Sustainable Preservation Specialist

Job Summary

Image Permanence Institute (IPI)
Contract Type
118 American dollar
Closing date

Job Details

IPI is looking for a new team member in a redefined Sustainable Preservation Specialist role. The Sustainable Preservation Specialist supports professionals working in collecting institutions with environmental monitoring and sustainable preservation practices. They assist collecting institutions with basic environmental monitoring and data analysis, advise on logger placement in collection storage and exhibition spaces, and provide instruction on the use of IPI's data management and analysis software, eClimateNotebook. The successful candidate may have a background in collections care, preventive conservation, environmental sustainability, or mechanical system operations. IPI will support mentoring and professional development to ensure a comprehensive background in sustainable preservation practices and topics. This posting is for a 2-year contract with the potential for extension.

Candidates should have a strong interest in managing collections environments for preservation. 1-3 years of relevant work experience in a museum, library, archive, or other collecting institution is preferred, but not required. Previous teaching, outreach, or project support activities are also preferred. 

The RIT wage band for this position is 118H, with a minimum compensation of $21.95/hour to $36.77/hour. Learn more about the position (RIT Career Zone, 8520BR) and apply at:

The application review process will begin January 24th and continue until the position is filled. Contact Jae Gutierrez, Executive Director of IPI and Chair of the search committee, if you have any questions about the position:

About IPI

The Image Permanence Institute (IPI) is a preservation research center in the College of Art and Design at Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY. 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. As a non-profit research center, IPI depends on private and public philanthropy to fund its research program. Institutions that use IPI preservation products and consulting and testing services further support IPI's mission.

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