JOB: Museum Technician with the National Archives And Records Administration, Hyde Park, NY

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    Alicia Mazzara

    Job Title: Museum Technician (History)
    Agency: National Archives And Records Administration
    Job Announcement Number: JD507109CM

    SALARY RANGE: $43,738.00 – $56,863.00 /year
    OPEN PERIOD: Monday, July 25, 2011 to Friday, July 29, 2011
    SERIES & GRADE: GS-1016-07
    POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time Term NTE 13 Months
    DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy – Hyde Park, NY
    WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: United States Citizens


    In this position, you will serve as a Museum Technician (History) at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library & Museum located at 4079 Albany Post Road, in Hyde Park, NY 12538

    This facility is located 90 miles north of New York City, near Poughkeepsie, New York.

    This position is being filled under a Term Appointment not-to-exceed 13 months. Appointment may be extended up to a maximum of 3 years, in increments determined by the Agency, if needed.

    Whether you are new to the Federal Government or an experienced professional seeking a career change, you can make history at the National Archives. Our dedicated staff works across a variety of career fields to safeguard the records of the Federal Government – more than 10 billion of them.

    Visit our Employee Gallery at to see the kinds of dynamic projects our staff are undertaking. If you want a career where you can see the difference your work makes, then join the National Archives!

    For more information visit:

    Who May Apply: All U.S. Citizens.


    * U.S. Citizenship
    * Background Investigation or Security Clearance
    * Relocation Expenses Will Not Be Paid
    * More than 1 job may be filled if additional vacancies occur within 90 days


    · Performs the required annual inventories of the museum collection. Annotates inventory records as objects are acquired, loaned, sent out for restoration, or assigned new locations within the museum. Ensures the safe handling and storage, packing and unpacking, transportation, and tracking of museum objects at all times.

    · Accessions and catalogs newly acquired museum objects; performs preliminary research on their history for purposes of identification; assigns a serial number to each item; records the type and identity, the donor or other source, and other pertinent information required for their care, study, identification, and location.

    · Prepares letters and reports on objects in the museum collection. Gathers data relating to particular items, including their origin, history, value, ownership, and significance to historical events in the life and career of the President and the First Lady. Responds to written and oral requests for specific information concerning museum collection.

    · Evaluates condition of a wide variety of artifacts, including very fragile, valuable, and/or rare objects. Performs routine preservation treatment on and maintenance of museum objects in storage or on display. When necessary, consults with conservation specialists concerning preservation treatment.

    · Works with professional conservator on preservation treatment projects. Works to ensure that the placement of objects in storage areas is consistent with preservation and security measures to prevent damage, theft, or loss.

    · Assists in acquiring museum objects via loan or gift. Assists in administering the museum’s loan program whereby objects are temporarily acquired or made available to other museums for exhibit purposes. Engages in research on items selected for exhibit and maintains necessary records.

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