Posted 4/ 23 /2021

Contractual Position: Paper Conservator

Job Title: Paper Conservator (Archive Conservator)

Application Deadline: May 15, 2021 or until position is filled.

Approximate Start Date: June 15, 2021 (starting date is flexible)

Job Location: Margaret Cross Norton Archives Building, Capitol Complex, Springfield, IL

Salary and hours: $20/hour with potential for increases. 37.5 hours a week.

Job Description

The Illinois Supreme Court Historic Preservation Commission is seeking a Paper Conservator to perform light cleaning and repair of Illinois Supreme Court case files currently housed at the Illinois State Archives.

The Employee will perform duties as directed by the Illinois Supreme Court Historic Preservation Commission, with consultation and training from the State Archives, including but not limited to performing light cleaning, folding, hydrating and repair of Supreme Court case files, with the work done in accordance with current best practices. The Employee will be hired to a one-year contract, renewable for up to three years.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. a Bachelor’s degree in history, library science, liberal arts, or a related field.

  2. some experience in the conservation field.

  3. must be able to lift/carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds and be capable to frequently stand, walk, and bend, while working on documents.

  4. must be organized and detail-oriented.


To apply, please send your resume to and in the subject line write “Supreme Court Contractual position.”

All applicants are subject to background checks and fingerprinting. 

Northwestern University

The Materials Care Assistant is an important member of the University Libraries Preservation Work Group.  This position has key responsibilities including coordinating housing projects, tracking collections material, and participating in preventative conservation initiatives.  Additional responsibilities include managing intra-library aspects of exhibits and collaborating with various stakeholders.


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The base salary for this permanent positon starts at $21.23/hour, 37.5 hours per week.  Professional development funding is available.  First consideration given to applications received before April 15, 2021.  If you have any questions about the position, please contact: Library Organizational Development


Posted 3/ 17 /2021