Preventive Conservation Specialist

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Image Permanence Institute (IPI)
Job location: 
New York
Salary Start: 
American dollar
Application deadline: 
Friday, 31 March, 2023 - 00:00

Preventive Conservation Specialist
The Image Permanence Institute (IPI) is looking for an early- to mid-career conservation professional (all disciplines are encouraged to apply) who is committed to supporting and assisting collecting institutions with essential preventive conservation activities. The Preventive Conservation Specialist's primary role is to serve as a consultant to collecting institutions and provide information and guidance on the role of environment in preservation, and best practices for sustainable environmental management. Additional responsibilities include outreach (teaching and publication), research, and technical support activities. Outreach activities include the development and presentation of workshops, seminars, webinars, and conference presentations on IPI's environmental projects, research activities, products and services. The Preventive Conservation Specialist will also be expected to prepare articles for both peer-reviewed journals and practical educational publications. Potential research activities include contributing to the development of research initiatives and successful grant applications in the area of preventive conservation, assistance with the implementation of ongoing IPI research, evaluation and analysis of research data, and preparation of reports.

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Learn more about the position (RIT Career Zone, 7335BR) and apply:

The search committee is reviewing applications through the end of March, and will schedule interviews in early April.

About Image Permanence Institute (IPI)
IPI is a preservation research center in the College of Art and Design at Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, and fosters a collaborative work environment for a small team of experts in a university setting. IPI achieves its mission to support and inform the preservation of cultural heritage collections through applied research, the development of practical preservation resources and tools, professional-level education and training programs, and consulting and materials testing services.

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Questions: Please contact Jae Gutierrez, Executive Director and Chair of the search committee, if you have any questions about the position: