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Subject: Position at Nebraska State Historical Society

Position at Nebraska State Historical Society

From: Lisa Metzger Grotrian <grotrian>
Date: Thursday, May 24, 2007
Head of Paper Conservation
Gerald R, Ford Conservation Center
Nebraska State Historical Society

A paper conservator is sought for the Paper Conservation Laboratory
at the Gerald R. Ford Conservation Center.  The Ford Center is a
division of the Nebraska State Historical Society and is housed
within a state-of-the-art regional conservation facility in Omaha,
Nebraska.  This position represents a unique opportunity for a
dynamic, self-motivated conservator to initiate programs and develop
this laboratory in the direction of his/her interest.

The Ford Center facilities are found within an award winning brick,
limestone, and slate building specifically designed as a
conservation facility.  The Center is adjacent to the Ford Birthsite
Gardens and Hanscom Park in downtown Omaha near the Joslyn Art
Museum and the historic Old Market area.  The Paper Conservation
Laboratory at the center is over 1,200 square feet in size with a
20-foot-high ceiling.  It is equipped with all of the tools,
materials, and equipment found in a well-fitted lab with funds
available for additional items that may be needed.  The Ford Center
facility includes a photo studio, a microscopy lab, a world-class
digital imaging lab, as well as other lab and support spaces.

The incumbent will work in the Paper Lab in the conservation of
objects and collections from the Nebraska State Historical Society,
art museums, art galleries, libraries, local historical societies,
and private and corporate clients throughout the region.  The
conservator will be responsible for the Paper Laboratory, perform
treatments, advise on regional preservation issues, and participate
in conservation and preservation training.  The conservator will
advise the Historical Society on all issues relating to preservation
of paper-based collections. The incumbent will represent the
Nebraska State Historical Society and the Ford Center at national
professional meetings.  Qualified applicants must have completed a
bachelor' s degree and a graduate conservation program or have
equivalent training and experience.  At least five years of
experience at progressively advanced levels is required.  The
position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

If you are interested in this position (#054-00601-3) please send a
cover letter, resume, and State of Nebraska Application for
Employment form to:

    Nebraska Department of Personnel
    PO Box 94905
    Lincoln NE 68509

or, apply on-line at <URL:>   A paper copy
may be obtained at the address above or by calling 402-471-2075.  We
would be happy to answer any questions you may have about the
position, the Ford Center, the Historical Society, or Omaha.  A
courtesy duplicate of your application would be greatly appreciated
and can be directed to:

    Julie A. Reilly
    Director, Ford Conservation Center
    1326 South 32nd Street
    Omaha, NE 68105
    jreilly [at] nebraskahistory__org

The Nebraska State Historical Society is an Equal Opportunity

                  Conservation DistList Instance 21:6
                  Distributed: Saturday, May 26, 2007
                        Message Id: cdl-21-6-017
Received on Thursday, 24 May, 2007

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