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Subject: Position at Indiana Historical Society

Position at Indiana Historical Society

From: Susan Brown <sbrown>
Date: Friday, September 28, 2007
Indiana Historical Society (IHS)
Indianapolis, Indiana

IHS seeks candidates for the full-time position of Conservator. For
more information about IHS, please see


Working with the Senior Director, Collections, and Collections
staff, the Conservator performs conservation procedures on a wide
variety of rare, paper-based materials, as well as providing
consultations with nonprofit organizations and individuals, re:
preservation measures.   Work is done in a state-of-the-art 2,000
square foot paper and book lab with a large resource library and
private office space.  Conservator also manages incoming materials
in purpose-built 1,500 square foot segregation and examination area,
trains and spot supervises interns; and performs condition surveys
for a wide variety of bound and flat paper materials, rehousing or
stabilizing as required.  Complete job description available upon

Prospective applicants should have demonstrated excellence
performing a broad range of complex conservation treatments with an
ability to manage task at hand and complete work in a timely
fashion.  Position requires ability to work with stereomicroscope
and perform all phases of examination of original work along with
experience and ability to interpret collection needs and document
treatments in written and photographic form.  Good communication
skills are a must to work well with other professionals and support
staff as well participating in programs and workshops with the
public.  Also necessary is experience in training and supervising
subordinate staff.  Prospective candidates should also have a
working knowledge of the Windows environment, including
word-processing, database management, E-mail, and Web browsers.
Required: Graduate degree from a recognized training program in
paper and/or book conservation.  Minimum of two years experience
beyond graduate program training in recognized, formal conservation

Salary offered commensurate with experience and skills. Excellent
benefits package. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and
the names, current addresses and telephone numbers of three
professional references to:

    Susan P. Brown
    Vice President
    Human Resources,
    Indiana Historical Society
    450 W. Ohio Street
    Indianapolis IN 46202-3299
    Fax: 317-234-0076

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Susan P. Brown

                  Conservation DistList Instance 21:24
               Distributed: Saturday, September 29, 2007
                       Message Id: cdl-21-24-041
Received on Friday, 28 September, 2007

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