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Subject: Position at Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records

Position at Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records

From: Randy Silverman <randy.silverman<-at->
Date: Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Archives Conservator
Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records

1901 West Madison
Phoenix, Arizona 85009

This is a fulltime position, Monday through Friday, 8 hours a day
and does require some in state travel

The Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records (LAPR), a
division of the Arizona Secretary of State, serves the information
needs of Arizona residents as authorized in Arizona Revised Statute
Section 41-151. LAPR preserves and provides access to unique
historical and contemporary resources including the records of
History and Archives, the official archives of Arizona's permanent
government records. The preservation of records makes them
accessible in perpetuity and access to records is a primary
component of the mission of the Archives.

Under the direction of the Assistant Director for History and
Archives (the State Archives), the conservator manages the State
Library, Archives and Public Records Archives' comprehensive
paper-based conservation-preservation program. This position
proposes, develops, implements and monitors the physical care,
conservation and long term preservation of archival materials and
books in accordance with the American Institute for Conservation
(AIC) code of ethics.  The position develops and monitors work
procedures for the lab, works with staff to establish priorities,
and makes treatment decisions; carries out appropriate paper
conservation techniques, cleans, de-acidifies, mends, reassembles
and applies appropriate protective materials to deteriorating
documents; works closely with building operations manager to monitor
records storage environment and integrated pest management; assists
with and provides consultation to government agencies and the
public; and participates in outreach and educational programs and
workshops, preservation planning and surveys, emergency response and
environmental control. The position may train and supervise the work
of interns, students or volunteers assigned to assist with
conservation tasks.

Duties and Responsibilities:

    Perform managerial and administrative tasks necessary for the
    operation of the conservation lab including operating procedures
    for safe and accurate use of equipment and materials

    Develop and monitors conservation/preservation work procedures
    for the conservation lab

    Preservation assessment of collections, including evaluating
    condition and housing, recommending preventive and remedial
    preservation action, and maintaining documentation of needs and

    Examine, treat, document, and house high priority paper based
    collections. Treatments may include but are not limited to,
    surface cleaning, washing, deacidifying, flattening, mending,
    and lining. Housing may include encapsulation, mounting,
    matting, and framing.

    Provide written treatment proposals and photographic
    documentation for individually treated materials.

    Prepare paper based collections for exhibition, meeting
    deadlines, and including condition evaluation, documentation,
    treatment, housing, packing, transport,
    installation/de-installation, and post-exhibition review

    Conduct, assist with or organize tours,
    conservation/preservation and emergency and disaster
    preparedness workshops, and instructional sessions for a variety
    of audiences, including government agencies

    Prepare monthly reports detailing lab activities, projections,
    goals and accomplishments.

    Participate in collections stewardship activities and teams,
    including: environmental monitoring programs, operation of
    dataloggers, reporting of data, and collaboration with
    facilities manager to improve conditions

    Participate in emergency planning and response, including staff
    training, maintenance of supplies, protection of collections
    from hazards, immediate response to disasters, and evaluation
    and treatment of damaged collections

    Conduct all work activities in a timely, efficient and
    productive manner

    Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Preferred Qualifications:

    Master's degree in Conservation, Library Science (from
    ALA-accredited program), or related field with specialized
    training in conservation

    Two years of related experience in a conservation lab setting
    with demonstrated skill in the complex treatment of paper based

    Knowledge of preservation planning

    Ability to establish and maintain effective working
    relationships with staff

    Excellent interpersonal and verbal and written communication
    skills; ability to communicate effectively with diverse groups
    of people.

    Excellent organizational skills and planning ability,
    detail-oriented with good follow-through

    Experience in disaster preparedness and response in dealing with
    3-dimensional and paper-based collections.

    Computer literate, ability to use/learn various computer

    A portfolio of recent conservation treatment is required

Salary: The salary range for this position is $38,000-45,000,
depending upon experience.

Benefits: The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive
benefits package including:

    Top-ranked retirement and long-term disability plans
    Affordable medical, dental, life, and short-term disability
    insurance plans
    Accrued vacation pay and sick days
    10 paid holidays per year
    Deferred compensation plan
    Credit union membership
    Wellness plans

Pre-employment Requirements

 Applicants must include a cover letter and resume. Individuals not
 providing the required materials will not be considered.

    A criminal history check is required.

    Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation

    All newly hired employees will be subject to the E-Verify
    Employment Eligibility Verification Program.

 To apply, visit the Arizona State Jobs website and search for
"Conservator (History and Archives)"


                  Conservation DistList Instance 27:7
                 Distributed: Wednesday, July 31, 2013
                        Message Id: cdl-27-7-028
Received on Tuesday, 30 July, 2013

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