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Posted: 07/23/2013

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Church History Department, Historic Sites Division


Historic Sites Curator, Building Conservator
Professional Opportunity
Salt Lake City, UT


Purposes: The Church History Department seeks a full-time Historic Sites curator with responsibility for the preservation and conservation of restored and replica buildings and monuments. This individual will assist in identifying, researching, preserving, restoring, conserving, and interpreting historic sites significant to the history of the LDS Church.


* Researching, documenting, and assessing more than 100 historic buildings, structures, and monuments owned by the LDS Church.

* Providing structural evaluation, materials analysis, and condition assessments.

* Recommending and providing hands-on treatments.

* Consulting on maintenance issues and helping draft management plans.

* Preparing Historic Structure Reports.

* Working closely with colleagues in other departments to review and recommend renovation and restoration plans for historic meetinghouses, including primary historical research and documentation.

* Assisting in historic site master planning and site development projects.

* Assisting in the interpretation of historic buildings in historic markers, brochures, exhibits, and web pages.


* Masters degree in historic preservation, architectural history, architecture, conservation, or a closely related field, with preference given to applicants with a terminal degree.

* Three to five years experience in preserving or maintaining historic buildings or a related conservation field, with preference given to candidates with both conservation and historic building experience.

* Demonstrates expertise in historic architecture, preservation, structural evaluation, and conservation, with technical training in material analysis, assessment, and treatment.

* Extensive familiarity with LDS history is a plus.

* Ability to work independently in a rigorous, goal-driven setting, and also work effectively as a collaborator in a team environment is essential.

* Excellent writing skills.

Worthiness Qualification:

* Must be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and currently temple worthy.

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How to apply
Please send letter of application, vita, writing sample, illustrations of building conservation work product, and three letters of recommendation to Building Conservator, c/o Kiersten Olson, Church History Library, 15 E. North Temple St., Salt Lake City, UT 84150-1600. Or email to her at OlsonKL@ldschurch.org. Applicants must also complete on-line application found at www.ldschurch.jobs, posting 105407. Applications due by Sept. 1.
Kiersten Olson
Church History Library, 15 E. North Temple St.
Salt lake City, UT 84150-1600

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