- Archive Conservator, Lancashire Archives
- Conservator: Stone, Wall Paintings and Mosaics, The British Museum
- Conservation Technician for Photographic Materials, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
- Assistant Book Conservator, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford
- Historic Resource Specialist, Land and Community Heritage Investment Program
- Post-Graduate Fellowship in Photography Conservation, Amon Carter Museum of American Art
- Two-Year Post-Doctoral Position, The George Washington School of Engineering and Applied Science Department Of Biomedical Engineering
- Digitization Project Manager, Atlanta University Center- Robert W. Woodruff Library
- Rosetta Implementation and Migration Manager, The Center For Jewish History
- Conservator/Senior Conservation Scientist (Two Positions), SGS Art Services
- Historian / Architectural Historian – Principal Investigator, Wapsi Valley Archaeology, Inc.
- Assistant Historic Preservation Specialist, NJ Transit
- Mid-Level Preservationist Architect, Murphy Burnham & Buttrick Architects
- Head Of Preservation Strategies, The University Of Miami Libraries
- Andrew W. Mellon Conservation Fellow, The University of Miami Libraries
1. ARCHIVE CONSERVATOR, Lancashire Archives (Preston, UK)
- Applications deadline: April 9, 2017
- Job No. LANCS07441
Lancashire Archives, a nationally accredited archive service, is looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated archive conservator to join our Conservation team on a temporary basis. An experienced professional, you will play a full role in helping preserve the archive collections, support colleagues with expert guidance, facilitate public access and work on a program of document repair. You will also support a number of important projects by preparing documents for digitization.
This is a temporary post until 31st March 2018 to cover maternity leave, the post is part time 22.5 hours per week; 7.4 hours per day, Tuesday to Thursday. A different pattern of working might be acceptable if it helps us secure the best candidate.
If you should like an informal discussion or any further information please contact David Tilsley via e-mail at email@example.com.
This position is part time, please note the salary quoted is full time equivalent. If successful, the salary received will be paid on a pro–rata basis.
- Assessment of documents, identifying problems, evaluating remedial options and determining appropriate solutions
- Undertake conservation treatments without supervision to a wide range of documents including paper and parchment, books, seals, maps and photographic media
- Conservation treatments to be in accordance with nationally recognized professional technical standards and ethics
- Maintenance of clear and accurate documentation
- Maintenance and supervision of the use of workshop equipment
- Completion of project work in a timely manner to a consistently high standard provision of excellent customer service
- Strong team-working based on flexibility and enthusiasm
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
- A relevant professional qualification
- Experience of working in an archive conservation workshop
- An up to date knowledge of conservation principles and practice
- A high level of ability in traditional conservation skills.
- Ability to prepare and mount exhibitions
- Good interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in a friendly manner
- Good IT skills
- Experience of working as part of a team
- Ability to work flexibly with others
- Accuracy and attention to detail
- Ability to lift and carry
Lancashire County Council as an equal opportunities employer intends that no job applicant or employee will receive less favorable treatment because of their age, disability, gender identity, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, sex, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief unless this can be objectively justified.
Lancashire County Council has agreed a Code of Conduct and Statement of Ethical Standards that outline the behavioral and ethical standards that must be upheld by its employees and casual workers. If you are appointed, you will be required to accept these provisions on appointment.
Lancashire County Council is currently undergoing an organizational-wide transformation. All posts within the council are being reviewed as part of this organizational change. Further details will be provided at interview about the transformation and how the changes will affect you if you are successful in your application for employment.
For more details, and to apply, visit: http://jobs.lancashire.gov.uk/details.aspx?id=Q17FK026203F3VBQB79V4F6AW&nPostingID=10386&nPostingTargetID=25374&mask=lanexternal&lg=UK
2. CONSERVATOR: STONE, WALL PAINTINGS AND MOSAICS, The British Museum (London, UK)
- Application deadline: April 14, 2017
- Full time – Fixed Term: 12 months in duration
- GBP 25,872 per annum pro-rata
The British Museum is seeking a Conservator to care for the collection through a combination of interventive and preventive measures. The Department of Conservation works to preserve the Museum’s collection for present and future generations, as well as providing a greater understanding of the materials, the meaning and the context of each object.
The post-holder will primarily work with the care and conservation of objects in the area of Stone, Wall paintings and Mosaics. You will prepare objects for loan, exhibition and permanent display whilst also contributing to the care of the collection through dedicated projects on collections in store.
The successful candidate will possess a recognized professional conservation qualification to degree level, or equivalent, and will have practical museum, library or archive sector experience. You will have demonstrable knowledge of contemporary principles and practice in preventive conservation and must be able to pass a color vision test.
We are interested in hearing from candidates with the ability to maintain attention to detail under pressure and deliver set objectives to immovable deadlines. As an excellent communicator, you will be confident in presenting work publicly and will thrive as part of a diverse team.
For a full description of the job, and to apply, please visit our website.
3. CONSERVATION TECHNICIAN FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC MATERIALS, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
- Application deadline: April 16, 2017
- Working hours: 36 hours per week
- Start: as soon as possible
The Paper Conservation Studio of the Conservation Department of the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam seeks a Conservation Technician for Photographic Materials.
To support the registration and digitization project Print Room Online the conservation department is looking for a Conservation Technician for Photographic Materials. The main purpose of this project is to catch up with the conservation and registration backlog in the varied collections of the print room. The principal goal of this position is to efficiently and effectively maintain the physical condition of photographic materials. The head of the paper department is the supervisor of the project employee. A coordinator keeps track of the project and its progress on a daily basis.
The main tasks of the candidate are:
- To mount photographs in protective housings for storage, use in the study room and exhibitions
- To perform simple conservation tasks following instructions, including keeping written documentation
- To assist in monitoring the physical condition of the collection in order to recognize (possible) decay and to take remedial action accordingly
- To contribute to the development of methods and research for the conservation and restoration of photographs in all its forms
- To contribute to projects by attending meetings and participating in development, execution and related administration
- A minimum of three years of experience as a conservation technician in the conservation of photographs or a BA degree in the conservation of photographic materials
- Knowledge of and experience with mounting and housing of photograph
- Basic knowledge of the conservation of photographic materials, including maintaining written documentation
- A spoken and written command of the Dutch language (or a willingness to learn Dutch in the short term) and a command of the English language
- Excellent skills in handling and treating objects
- Familiarity with Word and Excel
- Good social and communication skills, focused on teamwork;
- A focus on development of the profession;
- Integrity in regards to conservation ethics and aesthetic issues;
- A focus on service and flexibility.
Terms and conditions of employment: The salary for this category 8 position will range from a minimum of EUR 2,476 up to a maximum of EUR 3,168 monthly (gross) for a full-time working week (36 hours/week), depending on education, training and experience, and is exclusive of holiday allowance (8%) and end-of-year bonus. 60% of daily public transport commuting expenses from outside of Amsterdam are reimbursed. The position is initially for the length of one year, however, depending on its success, a continuation of the contract for another year is possible.
For more specific information about the position, contact Idelette van Leeuwen, Conservation & Restoration Department, at +31 (0)20-6747113. For questions regarding the application procedure, contact Lieke Boers, HR Advisor, at +31 (0)20-6747324.
Please e-mail your application (letter and cv) to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 16, 2017. We plan to have interviews on April 24, 2017.
4. ASSISTANT BOOK CONSERVATOR, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford (Oxford, UK)
- Application deadline: April 21, 2017 before 12:00 midday
- Full time, permanent post
- GBP24,565 – GBP29,301 p.a.
This is a rare opportunity to gain a permanent role in the specialist Book Team at the Bodleian Libraries.
You will be joining a group of 12 book, paper and preventive conservators at the Bodleian Libraries in the center of Oxford. Your work will focus on the Libraries’ rich and varied Special Collections, both in first-aid repair work and in-depth conservation treatments. You will also assist with the preparation and mounting of materials for exhibitions and participate in promoting the work of the department.
You will have demonstrated your commitment to Book Conservation in your studies and placements, and have sound practical skills on which you are keen to build. Superb opportunities for focused professional development and mentoring will be worked into your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) plan. You will have access to lectures and seminars held at the Weston Library and elsewhere in the University, with close links to the other museums and collections within the city.
You will have a recognized qualification in conservation of books, paper or library materials, or equivalent training and experience, and a broad knowledge of the collection care activities. You will be able to gather, analyze and present information clearly and communicate the work of the team with internal and external stakeholders. A high standard of written and verbal communication is essential as is the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
Owing to the nature of this post, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure Scotland check as well as a financial background check. The possession of a criminal record or poor financial background will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided.
This post is part of a pilot scheme testing a new Supporting Evidence Form in place of the more usual “supporting statement.” You must submit a completed Supporting Evidence Form in order for your application to be processed. Covering letters, supporting statements and CVs will not form part of the selection process. Please ensure that you carefully read the How to Apply section provided in the Job Description, which you can download below along with the required Supporting Evidence Form.
Only applications received online before 12:00 midday on April 21, 2017 can be considered. Interviews are expected to take place on during week commencing May 8, 2017.
Full details and online application forms are available on the University jobs page here: https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_details_form.jobspec?p_id=126765.
Please not that all applications must be made through the form provided on the website. Follow the instructions carefully to ensure that your application can be processed. We regret that CVs cannot be accepted.
5. HISTORIC RESOURCE SPECIALIST, Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (Concord, NH, USA)
- Application deadline: April 24, 2017
The New Hampshire Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP) seeks an experienced, well-organized, detail-oriented person for the position of Historic Resource Specialist. Candidates should hold a degree in historic preservation, architectural history or related field, preferably at the Master’s level, and have 1-3 years of relevant experience.
The Historic Resource Specialist assists in review and implementation of historic preservation projects supported by LCHIP grants to ensure that projects meet the high standards required by LCHIP’s enabling legislation. The full time position is based in LCHIP’s Concord NH office and includes state employee health insurances and retirement benefits.
LCHIP is an independent state authority that provides matching grants to New Hampshire communities and non-profits to protect and preserve the state’s most important natural, cultural and historic resources. Its legislatively mandated mission is to ensure the perpetual contribution of these resources to the economy, environment and the quality of life in New Hampshire.
See complete job description and desired experience in the Employment Opportunities section of the “About Us” menu at www.lchip.org. Submit resume and cover letter by Monday, April 24, 2017 to officemgr@LCHIP.org, or to Historic Resource Specialist Search, Land and Community Heritage Investment Program, 13 West Street, Suite 3, Concord NH 03301.
LCHIP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
6. POST-GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP IN PHOTOGRAPHY CONSERVATION, Amon Carter Museum of American Art (Forth Worth, TX, USA)
- Deadline for submitting applications: April 30, 2017
- Reports to: Conservator of Photographs
- Classification: Full Time, Hourly, 2 years beginning in October of 2017
Two-Year advanced training fellowship in the conservation of photographic materials. Under the supervisor 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.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and 3 references to email@example.com, fax to +1 (817) 665-4315, or mail to: Human Resources, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, Texas 76107 USA.
7. TWO-YEAR POST-DOCTORAL POSITION, The George Washington School of Engineering and Applied Science Department of Biomedical Engineering (Washington DC, USA)
- Application deadline: June 1, 2017
The George Washington School of Engineering and Applied Science Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) is seeking a full-time Post-Doctoral Scientist to help with an NEH-funded research project entitled, “Glass at risk: simple tools for detecting unstable glass in 19th century cultural heritage collections,” to develop, apply, and simplify a set of imaging methods to characterize glass and its degradative processes. More information on the project can be found at: https://www.loc.gov/collections/dayton-c-miller-collection/articles-and-essays/laurent-glass-flutes/technical-study/.
Under supervision of the Principal Investigator and co-Principal Investigators at the Library of Congress and the Catholic University of America, but acting with a high degree of independence, the incumbent will have duties that include:
- Assists with a wide range of scientific analyses related to the project, including but not limited to: X-ray fluorescence (portable and scanning), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and other microscopy techniques, various spectral, confocal and other imaging modalities, inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES), multiphoton confocal microscopy, optical coherence tomography, and 3D fluorescence spectroscopy.
- Collects and organizes information to support research for this project: executing surveys and preparing data for reports related to the research, including, but not limited to: the assessment and characterization of glass; collection and assessment of environmental and aging data; materials degradative processes and the assessment of effective conservation protocols, and preventive conservation measures.
- Organizes research reports and studies to identify, evaluate, and implement preservation practices. Assists project members to provide service and information to relevant audiences, including consultants, conservators, curators, scientists, and the public; delegates activities, including presentations, meetings, reports, and publications as required.
- Performs other project-related duties, as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.
Requires a PhD in physics, materials science, chemistry or a related science background and extensive experience working in a scientific laboratory and conducting research. Previous experience with imaging modalities and experience interpreting and linking scientific datasets (statistics and data analysis) is preferred. A background in cultural heritage science is also preferred, but not required. Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire.
The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.
To apply and for more information, go to https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/41819.
8. DIGITIZATION PROJECT MANAGER, Atlanta University Center- Robert W. Woodruff Library (Atlanta, GA, USA)
The Atlanta University Center – Robert W. Woodruff Library supports the teaching and learning missions of four institutions of higher learning that comprise the world’s largest consortium of HBCUs—Clark Atlanta University, the Interdenominational Theological Center, Morehouse College, and Spelman College. Conveniently located and easily accessible to the campuses, the Woodruff Library is the center of the intellectual and social life at the Atlanta University Center.
POSITION SUMMARY: The Atlanta University Center – Robert W. Woodruff Library is committed to displaying excellence in our delivery of service and is known for transformative change in innovative services and programs. Our organizational culture is represented by a staff of engaged and highly motivated individuals and is one in which entrepreneurial thinking is encouraged. These factors are evidenced by our library’s recognition in the “university library” category for the 2016 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award. To continue our excellence in program and services, the library is seeking candidates to fill the position of Digitization Project Manager. This is a newly created full-time grant-funded position. The incumbent will serve as a liaison with partner institutions Morehouse College, Spelman College, and the Digital Library of Georgia (DLG), to gather and prepare collections for digitization, preparing RFP’s, coordinating with vendors, working with DLG staff on metadata creation, creating online digital collection, and prepare promotion and marketing of the project. The grant is extended over a three-year period.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Serve as liaison with project partners including Morehouse College, Spelman College and the Digital Library of Georgia (DLG)
- Coordinate the preparation of archival materials for digitization including conducting inventories, identifying, gathering materials, packing and shipping to vendors according to project plan.
- Coordinate the outsourcing of digitization including creating RFPs, working with vendors, managing timelines, conducting quality control
- Conduct quality control on digital images, perform file transfers to local servers
- Employ basic preservation methods in preparing the collections for digitization
- Perform research to accurately identify, date and describe documents and publications
- Create digital collections and upload metadata and access images to institutional repository
- Coordinate and assist in the training of student workers
- Assist with developing promotional materials related to project including articles and presentations
- Serve as lead on project planning team, assist with budgeting and reporting activities
- MLS degree from an ALA-accredited library school or relevant Master’s Degree.
- Two plus years of experience working in an archival repository or library with experience in digitization projects.
- Demonstrated knowledge of current practice and standards for digital imaging of library and archival collections.
- Demonstrated knowledge of handling, processing and reformatting of archival collections
- Knowledge of metadata standards including Dublin Core, LCSH, DACS
- Knowledge of digital library and collection management software including Digital Commons and Archives Space
- Strong written and verbal communications, interpersonal and computer skills
- Ability to work independently and effectively as part of a team
- Effective collaboration skills to work successfully with internal and external stakeholders
- Professional demeanor with the ability to interface with internal and external customers with diplomacy and tact
- Knowledge of 20th century African American history, literature and culture
- Knowledge and experience with project management techniques and tools including software.
SALARY & BENEFITS: Salary commensurate with experience; benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, company paid disability plans, company match retirement plan (TIAA).
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Interested applicants should submit a letter of application and resume online to the Human Resources Department at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include three professional references and salary requirements. This is a non-faculty/non-tenure position. The position will remain open until filled.
The Atlanta University Center – Robert W. Woodruff Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To learn more about our Library and to view the job description visit us online at www.auctr.edu.
9. ROSETTA IMPLEMENTATION AND MIGRATION MANAGER, The Center for Jewish History (New York, NY, USA)
- Review of applications will begin immediately; applications will be accepted until the position is filled
The Center for Jewish History is a collaborative home to five partner institutions: the American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. The Center and its five partners serve the worldwide academic communities and the general public with combined holdings of over 30,000 linear feet of archival documents, a half million books, and thousands of photographs, artifacts, paintings and textiles – the largest repository documenting the Jewish experience outside Israel. The provision of access and preservation oriented services to the collections is core to the Center for Jewish History’s mission on behalf of researchers and the partner organizations.
The Center for Jewish History seeks a project manager for the implementation of the Ex Libris digital preservation management system, Rosetta. Implementation will include preparation for and comprehensive migration from Ex Libris digital asset management system, DigiTool, which currently holds over 1 million digital objects and associated metadata, totaling over 40 TB of material. Implementation will also include training partner staff on the new system, facilitating interoperability between descriptive and preservation systems, and collaboratively developing workflows to support the ongoing deposit of digitized material into the new system.
The Rosetta Implementation and Migration Manager will report to the Senior Manager for Metadata and Discovery. The Metadata and Discovery Services department is tasked with coordinating the interoperability and integration between Center systems that control, describe, preserve, and provide access to the rich physical and digital holdings of the five Partner institutions. The successful candidate will work closely with department members in Metadata and Discovery Services, the Center’s Information Technology department, vendors, and stakeholders in the Center and Partner community to ensure that born-digital and digitized material will be preserved in perpetuity.
- Salary: Commensurate with experience
- Hours: 35 hours per week
- Duration: Starting in June/July 2017 with an expected duration of one year for the Rosetta Implementation and Migration Manager role, followed by a transition into a permanent Rosetta Manager role
- Reports to: Senior Manager for Metadata and Discovery
- Job purpose: Preparation for and management of the migration to and implementation of Ex Libris’ Rosetta, including training Center and Partner staff and day-to-day operations of the digital preservation management system
- Manage both short and long term benchmarks for the migration and implementation of the digital preservation management system, Rosetta.
- Serve as primary contact with Ex Libris project team to communicate regarding Center preparedness and preparation for implementation, needs, expectations, limitations, and problems with Center’s Digitool dataset and entities during implementation.
- Collaboratively work with Center Implementation Project Team and Partner
- Liaisons to prepare for migration from Digitool to Rosetta, including but not limited to, metadata preparation for import into the Ex Libris integrated library system Aleph, deletion or segregation of digital entities not migrating to the new system, data and load analysis, and customizing transformations for migration.
- Attend Ex Libris training on the Rosetta system and experiment using the system with an eye to developing and supplementing documentation for depositing new material into the system. After Ex Libris training is complete, train Center and relevant Partner staff on updated workflows, once developed, for depositing new material into Rosetta’s permanent repository.
- Once successful implementation of Rosetta is complete, manage day-to-day operations of the system. This especially includes troubleshooting problems, assisting with staff questions, and continuing to improve the workflow for the deposit of new material and interoperability with other Center systems.
- Stay abreast of developments and professional best practices in digital asset management, digital preservation, and related topics. Learn and implement new technologies and approaches as appropriate.
- Participate in special projects to promote and increase access to born-digital and digitized material held within the Center systems and other duties commensurate with the position, including project-based work both external to Center systems or within Center subsystems.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS
- American Library Association-accredited graduate degree or accredited graduate degree in another appropriate discipline, including computer science, software implementation project management, digital preservation and curation, or archival science.
- A minimum of 2-3 years managing projects from planning to completion, preferably, but not limited to, an implementation environment or adoption of new technology or platform in a library, archival, or museum setting.
- Extensive experience working and thinking in Extensible Mark-up Language (XML), including developing and modifying Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations (XSLT), schemas like Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard (METS), Dublin Core (DC), and MARC data in an XML environment (MARCXML), and XML querying language (XQuery).
- Proficiency working on digital access and preservation projects in a library, museum, archive or similar environment with increasingly complex or substantive work depositing or ingesting material into a digital repository as well as correcting issues associated placing material in a digital repository.
- Familiarity with current standards used in libraries, archives, and museums for description and preservation, including MAchine-Readable Cataloging (MARC), Resource Description and Access (RDA), Encoded Archival Description (EAD), and Preservation Metadata: Implementation Strategies (PREMIS).
- Commitment to working in and fostering a collaborative environment with diverse stakeholders of varying levels of expertise in the preservation and description of born-digital and digitized material.
- Technological expertise and willingness to learn new tech skills.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, an ability to communicate effectively and collaborate with others at the Center and the Partner institutions.
- Ability to expand, design, or articulate workflows for purpose of documentation and training others.
- Knowledge of and ability to articulate digital preservation best practices for born-digital and digitized material.
- Ability to devise own objectives, meet deadlines, and see projects through to completion.
- Strong proficiency in office software including Word, Outlook, Excel, and Access on the Windows platform as well as web-based project management applications like Basecamp and online tools like Google Drive.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS
- Experience working with digital asset management systems, integrated library systems and/or database management systems, especially Ex Libris products Aleph, DigiTool, or Rosetta.
- Familiarity with Linux operating system, especially within an enterprise environment, such as Red Hat.
- Understanding of library systems structure or environments, including interoperability between systems and how systems communicate via protocols (OAI-PMH) and interfaces (APIs).
Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Send cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Eric Fritzler, Senior Manager for Metadata and Discovery, at email@example.com. No phone calls please.
10. CONSERVATOR/SENIOR CONSERVATION SCIENTIST (TWO POSITIONS), SGS Art Services (China)
SGS Art Services is looking for two driven and experienced conservation professionals (a Conservator and a Senior Conservator or Senior Conservation Scientist) to head our expansion in China and fill the positions listed below. As well as a degree in Conservation, they will have wide-ranging post-qualification experience, encompassing collections care and management, documentation, and best practices in both private and museum environments, as well as a background in project management.
If interested in either position, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- INSPECTOR (ART CONSERVATOR) – Art Inspection Services China (Reporting to Technical & Quality Manager China)
Hours of work and Contract: full-time, permanent
- Condition reporting on artworks
- Inventory/Survey of art collections
- Photographic documentation of art objects
- Administrative assistance
- Produce condition reports of different levels of detail on art objects of different categories
- Conduct systematic inventory or survey (including description and photographic documentation) of art collections
- Work according to established procedures
- Report damages and inconsistencies
SGS Required training:
- Code of integrity
- SGS Art Services software
- MA in Art Conservation or equivalent
- Fluent/Native English speaking and writing (Condition reports are drafted in English). Other languages (Mandarin in particular) an asset.
Skills, Experience, and Technical Knowledge:
- At least 5-10 years of experience in condition reporting on different categories of art objects
- Administrative skills
- Excellent photographic and documentation capabilities for cultural objects
- Comfortable with and very good proficiency on a range of computing skills
- Precision, independence
- TECHNICAL & QUALITY MANAGER – Art Inspection Services China (Reporting to Global Technical Manager)
Hours of work and Contract: full-time, permanent
- Maintain and develop the technical excellence of the services (condition reporting and inventory/survey services on artworks/art collections)
- Overall responsibility to ensure that the examination and reporting activities are carried out in accordance with technical procedures and internal protocols
- Train and audit conservators performing condition reports
- Train conservators performing condition reports on acquisition procedures, scope, conservation and security issues according to technical procedures and internal protocols.
- Audit examination and reporting activities according to technical procedures and internal protocols
- Advise local Business Developer on art-related technical and conservation issues
- Selection of appropriate conservators for various projects
- Coordinate condition reporting and inventory projects with relevant conservators
- Quality check of condition reports performed by conservators
- Perform condition reporting and inventory/survey on artworks/art collections
SGS Required Training:
- Code of integrity
- Training on SGS Art Services software
- MA in Conservation or Conservation Science (PhD a plus) or similar
- Fluent/Native English speaking and writing. Other languages (Mandarin in particular) an asset
Skills, Experience, and Technical Knowledge:
- At least 5-10 years of experience in condition reporting on artworks
- Experience on condition reporting on different categories of art objects
- Excellent photographic and documentation capabilities for cultural objects
- Ability to manage a team
- Strong organizational skills
- Ability to draft technical documents in English with ease and fluency
- Comfortable with and very good proficiency on a range of computing skills
- Precision, independence
11. HISTORIAN / ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIAN – PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR, Wapsi Valley Archaeology, Inc. (Anamosa, IA, USA)
Wapsi Valley Archaeology of Anamosa, Iowa, has an opening for a Principal Investigator in Architectural History/History. The position is for a researcher for a wide variety of projects throughout Iowa and surrounding states, including projects that allow for in- depth historical examination. Project types will include architectural history surveys, historic context research, National Register eligibility determinations, National Register nominations, and historic mitigation projects. Responsibilities include authoring technical research reports, publications, and public outreach media such as general interest booklets and signage. This position involves research of some complexity and offers opportunities for professional growth, diversification, and skill development.
The position is for a fulltime in-house professional in our Anamosa office, who will have full benefits including vacation time, sick time, and health/dental insurance. Alternatively, we are willing to work more flexibly with an individual who lives in a different part of Iowa and prefers to work on a project-by-project basis from their own home.
This position requires fulfillment of the Secretary of the Interior’s professional qualifications standards. A graduate degree in Architectural History, History, or a related field is required, as well as (1) two years of fulltime professional experience or equivalent specialized training in research, administration, or management in their field; (2) at least four months of supervised field and analytical experience in work in their field; and (3) a demonstrated ability to carry research to completion. Professional knowledge of history and historic architecture of the upper Midwest, an understanding of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, and strong writing skills are also required. This position will involve travel in Iowa and possibly in surrounding states.
We are looking for someone with experience in historic/architectural studies including reconnaissance and intensive level survey and evaluation, development of historic contexts, and formal documentation of architectural properties. Experience in preparing nominations for the National Register of Historic Places is a plus.
Please send a cover letter, CV, and writing sample to Nurit Finn, President, at email@example.com. Please see our website at www.wapsivalleyarch.com for more details about this opening and information about our firm.
Wapsi Valley Archaeology, Inc. does not discriminate on the grounds of race, religion, age, disability, color, sex, gender orientation, national origin, or protected veteran status in its employment practices, in the selection and retention of sub-consultants, and in its procurement of materials and leases. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.
12. ASSISTANT HISTORIC PRESERVATION SPECIALIST, NJ Transit (New Jersey, NJ, USA)
NJ TRANSIT is New Jersey’s premier public transportation corporation and the nation’s third largest provider of bus, rail and light rail transit, linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia. On 236 bus routes and 12 rail lines statewide, NJ TRANSIT provides nearly 223 million passengers trips each year.
Our mission is to provide safe, reliable, convenient and cost-effective transit service with a skilled team of employees, dedicated to our customers’ needs and committed to excellence.
NJ Transit is committed to excellence and provides a work environment in which employees are highly valued and committed to providing the best in customer service.
NJ TRANSIT is seeking an experienced Part Time Assistant Historic Preservation Specialist. This NJ TRANSIT position reports to the Manager of Environmental Compliance at NJ TRANSIT and works out of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) offices in Trenton as well as the NJ TRANSIT Headquarters in Newark. This position is eligible to work up to twenty-nine (29) hours per week.
Principal accountability include:
- Researches and analyzes historic issues and projects to ensure that appropriate historic evaluation and studies have been performed to meet obligation of the various funding agencies.
- Reviews Company’s compliance with state and federal regulations to ensure capital projects are approved by the appropriate historic regulatory agencies.
- Prepares necessary documentation for agreements with municipalities and third parties concerning the development and improvement projects involving NJ TRANSIT facilities as they relate to historic compliance issues.
- Reviews capital projects implementation by influencing design and scope to conform to historic standards to ensure that capital projects meet historic standards prior to submission for approval and reduce review duration.
- Reviews and comments on NJ TRANSIT projects after submittal to the Historic Preservation Office.
Eligibility requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Planning, Architecture, Public Administration or related area from a US Department of Education accredited college or university. One year of closely related work experience can be substituted for each year of education required. One or more years of experience undertaking research and documentation in accordance with the National Historic Preservation Act (Section 106), or preparing National Register nominations, or preparing historic site surveys and/or architectural surveys and preservation plans. Master’s degree in Historic Preservation desired. A Master’s degree in Planning, Architecture, Public Administration or related area from a US Department of Education accredited college or university may be substituted for the experience requirement. Must be proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. Microsoft Access proficiency is desired.
NJ Transit is an equal opportunity employer
13. MID-LEVEL PRESERVATIONIST ARCHITECT, Murphy Burnham & Buttrick Architects (New York, NY, USA)
Murphy Burnham & Buttrick is seeking a mid-level preservationist architect to join our vibrant, design practice based in New York City. Our award winning-practice centers on a collaborative studio environment prioritizing innovative and sustainable design. We have a diverse body of work including institutional, cultural, residential and educational projects across a range of scales and are committed to creating architecture that elevates the human experience. Our firm has won numerous local and national awards for our recent restoration of St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The studio is structured to provide the rigor and technical expertise of a large firm with the personal approach and collaborative environment of a small firm. We have both breadth and depth of expertise in master planning, interior design, preservation, sustainable design and architectural design and emphasize a team structure that facilitates continued education and professional advancement.
Candidates should have strong knowledge of building materials and their deterioration patterns, conservation techniques, construction technology, experience with construction administration and be able to work in AutoCAD. Candidates should have five to ten years of work experience. We value team members with strong verbal and graphic communication skills with the enthusiasm and ideas to contribute to design dialogue and the determination to continue to interrogate and improve on design. Our collaborative environment relies on designers who work well with a team. Applicants must also be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Please indicate on your cover letter details relating to your work authorization status.
Please email a letter of interest, your resume and a pdf of work samples (maximum of ten pages) to Maricela Salas at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name in the subject line and samples that highlight your design abilities including academic and professional work. Salary will be commensurate with experience. We also offer opportunities for advancement and a range of benefits.
14. HEAD OF PRESERVATION STRATEGIES, The University of Miami Libraries (Miami, FL, USA)
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.
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Provides leadership and direction for a comprehensive preservation program, including defining needs, establishing goals, objectives, and plans, and managing budget allocations in support of preservation activities;
- Supervises, evaluates, develops and mentors a Conservator, technical staff, graduate fellows and student assistants
- Identifies potential grant resources; in collaboration with the Libraries Administration, develops grant proposals for library preservation and conservation projects
- Collaborates with the Associate Dean for Collection Strategies, subject liaisons, and special collections curators and archivists to develop preservation plans for all collections and set preservation/conservation priorities
- In close collaboration with the Conservator, oversees traditional print conservation services. Provides administrative oversight and support for operations focused on the conservation, exhibition, digitization, and overall preservation of materials from special and general collections based on current archival and conservation practices
- Coordinates preservation assessment surveys of the collection; maintains statistics, and compiles narrative and statistical reports as needed
- Coordinates staff and user education training program for proper materials handling for both special and general collections.
- In collaboration with the Head of Digital Production and the Heads of distinctive collection units, provides support for assessment, stabilization of collections selected for digitization, and logistics for outsourcing
- Collaborates with Digital Strategies and Web and Application Development staff supporting digital preservation on management planning for all phases of the life cycle of the Libraries’ digital assets, to preserve and provide long-term access to them
- Monitors environmental conditions of collections and exhibit areas and works with Facilities to resolve any pest issues
- Manages the Libraries disaster response plan for collections and electronic resources, coordinates recovery efforts, and develops training programs for library response teams.
- Other duties may be assigned.
- Networks, collaborates and actively participates in local, regional, national, or international organizations regarding preservation issues.
- Represents and promotes the University of Miami Libraries in local, state-wide, regional, national, or international organizations, as appropriate.
- Serves on/participates in Libraries and University organizations, committees, task forces, and teams as appropriate.
- Master’s degree from an ALA accredited program or foreign equivalent; a relevant master’s degree with experience in preservation will also be considered
- Minimum 2 years of experience in a preservation or conservation program
- Training in library collection preservation. Knowledge of the treatment of print library materials and comprehensive knowledge of preservation practices, issues, and emerging trends.
- Demonstrated knowledge of the life cycle management of digital assets; an understanding of issues related to digital formats, media, and migration, along with an aptitude for quickly mastering technical topics.
- Successful administrative, budget management and supervisory experience.
- Strong leadership skills and ability to work independently, collaboratively, and in teams within the Library and University.
- Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
- Demonstrated commitment to user-centered library service and the ability to work flexibly and creatively in a changing and fast-paced environment with a culturally diverse population.
- Demonstrated project management, organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills.
- Evidence of continued professional development, involvement, and contribution.
- Experience with preservation of digital resources.
- Knowledge or experience in non-print media preservation, with an emphasis on photographic materials.
- Experience planning and managing grant-funded projects.
The University of Miami is one of the nation’s leading research universities in a community of extraordinary diversity and international vitality. The University is a privately supported, non-sectarian institution comprising eleven degree granting schools and colleges. The University is located in Miami, Florida, with three locations throughout the subtropical region: Coral Gables (a 260- acre campus serving as home to nine of the University’s eleven degree granting schools and colleges); downtown Miami (Miller School of Medicine and UHealth); and Virginia Key (Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science). The University is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research. The University is committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our common purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. Through commitment to the values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork (DIRECCT), the University strives to create an environment where everyone contributes in making UM a great place to work. By 2025, the University’s goal is to reach its greatest aspirations through realizing four defining visions with eight major initiatives. For more information, please visit the University of Miami’s “Roadmap to Our New Century” at http://president.miami.edu/roadmap/about/index.html .
The University of Miami Libraries rank among the top research libraries in North America with a collection of over 3.7 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, HathiTrust, APTrust, SEFLIN, IFLA, IATUL and Lyrasis.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. This is a non-tenure track faculty appointment at the Librarian Assistant or Associate Professor rank. The position offers a comprehensive benefits package including: TIAA-CREF; medical and dental insurance; life, disability, and long-term care insurance available; tuition remission; 13 paid holidays; and 22 days annual vacation. Additional employment benefits available include credit union; Employee Assistance Program; bookstore, and sporting event discounts; optional fee-based membership in a state-of-the-art wellness center, and no state or local income taxes. More information on benefits can be found at: http://hr.miami.edu/benefits-and-wellness/index.html.
APPLICATIONS AND NOMINATIONS
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. On-line applications should be submitted here 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.
The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. The University has a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications from candidates of diverse cultural backgrounds.
15. ANDREW W. MELLON CONSERVATION FELLOW, The University of Miami Libraries (Miami, FL, USA)
The University of Miami Libraries (UML) and Lowe Art Museum offer a post-graduate fellowship in paper conservation for a 2-year term beginning June 1, 2017. Reporting to the Associate Dean for Collection Strategies (UML) with a matrix reporting relationship to the Assistant Director for Collections and Exhibitions in the Lowe Art Museum, the Andrew W. Mellon Conservation Fellow will provide conservation services for the rich paper-based collections held in UML and the Lowe Art Museum. The Fellow will design and conduct condition surveys across library and art collections. The Fellow will plan and implement appropriate conservation treatment and housing solutions using institutional and outsourced resources as appropriate. The Fellow will conduct document examination, analysis, and treatments for rare books, other distinctive collections materials, or works of art on paper. The Fellow will collaborate with conservation staff, curators and digital program team members from the Libraries and Museum in preparing collections for digitization, exhibitions, loans, and outreach events. The Fellow will conduct preservation assessments of material being considered for addition to the Lowe Art Museum and UM Libraries collections, facilitating separate and joint (multi-format) acquisitions between the Lowe and Libraries.
The Andrew W. Mellon Conservation Fellow will have opportunities to engage in research, condition surveys, item-level treatment in the conservation laboratory, preventive conservation activities, exhibit and loan preparation, as well as conservation outreach. To further enhance training opportunities, inter-departmental collaboration is encouraged between conservators, digitization specialists, digital humanities researchers, curators, preparators, and other library and museum staff. The Fellow is expected to conduct an annual public lecture and carry out a publishable capstone research project.
This Fellowship is made possible thanks to a generous grant awarded to the University of Miami by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The grant is dedicated to fostering collaboration between the Lowe Art Museum and University of Miami Libraries through their shared effort to further faculty engagement with historical and artistic collections. In addition to supporting postgraduate fellowships in campus engagement and the conservation of art and archival works on paper, it establishes a programming fund to incentivize faculty to engage with University collections and enable the development of joint public programs that highlight these collections.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- Graduate degree in conservation from a recognized program OR a Master’s degree plus work or apprenticeship experience equivalent to that provided by a graduate degree in conservation.
- A minimum of one year of practical experience beyond graduation
- Relevant experience with data collection and analysis.
The University of Miami is one of the nation’s leading research universities in a community of extraordinary diversity and international vitality. The University is privately supported, non‐sectarian institution, located in Coral Gables, Florida, on a 260‐acre subtropical campus. The University comprises 11 degree granting schools and colleges, including Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Communication, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Music, Nursing, and Marine and Atmospheric Science. The UM community includes approximately 10,849 undergraduates, 5,952 graduate students, and 15,091 full and part time faculty and staff.
The University of Miami Libraries provide faculty, students, researchers, and staff with the highest quality access to collections and information resources in support of the University’s mission to transform lives through research, teaching, and service. The Libraries rank among the top research libraries in North America with a collection of over 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 Rosenstiel Marine and Atmospheric Science Library. The University also has independent medical and law libraries.
The Lowe Art Museum is located on the campus of the University of Miami at 1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables, Florida. With a permanent collection of 19,000 objects spanning 5,000 years of world culture, the Lowe is committed to serving as a vital resource for education and enrichment through art. Its dynamic permanent and temporary exhibitions establish the Lowe as a keeper of memories, a showcase for masterworks, an igniter of awe and wonder, and a bridge between yesterday and today.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. This is a non-tenure track faculty appointment at the Librarian Assistant or Associate Professor rank. The position offers a comprehensive benefits package including: TIAA-CREF; medical and dental insurance; life, disability, and long-term care insurance available; tuition remission; 13 paid holidays; and 22 days annual vacation. Additional employment benefits available include credit union; Employee Assistance Program; bookstore, and sporting event discounts; optional fee-based membership in a state-of-the-art wellness center, and no state or local income taxes.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. On-line
applications should be submitted here and must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names of three references.
The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. The University has a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications