February 5, 2023
The Image Permanence Institute is looking for an early- to mid-career conservation professional (all disciplines are encouraged to apply) who is committed to supporting and assisting collecting institutions with essential preventive conservation activities. The Preventive Conservation Specialist’s primary role is to serve as a consultant to collecting institutions and provide information and guidance on the role of environment in preservation, and best practices for sustainable environmental management. Additional responsibilities include outreach (teaching and publication), research, and technical support activities. Outreach activities include the development and presentation of workshops, seminars, webinars, and conference presentations on IPI’s environmental projects, research, products and services. The Preventive Conservation Specialist will also be expected to prepare articles for both peer-reviewed journals and practical educational publications. Contributions to research include collaborating on the development of research initiatives and grant applications in the area of preventive conservation, assistance with the implementation of ongoing IPI research, evaluation and analysis of research data, and preparation of reports.
Learn more about the position (RIT Career Zone, 7335BR) and apply
Please contact Jae Gutierrez, Executive Director and Chair of the search committee, if you have any questions about the position: email@example.com
In May-June 2022, IPI conducted an online survey assessing how collecting institutions are using 3D printing and interacting with 3D printed objects and materials. The survey covered three major areas: 3D printed objects and artwork found in collections, conservation treatments of 3D printed objects, and 3D printing in preservation and access activities, including its use as a tool in conservation treatments of non-3D printed objects, exhibition and display, and collections transportation.
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