Job Posting: Fellow in Preventive Conservation at the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts (Philadelphia, PA)

The Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) in Philadelphia is seeking a Preventive Conservation Fellow.  This is a full-time, twelve month fellowship position starting September 1, 2017.  This position contributes to the mission of CCAHA through implementation of surveys, educational programs, outreach, and information services to libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, and other organizations and individuals.

The responsibilities of this position include conducting on-site preservation needs assessments and risk assessments with written reports; assisting institutions with emergency preparedness initiatives; writing preservation-related bulletins and articles for publication; developing, presenting, and organizing educational programs and workshops; and providing technical information via telephone, e-mail, and in print on preservation topics.  The Preventive Conservation Fellow will also complete a research/demonstration project based upon the development and implementation of targeted preventive conservation recommendations at a collecting institution. This fellowship position offers potential for professional growth through varied and challenging activities.

Qualifications include training in and a thorough understanding of preservation principles, practice, and issues; excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills; ability to work independently; MS in Conservation, MA in Museum Studies, or MLS (or equivalent); familiarity with conducting and writing preservation assessments and other planning documents for cultural institutions; and talent in teaching and public speaking.  Candidates with some background or demonstrated interest/experience in conservation treatment and/or preventive conservation will receive preferential consideration.  Travel is required.

Send letter of application, resume, writing sample, and three references via email with the subject line “Preventive Conservation Fellow Application” to:  Ms. Dyani Feige, Director of Preservation Services, Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts,  Deadline for applications is March 3, 2017.