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Subject: Position at Huntington Library

Position at Huntington Library

From: Mark Roosa <roosa>
Date: Wednesday, July 22, 1998
Project Conservator
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
Grant-sponsored, Three-Year Position, Full-time with Benefits

Working as a member of the Library Conservation group within the
Preservation Department, the Project Conservator is responsible for
conserving rare Library materials from the Bacon Collection.  Has
contact with staff throughout the institution.  Reports to Chief
Preservation Officer.

Essential Functions: Develop and conduct a condition survey of the
collection. Analyze survey data and prepare report on the total
number of books to be treated, types of repairs to be performed, and
time to complete repairs. Work with curators to examine items and
determine conservation options.  Measure and order protective
enclosures for vulnerable and fragile volumes.  Perform conservation
treatments on selected high priority items identified by collection
curators.  Develop a concise multi-year work plan for the systematic
conservation treatment of damaged volumes based on survey data.
Identify the amount of  time required to complete repairs and
associated costs for long-term stabilization of the collection.

Other Functions:  Prepares written status reports and maintains
statistics for work completed.  May report on project work in a
public forum (professional conference, etc.).  Other duties as

Qualifications: BA or BS degree and an advanced degree from an
accredited conservation training graduate program.  Demonstrated
knowledge and skill in book conservation.  Knowledge of and
experience with collection conservation techniques and approaches.
Excellent eye-hand coordination.  Excellent interpersonal skills and
a willingness to interact with conservation staff and share
information generally. Excellent professional poise and an ability
to express ideas clearly verbally and in writing.  Demonstrated
experience working in a library conservation laboratory.

To apply: send an application letter, resume, and the names,
addresses, phone numbers of three professional references to:

    Carl Foote, Manager of Personnel
    The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino, CA 91108

Applications received by August 15, 1998 will be given first

                  Conservation DistList Instance 12:12
                   Distributed: Friday, July 24, 1998
                       Message Id: cdl-12-12-025
Received on Wednesday, 22 July, 1998

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