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Subject: Position at State Records NSW

Position at State Records NSW

From: Emily O'Reilly <conservator>
Date: Thursday, September 6, 2001
State Records NSW

State Records NSW is seeking an entry-level conservator to assist
with its preservation program, based at the Western Sydney Records
Centre at Kingswood, NSW.  State Records is the NSW Government's
records and archives authority, and is responsible for the oldest
and one of the largest archival collections in Australia.  This
position provides a challenging opportunity to work with a wide
variety of primarily paper-based records.

As this is a permanent position, Australian citizenship or permanent
residency requirements will apply.  Full details, including contact
information, are given below.

Conservator (Grade 1)
Archives Control and Management
Western Sydney Records Centre (Kingswood)
Permanent Full-time
Position No: 01/10

Total remuneration package valued up to $48,483 p.a. including
salary ($40,923-$44,337).  The remuneration package quoted includes
annual salary, employer's contributions to superannuation and annual
leave loading.

Undertake conservation, survey and assessment work to ensure the
preservation of the State's archives.

Selection Criteria: Bachelor of Applied Science (Conservation) with
specialisation in paper conservation (or equivalent). Understanding
of macro-preservation issues and strategies (including climate
control and containers for archival housing). Knowledge of key
principles and current best practice in relation to materials
preservation and conservation treatments, particularly in relation
to paper conservation. Working knowledge of conservation techniques.
Understanding of disaster preparedness and planning issues.
Awareness of laboratory safety and the operation of conservation
equipment. Sound communication skills (including the ability to
convey technical information clearly and succinctly). Capacity to
work independently and as part of a team.  Ability to organise work
and meet deadlines. Basic computer skills using standard office
software. Experience in paper conservation would be highly regarded.

No smoking in the workplace is State Records policy. State Records
is committed to equal employment opportunity, occupational health
and safety and the principals of cultural diversity.  All applicants
are expected to demonstrate an understanding and commitment in these

Inquiries and information packages:

    Emily O'Reilly
    +61 2 9673 1788
    conservator [at] records__nsw__gov__au

Applications to:

    Human Resources Officer
    State Records
    143 O'Connell Street (PO Box 516)
    Kingswood 2747

Closing date: September 21, 2001

For more information on State Records have a look at

Emily O'Reilly

                  Conservation DistList Instance 15:23
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