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Director of Preservation Services [The Northeast Document Conservation Center]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on September 28, 1972 in job announcements |

Position Summary

The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) is seeking an experienced preservation professional to lead and manage its nationally-recognized education programs and consulting services. The Director of Preservation Services designs ground-breaking projects and programs; manages a staff of in-house educators and consultants; lectures on a variety of preservation topics; is active in professional associations; serves on advisory committees of peer institutions; and works closely with NEDCC’s marketing and public relations manager to reach a national audience. The Director of Preservation Services reports to the Executive Director and is a member of NEDCC’s senior leadership team.

Qualifications

Applicants must have:

  • A broad knowledge of and experience in traditional collections preservation and digital curation
  • Demonstrated experience in managing a variety of projects, employees, and consultants at one time
  • A high level of maturity and solid reputation in the field
  • Clear, concise, and eloquent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent relationship-building skills, and
  • A master’s degree in library and information science and/or preservation management

NEDCC’s Preservation Services department is currently staffed with three in-house educators/consultants and one technology/events coordinator. Services include general preservation needs assessments, digital collections needs assessments, webinars, workshops, conferences, 24-hour disaster assistance, and answering technical inquiries.  Products include print and online publications, online self-help tutorials, and a variety of preservation- and disaster-planning tools.  The Preservation Services staff also serves as an in-house reference resource for NEDCC’s conservation and digital imaging staffs.

About NEDCC

Founded in 1973, NEDCC is the first independent conservation laboratory in the United States to specialize exclusively in treating collections made of paper or parchment, such as works of art, photographs, books, maps, manuscripts, etc.  NEDCC is incorporated as a nonprofit in order to provide its services at cost to collecting institutions.  Its mission is to improve the conservation efforts of libraries, archives, historical organizations, museums, and other repositories; to provide the highest quality services to institutions that lack in-house conservation and reformatting facilities or those that seek specialized expertise; and to provide leadership in the preservation, conservation, and imaging fields. Its services include book, paper, and photograph conservation; digital reformatting; surveys and consultations; disaster assistance; and workshops and conferences.  NEDCC is located in a renovated historic mill building in Andover, Mass., twenty-five miles north of Boston.

Salary and Benefits

NEDCC is an equal opportunity employer. Salary and benefits are competitive. This position will remain open until filled.

Application Process

To apply, please send cover letter and resume in PDF to Bill Veillette, Executive Director, at bveillette@nedcc.org.

A pdf copy of this job description is available for download athttp://www.nedcc.org/about/downloads/2012dirpresjob.pdf.

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