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Subject: Position at US Army Heritage and Education Center

Position at US Army Heritage and Education Center

From: Amber Tarnowski <amber.tarnowski<-a>
Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2005
Paper Conservator,
US Army Heritage and Education Center

The US Department of the Army is hiring a paper conservator to
initiate a new paper conservation program supporting the Military
History Institute (MHI) and future Army Heritage Museum. The MHI
houses over 1 million archival volumes, photographs, rare books and
manuscripts, audio-visual materials, maps, works of art on paper,
and other historic materials dating from Pre-Revolutionary periods
to modern times.

Duties include: Developing and implementing a broad-based,
multi-faceted conservation plan and program for archival and library
materials, to include photographs, rare books and manuscripts,
historic documents, audio-visual media, and works of art on paper.
Activities include a collection survey, initiation and supervision
of outsourced conservation contracts, planning and implementing
policies and procedures for the paper conservation program, and
support planning and execution of a 35,000 square foot Museum
Support Facility for conservation to be constructed and completed in
2009 or earlier. Establish and oversee standard photographic and
written documentation procedures for conservation of materials.
Advise and report on the paper conservation needs and efforts. Train
and supervise future subordinate staff in conservation methods.

Location: Carlisle Barracks is an installation at the center of the
Army and Department of Defense Senior Leadership educational
programs. Conservation and preservation is a rapidly growing new
component of the Army supported with plans for more new facilities.
It is located in central Pennsylvania a half-hour north of historic
Gettysburg and a 15 minute drive from the capital, Harrisburg.
Conservation is a part of the Army Heritage and Education Center,
housed in a newly built state-of-the-art facility off-Post. See

Qualifications: Masters degree related to the position. Experience
related to the operation or management of large archival or museum
collection conservation projects are necessary, as well as knowledge
and skills in the range of a wide variety of conservation
treatments. Only degrees from accredited colleges or universities
recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet
positive education requirements or to substitute education for
experience. Recent conservation program graduates with demonstrated
leadership and excellent work habits, analytical lab skills,
specializations in photographs, book repair, or audiovisual
materials are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply: You must apply online through The
position is listed as "Museum Specialist" (as the Army only has 2
conservators currently and there's no category for conservation in
the Army system yet), but it is really a paper conservator position
starting at the GS 9 level ($41,772 - $54,300 Annual). Reference
vacancy Announcement Number: NEDQ05952117D. The Department of Army
offers a competitive salary and benefits package which includes
comprehensive health and life insurance; generous retirement
programs; long-term care insurance; paid holidays, sick leave, and
vacation time; flexible work environment and alternate work
schedules. The closing date is Dec. 21, 2005. There are no internal
candidates. Must be a US citizen.

If you have questions (until Dec. 15), please contact:

    Amber Tarnowski
    Objects Conservator
    US Army Heritage and Education Center
    950 Soldiers Drive
    Carlisle Barracks PA 17013-5021
    amber.tarnowski<-a t->carlisle< . >army< . >mil

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