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Subject: Position at University of Connecticut

Position at University of Connecticut

From: Jan Merrill-Oldham <hbladm18>
Date: Monday, November 22, 1993
Employment Opportunity

Assistant Collections Conservator (University Library Assistant III)
Preservation Department
University of Connecticut Libraries

Under the general supervision of the Library Conservator the incumbent
performs a broad range of conservation treatments, coordinates and
participates in various conservation projects, assists in the training
and supervision of student workers in the Conservation Unit, and
participates in disaster recovery efforts.  The Conservation Unit is one
of three units within the Library's Preservation Department.

Responsibilities include:  book conservation (performing minor,
intermediate, and major treatments), paper conservation (performing
routine paper treatments including flattening, cleaning, alkalizing,
repairing, encapsulating, mounting, matting), and constructing custom-
made protective enclosures.  Other responsibilities:  hiring, training,
scheduling, and evaluating student workers; documenting complex
procedures; preparing training materials; sorting materials in the
conservation work flow; and maintaining current awareness of
conservation trends and practices and their relationship to broader
preservation issues.

Required:  Bachelor's degree, minimum of two years of experience
performing conservation treatments in a recognized treatment facility
with increasing levels of decision-making responsibility, superior
manual dexterity (candidate may be required to provide samples of
completed treatments), demonstrated ability to work independently and to
organize work flow in a productive manner, experience with standard
microcomputer applications, and excellent oral and written
communications skills.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Anticipated salary range is $26,625 to $34,691.  To apply send letter of
application; resume; and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of
three professional references to:  Brinley Franklin, Associate Director
of Administrative Services, University of Connecticut Libraries, Box
U-5A, Storrs, CT  06269-1005.  Screening of applicants will begin
immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  The
University of Connecticut actively solicits applications from
minorities, women, and people with disabilities.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 7:41
                Distributed: Thursday, November 25, 1993
                        Message Id: cdl-7-41-015
Received on Monday, 22 November, 1993

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