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Position at National Library of New Zealand

From: Frank Fabry <frank.fabry>
Date: Thursday, February 1, 2001
Paper conservator
National Library of New Zealand

The National Library of New Zealand has an opening for the position
of Senior Paper Conservator.  This individual will have
responsibility for a range of activities related to the preservation
of the flat paper heritage collections of the Alexander Turnbull
Library.  This includes conservation treatments, education, the
housing of collections, disaster preparedness and response, and
research.  Treatment of, and advisement for conservation aspects of
the Library's ongoing Exhibitions Programme, as well as condition
reporting for travelling exhibitions, is also a significant
component of this position.

The Senior Paper Conservator works most directly with the Curators
and collections from the Library's following Sections: Drawings and
Prints, the Cartoon Archive, Cartography, and Printed Ephemera.
She/he also works closely with the Library's Gallery staff, as well
as other members of the Conservation team.

The Senior Paper Conservator is also responsible for supervising the
work of, and monitoring the performance of any paper conservation
technicians and interns. The Library will shortly have one paper
conservation intern, funded by the Getty Grant Program, and may also
soon have a Maori paper conservation intern.

Current holder of position estimates the work duties to roughly
equate to the following: Conservation/Preservation  specific
activities (50%); Teaching/Advice/Communication (25%);
Administration (25%).

The National Library of New Zealand has a well equipped conservation
facility. In addition to the Senior Paper Conservator, the
Conservation Section of the Library employs four specialist
conservators, one each in archival materials, sound materials,
books, and photographs.  3.5 technical support staff also work in
the Section.

The successful candidate for this position will need to demonstrate
the following:

    *   At least five years practical experience in conservation,
        including paper conservation in a variety of formats and
        media

    *   Specific training in the conservation of printed and
        original art on paper, maps, manuscripts and archival
        material

    *   Sufficient depth of knowledge for appropriate problem
        solving in issues related to paper conservation

    *   Positive approach to team relationship building and own and
        team performance

    *   Ability to establish effective working relationships with
        other business units of the Library

    *   Ability to express ideas clearly, concisely, and accurately,
        both orally and in writing

    *   Recognise individual and cultural differences

    *   Ability to show prudence and perspective in judgements

A relocation allowance is negotiable for the successful candidate,
should that individual be currently living outside New Zealand.

The salary range per annum is NZ$44,983-NZ$56,228

A copy of the job description is available from Kate Cooper, HR
Personnel Service <kate.cooper [at] natlib__govt__nz> or Fax: +64 4 474
3091 For further information please contact

    Margaret Calder
    Chief Librarian Alexander
    Turnbull Library
    Margaret.Calder [at] natlib__govt__nz
    Fax: at +64 4 474 3063

Applications close on 2 March


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