The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) is seeking an experienced digital imaging professional to lead its Imaging Services department. The Director of Imaging Services manages and motivates a staff of professional photographers and technicians; confers with clients to evaluate their collections and develop appropriate digital reformatting proposals and specifications; and works closely with the heads of NEDCC’s conservation laboratories on joint projects. The Director of Imaging Services reports directly to the Executive Director, is a member of NEDCC’s senior management team, and is responsible for the performance of his/her own department.
Applicants should have: 1) detailed knowledge of and hands-on experience in all aspects of digitally photographing two-dimensional collections to museum-quality standards, 2) strong communication skills in listening to clients’ needs and clearly articulating proposed specifications, 3) excellent relationship-building skills, 4) strong production-management and supervisory skills to lead the staff in achieving the highest quality results in strict accordance with the best practices for digital capture and preservation in the museum and archives fields, and 5) a solid educational and/or training foundation.
The Imaging Services department receives a steady amount of work from large to small institutions as well as private clients whose primary concerns are quality and care in handling. The department has grown rapidly and is currently staffed with four technical photographers and produces a significant portion of NEDCC’s program fees. The department is on a course to double in size over the next few years as institutions continue to learn of the advantages of NEDCC’s expanded services. NEDCC is equipped to digitally reformat any type of 2-dimensional object and currently specializes in oversize materials, transparent media, works of art on paper, photographs, manuscripts, fragile materials, and X-ray film. The new director will be expected to explore and develop additional specialty services to meet the needs of the library, archive, and museum communities.
Founded in 1973, the Northeast Document Conservation Center is a nonprofit, regional conservation center specializing in the preservation and reformatting of paper-based materials. NEDCC’s mission is to improve the conservation efforts of libraries, archives, historical organizations, museums, and other repositories; to provide the highest quality services to institutions that lack in-house conservation and reformatting facilities or those that seek specialized expertise; and to provide leadership in the preservation, conservation, and imaging fields. Its services include book, paper, and photograph conservation; digital reformatting; surveys and consultations; disaster assistance; and workshops and conferences. NEDCC is located in a renovated historic mill building in Andover, Mass., twenty-five miles north of Boston. For more information, please visit www.nedcc.org.
NEDCC is an equal opportunity employer. Salary and benefits are competitive. This position will remain open until filled. To apply, please send cover letter and resume in PDF to Bill Veillette, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.