Conservation Treatment is an important service that is provided to care for special collections materials, particularly unique materials. This department enables the curatorial divisions to provide access to their materials and supports the exhibition, collections management, archival processing and digitization programs.
The conservation technician supports the conservation treatment unit by carrying out out work that is needed for the efficient functioning of the conservation laboratory and by assisting with preparation of objects for exhibition.
The technician carries out their work in the conservation lab occasionally traveling. The job includes computer use, standing for long periods, lifting, use of sharp tools, use of a hot plate, and occasional use of solvents with proper training, safety gear and fume extraction.