The New York Public Library seeks an experienced conservator to provide expert strategic and administrative leadership for its conservation operations. The Head of Conservation (officially titled Senior Manager, Conservation) will provide and promote a vision for the care and treatment of the Library’s special and general collections, developing and implementing plans to identify, prioritize, and address their conservation needs.
Under the direction of the Associate Director for Special Collections and Preservation Services (SCPS), the Head of Conservation oversees a team of 9 FTE, including five conservators. The Head of Conservation will collaborate closely with the other SCPS program heads and the Research Libraries curatorial staff to formulate strategies and procedures in support of special and general collection preservation and access. This will include especially close collaboration with the Senior Manager for Collection Management who directs collection risk management activities and is leading a collection-wide inventory and condition survey project that will begin in 2018.