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Subject: Position at Military History Institute

Position at Military History Institute

From: Amber Tarnowski <amber.tarnowski<-a>
Date: Monday, August 29, 2005
Paper Conservator, GS level 9
Department of the Army, Military History Institute

The Collections Management Division of the US Army Heritage and
Education Center (AHEC) in Carlisle, Pennsylvania seeks an
experienced paper conservator. Candidate will be the first paper
conservator for the US Army, establishing the conservation program
for holdings of more than 13 million archives, rare books and
manuscripts, photographs, audio-visual materials, maps, historic
documents, and works of art on paper. Holdings include significant
materials from the Civil War, WWI and WWII.

The focus of the first two years of employment is to write policy
and procedures for an expanding conservation mission and to execute
a random sampling survey of the paper collection. This may include
occasional supervision of interns and staff. Candidate will identify
materials for conservation and arrange government contracts for
outsourcing conservation work in accordance to Army and government
regulations. Candidate will advise on handling techniques,
exhibition guidelines, offer workshops to staff, support the
environmental monitoring program and the IPM program.
Identification, ordering of supplies, and execution of remedial and
stabilization treatments as necessary in a limited capacity will be

This is an opportunity to join on the ground-floor level of a
rapidly growing organization to serve the public and to 'tell the
Army story, one soldier at a time.' This is a rural area of
Pennsylvania (with a low cost of living) that will grow in the next
few years into a major museum and research campus behind the US Army
War College. Carlisle is 15 minutes west of the state capital
Harrisburg, and a half-hour north of historic Gettysburg.

Candidate is required to be a US Citizen, hold a Master's degree in
conservation or 2 years equivalent experience, and have demonstrated
strong leadership, communication, and organizational skills. A high
level of skill in paper conservation treatment techniques and
general conservation knowledge is required for this demanding

The Department of the Army offers competitive benefits and a salary
at the first step of the GS-9 level of $41,772. To apply online and
see more job details, go to and reference job vacancy
#NEDQ05750389D, curiously listed as "Museum Specialist" instead of
conservator. Applicants will be screened by the Office of Personnel
Management, the US Department of Education, and will require a
7-year minimum background check by the Department of Defense for a
Secret level clearance. Army Veterans receive preference. Minorities
are encouraged to apply. The position will close September 13, 2005.
If you have further questions, please contact:

Amber Tarnowski
Objects Conservator
US Army Heritage and Education Center
950 Soldiers Drive
Carlisle Barracks PA 17013-5021

                  Conservation DistList Instance 19:12
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Received on Monday, 29 August, 2005

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