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Subject: Position at Upper Midwest Conservation Association

Position at Upper Midwest Conservation Association

From: Richard C. Borges <dbumca>
Date: Monday, March 29, 1999
Director of Field Services
The Upper Midwest Conservation Association
Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Upper Midwest Conservation Association (UMCA),  located at the
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, is looking for a conservator to head
up its Field Services Department.  This five-year old program is
funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities through
September 2001 in order to meet the region's needs for preservation
information, consultation and collections training.  The person in
this position will  develop and run collections care workshops and
training programs in a five state region (Minnesota, Wisconsin,
North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa); continue the regular publication
of the newsletter/technical bulletin; provide on-site
surveys/assessments of the preservation needs of museums and other
material culture repositories; develop and maintain a data base of
all collecting institutions in the region; and provide workshops,
lectures, seminars, reference materials and disaster assistance. The
Director of Field Services will supervise the Coordinator of Field
Services.  Applicants should have a degree in conservation  from a
recognized training program, have demonstrated experience in
education, training or outreach, have practical knowledge of
preventative conservation practices, and be an effective speaker and
practiced writer.  General computer skills are a necessary
requirement.  Additionally, the applicant should have excellent
organizational and communication skills.  Work will commence as soon
as possible; salary is competitive and dependent on experience; full
benefits are provided.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send by
April 30, 1999, a letter of interest, resume and three references
    Richard C. Borges, Executive Director
    The Upper Midwest Conservation Association
    At the Minneapolis Institute of Arts
    2400 Third Avenue South
    Minneapolis, MN 55404
    dbumca [at] aol__com
    Fax: 612.870.3118

Founded in 1977, the Upper Midwest Conservation Association is a
non-profit regional center for the preservation and conservation of
art and artifacts, providing treatment, education, and training for
museums, historical societies, libraries, and other cultural
institutions.  Visit our web site at
<URL:> for more information about UMCA.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 12:77
                 Distributed: Wednesday, March 31, 1999
                       Message Id: cdl-12-77-023
Received on Monday, 29 March, 1999

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