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Subject: Position at Upper Midwest Conservation Association

Position at Upper Midwest Conservation Association

From: Richard C. Borges <dbumca>
Date: Wednesday, June 14, 2000
Collections Manager
Upper Midwest Conservation Association

A Fortune 500, family owned, consumer products multinational company
located in Wisconsin seeks a Collections Manager to implement
professional care and control of the company's historical materials.
This person will be responsible for the care of several thousand
artifact and archival items dating from the late 1800s to the
present. Included in the collections are: company products, records
and advertising; founding family materials; and important
architectural furnishings and archival items pertaining to buildings
designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Collections management is a new
initiative for the company, so the Collections Manager must:

    1.  initiate the development of, and implementation systems
        behind appropriate and necessary policies, principles and
        procedures for the professional management of the

    2.  find, assess and select historical materials from corporate
        storage areas for inclusion in the permanent collection;

    3.  organize, properly house, and implement appropriate record
        keeping systems according to standard museum and archives

    4.  develop a preservation plan for the long-term care of the

    5.  oversee the selection and equipping of a long-term suitable
        storage facility.

Personal Qualities/Qualifications: A knowledge of the standards and
practices of professional museum collections management is required.
This is normally gained through a graduate degree from a Museum
Studies program and at least five years experience in a collections
management position. Experience and/or knowledge of archival
management and preservation issues would be a bonus, as would
college degrees/studies in American history, architectural history,
business history, the history of technology, or a combination of
relevant experience and training. The successful candidate will
recognize the extraordinary opportunity presented  and will welcome
the challenge  of launching a new historical facility. He/she will
possess many of the following qualities: organized, detail oriented;
self starter, highly motivated, creative; innovative problem solver;
interpersonal skills; manual/physical dexterity; ability to train
and supervise volunteers; ability to identify preservation and
conservation needs, then take corrective action to satisfy those
needs; writing and computer skills; competency to operate cataloging
and inventory computer programs; strong organizational and technical
skills; ability to work collaboratively on complex projects.

This is a five-year contract position, renewable annually. Starting
salary range is $40,000-$45,000 depending on experience and training
(salary suggestions from highly qualified persons will be
considered). Relocation allowance will be provided. Cost of health
care and insurance will be compensated. Interested candidates should
send a resume, letter of interest, and the names of three references

    Richard Borges
    Executive Director
    Upper Midwest Conservation Association
    2400 Third Avenue South
    Minneapolis MN 55404
    Fax: 612-870-3118
    dbUMCA [at] aol__com

The deadline for applying is July 6, 2000 and the starting date will
be as soon as possible.

Richard C. Borges, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Upper Midwest Conservation Association
At the Minneapolis Institute of Arts

                  Conservation DistList Instance 14:1
                   Distributed: Monday, June 19, 2000
                        Message Id: cdl-14-1-041
Received on Wednesday, 14 June, 2000

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