AIC Sustainability Committee Seeks New Student Member

AIC Sustainability Committee Seeks New Student Member

Term: June 2017 – May 2019

The Sustainability Committee seeks a new student member to join our dynamic, interdisciplinary team. This one-year, potentially renewable position is open to current graduate students, including those in their internship year.

Committee Goals:

  • Provide resources for AIC members and other caretakers of cultural heritage regarding environmentally sustainable approaches to preventive care and other aspects of conservation practice. Resources may be provided via electronic media, workshops, publications and presentations
  • Define research topics and suggest working groups as needed to explore sustainable conservation practices and new technologies


  • Monthly telephone conference calls with the committee members
  • Coordinate the Sustainability Committee booth at the AIC Annual Meeting, with the assistance of professional committee members as needed
  • Research, write and edit the AIC Wiki Sustainability pages
  • Participate in researching and writing any group presentations, publications, blogs, and social media posts.
  • Collaborate with related committees, networks, and working groups
  • Serve as liaison between the Sustainability Committee and the Emerging Conservation Professionals Network

Membership Parameters:

  • The committee is comprised of 8 voting members
  • Members serve for two years with an additional two-year term as an option
  • One member is a conservation graduate student
  • One member serves as chair for two years
  • During the second year of the chair’s term, another member serves as chair designate, assisting with and learning the chair’s responsibilities
  • As needed, corresponding (non-voting) members and non-AIC experts will be invited to guide research on special topics

To Apply:

Please submit a statement of purpose (1 page maximum length) and resume by May 15, 2017 to:

Geneva Griswold, Committee Vice-Chair (