This position is part of the National Archives and Records Administration. As a/an CONSERVATOR, you will assess archival concerns in a variety of settings and involving a variety of archival materials, e.g., paper, books, photographs, textiles, woods and metals, and makes preservation decisions that maximize their useful life.Learn more about this agency
As a CONSERVATOR, you will:
Examine records of historical significance by various methods to determine (1) their structure and materials, (2) their condition (e.g., extent of damage, degree and state of deterioration), causes of damage (e.g., inherent vice, exposure to light, and abuse due to physical handling or improper housing) and (3) previous treatments (mends, fills, reinforcement with silk or sizing, etc.).
Work independently in planning and carrying out treatment and research projects, exercising a high degree of initiative and technical judgment in developing methods of operation and in resolving most technical problems. Duties involve performing a variety of conservation functions in connection with the broad range of holdings or services performed.
Prepares condition reports describing physical attributes of the media and support of each record: evidence of damage or loss.
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