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Preservation Specialist, Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (Boston)

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners is looking for an experienced library professional to join our team as our Preservation Specialist.   

This position reports to the Head of Library Advisory and Development. The Preservation Specialist provides assistance, and develops and implements programming, to meet the needs of libraries, archives, and other cultural institutions on issues concerning collection preservation, security, disaster preparedness and response, and conservation and recovery. Coordinates with libraries, archives, preservation organizations, and other State Agencies to further develop and implement a coordinated statewide preservation program. Assists in the planning and implementation of federal grant programs. Consults with the library and archival communities and with related professionals. Oversees the Agency’s special collections and archive.

The successful candidate is someone with at least 4 years of experience in a library setting with experience in an archive, special collection, or preservation setting who is a passionate result driven professional with the ability to network, forge partnerships and deliver thoughtful, timely, and accurate advisory services.

Qualifications

Applicants must have at least A) 4 years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience in a public, academic, or special library, or B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and substitutions below.

•    A Bachelor’s degree with a major in library science or a related discipline from an American Library Association accredited graduate library program may be substituted for a maximum of 2 years of the required experience.*

•    A Graduate degree with a major in library science or a related discipline from an American Library Association accredited graduate library program may be substituted for a maximum of 3 years of the required experience.*

*education towards such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually met.

NOTE: Educational substitutions will only be permitted for a maximum of 3 years of the required experience. 

Full/Part Time

Full Time

Education

NA

Salary Range

$76,176.62 - $103,533.04  / year

Closing Date

How to Apply

This is a hybrid position with the home base at the MBLC Office in Boston. Regular travel in the state and occasional travel out of the state is necessary. Attendance at evening and weekend meetings on an occasional basis is necessary in carrying out duties as described.

To see a full position description, visit the ad at: https://massanf.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=240000JU&lang=en 

Please note: application (including resume and cover letter) must be submitted via MassCareers as the above link.

Posted

2024-01-17 |  Quick link to this job