Indiana Historical Society
Responsible for the treatment of rare or unique historic documents (bound and unbound) and works of art on paper in the collections of the Library Division. Work is done in a new, state-of-the-art, 2,000 sq. ft. paper and book lab with a large resource library and private office space.
Responsibilities include: In consultation with Curators, examine and analyze collection materials, document items through written and photographic means, develop and write treatment reports, and perform treatment in a timely fashion. Manage in-coming materials in purpose-built 1500 sq. ft. segregation and examination area. Train and supervise Conservation Technician and interns. Maintain condition survey program of maps, broadside; graphic works, including architectural works, Cirkut photographs, and pamphlets. Establish needs assessment for bound materials. Serve on Disaster Response Team and act as director of department in absence of the Director of Conservation, especially in the event of an emergency to collections.
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 document treatments in written and photographic form. Must be able to work well with other professionals and support staff and have experience in training and supervising subordinate staff. Working knowledge of the Windows environment, including word-processing, database management, E-mail, and Web browsers also necessary.
Required: Graduate degree from a recognized training program in paper and/or book conservation. Minimum of three years experience beyond graduate program training in recognized, formal conservation facility. Competitive pay and excellent benefits package.
Send a letter of application, resume, names, current addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references to:
Susan P. Brown
Director, Human Resources
Indiana Historical Society
450 W. Ohio Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Applications accepted until position is filled.
|Chief, Conservation Division||Library of Congress||November|
|Getty Internship in Paper Conservation||Cornell University Library||December|
|Conservation Internship||New York Academy of Medicine Library||January|
|Head of Preservation/Chief Preservation Officer||Yale University Library||January|
|Andrew W. Mellon Conservation Fellowship||The Huntington Library||January|
|Assistant Paper Conservator||Northeast Document Conservation Center||January|
|Moving Image Preservation Specialist||New York University||January|
|Preventive Conservation Internship||Library of Congress||January|
|Adv. Paintings & Paper Internships||Intermuseum Conservation Assoc., Oberlin OH||January|
|Preservation Microfilm Apprentice||American Theological Library Association (ATLA)||January|
|Book Conservator||Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts||January|
|Painting Conservator & Paper Conservator||Queen's University, Ontario, Canada||January|
|Chief Conservator||The Boston Athenaeum||January|
|Director of Collections Digitization||Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum of Art||February|
|Preservation Librarian||S. Illinois University||February|
|Summer Conservation Internship||Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis||February|
|Collection Conservator||N. Carolina State University Libraries||February|