Project Manager/Staff Conservator, Clerk of Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans

Project Manager/Staff Conservator       Orleans Parish Clerk of Civil District Court
The Clerk of Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans seeks a full or part-time Project Manager/Conservator to oversee and manage a grant-funded conservation project for oversized volumes of original documents.

Duties: Conductall aspects of book and paper conservation as primary resource in the organization.  Work effectively and constructively both independently and as part of a team.  If part time, must have flexible work patterns to meet organizational needs.Plan, manage and implement conservation treatments for archive collection including loose and bound documents.  Implement high level written and photographic documentation as needed for projects.
Maintain existing plan and protocol for project, manage resources, order materials. Develop and maintain efficient workflow patterns, gather, analyze and present information accurately for the purpose of recording, planning and reporting conservation treatments.
Train and supervise staff of four or more full time conservation technicians as well as interns when applicable.
Maintain a close working relationship with the archivist and management team.  Uphold a high standard of written and verbal communications with staff and patrons on all levels.    Produce written reports as needed by the archivist, management staff and outside granting agencies.
Competency with Microsoft Office, Access, digital photography, and associated software.
Serve as a member of the Disaster Response Team as needed.
Qualifications: Degree in Conservation Studies.   Bachelor’s degree in History, Art, Humanities, Library Science or related field and equivalency.  MLS or MLIS or additional archival training is desirable.Experience Requirements: Demonstrated experience working with special collections material.  Demonstrated communication experience working with a wide variety of staff and faculty.  Preferred experience supervising book and paper conservation tasks.
Preferred minimum of one-year previous experience, or equivalency, performing library book conservation within a research library or archive setting.
Physical Requirements: Excellent hand-eye coordination. Able to work standing up for many hours. Able to operate light machinery (board shear, backing press, standing press). Able to lift and carry 30 pounds.  Able to comply with archive and conservation guidelines on health and safety.

This is a full time or part time contract position.  Pay is commensurate with experience.
Applicants send resume with cover letter to:
Sally Reeves, Archivist,