Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Northeast Document Conservation Center seeks a Director of Preservation Services

If you're a verbally adept preservation expert who has worked with both paper and electronic materials, relishes the thought of developing innovative educational initiatives, excels at multitasking, and lives or would like to live in the Boston area, the Northeast Document Conservation Center wants to hear from you:
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.

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.
The position description, which contains detailed application instructions, states that "salary and benefits are competitive" and that applications will be accepted until this position is filled.

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