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Position at Wisconsin Historical Society

From: Charmaine Harbort <charmaine.harbort<-at->
Date: Thursday, October 29, 2009
Library-Archives Preservation Coordinator
Wisconsin Historical Society

The Wisconsin Historical Society is seeking an individual with
education or equivalent experience in archives or library
conservation and preservation, a background in library/archives
research collections, and strong management skills to lead
preservation work in the Division of Library-Archives. Well
qualified applicants for this position would have a Master's degree
in Preservation Administration, a Master's degree with a
specialization in Preservation Management or Conservation, OR a
Certificate of Advanced Studies in Preservation OR equivalent work

Job Duties: Lead the preservation program in the Library-Archives
Division and the operations of the paper conservation lab, the
microimaging lab, and the audio lab; supervise a permanent staff of
5.75 full-time employees and 3.5 full-time limited-term employees;
provide preservation expertise and guidance to staff assigned to
preservation work; advise the Administrator of the Library-Archives
Division on overall direction of the preservation program; conduct
research and planning; identify priorities; develop policies,
standards and procedures and orients staff to them; plan and manage
implementation projects; prepare grant proposals; develop plans and
specification for consultants; ensure that storage environments are
monitored and oversee the implementation of standards for all
rehousing, reformatting, and conservation activities performed by
division staff; plan and coordinate disaster recovery procedures and
contribute to the security of collections.

Background: The Wisconsin Historical Society, Division of
Library-Archives holds a premier research collection on North
American history, with library holdings of 3.9 million items and
archives of 130,000 cubic feet. It is a depository for state and
federal government publications and administers the Wisconsin State
Archives, a repository for state and local government records. In
addition to its excellent Wisconsin collections, the
Library-Archives is widely known for its national holdings in
genealogy, newspapers and periodicals, mass communications history,
social action, organized labor, and film and theater history. The
preservation coordinator supervises a professional conservator and a
professional librarian, plus permanent microfilm lab staff engaged
in maintaining the physical condition and security of this
collection through preservation planning and projects, in an
environment that emphasizes flexibility and teamwork.

Starting salary range is $21.594 to $35.631 per hour ($45,088 to
$74,398 per year), plus excellent benefits.  There is a mandatory
one year probationary period.

For more information about the Wisconsin Historical Society
Library-Archives see


The application deadline is November 20, 2009.

For details on this position's responsibilities and on application
instructions, go to


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    email. There should be no newline.

Charmaine Harbort
Administrative Assistant
Library-Archives Division
Wisconsin Historical Society
816 State Street
Madison WI  53706

                  Conservation DistList Instance 23:15
                 Distributed: Friday, October 30, 2009
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Received on Thursday, 29 October, 2009

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