Conservation Technician

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State Archives of North Carolina
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Monday, 30 November, 2020 - 17:00

Recruitment Range: $32,703 - $37,633
Salary grade: GN07
Job Number: 20-05224 AR60083395
Closing: 11/30/2020 5:00 PM Eastern

The State Archives of North Carolina welcomes applications for the full time, permanent position of Conservation Technician.

The Collections Management Branch maintains a conservation lab for treatment of the documentary materials in the custody of the State Archives of North Carolina whose holdings of permanently valuable materials total over 70,000 cubic feet. Staff in the lab perform work as part of the comprehensive preservation management program of the State Archives. This program includes assessment, treatment, and consultation activities involving unique documentary materials in a variety of formats.

The Conservation Technician works under the general supervision of the Archives Conservator. The Conservation Technician is responsible for performing a variety of basic treatments on archival material and participates in a wide range of preservation activities to optimize the long-term care of the State Archives of North Carolina collections. Treatments may include surface cleaning, remediation, humidification, flattening, de-acidification, mending, and stabilizing materials to be digitized. The Conservation Technician also assists in creating custom housings for archival materials and assists in preparing and stabilizing materials for exhibitions and loans. This includes constructing protective enclosures, creating proper exhibit supports, and assisting with installation/de-installation of exhibits. The Conservation Technician will also participate in preservation projects, inventories, and collection surveys to determine conservation or preservation needs for collections. The Conservation Technician must have the ability to work independently and maintain effective working relationships with other agency staff, government officials, and the public, as well as, communicate effectively orally and in writing.

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Please note: to receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must provide the information on the application form. Any information omitted from the application, listed as general statements, listed under the text resume section, or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit.