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Subject: Position at North Carolina Museum of History--corrigendum

Position at North Carolina Museum of History--corrigendum

From: Len Hambleton <len.hambleton>
Date: Wednesday, June 16, 2004
History Museum Conservator-Textiles
The North Carolina Museum of History
Raleigh NC

North Carolina Dept of Cultural Resources
Agency Information: <URL:>


Vacancy Number: 4808-0801-0002-735
Salary Grade: 68
Salary Range: $29354 - $45515
Hiring Range: $29354 - $30468
Department: Dept. of Cultural Resources
Division: Museum of History
Type of Appointment: Perm Full-Time
Location: Raleigh
Posting Date: 06/16/2004
Closing Date: 06/29/2004
Number of Positions: 1

Description of work: The NC Museum of History seeks a professional
conservator to preserve the museum's costume and textile collection
comprised of men's, women's, and children's civilian clothing,
military uniforms, household textiles, banners, and flags.

The conservator will be responsible for condition and treatment
reports, stabilization techniques, vacuuming, wet cleaning,
laboratory maintenance, and dressing mannequins. the position will
train and supervise volunteers, and prepare costumes and textiles
for an active exhibition program.

The conservator will respond to patron requests regarding care of
costumes and textiles. some night and weekend work and overnight
travel required. for internal purposes, met esc requirement as of

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    *   demonstrated knowledge of organic and inorganic chemistry,
        physics, textile science, costume and textile history and
        conservation, standard conservation ethics, principles and
        practices, and consumer science. conservation skills
        including stabilization, wet cleaning and vacuuming

    *   ability to work cooperatively and communicate effectively
        with diverse staff, volunteers, and patrons; ability to work
        in textile laboratory setting with detergents, bleaches, and
        other conservation chemicals; ability to sustain
        conservation tasks for extended periods of time.

    *   prefer experience in conducting chemical treatments such as
        electrolytic, electrochemical reduction of corrosion, or
        closely related activities.

Training and Experience Requirements:

    *   A Master's degree in museum conservation, textiles or museum
        studies which include courses in chemistry, textile or
        object conservation and one year of experience related to
        the conservation of various metal, alloys, woods, textiles
        and leathers; or an equivalent combination of training and
        experience. Prefer additional directly related education,
        training and experience as specified in the description of
        work and knowledge, skills and abilities sections above.

Interviewing supervisor is Len Hambleton.

All applicants must complete and submit a separate state application
form (PD-107) <URL:>
for employment for each position for which an applicant wants to be
considered. Include the vacancy number on each application
submitted. "Resumes" in lieu of state application are not
acceptable. To obtain an application form, access
<URL:> via the Internet, click on
the "to apply" button for instructions and download the application

Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.
Original signed, and dated applications are to be mailed to the
address listed below. Applications received after 5:00 p.m. on the
"closing date" will not be considered unless the position is

As an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer, the Department of Cultural
Resources encourages applications from Women, Members of Minority
Groups, and Persons with Disabilities. The Department of Cultural
Resources adheres to the merit-based recruitment and selection

Contact Person: Human Resources Office
Contact Agency: Cultural Resources
Contact Address: 4603 Mail Service Center
Raleigh NC  27699-4603

The job vacancy system is provided by the Office of State Personnel.
Individual vacancy information is provided by each

Len Hambleton-Branch Head of Conservation
919-715-0200 xt 244
North Carolina Museum of History
4650 Mail Service Center
Raleigh NC 27699-4650

                  Conservation DistList Instance 18:1
                  Distributed: Thursday, June 17, 2004
                        Message Id: cdl-18-1-015
Received on Wednesday, 16 June, 2004

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