONSERVATOR, Colorado Art Restoration Services (Lakewood, CO, USA)
- Type: Full time
- Compensation: Salary based on experience with health benefits offered to full-time employees
Colorado Art Restoration Services, a fast-paced, high volume conservation and restoration firm in Lakewood, Colorado, is currently accepting applications for the full-time position of Paper Conservator in the Restoration Department. The primary responsibility of the Paper Conservator will focus on the conservation of paper based items, including art on paper, parchment, scrolls and screens, books, as well as minor work on photographs. The Conservator will perform conservation and restoration activities in examination, documentation, evaluation, research and treatment as delegated, and perform other duties as assigned or requested in close collaboration with the chief conservator and conservation staff.
- Ability to work independently, partner effectively, and work as part of a team
- Knowledge and experience of high level conservation treatments on paper and related materials
- High level of attention to detail and quality
- Knowledge of documentation procedures
- Highly-organized approach to work to ensure deadlines are constantly achieved
- Computer skills including but not limited to MS Word and Excel
- Must be able to safely handle and lift art materials weighing up to 50 lbs.
- Bachelors or Graduate degree in conservation or other related field with a specialization in conservation of works of art on paper from a recognized training program or apprenticeship
- Two (2) or more years of professional work experience in the conservation of work of art on paper or equivalent experience
- In-painting or airbrushing experience on works of art on paper is a plus
- Picture framing knowledge and experience is a plus
How to Apply: E-mail cover letter and resume to email@example.com with your name and position listed in the subject line. Please include no more than 3 images from your portfolio.
12. HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICER, City of Missoula (Missoula, MT, USA)
- Open until filled
Primary Objective of Position: Under limited supervision, coordinates the city historic preservation program and reviews permits relating to historic preservation.
Essential Functions: Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.
Duties are generally performed in an office setting where hazards and discomforts are controlled and modifiable. Some duties require ability to travel to meetings, access development sites, walk on rough, uneven terrain and exposure to inclement weather. Duties also require contact with contractors, architects, City officials, and citizens and the ability to make group presentations.
Implement the historic preservation ordinance including: review applications for Historic Preservation Permits (HPP), conduct research and write reports; and make recommendations and/or decisions as needed; review and comment on actions that impact historic resources; assist the public with questions regarding the process and applications for HPP and alternative compliance; advise and guide, as requested by property owners, regarding restoration, alteration, decoration, landscaping or maintenance of any historic resources.
Provide staff support for the Missoula Historic Preservation Commission; develop, recommend, implement, and evaluate City policy related to historic preservation; provide policy guidance to staff, government officials, other city departments, boards and commissions, and regional, state and national organizations; maintain and coordinate historic preservation programs including the historic preservation plan, special projects such as production of preservation-related educational brochures and documents, annual preservation awards, preservation related presentations, tours and document historic resources.
Maintain Missoula’s program status as a “Certified Local Government” (CLG) outlined in “The Certified Local Government Program in Montana,” including completion and review of local historical/architectural surveys and completion and review of National Register evaluations and nominations; work closely with city staff, appropriate state and federal agencies, and community groups in planning activities by providing information and technical assistance regarding historic preservation, historical tax credits, National Register, federal regulations and Secretary of Interior Standards for Rehabilitation; complete status and financial reports for the SHPO; research grant opportunities, prepare and submit grant applications on behalf of the City and administer grants received by the City and ensure compliance with all applicable rules and regulations and monitoring project/program progress
Maintain and keep records relating to nominations, designations, historic preservation permits, and Historic Preservation Commission actions; identify, research, and document historic resources; provide education to the public regarding processes related to historic preservation and preservation best practices; ensure that duties and responsibilities delegated to the CLG by the SHPO are satisfactorily carried out; perform other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS
- Knowledge of complex principles and modern practices of historical preservation program development and regulatory review of development projects;
- Knowledge of National Register of Historic Places standards for historic and architectural surveys and nominations, Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, the Secretary of Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, historic architectural styles, federal historic compliance standards, design guidelines for historic districts, grant writing, and public education methods;
- Knowledge of research methods and techniques used in historic preservation and development ;
- Knowledge of current trends and issues related to historic preservation;
- Knowledge of applicable Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations;
- Knowledge of local, State and National preservation support services
- Knowledge of the history of Missoula;
- Knowledge of project management techniques and methods;
- Knowledge and ability to promote safe work practices and ensure compliance with City safety policies;
- Skill in making professional presentations on complex planning designs and city operations;
- Skill in managing community planning and historic preservation projects;
- Skill in coordinating multiple projects;
- Skill in understanding, interpreting and applying laws, regulations, policies, procedures, and guidelines;
- Skill in using personal computers, word processing, database and scanning software;
- Skill in photography and using photo-imaging software including Adobe Photoshop Elements;
- Skill in conducting research and writing technical reports;
- Skill in communicating clearly and concisely, orally, in writing and in graphic work;
- Skill in resolving conflicts and facilitating outcomes;
- Skill in providing customer service including the ability to maintain calm when dealing with the public;
- Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with consultants, City and other government agencies and the public.
Master’s degree in history, archaeology, historic preservation, architectural history, architecture, or closely related field and one year of experience in the above areas; or a bachelor’s degree in one of the above areas and at least three years’ experience in professional research, writing, field work, or work on historic preservation projects. Satisfaction of the Secretary of Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards for Architectural History or Historic architecture is preferred.
Apply online only: www.ci.missoula.mt.us/jobs.
13. SENIOR ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIAN, 106 Group (St. Paul, MN, USA)
The 106 Group is seeking a Senior Architectural Historian to join our history team in our St. Paul office. This position involves working collaboratively with other architectural historians to conduct and complete cultural resources projects in Minnesota and nationally. Job duties entail, but are not limited to, conducting field survey and research, providing technical expertise for cultural resource reports, and maintaining client communication. Travel and fieldwork are requirements of this position. Other duties may include participating in or leading public meetings, and overseeing other staff if assigned and as appropriate. The 106 Group offers a professional and friendly working environment with a wide range of interesting and challenging projects in the field of cultural, environmental consulting and planning. See www.106group.com for more information about our firm.
The ideal candidate will have experience in professional consulting. Minimum qualifications include an M.A./M.S. degree in architectural history, historic preservation, history, planning, or closely related field, and at least 4 years of work experience in resources management and/or preservation planning.
Skills and experience required include:
- Excellent research, writing, and critical thinking skills
- A working knowledge of cultural resources management laws and process
- Experienced in defining and conducting reconnaissance and intensive architectural history surveys and evaluations, HABS/HAER/HALS documentation, and National Register nominations
- Demonstrated knowledge of the history and architectural styles of the Midwest and Great Plains
- Strong project management skills, and ability to adapt quickly and work well under pressure
- Ability to meet project schedules and complete tasks within a specified budget
- Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
- Good working knowledge of current information technologies
- Valid driver’s license and vehicle required
ADDITIONAL PREFERRED SKILLS INCLUDE
- Previous cultural resources experience in Minnesota
- Experience documenting and evaluating industrial and mining properties, and rural landscapes
- Experience conducting design review for tax credit applications
The 106 Group offers competitive salaries, and excellent benefits package, and opportunities for growth. Salary range: $45,000 – $65,000 plus benefits depending on experience and skills.
The 106 Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.