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Subject: Position at Nebraska State Historical Society

Position at Nebraska State Historical Society

From: Lisa M. Grotrian <grotrian<-a>
Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Endowed Head of Paintings Conservation
Gerald R. Ford Conservation Center
Nebraska State Historical Society

A paintings conservator is sought for the newly endowed Paintings
Conservation Laboratory at the Gerald R. Ford Conservation Center.
The Ford Center is a division of the Nebraska State Historical
Society <URL:> 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 Birth
site Gardens and Hanscom Park in downtown Omaha near the Joslyn Art
Museum and the historic Old Market area.  The Paintings 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 Paintings 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 Paintings 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 ten
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 (#054-00616) please send a
cover letter, resume, and State of Nebraska Application for
Employment form to

    Nebraska State Personnel
    PO Box 94905
    Lincoln NE  68509

or apply on-line at <URL:>

A paper copy can be obtained at the address above or by calling

We would be happy to answer any questions you may have about the
position, the Ford Center, the Historical Society, or Omaha.  Please
do not hesitate to call or e-mail.  A courtesy duplicate of your
application would be greatly appreciated and can be directed to

    Julie A. Reilly
    Ford Conservation Center
    1326 South 32nd Street
    Omaha NE 68105
    jreilly<-a t->nebraskahistory< . >org

The Nebraska State Historical Society is an Equal Opportunity

Lisa M. Grotrian
Business Manager I
Nebraska State Historical Society
Gerald R. Ford Conservation Center
1326 S 32nd Street
Omaha NE 68105
Fax: 402-595-1178

                  Conservation DistList Instance 21:40
                 Distributed: Sunday, February 3, 2008
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Received on Tuesday, 22 January, 2008

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