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Subject: Position at State Historical Society of Wisconsin

Position at State Historical Society of Wisconsin

From: Joanne Hohler <joanne.hohler>
Date: Tuesday, May 10, 1994
Preservation Officer
Archives Division--State Historical Society of Wisconsin

The State Historical Society of Wisconsin anticipates an opening for the
position of Preservation Officer in its Archives Division. We are
seeking an energetic, resourceful, and highly knowledgeable individual
with broad experience in technical work, administration, and outreach.

Responsibilities: plan, implement, and administer a comprehensive
conservation/preservation program for the State Historical Society's
archival collections of manuscripts, public records, maps, photographs,
sound recordings, films, videos and electronic records. Program
encompasses management of storage conditions, all aspects of materials
treatment, disaster planning, short and long range preservation
planning, supervision of the Paper Conservation Laboratory, and
administration of the Wisconsin Conservation Service Center. Position
supervises two full-time professional conservators and several part-time

Qualified candidates will also have opportunity to teach graduate-level
course in library and archives preservation in the University of
Wisconsin--Madison School of Library and Information Studies,
contingent on availability of funding.

Qualifications: formal training in preservation administration; graduate
degree in library science or archives management preferred; three to
five years of professional experience with increasing responsibility
(including supervisory responsibility) for conservation/preservation of
historical documents or library materials; demonstrated ability to plan
and carry out a conservation/preservation program; effectiveness in
dealing with professional collection curators, reference staff, and
collection users; excellent skills in verbal and written advocacy for
collections preservation.

Salary: $35,767.00 minimum (teaching responsibility carries supplemental
salary of $5,000 per semester); excellent retirement, health, and
insurance benefits.

Send letter of application, resume, and names of three references to

    Mike Blair
    Personnel Specialist
    State Historical Society of Wisconsin
    816 State Street, Madison
    Wisconsin 53706

Address inquiries about this announcement to Peter Gottlieb State
Archivist, at the same address, phone no. 608-264-6480; e-mail:
Peter.Gottlieb [at] mail__admin__wisc__edu. Applications must be postmarked by
July 15, 1994.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 7:81
                  Distributed: Thursday, May 12, 1994
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Received on Tuesday, 10 May, 1994

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