Emergency Preparedness Consultant

Company Name: 

NEDCC | Northeast Document Conservation Center


100 Brickstone Square
Andover, MA 01810

Contact Name: 

Ryn Marchese





Job Description: 

Greetings! The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) is seeking California-based Emergency Preparedness Consultants for "Ready-or Not," a minimum three-year project funded by the State of California that will conduct emergency preparedness assessments of local archives, historical societies, libraries, museums and tribal nations to help those entities create written disaster preparedness plans to protect their collections and ensure future public access.

These full-time, remote positions are as part of NEDCC's established teleworking program. Responsibilities include conducting on-site emergency preparedness consultations and writing assessment reports; following up with participating organizations to encourage completion of their disaster plan; following up with organizations that did not complete the California Cultural Collections Protection Survey; identifying local disaster response agencies and mutual aid networks; and assisting with identifying organizations for site visits. Consultants will be trained and supervised by a Lead Consultant.

The "Ready-or Not" project provides a unique and exciting opportunity to focus on disaster preparedness and to have a tremendous impact on emergency preparedness for cultural and historic resource organizations throughout the state of California. These positions join the "Ready-or Not" project cohort-a team of five employees based in California-and NEDCC's Preservation Services Department, a team of six additional employees based in Massachusetts, Louisiana, and Oregon. Our most important characteristics are a passion for cultural heritage collections and an interest in helping others see and understand the value of preservation. We are excellent communicators in person and in writing, are able to step back and see a bigger picture, and are interested in finding creative but practical solutions to difficult problems.

The annual salary for this position is $66,560.

Full description here: https://www.nedcc.org/about/employment-opportunities.

Application Process

Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and the positions will remain open until filled. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume in a single PDF to Hillary Ellis, Lead Emergency Preparedness Consultant, hellis@nedcc.org. In the cover letter, explain how you meet the qualifications for the position

This project is supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.