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Subject: Position at North Carolina Museum of History

Position at North Carolina Museum of History

From: Len Hambleton <lhambleton>
Date: Tuesday, November 5, 2002
History Museum Conservator (permanent part-time)
Textile Conservation Lab
North Carolina Museum of History
Position # 4808-0801-0002-784
Salary grade 68
Appointment type: Perm.Part-time
Salary range: $20,990 - $34,136
Location :Raleigh NC
County: Wake
Recruitment range: $20,990- $22,016
Posting Date : 10/30/2002
Closing Date:  11/14/2002

The NC Museum of History seeks professional conservator candidates
to preserve the museum's costume and textile collection comprised of
civilian clothing, military uniforms, household textiles, banners
and flags. The conservator will be responsible for condition and
treatment reports,stabilization treatments, wet cleaning, dressing
mannequins and lab maintenance.

The position will train and supervise volunteers, prepare costumes
and textiles for an active exhibition program. The conservator will
respond to patron requests regarding care of costumes and textiles.
Some evening, weekend work and overnight travel is required.

Possess a demonstrated knowledge of organic and inorganic chemistry,
physics, textile science, costume and textile history. Ability to
work co-operatively and communicate effectively with diverse staff,
volunteers and patrons. Ability to work in a modern textile setting
with detergents, bleaches, dyes, mordants. Ability to sustain
conservation tasks for extended periods of time. All work will be
conducted in accordance with the American Institute for
Conservation's Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Professional

Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree or the equivalent
graduate training in Conservation practice from a recognized
educational facility / community college is required. Demonstrable
sewing skills, knowledge of textile structures, good sense of
organization, word-processing, familiar with conservation
photography, digital image processing an asset,and the ability to
communicate effectively in English. Successful experience in a
textile conservation laboratory is desirable.

Term: appointment subject to initial probationary period and
permanent part-time of 30 hours per week For further Information and
to submit resumes for consideration, please contact:

    Joanie B.Cotten
    Cultural Resources
    Division of Human Resources
    4603 Mail Service Center
    Raleigh NC 27699-4603
    Fax: 919-715-8724

Please mail or fax a (clearly typed or neatly written) State of
North Carolina "Application for Employment" Form PD 107 for each
vacancy to: Department of Cultural Resources

Applications must be received in the DCR Human Resources Office by
5:00 pm on or before the closing date.  State of North Carolina's
Job Opportunities web site is:

Len Hambleton
Branch Head - Conservation Section
North Carolina Museum of History
4650 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC  27699-465
919-715-0200 ext. 244
Fax: 919-715-8655

                  Conservation DistList Instance 16:32
                 Distributed: Friday, November 8, 2002
                       Message Id: cdl-16-32-032
Received on Tuesday, 5 November, 2002

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