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Subject: Position at Peebles Island Resource Center--addendum

Position at Peebles Island Resource Center--addendum

From: Barbara Couser <barbara.couser>
Date: Thursday, July 19, 2007
Paper Conservator
New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
Bureau of Historic Sites
Peebles Island Resource Center

We are re-opening this search (Conservation DistList Instance: 21:1
Saturday, April 28, 2007).

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 with outstanding benefits.

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; (3) have demonstrated experience tracking bench and
preventive conservation work; (4) have experience training staff in
collections care; (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 35 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.  Duties shall
include, but will not be limited to:  (1) carrying out conservation
treatment of paper-based collections; (2) conditioning, treating and
rehousing works on paper for loans; (3) treating and rehousing
manuscript holdings at sites for use by researchers; (4) as
necessary, recruiting, training and supervising conservation
technicians, interns and volunteers; (5) managing the operation of
the paper conservation lab; (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

Please submit a letter of interest and resume to:

    John Lovell
    Assistant Director
    Bureau of Historic Sites
    OPRHP, PO Box 219
    Waterford, New York 12188
    john.lovell [at] oprhp__state__ny__us

Deadline for Application:  September 7, 2007

Barbara Couser
Secretary to John Lovell
New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
Bureau of Historic Sites, Peebles Island Resource Center
PO Box 219
Waterford, NY 12188
518-237-8643 ext 3225
Fax: 518-238-1985 or 518-235-4248

                  Conservation DistList Instance 21:17
                  Distributed: Saturday, July 21, 2007
                       Message Id: cdl-21-17-028
Received on Thursday, 19 July, 2007

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