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Subject: Position at Public Record Office, Kew

Position at Public Record Office, Kew

From: Tracey Wayte <tracey.wayte>
Date: Thursday, August 23, 2001
Book Conservator
Conservation Department
UKP14,000 - UKP16,000
Public Record Office, Kew

The Conservation Department, which is responsible for conserving and
preserving the records, is seeking a Book Conservator.  You will be
part of a team of book conservators and technicians carrying out
book conservation on a range of archival bindings from 13th century
limp bindings to 19th century springbacks, letter books and other
binding styles.

You  will be required to apply full specialist professional
knowledge to achieve departmental objectives without supervision.
Technical duties involve; book conservation of archive and reference
material at a level of intervention appropriate to their historical
value and amount of use, general conservation treatments as
required, general refurbishment of books, box and file case making.

You will have:

    *   A recognised book conservation qualification or relevant
        experience

    *   Knowledge of current book conservation techniques and an
        understanding of a range of historical bookbinding
        structures

    *   Knowledge of the chemical and physical causes of
        deterioration of archive materials, especially books and
        their treatment

    *   A willingness to keep up to date with innovations in
        conservation and to develop your professional skills

    *   The ability to work under pressure on demanding or mundane
        tasks to achieve targets

    *   The ability to work as part of a team

    *   Good communication and administrative skills including
    computer literacy.

In return we offer an excellent package including a non-contributory
pension scheme, childcare voucher facilities and a generous leave
allowance.

For an application form please contact

    Capita RAS
    Innovation Court
    New Street, Basingstoke
    Hampshire RG21 7JB
    +44 1325 745170 (24 hours)
    Fax: +44 1256 383786/383789
    <URL:http://www.rasnet.co.uk>

Please quote reference B5880.

Closing date for applications is 24 September 2001. For more
information about the PRO visit <URL:http://www.pro.gov.uk>

The Public Record Office aims to be an equal opportunities employer

Tracey Wayte
Personnel Officer


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