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Assistant or Associate Preservation Specialist, NEDCC | Northeast Document Conservation Center (Andover)

The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) is seeking an early- to mid-career professional to serve as a Preservation Specialist in support of its nationwide training, consulting, and outreach programs. This full-time position may be based at NEDCC’s office in Andover, MA; based both in Andover and at home (hybrid); or based anywhere in the continental United States as part of NEDCC’s established teleworking program. Responsibilities include conducting preservation needs assessments for paper-based, audiovisual, and digital collections. View the full job description here:


Minimum qualifications for the Preservation Specialist position are:
• a Master’s degree in Archives, Conservation, Library and Information Science, Museum
Studies, or similar; with coursework on relevant topics including, but not limited to,
preservation, collections management, emergency preparedness and risk assessment,
archives administration, appraisal, audiovisual preservation and reformatting, and/or digital
• at least 2 years of full-time experience working with collections-holding institutions (5 years
for Associate Preservation Specialist);
• solid understanding (advanced understanding for Associate Preservation Specialist) of
general preservation best practices (disaster planning, format identification, care and
handling of materials, reformatting and digitization, environmental management, etc.);
• strong analytical and observation skills;
• excellent writing and verbal communication skills;
• experience and comfort with public speaking;
• demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and
• flexibility to work both independently and as part of a team;
• valid driver’s license; and
• ability and willingness to travel regionally and nationally up to 25%, including being able and
willing to drive and fly as needed.

In addition to the above, the following qualifications are desirable but are not required for
• experience in audiovisual and/or digital preservation;
• experience with online instruction and in-person instruction (required for Associate
Preservation Specialist);
• consulting experience; and
• project management experience. 

Full/Part Time

Full Time



Salary Range

$49,000.00 - $55,000.00  / year

Closing Date

How to Apply

Applications will be reviewed beginning June 13, 2023, and the position will remain open until filled. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume in a single PDF to Ann Marie Willer, Director of Preservation Services, In the cover letter, explain how you meet the qualifications for the position.


2023-05-24 |  Quick link to this job