Conservator Artifacts Job Description Sample
Open Date 09/14/2017
Administrative Patient Sensitive Job Code?
Standard Hours per Week
40 Full Time or Part Time?
Work Schedule Summary Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm
Department 00790 - Marriott Library - Operations
Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment
Pay Rate Range 53,000
May close at anytime.
Open Until Filled
May close at anytime.
Job Summary The Paper Conservator is responsible for the assessment, documentation, stabilization, and executing conservation treatments on a broad range of paper-based artifacts including archival documents, manuscripts on Western and Islamic paper, maps, architectural, drawings, photographic prints, fine art, and some three-dimensional artifacts. By virtue of advanced knowledge of paper chemistry and the techniques of analysis, paper history, and technology, performs chemical and analytical tests on paper, paper fibers, pigments, inks, media and other substances as needed for work in progress.
Uses photographic equipment to record condition or treatment of individual artifacts, a monocular microscope for examination, and various mechanical devices such as a suction table for treatment of paper artifacts. The incumbent will also be involved in housing projects, exhibition preparation, and mentoring of staff. The position reports to the Head of Preservation.
Responsibilities Knowledge of and skill in performing paper conservation treatment techniques for archival documents and works of art on paper. Ability to teach subordinates to meet standards of practice, and to communicate orally and in writing on technical subjects.
Ability to provide support to curators and to participate as a member of a team in the ongoing maintenance and operation of a book and paper conservation lab. Ability to maintainOSHAhealth and safety protocols for self, staff and volunteers with regard to all collections handling and treatments.
Minimum Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in History, Art, Humanities, Library Science, related field or equivalency plus one year directly relatied experience required. Knowledge of conservation and preservation principles; ability to implement proper preservation packing and shipping procedures; experience supervising, teaching and training others is also required.
Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills are required in order to effectively work with volunteers, employees and the public. Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
Preferences Masters degree in Conservation, or related field, preferred. Demonstrated proficiency and capability with information technology systems in the context of an academic library.
Special Instructions Summary
All applications received by October 11, 2017 will receive full consideration. This is a local recruitment. Out of area candidates will be responsible for travel costs for final in-person interviews and for moving costs, if selected. When prompted to do so, please upload three (3) professional references.
Additional InformationThe University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.To inquire about this posting, email: email@example.com or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), email: firstname.lastname@example.org .The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to theURSretirement plan and other employees with priorURSservice, may elect to enroll in theURSwithin 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits fromURSmust notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.
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Summary This position is located in the Conservation Unit of the Collections Division of the Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum
(NASM), which is responsible for properly protecting the National Collections of aeronautics and space artifacts in perpetuity and guaranteeing intellectual as well as physical control over those collections. Learn more about this agency
Coordinates loans, manages ongoing projects and provides technical guidance to fellow conservators, interns, fellows and contractors; performs artifact examination and treatment of artifacts; and maintains administrative records and conservation report files.
Performs condition reporting for selected objects; measures the objects, records condition, performs research, technical analysis and prepares digital photography; and assists in the preparation of collection condition surveys to enhance the broader understanding of the condition status of the entire collection.
Performs direct conservation treatment and supports artifact conservation process by procuring necessary supplies and equipment, fabricating supports, object handling and movement, photography, and related tasks; devises a treatment strategy requiring in-depth research, testing and consultation with colleagues; proposes artifact treatment for approval, documents them and includes them in the collections database; and prepares artifacts for long-term storage, exhibition or for shipping.
Performs environmental monitoring of temperature, relative humidity, visible light and UV radiation by using light meters, hygrothermographs and data loggers; and advises the Chief Conservator and curators of conditions that threaten artifacts.
Travel Required Not required
Supervisory status No
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Conditions of Employment
Pass Pre-employment Background Investigation
Complete a Probationary Period
Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer Qualification requirements must be met within 30 days of the job announcement closing date.
Experience:You qualify for this position if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system.
For this position specialized experience is
defined asconducting artifact conservation and preservation tasks, which includes: artifact condition examination, conservation treatment, preventative conservation, use of a collections information system data base, and preparation of object condition reports. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Part-time and/or unpaid experience related to this position will be considered to determine the total number of years and months of experience. Be sure to note the number of paid or unpaid hours worked each week.
Or Education: Three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree related to the position may be substituted to meet the experience requirements.
Or a Combination: Education and experience may be combined to meet the basic qualifications; for example, a half year of experience and a half year of education in the field may be qualifying. Special Instructions for Foreign Education: If you are qualifying by education and/or you have education completed in a foreign college/university described above, it is your responsibility to provide transcripts and proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study. For instructions on where to fax these documents, see the "Required Documents" section of this announcement. Qualification requirements must be met within 30 days of the job announcement closing date.
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How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above
. Your application will be evaluated first for the basic qualifications described above. The applications that meet the basic qualifications will be evaluated further against the following criteria:
Skill in the application of current conservation treatment practices and preventive methods.
Skill in the operation of environmental monitoring equipment.
Ability to communicate in writing.
Ability to communicate orally.
Ability to prepare object condition reports.
Ability to consult with curators on the development of treatment strategies.
Important Note: Your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the occupational questionnaire or other assessment tool for consistency. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your resume, you will be assigned a rating commensurate to your described experience. Your resume should provide detailed information regarding how your education and experience relate to this position, including the major duties and qualifications criteria listed. To preview questions please click here. Read more
Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance Public Trust
- Background Investigation
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Your application package should include the following documents: * Detailed resume created in the USAJOBS Resume Builder. * Unofficial school transcripts, if the position has an education requirement or if you are using education to qualify. If selected for the position, you must provide an official transcript before appointment. * Proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study, if applicable.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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How to Apply
Click on the "Apply Online" button on the upper right side of the page. Please Note:
You must apply for this position online through the 'Apply Online' button and submit required supplemental documents (if they are relevant to you).
You may submit required documents by uploading them online during the application process; *
OR* You may manually fax required documents. Faxes are received by an automated system, not a physical fax machine. Documents that are faxed as part of the application process must be sent with the system generated cover sheet by the closing date. Documents faxed without the system generated coversheet are not retrievable and cannot be considered as part of the application package.
The complete application package, including any required documents, is due in the Smithsonian Office of Human Resources on the closing date of the announcement by 11:59 PM Eastern Time.
If you are unable to apply online, paper applications may be accepted with prior approval of the Contact Person listed below. Read more
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Next steps At the end of the application process you will be able to create and save a PDF file that contains your responses to the assessment questions
. You may save this file as initial receipt of your application. After the job announcement closes, you will receive an email from the Smithsonian with confirmation of receipt. The Smithsonian receives many applications for each job. Each application is reviewed carefully which may take a few weeks. We will send you an e-mail to update you as we go through phases of the application review process. You may also check your application status by logging into www.usajobs.gov and selecting the tab "My USAJOBS;" e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org; or by contacting the Office of Human Resources Representative listed.
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New employee probationary period This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/483646700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. Open & closing dates: 11/06/2017 to 11/27/2017 Salary: $66,510 to $86,460 per year
Pay scale & grade:* IS 11 Work schedule: Full-Time
- Appointment type:* Permanent
- This is not a Federal Position, but has similar requirements and benefits.
Graphic Conservation Company in Chicago is experiencing continued growth and seeks to add an additional position of Paper Conservator. The ideal candidate will possess the following traits:
· An in-depth appreciation and understanding of AIC ethical guidelines
· A comprehensive knowledge of Conservation Theory and Practice
· Proven knowledge of techniques and materials
· Significant understanding of the attributes of paper and vellum
· Highly-developed hand skills and a significant level of attention to detail
· Demonstrated success in a team-based environment
· Ability to treat varied works on paper whose requirements range from minor repairs to complex restoration
Graduate level degree in art conservation from an accredited institution or, a similar level of expertise developed through career experience.
Proven ability to write detailed condition reports, develop written recommended treatment steps, and identify any potential limitations. As such, strong written communication skills are very important.
An ability to work in a business environment that presents different challenges each day.
Ability to collaborate with all members of our team.
Graphic Conservation Company will consider both private-practice and institutional conservators for this position.
This is a full-time position. Compensation will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Please submit Curriculum Vitae, a cover letter that discusses your potential contribution to our growing company, salary history, and professional references
Deputy Public Guardian Conservator
The Aging and Adult Services Division of the Health System is seeking a full-time Deputy Public Guardian Conservator II/III (DPG). The position is on the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act (LPS) Conservatorship Team and will manage the income and assets and coordinate the care, including the arrangement of placement and treatment, of elderly and gravely disabled persons under the jurisdiction of the Public Guardian as appointed by the Superior Court, attend meetings, and perform various duties of the position, including testifying in Court when needed and participating in Crisis Intervention Training as part of the LPS unit's outreach and education to local law enforcement agencies, as well as presentations to other community partners.
The current vacancy is in the Aging and Adult Services Division located in San Mateo, but will drive to visit clients, attend meetings and trainings at various locations both in and outside of the County.
DPG II is at the journey level with responsibility for managing estates and providing casework services. DPG II administers complex property and litigation cases and may develop comprehensive care plans. DPG III also provides lead direction to other deputies, serves as liaison with specific County and State facilities, handles those cases that present the greatest liability to the client and/or the County, and may provide 24-hour emergency response services. All DPGs must accept very diverse roles in the areas of estate management and care coordination.
This person will report to the Supervising Deputy Public Guardian of Aging and Adult Services.
The ideal candidate will be able to develop and maintain collaborative partnerships with a variety of organizations; have strong assessment, investigative, oral and written communication skills; have familiarity with Adult Protective Services (APS), law enforcement, San Mateo County Superior Court system, Behavioral Health and Recovery Services and understanding of the needs of persons suffering from serious mental illness.
Examples of Duties:
- Manages and protects the assets, including making and liquidating investments and arranging for sale of real and personal property as appropriate.
- Collects all income due to the person, secures appropriate benefits and monitors accuracy of benefit amount.
- Pays all lawful debts.
- Represents or arranges representation in all legal matters.
For example, a client may own real property vested in Trust and live in the residence with 24-hour home health care services in place. The client's liquid assets have depleted. The Deputy Public Guardian may have to facilitate application for a reverse mortgage, identify and marshal Trust and conservatorship assets, and reconcile these two separate legal entities, as well as develop an estate plan, while ensuring that the client receives care appropriate to his/her needs.
Client Care Coordination:
- Arranges for the person's care and protection.
- Decides where the person will live.
- Makes arrangements for health care, meals, clothing, personal care, housekeeping, transportation, and recreation.
For example, a client in a board and care home or locked facility may be having a behavioral problem. The Deputy Public Guardian will work with the case manager, psychiatrist, social worker, and facility administrator to put together a plan to address the client's behavioral issues and may also need to work with the treatment team on finding alternative placement, if needed.
Lanterman-Petris-Short Act (LPS) requires the review of client's current needs based on documentation of visits and care conferences, as well as annual report writing regarding that information. Probate requires a review of the past two years of care through the writing of a comprehensive report on financial transactions, social interactions, and medical conditions.
Applications for this position will only be accepted online. Please go to http://jobs.smcgov.org to apply.
Deadline to apply online is November 9, 2017 at 11:59pm.
San Mateo County government is committed to:
The highest standards of public service;
A common vision of responsiveness;
The highest standards of ethical conduct;
Treating people with respect and dignity.
Special Conservator Of The Peace (Scop) (Non-Exempt)
Job Description The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts seeks enthusiastic
, motivated individuals to join a team of Sworn Peace Officers. This team will ensure the museum is a safe environment for a variety of art related events and exhibitions by patrolling the museum property and grounds, enforcing rules and regulations, assisting visitors and employees, reporting potential hazards and suspicious activities and responding to emergency situations. Officers will also assist with investigations, secure evidence, and complete logs and other records. As Special Conservators of the Peace, Officers will carry weapons and exercise general police powers as appropriate. The museum offers flexible scheduling options to accommodate day, weekend and evening schedules.
Minimum Qualifications Successful candidates will have knowledge of applicable laws
, rules and regulations pertaining to the responsibilities and professional conduct of sworn, armed Special Conservators of the Peace and the methods used in accident and claims investigations. Officers must demonstrate the ability to exercise independent judgment, prepare complete and effective reports, and communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing. Strong customer service skills are essential. Officers must be able to speak before groups and establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Knowledge and experience with business computer user applications is also necessary. Officers MUST also be capable of standing and patrolling the campus for several hours at a time on foot and on a bike. Selected candidates will be required to pass a criminal background check conducted by the Virginia State Police.
Preferred Qualifications A college degree in law enforcement
, criminal justice, private security or equivalent experience, including the military, is preferred
Special Requirements Candidates must be able to successfully complete the DCJS Special Conservator of the Peace
(armed endorsement) training course to VMFA standards. CPR/AED certification as well as recurring Armed SCOP certification must be maintained for continued employment. After successful completion of training, Officers will be sworn in by the Circuit Court and will have full arrest powers. As such, they will be required to provide competent testimony in any courts as a result of the charges they make. Preference may be given to current sworn law enforcement officers who are in full compliance with DCJS training requirements. A background check is required.
Special Instructions to Applicants This posting is being re
-opened to receive more applications for additional vacancies. Posting will be open until filled. Please contact the HR office at (804) 340-1485 if you need assistance. EEO/AA, Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Certified Employer.
(804-340-1485 ## Address 201 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA 23220 Working Title: Special Conservator Of the Peace (SCOP) (Non-Exempt)
Role Title:* Law Enforcement Officer I - 69071 Job Open Date: 10/16/2017 Open Until Filled: Yes
Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)?:* No
Hiring Range:* $30,000/year
Agency:* VA Museum of Fine Arts (238)
Agency Website:* www.vmfa.museum
Location:* Richmond (City) - 760 Position Number: 00180 Job Posting Number: 1030447 Type of Recruitment: Agency Employee Only
Does this position have telework options?:* No
Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference:* No
Job Type:* Full-Time (Salaried)
Job Type Detail:* Full-Time Salaried
- Non-Faculty- FTS-1 Pay Band: 03
Head Of Library And Special Collections (M/F)
The George Eastman Museum seeks a forward?thinking, energetic information professional to direct the Richard and Ronay Menschel Library, home to a world?class collection of books, rare books, manuscripts, ephemera, and oral history recordings devoted to photography and moving images. The library serves as a research resource to museum staff, graduate and undergraduate students, visiting researchers, and the local community.
The Head of the Library and Special Collections will develop and implement strategies, policies, procedures, and staffing to facilitate researchers’ onsite and online access to the library’s holdings
Reporting to the Director of the George Eastman Museum, the Head of the Library and Special Collections is responsible for all aspects of the Richard and Ronay Menschel Library’s operations, collections, and services.
Administration: Conceive, implement, and oversee library projects, including cataloging, finding aids, and digitization.
Develop and ensure implementation of library strategic planning, policies, and procedures. Collaboratively set priorities for all library functions. Train, oversee, and schedule permanent and project staff, interns, students and volunteers.
Direct work of staff, students and volunteers to ensure that it meets standards. Prepare the library budget and monitor all budget allocations. Manage library facilities and equipment, including the security of the library’s vault.
Collection Development: Collaborate with curatorial departments to develop all aspects of the library’s collections. Manage and maintain holdings of current literature and periodicals.
Actively steward and shape the collecting practices of the library to reflect and respond to the mission and research goals of the institution. Identify and develop potential donors of special collections materials, including books, manuscripts and archival materials.
Monitor professional trends in the development of archives, records and special collections.
Prepare quarterly reports for the museum’s Board of Trustees and serve as the library[s representative to the Library Collection Committee. Collection Management: Set priorities for cataloging and processing of research books, rare books and special collections.
Process and describe archives and manuscripts in the library’s special collections holdings. Prepare and publish inventories and findings aids for special collections according to standards. Make collection descriptions and finding aids available using best practices.
Develop and implement best practices in archival collections management and access to ensure the safety, preservation, integrity and continued accessibility of the collections for research. Implement or manage accessioning and processing of archival and rare books donations. Create and maintain the donor and gift files of the library.
Work with Registrar's Office on incoming and outgoing loans of rare books and special collection materials. Oversee stack management, arrangement of collection and re-shelving. Collaborate with the museum's Chief Conservator to establish policies and oversee projects to further the care, housing, storage and use of rare books and special collections materials.
Monitor library environments (including the main stacks and rare books vault) through PEM2 readers and report fluctuations to the Conservator in Charge and the Facilities Manager. Technology: Provide advanced-level leadership in the development of technology strategies related to ArchivesSpace. Play a leading role in the maintenance and application of ArchivesSpace.
Recommend library-related content, text, and revisions for the museum webpages to the appropriate museum staff. External Relations: Act as representative and advocate for the library with local, regional and national organizations.
Collaborate with Development Department in identifying and preparing grant proposals. Participate in professional activities at the regional, national and international levels, as appropriate. Research Services and Teaching:
Provide backup reference assistance to museum staff and students, interns, volunteers and the public. Participate in teaching archival principles to the students in the museum’s Selznick School for Film Preservation and its Photographic Preservation and Collection Management (PPCM) graduate programs. Train PPCM students in archival management, arrangement and description.
Supervision: The Head of the Library and Special Collections had the following supervisory responsibilities: Oversees the work of one full time employee and students and volunteers. Ensures that work meets the standards of quality and productivity.
Makes recommendations regarding personnel actions, such as hiring, disciplinary action, approval of overtime, compensation, and terminations. Supervises any persons who work on grant-funded projects related to the library. Physical Activity:
This position regularly requires standing, walking, sitting, carrying (max 20 lbs.), climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, handling, speaking, hearing, seeing, and motions that are repetitive. Position will also occasionally require lifting (no more than 30 lbs.), pushing/pulling (40 lbs.), balancing and occasional commercial travel.
Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library or information science program, or equivalent combination of other advanced-degree and professional-level experience in a research library or archive. Advanced degree related to History of Photography, Film History, and/or Art History preferred. Experience
At least five (5) years of progressive responsibility in a research library or archives. At least five (5) years of experience with processing and describing archival collections. Working knowledge of the history and current practice of photography and cinema preferred.
Demonstrated application of standards for archival content management systems, technologies, and metadata standards and schema applicable to an archives (such as DACS, EAD and MARC) and facility with managing the resulting descriptive data. Proficiency with ArchivesSpace, Voyager, Online Cataloging Software (OCLC), Microsoft Word, Excel, E-mail, etc. Must have research focus, excellent attention to detail and written and oral communication skills.
Ability to work effectively in a team setting and independently as well as with staff and researchers. Possess an understanding of current developments within archives and special collections and of the issues involved in the preservation and use of digital collections. The George Eastman Museum seeks a forward thinking, energetic information professional to direct the Richard and Ronay Menschel Library, home to a world class collection of books, rare books, manuscripts, ephemera, and oral history recordings devoted to photography and moving images.
The Objects Conservator heads the Objects Conservation Laboratory and manages the planning and implementation of all activities associated with the care and preservation of the DIA’s encyclopedic 3-D collections. Core functions include object examination and treatment, technical research, vetting acquisitions, exhibition and gallery installations, loan processing, public outreach, fundraising and museum-wide preservation initiatives.
All activities are carried out in accordance with the American Institute for Conservation (AIC) Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. Within department, the Objects Conservatorworks closely with the Conservation Imaging Specialist, the Mellon Conservation Scientist, and the Mount Designer and Fabricator to implement core functions. In addition, the
Objects Conservator collaborates with departments across the museum including Curatorial, Learning and Audience Engagement, Registrars, Collections Management, Exhibitions and Design, Collections Information, IT, PR and Marketing, and Development to achieve departmental and museum-wide strategic goals. Performs related work as required.
Head Of Conservation
The New York Public Library seeks an experienced conservator to provide expert strategic and administrative leadership for its conservation operations. The Head of Conservation (officially titled Senior Manager, Conservation) will provide and promote a vision for the care and treatment of the Library’s special and general collections, developing and implementing plans to identify, prioritize, and address their conservation needs. Under the direction of the Associate Director for Special Collections and Preservation Services (SCPS), the Head of Conservation oversees a team of 9 FTE, including five conservators. The Head of Conservation will collaborate closely with the other SCPS program heads and the Research Libraries curatorial staff to formulate strategies and procedures in support of special and general collection preservation and access. This will include especially close collaboration with the Senior Manager for Collection Management who directs collection risk management activities and is leading a collection-wide inventory and condition survey project that will begin in 2018.
Directs the Barbara Goldsmith Conservation Laboratory and Collections Care Lab, both located at the NYPL’s Library Service Center in Long Island City
Manages budget, staff training and development, laboratory safety program (including chemical and hazardous waste management), supplies and equipment selection
Oversees and reports on all conservation activities undertaken by staff and contractors, including conservation treatments and documentation, condition surveys, technical analyses, special research projects, housing selection or creation, and preparation of collection items for consultation, exhibition, digitization, outgoing loan, and transport.
Collaborates with Senior Manager for Collection Management in training the collection survey project team and interpreting the survey’s findings to inform and prioritize conservation and preservation initiatives
Works with the Registrar in evaluating and making recommendations for the outgoing loan of collections
Develops and maintains professional relationships with curatorial and many other Library stakeholders in establishing and advancing conservation goals
Leads hiring, coaches and evaluates staff, fostering collegiality, innovation, and collaboration among laboratory staff and other Library stakeholders. Supports and fosters professional development and engagement among staff
Collaborates with a variety of Library partners on exhibition preparation and installation, outgoing loans, collection processing, and policy and procedure development
Represents NYPL through participation in professional organizations, including presenting at conferences, developing seminars, and serving on professional committees
Initiates, develops, and contributes to grant proposals and other fundraising efforts aimed at specific conservation priorities or increasing overall program capacities
Identifies opportunities for scholarship and professional academic experience, such as supporting academic internships and fellowships.Ensures compliance with industry standards and best practices, in alignment with Code of Ethics and
Guidelines for Practice of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works (AIC)
Identifies and develops opportunities for conservation-based public outreach
Accountability and Professionalism – Demonstrates enthusiasm for and commitment to the position and accepts responsibility for personal actions.
Customer Service – Commits to meeting the expectations of internal and external customers. Listens and responds effectively to customer questions; resolves customer problems to the customer’s satisfaction; respects all internal and external customers.
Collaboration and Teamwork – Supports a positive team environment in which members participate, respect and cooperate with each other to receive desired results.
Job-Specific Knowledge and Skills - Plans, prioritizes, and organizes work effectively to produce measurable results; keeps current with and effectively applies new work methods, skills and technologies to complete work. + + Master’s degree from a recognized conservation training program or ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library/Information Science with conservation certificate.
Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible professional experience in conservation.
Demonstrated successful application of the American Institute for Conservation Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice.
Advanced knowledge and demonstrated experience with complex conservation treatment of paper, books, or photographs.
Demonstrated knowledge of the preservation and treatment of a wide range of formats.
Demonstrated success managing projects, supervising and developing staff talent, and coordinating work across functional and reporting lines, including working with colleagues from other institutions, vendors, and other external organizations.
Demonstrated ability to manage budgets and other resources.
Record of professional engagement and contribution, such as research, publication, and involvement in pertinent professional and scholarly organizations.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, demonstrating strong interpersonal skills with individuals with different work styles.
Familiarity with current preservation and conservation practices and initiatives for cultural heritage collections and audiences.
Expert knowledge of working in a conservation laboratory setting required.
Position involves lifting and exposure to dust, mold, and other hazardous substances. Knowledge of usual parameters and compliance with an OSHA safety program is expected.
Travel to all Research Libraries sites within NYC boroughs as required.
Performs other duties as assigned. Non Union ID: 2017-9917 Department: Barbara Goldsmith Preservation Division External Company URL: www.nypl.org
Description The Office for Religious Life (ORL) seeks an Operations Coordinator (OC) who will be a part of a diverse ORL team which supports the Stanford community by offering an array of year-round religious and spiritual events and programs.. The position requires an understanding of, and commitment to, the mission and purpose of the Office for Religious Life, which is to oversee the religious and spiritual life of the campus, with care and compassion in not only what we do, but how we do our work for the Stanford community. The ORL oversees the following facilities/space, in which a variety of programming occurs: the historic Stanford Memorial Church, at the heart of the campus in the main quad and the third floor of the Old Union which forms the Center for Inter-Religious Community, Learning and Experiences (CIRCLE). In addition, the ORL oversees programming at Windhover, a contemplative center, whose operations are managed by the office of the Vice Provost for Student Affairs.
Purpose The Operations Coordinator (OC) role has several components: 1) building management: perform specialized, diverse work activities and coordinate solutions, under limited supervision, supporting the operations, maintenance, repair, upkeep, inventory tracking, and refurbishing activities related to the physical environment and building systems of the university. This is an individual contributor role. 2) general office/operations, including finance and administration. Building Management/Floor Management The OC plays a key role in prioritizing tasks necessary for the safety, preservation, and efficiency of the office. Stanford Memorial Church is open to the public and Stanford community alike and requires a knowledgeable and capable building manager to triage the behind-the-scenes work and other more obvious projects in the best interest of all who use/visit the facilities. Much of what the Operations Coordinator works on is unexpected, so this position requires an ability to respond to situations swiftly, and even change direction calmly, speedily and effectively. With independence, the OC serves as building manager for Stanford Memorial Church and floor manager for the Center for Inter-Religious Community, Learning and Experiences (CIRCLE), the 3rd floor, Old Union Building. This includes routine ‘sweeps’ of the church and CIRCLE space for upkeep, maintenance and safety concerns. The OC must have substantial knowledge of and assist with coordination of all planned (and unplanned) repairs and renovations, in cooperation with other university departments, building and zone managers and the church conservator, and clearly communicate the impact of such projects to ORL staff. In addition, the OC must be able to quickly and thoroughly troubleshoot all issues and make thoughtful, responsible decisions by themself, and in collaboration with the ORL team. It is expected that the OC will network with others on campus as well as vendors to facilitate the successful and timely completion of projects with little/minimal impact to ORL programs.
General Office, Operations The OC at present serves as the primary point of contact in the Round Room, which serves as a reception and office at the side of Stanford Memorial Church. They must provide excellent customer service at all times, functioning as the primary person to receive phone calls and greet visitors, guests. They are the key staff person to oversee several operational, recurring functions in the office, such as cash handling, banking, gift transmittals (GTs), and room reservations. As a liaison, they may work closely with Student Activities and Leadership (SAL), which is part of Student Affairs, and the ORL Dean and associate deans to communicate policy and procedures to religious groups.
CORE DUTES* BUILDING MANAGEMENT/FLOOR MANAGEMENT * Serve as property operations /maintenance point of contact for facilities issues in assigned building(s): Stanford Memorial Church and 3rd floor of Old Union (CIRCLE); assist, as needed, with reporting facilities-related issues at Windhover to Director of Operations, Vice Provost for Student Affairs (VPSA).
Initiate work requests: coordinate and monitor routine maintenance services and their completion (trash, utilities, custodial, pest control, long term preservation, inspections, grounds, landscapes, alarms, systems & equipment) * Communicate maintenance work schedules with staff, and relevant others
Schedule and coordinate contract work, third party vendors; hire via iProcurement as needed
Identify, recommend & implement building operations & process modifications to the facility or general office procedures for increased productivity, efficiency and/or cost reduction
Manage ORL’s participation in the University clean up (i.e. excess, shredding, recycling, etc.) as well as sustainability programs (i.e. composting, energy conservation)
Property Management * Responsible for property administration by completing tagging, data entry and inventory of equipment, select church supplies and computers and reporting, per SU compliance requirements
- Order new equipment as needed
Project Coordination * Participate in Quarterly Building Manager Meetings with staff from Land, Buildings & Real Estate and church conservator
Coordinator all aspects (i.e. budgeting, communications, scheduling, payments, implementation, follow through), of all departmentally-funded projects and act as part of project management team to assist Land, Buildings & Real Estate (LBRE) staff in other university-funded or larger scale projects
May be responsible for coordinating and scheduling weekly docent tours offered by volunteer docents Safety, Security * Serve as safety management coordinator by correcting identified safety issues, implementing disposal procedures; change door codes and key locks, as necessary; assist with onboarding of all new staff re: keys, facilities, safety
Responsible to close the church, daily, and update and train on closing duties
Oversee all aspects of Emergency Preparedness for the entire office staff, at ORL facilities (i.e. AED maintenance, training, fire safety, emergency backpacks) * Assist in the creation of staffing plans, including hiring of Red Coats, Stanford Event Patrol (SEPs) for special occasions and highly attended events in Stanford Memorial Church
Building Assessment Team (BAT) member Communications, IT Services * Coordinate communications services (i.e. in cooperation with IT support in the Office of the President and Provost (PPO), assure full functions of network administration, desktop support, primary, computer upgrades, troubleshooting); provide updates, alerts, notifications to building occupants, including websites
Responsible for ORL landline phones; main church line’s voicemail procedures; Stanford-provided ORL cell phones; international calling plans
Space Management * Coordinate space management and planning activities including: move coordination; space inventory; meet university compliance requirements to record and submit attestation.
Complete record keeping, tracking, information gathering and support for space allocation decision makers. Meet Stanford compliance reporting requirements. GENERAL OFFICE/OPERATIONS * Maintain inventory of office supplies, church and other program supplies and order as necessary
Primary reception duties (phones, meet/greet guests, visitors) in the Round Room, Memorial Church
Manage the room reservation system, by reviewing and approving all room reservation requests (for Stanford Memorial Church and 4 rooms in CIRCLE, Old Union Building) in 25Live (or designated online calendaring system) * May oversee the member organizations of Stanford Associated Religions (SAR) by way of the following: In cooperation with Student Activities and Leadership (SAL), assist Dean or designee with annual SAR application process and quarterly mandatory SAR meetings; Assist Dean in creation of SAR meeting agendas and present relevant information at each meeting; communicate relevant issues to SAReligions@lists.stanford.edu (i.e. building access, building hours, Winter Close dates/info, facilities work, newly installed equipment, policy) * Manage all aspects of parking near Stanford Memorial Church, including booking of ORL parking place and other parking details for special events; sponsored parking
Attend bi-weekly staff meetings
Oversee mailing services, shipping and delivery; drinking water deliveries
Manage and maintain ORL mailman lists
Assist with general onboarding of all staff, including but not limited to: keys, safety, calendars, Jabber, facilities, phones, workstation set up including IT (email and access to fileshare) * May supervise and train student and/or contingent workers including scheduling, assigning, and prioritizing tasks, setting appropriate deadlines, reviewing work for quality and timeliness, performance management
Assist with day-of event staffing, as needed/assigned Finance, Administration * Initiate, process and follow through on financial transactions (i.e. Expense Requests, iProcurement, iJournals, CashNet, Cybersource) * Manage cash handling and banking process for collections in Stanford Memorial Church; update process documents as needed
Responsible for Gift Transmittals (GT) process; maintain process document
Reset safe and locked cabinet codes, as needed
May process credit card transactions, using Cybersource
Maintain checkbook and banking at Wells Fargo *Other duties as assigned ## Qualifications
Minimum Education and Experience Required Associate degree and three years related, demonstrated facilities management experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience.
Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required * Strong organizational and time management skills; initiative
Interpersonal skills, mature judgment required to interact effectively with a broad range of people, including faculty, vendors, both individually and in groups
Ability to coordinate and manage multiple projects with competing priorities, meet deadlines and project plans with short and long-term end dates
Experience working with internal and external vendors and service providers
Background knowledge of emergency preparedness plans and their implementation
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
Attention to detail and accuracy
Ability to complete tasks thoroughly and in a timely manner, even with frequent interruptions
Reliable and punctual to a regular work schedule
Ability to work well independently as well as on a team
Sound judgment in prioritizing tasks, projects and office needs
Excellent front office demeanor and attentive/positive/pleasant customer service attitude
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office, online calendaring, email) Job Knowledge (Preferred) * Familiarity using a Mac
Comfortable using the Internet to research topics; search
Familiarity using other Stanford systems, such as Work Orders, Event & Labor Services (ELS), Cybersource, CashNet
Sunflower (property/asset management); SPARC (Stanford Property Administration Resource Center) * iSpace (space inventory) * OrderIT (SU phones; cell phones; international calling plans) * 25Live (room reservation) * Axess Time and Leave Administrator (TLA) * Conversational Spanish would be an advantage
Physical Requirements * Frequently stand/walk, seated, performs desk-based computer tasks.
Occasionally climb (ladders, scaffold, or other), twist/bend/stoop/squat, reach/work above shoulders, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, use a telephone, writing by hand, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 20 pounds.
Rarely: kneel/crawl, grasp forcefully, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh 40 pounds.
Ability to obtain and maintain a California Non-commercial Class Driver’s license and drive day or night.
Work Standards * Must comply with the California Vehicle Code and Stanford University requirements when operating university-owned vehicles.
Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University’s Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu/. *A background check will be required for all final candidates. To be considered for the position, please attach resume and cover letter to your application.
Working Conditions * ORL events occur seven days a week, and often take place in the evenings. This is therefore not a M-F, 8am—5pm job, and genuine flexibility is required. Work schedule will be 40 hours/week, usually M-F or Su-TH, but often requiring weekend hours (including Saturdays), some evenings, and occasional holidays. These working hours will not usually require overtime but rather some flexibility for the 40-hour working week, as events determine.
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.Job: Facilities
Location:* Office for Religious Life
Req ID:* 76424 Job Grade: 4371
Head Of Conservation And Preservation
The Getty Research Institute (GRI) seeks an experienced conservator and preservation professional to serve as Head of Conservation and Preservation for the Research Library. The ideal candidate will provide leadership in planning and managing the conservation program for special collections, general library collections, and institutional archives. The Head will lead a team responsible for a broad range of conservation and preservation activities including conservation assessment and treatment; exhibition, loan and digitization support; disaster planning and response; environmental monitoring; and facilities planning support. Working closely with colleagues throughout the GRI, the Head will ensure the smooth integration and timely completion of conservation and preservation activities.
With a focus on special collections, plan, perform and document complex conservation treatments for a broad range of materials in accordance with the AIC Guidelines
Collaborate with registrars, curators, archivists, librarians, and exhibition coordinators to establish priorities
Administer and oversee staffing, performance planning and review, and staff development; may also mentor interns and volunteers
Coordinate workflows and manage daily operation of the conservation laboratory
Prepare condition assessments of items and collections; advise on conservation needs and options
Make recommedations regarding objects proposed for exhibition and loan, including review of facilities reports from borrowing institutions
Train and provide guidance for GRI staff in materials handling, preservation decision-making, and physical care workflow
Coordinate preventive care, including pest management and environmental monitoring programs
Maintain an effective disaster/emergency response and recovery plan; may lead recovery activities
Ensure compliance with industry standards and best practices
Maintain program metrics, prepare reports, and contribute to funding applications
Oversee research, evaluation, recommendation and procurement of specialized equipment, supplies and services, including vendor negotiations
Contribute to space planning and collection storage initiatives
Remain current in conservation practices and trends in the profession
Perform advanced scholarly research in the conservation field
Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with local, national, and international colleagues
Serve as a member of the library management team and as a resource for the GRI
MA in conservation or equivalent degree + 7-10 years conservation or equivalent experience + 2-3 years supervisory experience
Demonstrated ability to collaborate and direct teams
Advanced knowledge of chemical and physical properties of conservation materials and deterioration processes
Expert knowledge of conservation history, ethics and methodology
Advanced knowledge and demonstrated experience with complex conservation treatment of paper or photographs
Advanced knowledge of preservation issues in cultural institutions preferred
Demonstrated accomplishment in conservation research and writing preferred
Expert knowledge of emergency preparedness and emergency response procedures
Experience with emerging technologies in conservation practice preferred Requisition Number: 2017-3026 Salaried/Hourly: Salaried Street: Getty Center Program/Department: GRI - 0418-Conservation and Preservation External Company Name: J. Paul Getty Trust, The External Company URL: www.getty.edu
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