Conservation Technician

Location: Archives & History/Archives & Records, Raleigh, North Carolina

Type: Permanent Full-Time

Salary: $32,703 - $37,633

Application closing date: 31 January 2022

Link: https://agency.governmentjobs.com/northcarolina/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=3358090&fbclid=IwAR0hKw6899HNH1yQCXkqtYjz8EBwz-o8x9vfjTHYb30XjmDKjs5dr-WbND8

Primary Purpose of the Position:
The primary purpose of the Conservation Technician is to perform a variety of basic conservation treatments on archival material and to participate in a wide range of preservation activities to optimize the long-term care of the State Archives of North Carolina collections.

Key Responsibilities:
The key responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Basic conservation treatment of archival material. Treatments may include surface cleaning, remediation, humidification, flattening, de-acidification, mending, and stabilizing materials to be digitized.
Creates custom housings for archival materials.
Assists in preparing and stabilizing materials for exhibitions and loans. This includes constructing protective enclosures, creating proper exhibit supports, and assisting with installation/ de-installation of exhibits.
Participates in preservation projects, inventories, and collection surveys to determine conservation or preservation needs for collections.