Historic Conservation Technician 2 - Grade 12

Positions in this title can be hired through NY HELPS

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This title exists within Various New York State Agencies and has approximately 5 positions statewide.

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Salary Information for Historic Conservation Technician 2
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Historic Conservation Technician 2 12 $48,956 $59,757

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Job Duties

As a Historic Conservation Technician 2, you would digitize and/or microfilm a variety of archival formats using available equipment, including a flatbed scanner, large format scanners and a camera with copy stand, or a microfilm planetary camera; edit, format, and perform quality control on reformatted records according to State Archives standards using appropriate software; contribute content to the State Archives digital management system by uploading images and adding metadata; and monitor digital storage to ensure timely processing of images. Under the direction of an Archives Conservation Specialist, you would assist in evaluating and preparing records requested for digitization, preservation, transportation, and/or exhibition, including documentation, simple mending, local or overall flattening, and simple rehousing; assist with the evaluation and treatment of damaged material in the event of a disaster; and participate in collections and holdings maintenance activities, such as assisting in building and collections surveys, monitoring environmental conditions in the Office of Cultural Education (OCE) using hydrothermographs and dataloggers, adjusting and calibrating recording equipment, and recommending solutions to problems identified through monitoring. Incumbents would also participate in records retrievals and the safe transportation of collections from storage to research or exhibition spaces as well as participate in the Collection Response Team to plan for and respond to situations that may place the collections in jeopardy.

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