Missouri State Archives/Local Records Preservation Program
Jefferson City, Missouri
Starting Salary: $3,129 per month
The Missouri State Archives is seeking a paper conservator to treat historically significant paper records, primarily from the 19th and early 20th century from the Archives and local government offices. The primary work is conservation treatment; some work in outreach (training and consultation) is required.
This is a permanent, fulltime position working alongside two other conservators in a well-equipped conservation lab.
Minimum Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree required. At least 2 years advanced training in conservation acquired through formal studies or a combination of apprenticeship, advanced courses, and internships. Knowledge of the chemical and physical properties of books/paper and an understanding of the causes of deterioration.
Preferred Education/Experience: Advanced degree/certificate in paper conservation through an accredited graduate or equivalent certificate program, formal apprenticeship, or equivalent experience OR Master’s degree in library science or archival administration, art, art history, history, historical preservation, or related field, with one year experience in paper conservation. Sound knowledge of organic and physical chemistry.
The complete job description, qualifications, and application procedures are available at http://www.sos.mo.gov/default.aspx?PageID=8534.
The minimum posting period will end 7/5/16. After the minimum posting period, the position may be closed to new applicants and filled at any time.