Preservation Technologies, L.P., is seeking a dynamic, focused professional to manage the mass deacidification operation at our location in the Library of Congress (LOC) in Washington, D.C. The ideal candidate is self-directed and pro-active, with leadership skills and an ability to succeed in a role with a degree of autonomy. Working closely with Preservation Technologies’ senior management team and in consultation with the LOC’s Contracting Officer’s Representative, the Preservation Program Manager oversees daily operations relating to the mass deacidification program at the Library of Congress, including overseeing the operation of a manuscript deacidification treater. Primary responsibilities include supervising onsite staff, monitoring workflows, and maintaining reports to ensure the program meets established goals. Additionally, the Preservation Program Manager supports client services and relationships throughout the mid-Atlantic region. This position reports to the President and CEO of Preservation Technologies. We offer competitive salaries and full benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401k, paid holidays and vacation.
Maintain effective communication with colleagues and management at headquarters in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania.
Direct and supervise thirteen full-time Preservation Technologies staff at our deacidification facility at the LOC.
Work closely with the LOC’s Contracting Officer’s Representative to ensure the ongoing successful fulfillment of program goals.
Monitor work on an ongoing basis to ensure it meets or exceeds quality and production standards.
Gather and maintain statistical data and draft and disseminate reports related to day-to-day operations.
Represent Preservation Technologies, L.P. and its subsidiary, The MediaPreserve, for current and potential clients in the mid-Atlantic region.
Master’s degree in Library and Information Science (preferred) or an equivalent combination of experience and education.
3-5 years professional experience in a related field, with an emphasis on preservation and project management and/or client relations.
Required Skills and Qualifications
Skill in recognizing, defining, and analyzing problems, situations or procedures to clarify objectives and implement plans and recommendations.
Demonstrated strong attention to detail and the capacity for carrying out tasks in an accurate manner, and an ability to check own work for accuracy.
Basic understanding of the factors and mechanisms that may chemically and physically alter, damage, and destroy library and archival collections over time.
Familiarity with library binding, book structures, and archival housings.
Familiarity with archival audiovisual materials, especially analog recordings and carriers.
Demonstrated ability to effectively manage day-to-day operations, staff, and projects with competing priorities.
Excellent oral communication skills, specifically to interact effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and to present information in group settings.
Excellent written communication skills, with ability to develop written project documentation, process procedures and reports.
Demonstrated ability to use Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
Ability to succeed in an environment with a high-degree of autonomy and limited direct supervision.
Please submit resume and cover letter (PDF preferred) at the provided link Please reference the position title in the subject line.
Preservation Technologies, L.P. is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.
Additional Salary Information: We offer competitive salaries and full benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401k, paid holidays and vacation.
About Preservation Technologies, L.P.
Preservation Technologies, L.P. (PTLP) is a company dedicated to helping universities, academic institutions, cultural entities and private companies preserve and maintain access to their collections. PTLP was founded on the guiding principle of bringing engineering and innovation to the field of cultural preservation. In 1992, in collaboration with the Library of Congress’s Preservation Research and Testing Division, Preservation Technologies embarked on further research and testing of its patented Bookkeeper paper deacidification process. The process quickly proved effective, consistently meeting the LOC’s requirements. PTLP has provided mass deacidification services to LOC since 1996; since 2002 we have operated a horizontal manuscript treater and a Bookkeeper spray booth, located at the LOC’s Madison Building on Capitol Hill.
Preservation Technologies is headquartered in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania, where we operate the largest deacidification plant in the world. The Cranberry facility is also home to The MediaPreserve, our audiovisual digitization laboratory.