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Subject: Position at Public Records Office of Hong Kong

Position at Public Records Office of Hong Kong

From: Wai-kwok Wan <waikkwan>
Date: Monday, January 25, 1999
Conservation Adviser

The Government Records Service Division, Hong Kong Special
Administrative Region Government is seeking an experienced
conservator to fill the position of Conservation Adviser in its
Public Records Office.

Entry requirements: Candidates should: (a) have a recognized degree
or equivalent in conservation; and (b) have at least 5 years
post-qualification working experience in an archival environment.

Duties: The Conservation Adviser is required to develop and
administer a comprehensive conservation programme for the archives,
which includes the coordination of all in-house treatment
activities; planning and implementation of a disaster preparedness
programme, and training of staff in conservation techniques.  As
such, the Conservation Adviser is expected to be able to institute
and execute a conservation programme that includes at least the
following components:

    (i) environmental control of an archives;

    (ii) conservation measures and treatments for a wide range of
    records media: paper, microforms, audio tape cassettes, VHS
    video tapes, films, photographs, computer disks and tapes, etc.;

    (iii) professional development, i.e. building up a technical
    library and providing staff training.

Eligibility: Persons who are not permanent residents of the Hong
Kong Special Administrative Region may also apply for this position
but will be appointed only when no suitable and qualified candidates
who are permanent residents are available.

Terms of appointment: The appointment of the Conservation Adviser is
not to an established post in the Civil Service.  The successful
candidate will be appointed for a period of two and a half years and
paid a salary in arrears in local currency, i.e. Hong Kong dollars.
On appointment, the candidate will enter Master Pay Scale (MPS)
point 34, i.e. currently pitched at HK$47,970 which is subject to
annual adjustment.  The conditions of service to be offered are
subject to the provisions prevailing at the time the offer of
appointment is made.

Application procedures: Interested candidates are invited to apply
with a curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and supporting
documents, names and addresses of referees to the following address
not later than Feb 28 1999 (Closing date for application is 3 weeks
from the date of publication)

    The Personnel Office, Departmental Administration Unit,
    Government Secretariat,
    8/F West Wing, Central Government Offices,
    11 Ice House Street, Central,
    Hong Kong

Candidates who are selected for an interview will normally receive
an invitation in about six to eight weeks from the closing date for
application.  For enquiries, please telephone Miss Fiona Yeung of
the Government Records Service Division at 852-21957813.

Wai-kwok Wan
Senior Assistant Archivist
Public Records Office of HK

                  Conservation DistList Instance 12:61
                Distributed: Wednesday, January 27, 1999
                       Message Id: cdl-12-61-020
Received on Monday, 25 January, 1999

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