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Subject: Position at UMCA

Position at UMCA

From: Melinda Markell <umca>
Date: Tuesday, January 13, 2004
Field Services Coordinator
The Upper Midwest Conservation Association (UMCA)

The Field Services program of the Upper Midwest Conservation
Association (UMCA) is seeking a Field Services Conservator.

UMCAs Field Services program has been primarily funded by the NEH
for eight consecutive years and is now expanding to meet this
regions varied preservation needs.

The position of Field Services Conservator will work closely with
the Director of Field Services, Neil Cockerline, to initially assist
and then become proficient with on-site assessment surveys; the
development and presentation of educational workshops; consulting on
collections care, preservation planning, disaster preparedness and
other related subjects as necessary; writing articles and other
technical materials; on-site disaster response and collections
salvage; and assisting in writing grants. The position does not
provide for active conservation treatments or bench work.

This position will report to the Director of Field Services, and
will work closely with the Field Services Coordinator, the Project
Director, other museum professionals and the general public.  The
candidate should have a graduate degree in conservation with
practical experience in preservation issues; working knowledge of
computers, common software and the internet; excellent writing and
editing skills; excellent public relations skills; good
understanding of working with individuals and institutions that have
limited preservation knowledge and limited funding; and good problem
solving and organizational skills. Frequent regional travel is

The position provides competitive salary and an excellent benefits
package. Please send resume and cover letter to:

    Attn: Colin D. Turner, Executive Director
    The Upper Midwest Conservation Association
    2400 Third Avenue South
    Minneapolis MN 55404

                  Conservation DistList Instance 17:50
                 Distributed: Tuesday, January 20, 2004
                       Message Id: cdl-17-50-052
Received on Tuesday, 13 January, 2004

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