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Subject: Position at North Carolina Historic Sites

Position at North Carolina Historic Sites

From: Anne Peranteau <anne.peranteau>
Date: Friday, September 15, 2006
Assistant Conservator-Historic Sites Specialist I
Division of Historic Sites

The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources invites
applications for the position of Assistant Conservator-Historic
Sites Specialist I to work within the Division of Historic Sites.

The conservator shall be responsible for examination, documentation,
and treatment of a wide range of organic and inorganic objects in
preparation for exhibit and loan in accordance with the AIC Code of
Ethics and Guidelines for Practice.  The conservator shall also be
responsible for developing preventive conservation programs for
various sites around the state, and oversight of contracted
conservation for artifacts outside the subspecialty of objects.
Other job duties include training of staff, volunteers, and interns;
specifying and purchasing conservation equipment and supplies, and
completing monthly and annual administrative reports.

The ideal candidate will possess:

    Demonstrated competence in the treatment of a wide range of
    object types

    Excellent hand skills and attention to detail

    Research skills

    A working knowledge of environmental monitoring techniques and
    integrated pest management principles

    Computer literacy, including the ability to work with
    collections database software, word processing and digital image

    Excellent interpersonal skills

    High standards of professionalism, as demonstrated by active
    membership in A.I.C

Candidates should have a degree specific to the area of
specialization and two years of experience with a cultural
institution or historic agency, or an equivalent combination of
training and experience.  The ideal candidate will have a degree,
training and experience that is directly related to description of

Physical requirements include the ability to lift up to 60 pounds
and the ability to wear a respirator as necessary when working with
certain chemicals. A valid NC Driver's License or the ability to
obtain one is also required.

The position will be based in Durham, North Carolina and will
require travel to sites across the state.  The conservator will
report to Carol Chamberlain, Chief Curator of the Division of
Historic Sites.

For instructions on how to apply see


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Closing date is October 3, 2006.

Anne Peranteau
Textile Conservator
North Carolina Museum of History
5 E. Edenton St.
Raleigh, NC  27699-4650

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