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Subject: Position South Carolina Department of Archives and History

Position South Carolina Department of Archives and History

From: Piester Nancy <piester>
Date: Thursday, November 5, 1998
Document Conservator
South Carolina Department of Archives and History
Vacancy # 99-06

The SC Department of Archives and History Center is accepting
applications for a Document Conservator.  This Band 4 position is a
permanent full-time position and is classified as an Archivist III
in the State's classification system.  The salary range minimum is
$20,233, the midpoint is $28,832 and the maximum of the range is
$37,431.  The salary will be commensurate with education and

Qualified individuals should submit a state employment application
listing their education, training, and work experience.  Work
experience should include job duties, job dates, and reasons for
leaving and minimum salary requirements.  Submit application to:

    SC Department of Archives and History
    8301 Parklane Road
    Columbia, SC  29223-4905

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Nature of Work: Under general supervision, performs a variety of
technical and often complex laboratory conservation treatments on
rare and unique archival materials.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    Broad knowledge of conservation techniques and treatment
    Considerable knowledge of photographic principles and
    conservation techniques.
    Knowledge of paper chemistry and/or specialized document
    conservation treatments.
    Knowledge of leafcasting.
    Ability to perform duties requiring superior manual dexterity.
    Ability to perform complex book repair techniques, including
    leather bindings.
    Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
    Ability to train conservator, technician, graduate level
    interns, or assistants.
    Ability to develop and present workshops.
    Basic knowledge of computer skills.

Minimum Training and Experience: Bachelor's degree and related
professional experience or directly related course work.

Preferred Training and Experience: Graduation from a recognized
conservation training program, usually involving two years of study
and an internship of at least one year or a master's degree in
chemistry, library science, or related field and two years of
professional work experience.

The South Carolina Department of Archives and History offers equal
opportunity in its employment and provisions of service without
regard to a person's race, sex, age, color, religion, national
origin, or disability in accordance with federal and state law.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 12:42
                 Distributed: Monday, November 9, 1998
                       Message Id: cdl-12-42-026
Received on Thursday, 5 November, 1998

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