Preventive Conservation Advisor & Assistant Preventive Conservation Advisor

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Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI)
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Monday, 18 January, 2021 - 00:00

CCI is one of the few heritage conservation organizations with a national mandate, and is renowned internationally for its expertise and leadership. Working at CCI means collaborating with a team of conservation professionals in conservation treatment, preventive conservation and conservation science, and with specialists in publications, communications and training. Having all of these specialties under one roof leads to many opportunities for developing innovative and inclusive multidisciplinary approaches. CCI staff work with their clients – primarily with heritage professionals and institutions (e.g. museums, libraries, archives, cultural centres) in Canada. They also maintain close connections with organizations and colleagues from around the world to collaborate on research projects or to share their knowledge at professional conferences.

The Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) is part of the Department of Canadian Heritage, which is committed to building a culturally safe and accessible workplace. Diversity and inclusion are at the core of our values. We welcome applications from individuals with diverse abilities and from all backgrounds and identities, including members belonging to one or more of the following Employment Equity groups: Indigenous Peoples, Racialized Communities, Persons with Disabilities, and equity-deserving groups such as LGBTQ2+.

Indigenous communities (First Nations, Inuit, and Métis) in Canada are diverse and have customs that dictate the care and handling of sacred or other important items. CCI recognizes the importance of respecting all such protocols and strengthening partnerships with Indigenous Peoples, guided by reconciliation. As such, CCI recognizes the special status of Indigenous applicants as the holders of unique Aboriginal and treaty rights.

In the Preventive Conservation division, we work with clients to ensure that access to heritage collections, as well as their use, are sustainable over time. We are a dynamic and creative multidisciplinary team that develops innovative solutions, tools and approaches to meet the current and emerging needs of the heritage community. We strive to convert research-backed evidence into practical tools and approaches that can be understood and used by a variety of heritage professionals ranging from volunteers and collection managers to conservators and decision makers.

• The Assistant Preventive Conservation Advisor (GT-04) works under the supervision of senior staff to provide advice and information (via facilities assessments, training delivery, and other on-site or remote advisory services) to clients related to the preventive conservation of collections.
• The Preventive Conservation Advisor (GT-06) provides advice and information (via facilities assessments, training delivery, and other on-site or remote advisory services) to clients on complex issues related to the preventive conservation of collections. They lead projects that promote preventive conservation in collaboration with national and international stakeholders.

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