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Subject: Position at Georgia Archives

Position at Georgia Archives

From: Christine Wiseman <cwiseman>
Date: Monday, July 24, 2006
Archives Conservator
The Georgia Archives

The Georgia Archives, a division of the Office of Secretary of
State, is looking for an innovative, energetic and service-oriented
archives conservator.  In May 2003, the Georgia Archives moved into
a state-of-the-art facility in Morrow, Georgia, fifteen miles south
of downtown Atlanta.  In 2005, the National Archives-Southeast
Regional Branch opened adjacent to the Georgia Archives.  This first
co-location of state and federal archival facilities in the nation
has stimulated usage at both archives.  For more information about
the Archives, please visit <URL:>

Description of duties: Under general supervision, the archives
conservator manages the daily activities of the document
conservation laboratory.  Supervises and/or performs complex
treatments on rare and unique archival materials in accordance with
the AIC code of ethics.  Develops and monitors work procedures for
the unit, establishes priorities, makes treatment decisions.  Works
closely with imaging and micrographics operations to ensure that
conservation standards are being met.  Assists the preservation
manager in outreach and educational programs, preservation planning
and surveys, emergency response and environmental control.  May
supervise the work of interns, students or volunteers assigned to
assist with conservation tasks.

Additional information: This is a full-time position with excellent
benefits including annual and sick leave, 12 paid holidays per year,
insurance (group health, dental, vision, disability, accidental
death, life, and legal), retirement plan, deferred compensation
plan, and credit union eligibility.  Hiring salary range is
$35,000-$40,992 depending on experience.  The State of Georgia is an
Equal Opportunity Employer.


Required:  Advanced degree in Conservation, Library Science (from
ALA-accredited program), or related field with specialized training
in conservation.  One to three years of related experience in a
conservation lab setting.  Demonstrated skill in the complex
treatment of paper based collections including the relevant
chemistry and conservation theory.  Excellent communication and
decision making skills, and attention to detail.  A portfolio of
recent conservation treatment is required.

Preferred:  Current knowledge of preservation operations and issues
in an archives setting including preservation reformatting.
Experience in exhibit preparation.

To apply, please complete these two steps:

    1.  email or mail your cover letter and resume to:

            Christine Wiseman
            Preservation Services Manager
            Georgia Archives
            5800 Jonesboro Road
            Morrow, GA 30260
            cwiseman [at] sos__state__ga__us

    2.  Mail your cover letter and resume to:

        Secretary of State
        Human Resources Office
        2 Martin Luther King Drive, SE
        Suite 820, West Tower
        Atlanta, GA 30334

Applications must be submitted by August 25, 2006.  Review of
applications will begin immediately.

Please note:  All qualified applicants will be considered but may
not necessarily receive an interview.  Only applicants selected for
interviews will receive a letter concerning the position's status.

Christine Wiseman
Preservation Services Manager
The Georgia Archives
5800 Jonesboro Road
Morrow, GA 30260
Fax: 678-364-3860

                  Conservation DistList Instance 20:6
                  Distributed: Thursday, July 27, 2006
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Received on Monday, 24 July, 2006

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