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Position at Heritage Preservation

From: Cindy Olsen <colsen>
Date: Friday, July 13, 2001
Conservation Assessment Program Program Assistant
(Half-Time/20 hours per week)
Heritage Preservation

Heritage Preservation <URL:>
serves as a national forum for conservation and preservation
activities in the United States. It provides national leadership and
coordination to promote and facilitate the conservation and
preservation of the nation's heritage, including works of art,
anthropological artifacts, documents, historic objects, architecture
and natural science specimens. The Program Assistant will assist the
Coordinator in the administration of the Conservation Assessment
Program (CAP).

CAP is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
and provides grants for collections and facility assessments at
institutions with small to mid-sized holdings on a non-competitive,
first come first served basis. CAP duties include, but are not
limited to, assistance with program inquiries, production and
distribution of application materials, screening application
eligibility and appropriateness for IMLS, award notification,
production and distribution of CAPabilities (a semi-annual program
newsletter), assessor matching and selection, mailings to museums
and assessors, marketing CAP to museums, maintaining computer
databases and paper files on institutions and assessors.

Specifically, the Program Assistant will maintain current contact
information for CAP assessors including their e-mail addresses and
will send electronic alerts to them when necessary. The Program
Assistant will maintain the CAP Marketing database with current
information and track potential CAP marketing venues and activities.
He/she will be responsible for providing CAP brochures and materials
to workshops and conferences. In consultation with the CAP
Coordinator and Director, Collections Care Programs, the Program
Assistant will plan travel to state and regional association
meetings.  The Program Assistant may be asked to travel to promote
the program.

Qualifications:  Position is ideal for a graduate student in art
history, history, museum studies, or related fields. Candidate
should have experience with Microsoft Windows 98; knowledge of
Filemaker Pro a plus.

How to Apply: Send resume with cover letter
describing relevant skills, experience and interest. Mail or Fax
application by August 15, 2001 to

    Kelsey Scouten
    Coordinator, Conservation Assessment Program
    1730 K Street, NW, Suite 566,
    Washington, DC 20006
    Fax: 202-634-1435
    kscouten [at] heritagepreservation__org.


The Program Assistant works under the supervision of the
Coordinator, Conservation Assessment Program, and Director,
Collections Care Programs.

Cindy Olsen
Program Assistant,
National Task Force on Emergency Response and Conservation
    Assessment Program (CAP)
1730 K St., NW, Suite 566
Washington, DC  20006

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