Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Job Posting: Preservation Advisor

The Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives (ANLA) is seeking an individual for a contract to provide preservation-specific advice to member institutions for a maximum of 199 hours over the year 2010-2011.

The individual selected to carry out this project will perform duties as
  • Inquiries: responding to member inquiries by phone and arranging follow up consultations (69 hours)
  • Site Visits: it is anticipated that there will be visits to central Newfoundland, as well as locations in the St. John's area. Time spent in each location will be subject to member needs (105 hours)
  • Administration: Preparing reports, gathering statistics and meeting with Professional Development and Outreach Officer and ANLA Executive (5hours)
  • 'Blog Updates: Providing useful information and references, based on incoming inquiries, through use of ANLA's archival 'blog (10 hours).
  • PDO (Professional Development Officer) Assistance: Providing training to the PDO for responding to future inquiries from member institutions about preservation needs (10 hours).

The successful applicant will have graduated from a recognized conservation training program and will have a background in preventative conservation and in the treatment and handling of a variety of paper and digital media. Experience in working with community groups would be an asset. A driver's license would also be an asset.

The position will run for 199 hours, these hours to be allocated by the ANLA executive in consultation with the preservation advisor.

The successful candidate will be expected to work independently from home and report on a regular basis to the ANLA executive.

The competition closes on July 2, 2010.

Please submit applications to the ANLA office (address below) or via email at .

Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives
P.O. Box 23155
St. John's, NL
A1B 4J9

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