Thursday, April 17, 2014

Employment Opportunity: Program Assistant, Conservation Assessment Program

Position Announcement
Program Assistant, Conservation Assessment Program

Heritage Preservation seeks a Program Assistant to assist the Director in the administration of the Conservation Assessment Program.

Heritage Preservation is a national non-profit organization based in downtown Washington, D.C. that is dedicated to preserving the cultural heritage of the United States. By identifying risks, developing innovative programs, and providing broad public access to expert advice, Heritage Preservation assists museums, libraries, archives, historic preservation and other organizations, as well as individuals, in caring for our endangered heritage.

The Conservation Assessment Program (CAP) helps small to mid-sized museums of all types, from art museums to zoos, obtain a general assessment of the condition of their collections, environment, and historic buildings. It is supported through a cooperative agreement with the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

CAP Assistant duties include, but are not limited to, assistance with program inquiries, production and distribution of application materials, oversight of the online application form, processing applications, screening application eligibility, production and distribution of newsletters, providing assistance to program participants and assessors by phone and e-mail, promoting the program to museums, coordinating program evaluation, digitization of records, and maintaining CAP program FileMaker database.

The CAP Assistant should have excellent organizational and written communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to manage multiple priorities. The ideal candidate will be comfortable with routine, and strong interpersonal skills.

Compensation: Salary in the mid $30,000s plus a comprehensive benefits package that includes a public transit allocation. Heritage Preservation will not cover relocation expenses.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in museum studies, art history, history, or a related field. This entry level position is ideal for a recent college graduate. Candidates should have experience with Microsoft Office; knowledge of FileMaker Pro is desirable.

How to Apply: Email resume with cover letter describing relevant skills, experience, and interest to:

Melanie Zucker
Director, Conservation Assessment Program
Heritage Preservation

Please no phone calls.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the deadline of Friday, May 2, 2014 at 11:59 pm.
Heritage Preservation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information on Heritage Preservation or CAP, please visit the Heritage Preservation Web site at

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