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Subject: Position at Peebles Island Resource Center

Position at Peebles Island Resource Center

From: Barbara Couser <barbara.couser>
Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Paper Conservator
New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
Bureau of Historic Sites
Peebles Island Resource Center

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic
Preservation (OPRHP) seeks qualified candidates for the full-time
position of Conservator (Paper).  The position has a starting salary
of $55,472 with annual performance advances to $68,267, and is
assigned to the Bureau of Historic Sites (BHS), located at the
Peebles Island Resource Center in Waterford, New York.  This is a
permanent position which offers an outstanding benefits package.

Minimum qualifications:  Masters Degree in Conservation and four
years of professional experience as a paper conservator.

In addition to possessing excellent hand skills and proficiency in
carrying out object conservation treatments, the individual must:

    1.  Possess a good work ethic

    2.  Have demonstrated ability to work collegially (and
        effectively) with other preservation/museum professionals
        and staffs at facilities that have paper collections

    3.  Demonstrated experience tracking bench and preventive
        conservation work and setting work priorities

    4.  Have experience training staff in collections care and
        emergency response

    5.  Have a demonstrated commitment to the AIC Code of Ethics and
        Guidelines for Practice

    6.  Be able to stand for extended periods of time, lift and
        carry 50 lbs.

    7.  Have a valid driver's license

Duties:  Based at the Peebles Island Resource Center and working
under the general supervision of the BHS Assistant Director, the
Paper Conservator performs a broad range of conservation-related
tasks for OPRHP's 35 historic sites and 176 parks throughout New
York State. Duties shall include, but will not be limited to:

    1.  Carrying out conservation treatment of paper-based
        collections consistent with AIC Ethics and Guidelines
        principally for museum exhibits or display within the
        historic house museum environment

    2.  Conditioning, treating and rehousing works on paper for loan

    3.  Treating and rehousing manuscript holdings at sites and
        parks for use by researchers

    4.  As necessary, recruiting, training and supervising

    5.  Managing the operation of the paper conservation lab--e.g.
        supply and equipment ordering, inventory, administrative

    6.  Serving on BHS project teams of allied professionals--e.g.
        exhibit, emergency response and salvage

    7.  Work with five other conservation disciplines to deliver a
        range of preventive conservation services principally to
        state historic sites--e.g. CAP and discipline-specific
        surveys,  collections care and object handling, outreach
        training to site and park staff in emergency response and
        salvage, environmental monitoring within OPRHP facilities.

Please submit a letter of interest and resume to:

    John Lovell
    Assistant Director
    Bureau of Historic Sites, OPRHP
    PO Box 219
    Waterford NY 12188

or send letter and resume electronically to
    John.Lovell [at] oprhp__state__ny__us.

Deadline for application:  May 11, 2007

Barbara Couser, Secretary
Bureau of Historic Sites, Peebles Island Resource Center
PO Box 219
Waterford, NY 12188

                  Conservation DistList Instance 21:1
                 Distributed: Saturday, April 28, 2007
                        Message Id: cdl-21-1-027
Received on Tuesday, 17 April, 2007

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