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Subject: Position at Huntington Library

Position at Huntington Library

From: Mark Roosa <roosa>
Date: Thursday, November 21, 1996
Exhibits Preparator - Preservation and Conservation Department
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

Position:  The Exhibits Preparator is responsible for constructing
appropriate supports for books and manuscripts and for ensuring
their safety while on exhibit. Reports to the Chief Preservation
Officer and works closely with conservation staff to establish and
maintain conservation standards for the exhibition environment.
Primary duties include selection of conservationally-sound exhibit
materials (fabrics, adhesives, mats, etc.), matting, framing, and
cradle construction for a variety of materials including books,
manuscripts, photographs, and artwork.  Maintains accurate and
thorough records of all exhibitions including the time individual
items have remained on display. Installs and takes down exhibits.
Works with exhibition designers and vendors. Coordinates and
oversees the transport of materials to and from exhibits using
appropriate safety precautions. Monitors temperature, humidity, and
light levels in exhibit areas. Maintains exhibitions database.
Interacts with a variety of internal departments and units.
Participates in the work of the preservation and conservation
department.

Qualifications:
Required:  A bachelor's degree in the arts or humanities. Excellent
hand-eye coordination and attention to detail. Ability to keep up to
date with the latest exhibition techniques. Ability and willingness
to handle rare materials carefully.  The ability to work well with a
wide variety of people. Basic computer skills. Preferred: Two-three
years preparing library materials for exhibit. Conversant with
Windows 95. Prior exhibitions preparation or conservation
experience. Knowledge of exhibit design and installation techniques
including an understanding of the appropriate use of cradles,
supports, frames, mats, cases, etc. Knowledge of appropriate
environmental control measures for materials on exhibit.

General: The Exhibits Preparator works in a laboratory environment
with various adhesives, tools, and equipment, including but not
limited to PVA adhesive, silicon and hot glue, cutting knives, mat
cutter, book presses, dry mount press, and board shear.

Salary Range: Non-exempt position,  $ 10.77 - $ 15.10 per hour

To Apply: Send a letter, resume, and the names, addresses and phone
numbers of three references to:

    Carl Foote
    Manager of Personnel and Planning
    Huntington Library
    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino, CA  91108

Applications received by December 4th, 1996 will receive first
consideration.

The Huntington Library is a private, non-profit institution
dedicated to the study of British and American History and
Literature. Special emphasis is placed upon the collection of rare
books and manuscript materials. The library uses the Innovative
Interfaces online system and is a member of the Research Libraries
Group.

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                  Conservation DistList Instance 10:50
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Received on Thursday, 21 November, 1996

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