Job Opening: Preventive Conservation Specialist

The Image Permanence Institute at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY is seeking a Preventive Conservation Specialist. The Preventive Conservation Specialist will provide information and guidance to a range of cultural institutions on preventive conservation, the role of environment in preservation, and best practices for sustainable environmental management, through a variety of consulting, outreach (teaching and publication), research, and technical support activities.

Candidates should have training and experience in the field of preservation and a strong interest in preventive conservation, managing the environment for preservation, and sustainable preservation practices. Five years relevant work experience in a museum, library, archive, or other cultural institution focused on collection management, preservation, or conservation is preferred. Teaching or presentation, writing, and project management skills are required. Candidates should have an advanced degree in Conservation, Preservation Administration, Library Science, Archives Management, or Museum Studies. Candidates must be willing and able to travel frequently, both nationally and internationally, and to work within mechanical rooms and mechanical systems. Scientific research experience is also desirable.

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The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources. RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion.  For more information or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov.