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[BKARTS] Preservation Technician Position Announcement

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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT                           18 June 2003

Project Preservation Technician

Job Summary:
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania seeks two full-time Project
Preservation Technicians for a two-year, grant-funded project focusing on
the Society's most important and most endangered collections.  The Project
Preservation Technicians will be part of a team that will preserve and make
accessible those collections that have been designated as having a high
research value and are in poor condition.

These positions will report to the Project Preservation Officer.

Specific Responsibilities:
The Project Preservation Technicians' primary duties will be to preserve,
conserve, and rehouse manuscripts and archival material as stipulated by the
funding agency.  These positions also entail thoroughly documenting the
preservation work completed for the project and performing other duties as

Job Requirements:
The Project Preservation Technician positions require a bachelor's degree in
an art-related field or equivalent work experience and familiarity with the
principles of preservation. The ideal candidates should have prior
experience with paper conservation and book repair, as well as coursework in
preservation.  Excellent hand skills and the ability to work as part of a
team are essential.  Good time management and organizational skills are also

These are full-time (40 hours per week, Monday-Friday), limited-term
(2-year) positions.  The salary is a minimum of $27,500 with competitive
benefits (including 11 paid holidays, 12 vacation days, 6 personal days, a
cafeteria-style medical and dental plan, and TIAA-CREF retirement plan).
The positions will begin on or after July 1, 2003, and remain open until
filled.  Send a letter of application, resume, and names, phone numbers and
addresses of three references to: Rachel Onuf, The Historical Society of
Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA 19107-5699.  HSP is an
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Sharon Hildebrand
Preservation Officer
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania

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