International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property

[Book Conservator]

Employer: The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC)
USA
Job location: Andover, MA
The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) is seeking an innovative and creative conservator to join its Book Conservation lab. Reporting to the Director of Book Conservation, the conservator will perform treatments on diverse and unique bound materials held by NEDCC's institutional and private clients, including printed books and pamphlets, bound manuscripts, scrapbooks, atlases, record books and photograph albums. Responsibilities include performing all conservation activities including examination of objects and development of conservation proposals; documentation; treatment of text blocks and bindings; consulting with clients; and assisting with assessments and educational programs. All work is performed according to the Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice of the American Institute for Conservation.

The successful candidate will be joining a team of experienced and productive book conservators, and will benefit from working alongside imaging specialists and conservators in other specialities dedicated to the care of books and collections of significance and value. NEDCC has treated some of the nation's most significant volumes, such as William Bradford's manuscript history of the Plymouth Plantation; Meriwether Lewis and William Clark's journals of the Corps of Discovery Expedition; and Jacqueline Kennedy's White House scrapbooks.

The minimum annual salary for this position is $48,000 Please note that this is a minimum salary, not a range. NEDCC offers competitive salaries commensurate with education, experience, and skill, as well as an excellent retirement/benefits package.


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