Job Postings: Digest 11/29/2016


  • Job Application Deadline: 4:30 p.m. on December 2, 2016

The Conservation Coordinator – Erosion Control will administer programs delegated to the Conservation District by DEP relating to Chapter 102 erosion and sediment pollution control and the NPDES Program.

  • Implement PA Code Title 25 Chapter 102 program. Erosion and Sediment (E&S) Control, by performing technical review of E&S control plans, conducting construction inspections of active earth moving sites, investigating complaints related to E&S and conducting enforcement proceedings for sites in violation of the regulations.
  • Implement PA Code Title 25 Chapter 92 program, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) through review of permit applications, including erosion control and post construction storm water management plans, to authorize the discharge of storm water during regulated construction activities.
  • Support agriculture staff in the Chesapeake Bay Agricultural Inspections Program.
  • Assist the Chesapeake Bay Technician in implementing the Ag best management practices special projects program.
  • Education and Outreach.
  • Conduct trainings for the regulated community.
  • Assists with annual seedling sale and other community projects.
  • Prepares reports as required.
  • Conducts education programs for schools, other community agencies.
  • Performs other job related duties as required.
  • Subject to working outdoors at work sites and being subjected to heavy and/or dangerous equipment, poor water, odors and natural elements.
  • Travels to work sites or other locations as required.


  • Bachelor’s degree in resource management, civil engineering or natural resource or agriculture related field.
  • Computer training required.
  • One – two years working experience in field of public or private soil conservation.
  • Certification – National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) Level II/CPESC preferred.
  • Must possess a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license and a willingness to travel as needed.
  • Must possess ability to work on large projects and to interact effectively with DEP, County or local officials.
  • Must possess thorough knowledge of engineering skills, practice and methods needed to carry out quality conservation programs.
  • Must possess the knowledge of current federal, state and local laws affecting conservation and agricultural areas.
  • Must possess the ability to train others in management of soil and erosion control and other conservation programs.
  • Knowledge of agricultural best management practices and general farming procedures for raising crops and animals is helpful.

For more information and to apply, visit:

JOB: OBJECTS CONSERVATOR, Australian War Memorial (Campbell, Australia)

  • Closing Date:December 7, 2016 at 11:55 p.m.
  • Level: Broadband 3, $59,194 – $70,108
  • Superannuation 15.4% additional to salary
  • Note: we are currently negotiating our new Enterprise Agreement (EA) and the salary range may increase if our EA is accepted.

The Objects Conservator performs and documents remedial and preventive conservation work on a wide variety of materials in the National Collection, including objects made of metals, ceramics, wood, plastics, glass and stone. The work includes: condition survey, treatment and preventive conservation; participation in multi-disciplinary teams; and the implementation of new or improved conservation techniques to prepare objects for preservation, access and display.
To apply, please email your application to by 11:55 p.m. on December 7, 2016. Your email must include:

  • Application Pack including two page statement of claims against the selection criteria
  • Current Curriculum Vitae

Please submit your application in WORD format only. Applications submitted in PDF or other formats may not be able to be processed and may therefore, be excluded.
For further information on this position, please call the Contact Officer George Bailey on +61 02 6243 4490.
Application pack and job documentation is available at

JOB: SPECIALIST TECHNICIAN (L&T) CONSERVATION, Camberwell College of the Arts University of the Arts (London, UK)

  • Closing Date: December 8, 2016 at midnight

University of the Arts London is a vibrant world center for innovation, drawing together six Colleges with international reputations in art, conservation, design, fashion, communication and performing arts. Camberwell College of Arts is a prestigious establishment with a track record of teaching conservation.  Much of its success is down to its dedicated employees, and you will play an important role in shaping future conservators, and impact on the future of the conservation profession.
The Role:

  • To provide professional technical expertise, guidance and advice in the conservation studios and lab and to contribute to the delivery of academic learning activities within Camberwell College of the Arts.
  • To provide support for student learning, informal and formal training and instruction, and the development of proficiency with specialist techniques, methods and technology related to the use of conservation processes.
  • To manage the efficient running of the studios and manage the system of incoming and outgoing loans of all cultural heritage material.

Your profile:

  • You will have a degree with a specialist knowledge in paper including a knowledge of material science. You will have a knowledge of contemporary issues facing conservation.
  • You will have experience in working with a range of conservation processes including scientific processes. You will be confident in working with students to communicate these processes effectively.
  • You will have excellent time management, communication skills and technical knowledge to enable the efficient running of the studios ensuring that health and safety compliance is met.

Interviews will be held on 16 December 2016.
For more information and to apply, please go to:

JOB: CURATOR – MILITARY HERALDRY AND TECHNOLOGY, Australian War Memorial (Campbell, Australia)

  • Closing Date:December 8, 2016 at 11:55 p.m.
  • Level: APS Level 6, $73,315 – $82,030
  • Superannuation 15.4% additional to salary
  • Note: we are currently negotiating our new Enterprise Agreement (EA) and the salary range may increase if our EA is accepted.

Under general direction provide curatorial services and advice relating to a broad range of categories of objects in the National Collection.  The work involves: collection and staff management; documentation of the collection, undertaking research to contribute to the development of knowledge and understanding of the historical significance of the National Collection and providing interpretation through effective cataloguing, articles, books, web material, and exhibition development.
To apply, please email your application to by 11:55 p.m. on December 8, 2016. Your email must include:

  • Application Pack including two-page statement of claims against the selection criteria
  • Current Curriculum Vitae

Please submit your application in WORD format only. Applications submitted in PDF or other formats may not be able to be processed and may therefore, be excluded.
For further information on this position, please call the Contact Officer Shane Casey on +61 02 6263 6608.
Application pack and job documentation is available at


  • Application closing date: December 11, 2016 at midnight
  • Reference number 1519018
  • Salary: £26,075
  • Length of employment: 6 Months maternity cover with the possibility of extension
  • Location: Kew, Richmond, London TW9 4DU

We are the official archive and publisher for the UK government and guardians of over 1,000 years of iconic national documents. Our collection is one of the largest in the world, containing over 11 million historical government and public records in both physical and digital form.
As Conservator – Loans and Exhibitions you will be part of a team of conservation professionals responsible for the preservation of The National Archives’ physical collection through interventive and preventive means. The primary purpose of this role is to support the delivery of The National Archives’ extensive loans and exhibitions program within TNA, nationally, and internationally.
About you: You will have an extensive knowledge of paper conservation practice, and a specialist in preparing records for loans and exhibitions. You will have excellent practical and organizational skills and an informed approach to conservation treatments and document display in line with current professional standards.
Join us here in beautiful Kew, just 10 minutes’ walk from the Overground and Underground stations, and you can expect an excellent range of benefits. They include a pension, flexible working and childcare vouchers, as well as discounts with local businesses (e.g. beauty salons and bars). We also offer wellbeing resources (e.g. on-site therapists) and have an on-site gym, restaurant, shop and staff bar.
Contact point for applicants at, Tel: +44 020 8392 5359.
To apply, please visit:
Sift/interview dates and location: Interviews will be held on the 19th and 20th December.

JOB: BOOK CONSERVATOR, Austrian National Library (Vienna, Austria)

  • Application Deadline: December 11, 2016

The Conservation Department of the Austrian National Library seeks a book conservator for the digitization project Austrian Books Online. The conservator will be responsible to prepare books for digitization, to manage workflows with other departments and to control books before and after digitization. The full-time position is limited with 31 October 2018. Excellent knowledge of German is requested.
Job and application information can be found at:

JOB: CONSERVATOR, National Trust (Wisley, UK)

  • Closing Date: December 14, 2016
  • Job Ref: IRC41813
  • Salary: 34,673 per annum
  • Contract: Permanent, full time (37.5 hours per week)
  • Interviews will be held on the first week of January 2017

Since the devastating fire at Clandon Park in 2015 our team have been working tirelessly to protect this grade 1 listed house and salvage collections and architectural material. We are now looking for a permanent project Conservator to support the major and complex project of conserving the collection and the restoration and reconstruction of Clandon Park.
Clandon Park, an 18th-century mansion, originally built by a Venetian architect for Lord Onslow in the 1720s, was hit by a devastating fire in April 2015. The fire caused extensive damage but luckily some of its significant features and items survived the blaze. Our plans for Clandon are ambitious, but they will honor its history as well as breathing new life into it. This is a fantastic opportunity to be involved in this property to share the story of with the thousands of people who have supported Clandon, both before and since the fire.
About the role:  As a key member of the project team, you will be working with a large team of specialists, internal and external, all collaborating closely to bring about this unprecedented and highly planned project. Working alongside the Project Manager, Project Curator, and visitor engagement specialists, you will advise on treatment options and prioritization primarily of collection objects. Commissioning of specialist reports and feasibility studies from conservation consultants and contractors and the monitoring of their work on and off site. The work will also involve the writing of some specifications and the reviewing of tenders.
Our project aims to deliver the highest standards of conservation, protection, care and advice for not only the paintings and decorative art collection at Clandon, but also the historic fabric of the building. You will work with others to deliver this aim to the highest standards, such as the Arts Council England Museum Accreditation to ensure we are working to the highest level possible.
You will need to work as part of a team of multi-disciplinary specialists, managing internal and external communications to ensure the project is collaborative. You will  need to ensure we reach wider than the National Trust, so you will share your passion and work with our visitors and wider heritage community in a variety of engaging and inspiring ways.
About you: It is a big challenge, and in order to be successful in this role you will need to have the right attitude, skills and experience. In order to be considered, we would like you to be:

  • An enthusiastic, experienced, and knowledgeable conservator of cultural heritage with up-to-date understanding of innovations in preventive and remedial conservation
  • Professionally qualified, with knowledge and experience of conservation philosophy and in the conservation of historic collections and building fabric
  • Aligned to our aims and ambitions, understanding the balance of conservation and access
  • Comfortable challenging conventional thinking and be proactive in championing bold ideas
  • Passionate about making our properties, places and collections – with a particular focus on Clandon – ever more relevant and engaging for our diverse audience
  • Experienced in treatment conservation of objects and furnishings, particularly interiors
  • Experience of working collaboratively on a large-scale project, or within a multi-disciplinary team with varied stakeholders
  • Management skills relating to contractors, staff and volunteers
  • Excellent organizational skills with an ability to balance conflicting priorities and demands
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to engage with a wide variety of audiences, making use of different channels / media, including online publication.

The package
Looking after you:

  • Health cash plan – from as little as ?2.81 per month for you and your dependents
  • Pension contribution match up to 10%
  • EAP and proactive Health and Wellbeing
  • Discounted gym membership.

Looking after your career:

  • Grow your career through professional training courses across the Trust
  • Develop your skills with an internal secondment
  • Pay review linked to values and behaviours, commitment to progression
  • Income protection due to illness.

Unique to us:

  • Work in some of the most beautiful, iconic and unique locations in the UK
  • Free entry to NT properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
  • 20% off in our retail and catering outlets
  • Discount up to 35% off a National Trust holiday cottage booking.

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  • Application Schedule: December 1-31: Applications accepted
  • January: Qualified applicants will be scheduled for a phone interview and must submit written and photographic treatment documentation
  • February: Interviews conducted
  • March 1: Letters posted to applicants
  • September: Internship begins

The Library of Congress welcomes applications for its 2017-2018 internships in book, paper, and photograph conservation. The Library will accept one student in each specialty for the academic year to fulfil the final-year internship requirement of the U.S. conservation graduate schools.
The Library of Congress conservation lab is the largest in the country, with more than 20 book, paper, and photograph conservators and preservation specialists dedicated to the care of the Library’s enormous special collection holdings. Internship work is coordinated by a senior conservator in the student’s specialty, but throughout the year the intern works closely with the other conservators as well – including opportunities for cross-training with conservators in the other specialties and collaborating with the other interns. Recent past interns have named the wide range of experience, both in projects and in working with several different senior conservators, as the most cherished, exciting, and valuable aspect of their internship. Interns also have the opportunity to visit other area labs, give talks (at the Library or through the DC-based conservation interns group), and publish a favorite project online.
The goal of the Advanced Book Conservation Internship is to enable conservation graduate students or emerging conservators with similar experience to broaden and refine decision-making, manual, and technical abilities, and function as a cooperative and productive staff member in the special collections conservation laboratories (Conservation Division) of the Library of Congress. Interns focus on conservation problems in the context of a large research library and are challenged to develop solutions for a broad range of formats and collections.
Responsibilities include: documentation, examination, treatment, housing, collection surveys, environmental monitoring, emergency preparedness and recovery, and research. Advanced Conservation Interns are expected to work in the Conservation Division for 11-12 months, contribute to the annual treatment and housing actions performed by the Division, further the expertise in the conservation of cultural heritage materials through research, and to share these research results with Library staff and with the broader community.
The Advanced Book Conservation Internship is hosted by the Conservation Division of the Preservation Directorate at the Library of Congress. The Conservation Division includes staff specializing in book, paper, photograph, and preventive conservation. The Preservation Directorate has a Research Resource Center with an expansive collection of conservation literature that is available to Interns for their research.
For more information and application instructions, please visit:

JOB: PART-TIME PREVENTIVE CONSERVATION TECHNICIAN, Bodleian Libraries – University of Oxford (Oxford, UK)

  • Closing Date: January 9, 2017 before 12:00 midday
  • Grade 5: £24,565 – £29,301 p.a. (pro rata)
  • Vacancy 125132

The Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, are looking for a part-time Preventive Conservation Technician to work with the Preventive Conservation team as part of the wider Conservation and Collection Care (C&CC) Department. C&CC safeguards the world-class collections of the Bodleian Libraries through preventive programs, interventive treatments, and research. It also aims to improve access to the collections by supporting an ongoing exhibitions program. The department is based in the recently renovated Weston Library in the center of Oxford, which holds the Bodleian’s special collections and exhibition galleries.
You will manage the equipment database – overseeing maintenance and calibration schedules with guidance from the Preventive Conservator. You will work to deliver a full program of preventive conservation activities, including troubleshooting the environmental monitoring system, integrated pest management, volunteer program and emergency salvage response. You will have the opportunity work with a number of different library stakeholders across the wider Bodleian Libraries, including the Book Storage Facility in Swindon.
You will have a recognized professional qualification in conservation, with an emphasis on preventive conservation and/or experience of collections care and preventive conservation in a library or similar context. You will have experience using environmental monitoring equipment, Hanwell monitoring software and a good knowledge of Microsoft Office packages. Good interpersonal skills are essential and you will be able to communicate clearly and professionally with a wide range of people.
This is a permanent, part-time post working 21.9 hours per week (0.6FTE), hours are anticipated to be worked over Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
For more information and to apply please visit:
Interviews are expected to take place on during the week commencing January 16, 2017.
Contact Person: HR Administrator, Tel +44 01865 287140,


  • Deadline for applications is January 31, 2017
  • Projects must be completed between May 1, 2017, and August 31, 2018

The Department of Preservation and Conservation at the University of Michigan Library is now accepting proposals for the Cathleen A. Baker Fellowship in Paper and Book Conservation.
Established by a gift from conservator, teacher, and paper historian Cathleen A. Baker, the Baker Fellowship provides financial support for conservators at various levels in their careers to enable them to spend time working on a research or practical project at the University of Michigan Library’s Conservation Lab. While projects focused on conservation of paper-based collections are typical, proposals on related non-paper materials, such as papyrus or parchment/vellum, will also be considered.
Most fellows will work with U-M Library conservators to develop their own knowledge and skills, but a fellow may also join the lab primarily to pass on her/his expertise to the U-M conservators. Building and sharing knowledge are the primary goals of this fellowship. The fellowship is offered annually.
Applicants propose a project, the length of time they wish to spend at the U-M Library Conservation Lab (up to 12 months), and a budget. Proposals for 2017-2018 may request up to $10,000 for the project.
More information about the Fellowship and how to apply is available at:
This fellowship is limited to United States citizens or residents with U.S. work permits only.