Grade 22

New York State has approximately 8 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in various agencies statewide. View links to all New York State agencies including agencies that have this title. For more information, New York State employees can contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322. If you are not a current New York State employee, you can use the Department of Civil Service Web site to explore possible employment opportunities.

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Career Ladder

There is currently no Career Ladder information available for this title.

Summary of Job Description

As a Conservator, you would preserve and protect objects of historic and artistic value; survey and examine artifacts to determine condition, authenticity, original structure and materials, structural faults, damage, deterioration, and previous treatments, additions, and restorations; inspect collections to record changes in physical condition; develop treatment plans for objects to conserve and restore them and prevent further deterioration; implement treatment plans by stabilizing condition of objects, using chemicals, techniques, and other applications to clean and preserve artifacts, reversing alterations to return artifacts to an original structural state, repairing damages, removing extraneous accretions, reassembling fragments, and replacing losses; determine treatment priorities for objects and collections; inspect all artifacts to be lent and upon return to determine fitness for travel, condition, damage or alterations, and packaging for safe travel; instruct packers and exhibitors in safe and standard methods of handling and packing; advise Peebles Island and site staff on physical storage requirements; measure and monitor environmental conditions for storage and exhibits and recommend improvements; discuss treatment needs and priorities with other staff; supervise and train staff, volunteers and interns.

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

This title is non-competitive.  No examination is necessary.  However, you must still meet the Minimum Qualifications of the position.

Candidates must have a Master's Degree in Conservation and four years of professional experience or five years of professional experience as a conservator; work experience includes specialization in archaeology, decorative arts, furniture, paintings, paper, or textiles

How to Apply

An examination is not used to fill this title. You must meet the minimum qualifications of the title in order to be considered for this position. You must apply directly to the agency or agencies that have this title.

Career Mobility

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience. For additional information or clarification, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.

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