Assistant Archivist: Conservation Laboratory

DEPARTMENT OF ARTS AND CULTURE
REF NO: 35/DAC/2019 (X2 POSTS) Chief-directorate: national archives of South Africa
SALARY : R173 703 per annum
CENTRE : Pretoria
CLOSING DATE : 22 November 2019

REQUIREMENTS :
A Senior Certificate.
Computer literacy.
Knowledge of preservation procedures and processes, Knowledge of repairs of archival material, 8 Encapsulation and mounting, Knowledge of book binding.
Good communication skills.
Good planning and organising skills.

DUTIES :
The successful candidate will be responsible for providing curative and long-term preventative conservation service for all bound records and books.
Assist with specialised conservation repairs to rare and highly valuable bound archival records.
Bookbinding and repairs.
Participate in all efforts to improve preservation management and practices at the National Archives and Records Service of South Africa.
Develop proper protective enclosures for rare archival records.
Participate in training programmes organised by the National Archives and Records Service.

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