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Position at John Rylands University Library of Manchester

From: John Woodhouse <jwoodhou>
Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2000
Conservation Technicians
John Rylands University Library of Manchester

The John Rylands University Library of Manchester has two positions
available for  Conservation Technicians.

For  a period of three years from a date to be arranged to work on a
wide range of materials and to carry out a wide variety of
conservation processes, including repairs to leather bindings.
Applicants must have a recognised qualification in the field of
conservation or considerable experience in the wider field of
conservation. Salary scale: 13,317 - 15,899 pounds sterling (under

The funding for these two posts is made possible by an award from
the Research Support Libraries Programme (RSLP). The posts are
fixed-term appointments for three years. The two posts offer
excellent opportunities for both experienced conservators and for
those newly qualified conservators wishing to extend their range of

The John Rylands University of Manchester is one of the three
largest University Libraries in the United Kingdom with a stock of
some 3.5 million printed books and about 1.1 million manuscript and
archival items. The Library's outstanding collections of rare books
and manuscripts are mainly housed in the magnificent John Rylands
building, located on Deansgate in the centre of Manchester. This
building is also the base for the library's exhibition facilities.

Since 1952,  the Library has maintained its own Bookbinding
Department, now incorporating a Conservation Unit, which has among
its functions the preservation and conservation of the Special
Collection holdings primarily housed in the original John Rylands

The persons appointed will report to the Head of Preservation &
Photography and will be based at the original John Rylands Library
on Deansgate. They will work primarily in a purpose built
Conservation Unit originally funded by a HEFCE grant, all employees
however may be required to work at other JRULM sites as necessary.

Application forms and further particulars are available by writing
or telephoning:

    The Staffing Secretary
    The John Rylands University Library of Manchester
    Oxford Road
    Manchester M13 9PP
    +44 161 275 3758

Completed forms must be returned by Wednesday 31st May, 2000 If you
require further details or wish to talk informally about the posts,
please contact:

Mr. John Woodhouse
Head of Preservation & Photography
John Rylands University Library of Manchester
Oxford Road
Manchester M13 9PP
+44 161 275 3733 (fax and phone)

                  Conservation DistList Instance 13:58
                   Distributed: Friday, May 19, 2000
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Received on Wednesday, 17 May, 2000

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