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Subject: Positions at Pennsylvania Heritage Society

Positions at Pennsylvania Heritage Society

From: Linda Ries <lries<-a>
Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2005
Paper conservation professionals

Beginning in early 2006, The Pennsylvania Heritage Society, in
conjunction with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission,
will be undertake a three-year project to treat and conserve more
than 2,500 original Pennsylvania Civil War Muster-Out Rolls among
the holdings in the Pennsylvania State Archives. The project is
funded by a federal SAT grant and the Pennsylvania Legislature.

To facilitate the conservation of these documents, The Pennsylvania
Heritage Society is seeking to hire two full-time (37.5 hours per
week) conservation professionals for the duration of the project.
This is a skilled position requiring knowledge and ability to
perform basic conservation treatments, such as cleaning, mending,
flattening, and encapsulation.  Preference will be given to
applicants with a Master's Degree in document conservation from an
accredited academic program. Those nearing completion of program
will also be given consideration. In addition to the basic
conservation duties, the work will include creating and maintaining
databases to document all project treatments; transporting the more
severely damaged documents to the Conservation Center for Art and
Historic Artifacts in Philadelphia, and working closely with their
staff. The persons selected will also be responsible for training,
managing, and working with student interns and volunteers during the
course of the project. The candidates must be in good health and be
able to lift up to forty pounds, and stand for long periods of time.
These employees are expected to work with minimal supervision
throughout the project.

The project will be based at the Pennsylvania State Archives, 350
North Street, Harrisburg, PA 17120. Overall supervision for the
project will be provided by Linda A. Ries, Head, Archives CORE
Services Section, with assistance from Richard Saylor, Project

The starting salary is commensurate with experience and will include
an annual increase of 3%. Normal work hours are Monday through
Friday 8:30 am to 5 pm, except state holidays.  Applications must
be received by December 5, 2005.  The candidates should be available
to begin shortly after January 1, 2006.

The Pennsylvania Heritage Society is the fiduciary of the
Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, the state's official
history agency <URL:>.  For more
information, send a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to

    Linda A. Ries
    Project Director
    Pennsylvania State Archives
    350 North Street
    Harrisburg, PA 17120-0090
    Fax: 717-787-4822
    lries<-a t->state< . >pa< . >us

Linda A. Ries
Head, CORE Services Section
Division of Archives and Manuscripts

                  Conservation DistList Instance 19:23
                 Distributed: Friday, October 28, 2005
                       Message Id: cdl-19-23-037
Received on Wednesday, 26 October, 2005

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