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Preventive Conservator (Job S#332)
Tuskegee University

Date Posted Aug. 5, 2022
Title Preventive Conservator (Job S#332)
University Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, AL, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Library

Position: Preventive Conservator                                                                            Department: Library Services

Status: Full-time

Special Qualifications
In keeping with the President’s commitment to Tuskegee University Becoming “One Tuskegee”, the ideal Preventive Conservator will possess the willingness to use their expertise in transforming Tuskegee into a leading 21st century living and learning environment.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities
The Preventive Conservator for the Legacy Museum reports directly to the Legacy Museum Curator and works closely with the Director of Library Services to ensure the alignment of the museum's strategic objectives with those of the collection as a whole.

Works collaboratively to ensure long-term preservation of Legacy Museum's general art collections.
Responsible for collections management activities including: Environmental monitoring & management, Integrated pest management, collection housing & storage projects, condition surveys ·
Collaborates with other Legacy Museum colleagues, the Curator and the MODSME to plan for and respond to collection emergencies
Carry out materials testing & analysis
Manage collection moves
Develop departmental-wide  policies and workflows in areas including transporting collections, digitization, digital preservation, and health & safety
Performs condition assessments and occasional conservation treatments in area(s) of expertise
Designs and conducts research on preservation & conservation materials, techniques, and topics according to departmental needs and professional interest;
Serves as a key resource for museum staff seeking guidance on collections care topics including providing outreach and training as appropriate.
Perform other duties as assigned


Master's degree in conservation or related area with certificate in conservation
Previous academic experience with museum art/or archival collections
Demonstrated knowledge of conservation science, analytical techniques, preventive conservation, principles, and conservation ethics
Demonstrated skill in conservation treatments in area of specialization
Experience conducting housing and storage projects and with planning and carrying out condition surveys
Aptitude with MS Office and G Suite tools

Commensurate with education, training and experience

**The statements contained in this job announcement reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility.  It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. **

Applications are available at the following link:

Each applicant, including all current/existing employees, must complete and submit a Tuskegee University employment application, resume/CV, a list of (3) to (5) references (with detailed contact information) and copies of unofficial transcripts (official transcript(s) will be required upon hire). Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and submit a completed application packet in order to be considered for the position. The University reserves the right not to fill the position in the event of budgetary or operational constraints.

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Tuskegee University
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