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Subject: Position at Nebraska State Historical Society

Position at Nebraska State Historical Society

From: Katherine L. Walter <kayw>
Date: Thursday, February 9, 1995
Associate Director/Conservation Division
Gerald R. Ford Conservation Center
Nebraska State Historical Society

The Nebraska State Historical Society is seeking an Associate
Director/Conservation Division at its Gerald R. Ford Conservation
Center. Currently under construction, the Ford Conservation Center is
scheduled to open in late summer, 1995.  Located in Omaha, Nebraska, the
Center will offer state-of-the-art laboratory and related support
facilities for conducting conservation treatment on paper, textiles, and
objects.  The Ford Conservation Center is a division of the Nebraska
State Historical Society.  The Center is designed to serve the
conservation needs of the Society, museums, libraries, county and local
historical societies and other public and private clients from across
Nebraska and the Midwest. Its operation is supported by a significant
endowment, fees, and state funds.

The Associate Director/Conservation Division will be part of the NSHS
senior management team and will report to the Society Director.  The
person filling this position will manage all aspects of the Center's
operation including budgets, research, scheduling, purchasing, and
supervision of all Center professional and support staff.  The Associate
Director/Conservation Division will be expected to have appropriate
training, experience, and ability to evaluate and conduct treatments on
either paper, textiles, or objects.

Qualifications:  Strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication
skills are necessary.  Basic knowledge of electronic data management and
experience in establishing and maintaining work schedules is desirable.
The ability to provide directions toward the achievement of goals is
essential.  A valid drivers license or the ability to provide
independent transportation is required.  [Note: The Center is in Omaha,
but the Society where management meetings will be held is in Lincoln--54
miles away.] Qualified applicants must have a minimum of a bachelor's
degree and be a graduate of a recognized conservation training program
or have equivalent apprenticeship training with at least five years of
experience in one of these fields:  paper, textile, or objects
(archeology, ethnographic, or historic).  Membership in the American
Institute of Conservation is highly recommended.

Salary:  The starting salary range is $34,305-$48,027 depending on
experience and qualifications plus a generous state benefits package is
included.  Late summer 1995 is the anticipated start date.

Send cover letter, resume and State of Nebraska Application for
Employment form to

    Nebraska State Personnel
    PO Box 94905, Lincoln, NE 68509.

Employment forms are available from Nebraska State Personnel. Cover
letters should be addressed attention of Mr. Tony Schmitz.  For more
information contact Mr. Schmitz at 402-471-4781.  AA/EOE/TDD 402-471-4693.

Conservator (2 positions)
Gerald R. Ford Conservation Center

The Nebraska State Historical Society is seeking two full-time
Conservators to perform treatments of paper, textiles or objects at its
Gerald R. Ford Conservation Center.  Currently under construction, the
Ford Conservation Center is scheduled to open in late summer, 1995.
Located in Omaha, Nebraska, the Center will offer state-of-the-art
laboratory and related support facilities for conducting conservation
treatments on paper, textiles and objects.  The Ford Conservation Center
is a division of the Nebraska State Historical Society.  The Center is
designed to serve the conservation needs of the Society, museums,
libraries, county and local historical societies, and other public and
private clients from across Nebraska and the Midwest.  Its operation is
supported by a significant endowment, fees and state funds.

The Center's Conservators will perform treatments and make
recommendations for proper storage, care and exhibition of collections.
Successful applicants will possess strong communications skills and the
ability to prepare various reports relating to the object being treated.

A valid drivers license or the ability to provide independent
transportation is required.  [Note: Center is in Omaha, 54 miles from
the Nebraska State Historical Society administrative offices.]
Qualified applicants must have a bachelor's degree and be a graduate of
a recognized conservation training program or have equivalent
apprenticeship training with at least five years of experience in one of
these fields:  paper, textile, or objects (archeology, ethnographic or
historic).  Strong interpersonal, organization, and communication skills
are necessary.  Basic knowledge of electronic data management desired.
Membership in the American Institute for Conservation is highly
recommended.

Salary:  Salary range is $25,688-$35,963 depending upon experience and
qualifications plus a generous state benefits package is included.
Early fall is the anticipated start date.

Send cover letter, resume, and State of Nebraska Application for
Employment form to

    Nebraska State Personnel
    PO Box 94905, Lincoln NE 68509

Application forms available from Nebraska State Personnel.  Cover
letters should be addressed attention Mr. Tony Schmitz.  For more
information contact Tony Schmitz at 402-471-4781.  AA/EOE/TDD
402-471-4693.

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