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Subject: Position at National Library of New Zealand

Position at National Library of New Zealand

From: Kate Roberts <kate.roberts>
Date: Thursday, November 4, 1999
Senior Archival Conservator
National Library of New Zealand

The National Library of New Zealand requires a Senior Archival
Conservator to join the Conservation Section, which is responsible
for the preservation and remedial treatment of the Library's
collections, including the heritage collections held in the
Alexander Turnbull Library. The staff of the Section are responsible
for the conservation and treatment of books, prints and drawings,
manuscripts, cartographic collections, sound and music recordings,
and photographs.

The appointee will be responsible for all aspects of the
conservation of manuscript and cartographic heritage collection
items, the training of curatorial staff in the care and handling of
collections, and the identification of collection needs. They will
also be responsible for the training and supervision of conservation
technicians and will participate in the development and management
of the section.

The appointee must have:

    *   a recognised formal qualification in conservation with a
        post graduate qualification in archival conservation  such
        as the Society of Archivists' Certificate in Archive

    *   a minimum of 5 years practical experience in archival
        conservation, in a variety of formats and media, including
        books, maps and manuscripts

    *   an understanding of cultural values and sensitivities;

    *   an ability to organise time and resources effectively and to
        work independently;

    *   effective written and oral communication;

    *   an ability to work professionally as part of the
        Conservation Services team;

    *   an ability to provide effective training and supervision in
        the laboratory.

A salary in the range of NZ $45,000 - $48,000 will be offered.

For further information please contact

    Kate Roberts
    Coordinator Conservation and Copying
    Alexander Turnbull Library
    <kate.roberts [at] natlib__govt__nz>

For a copy of the job description
and application form contact

    Julie Dennehy, Human Resources,
    +64 4 474 3065
    Fax: +64 4 474 3091

Applications close on 26th November 1999, 5 pm, and should be
addressed to

    Human Resources
    National Library of New Zealand
    PO Box 1467
    Wellington, New Zealand

The National Library of New Zealand has a commitment to the Treaty
of Waitangi and is an equal opportunity employer.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 13:29
                 Distributed: Friday, November 12, 1999
                       Message Id: cdl-13-29-029
Received on Thursday, 4 November, 1999

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