Preservation Project Archivist – Wildlife Conservation Society Archives

wcsAs part of a grant funded project, the Wildlife Conservation Society Archives (headquartered at the Bronx Zoo) seeks a project archivist to:

  • rehouse hundreds of large format items, including blueprints and illustrations, to enhance the protection of these fragile materials and ensure their survival for future generations
  • oversee an intern assisting in the rehousing project
  • assess and record conservation needs as identified
  • train WCS Library & Archives staff in proper preservation techniques

The preservation archivist will work a total of 176 hours between September 2013 and January 2014.  The ideal candidate will be able to commit to two 20-hour weeks during the first month of the project and then 8-16 hours per month for the following 4 months.


  • Master’s degree in Library Science, Museum Studies, or Art Conservation
  • Professional experience in a preservation- or conservation-related position
  • Professional supervisory experience
  • Evidence of ability to solve problems creatively and meet deadlines
  • Ability to lift and carry at least 25 pounds; ability to stand for long periods of time

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to by July 29, 2013.

The Archives serves as WCS’s memory, with collections spanning its rich history as a leader in global wildlife conservation and as the manager of the world’s largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo. Through projects like this one, the WCS Archives seeks to preserve the documentary history of WCS’s work.  More information about the Archives is available at