Website Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts

Key Responsibilities:

Conducts on-site preservation surveys with written reports for libraries, archives, museums, and other organizations with historic and/or cultural collections throughout New York State.

Develops, presents, and organizes educational programs and workshops.

Presents lectures and prepares both in-person and webinar programs for professional and lay audiences to promote awareness of preservation concerns and practices.

Provides technical information via telephone, e-mail, and in print on preservation topics.

Maintains familiarity with preservation literature. Assists in updating and expanding the range of technical literature available through CCAHA. Writes articles for publication.

Participates in conferences and other archival activities on a local, regional, and national level.


Qualifications include training in and thorough understanding of preservation principles, practice and issues; experience in conducting and writing preservation assessments and other planning documents for cultural institutions; talent in teaching and public speaking; excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills; ability to work independently; MLS in Archives (or equivalent) or MS in Conservation and a minimum of two years of experience working in a library, archive, museum, or historic site.

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