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Job Announcement

Paper Conservation position open for the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center, Carlisle, PA 17013. GS11 position, series 1016. This is a Federal position; vacancy closes June 18, 2010.

Duties: Plan and execute a Library and Archives Conservation Program of archival collections, library collections, and paper based museum items. Identify, assess, and quantify the conservation needs for the paper-based collections and develop strategies to address those needs, to include repair, rehabilitation, and backing up digitally or on microform.

Establish conservation procedures for in-house treatments and write contracting specifications on all out-sourced conservation treatments. Establish and oversee standard photographic and written documentation procedures for conservation of materials. Develop and coordinate a comprehensive, long-term preservation program for the paper-based collections, including environmental monitoring and control, integrated pest management, collections storage, and preservation requirements for exhibition and shipping.

Qualifications: (Typically a Master’s Degree in Conservation or related field; recent graduates encouraged to apply). GS-11: Bachelor’s degree directly related to this occupation and 1 year of experience directly related to this occupation equivalent to the next lower grade level, or 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.

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