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Subject: Position at Huntington Library

Position at Huntington Library

From: Susan Rogers <srogers>
Date: Thursday, October 25, 2001
Senior Conservator
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
Exempt, full time, regular staff position.

The Huntington <URL:> invites applications
for the position of Senior Conservator in the Preservation
Department's Conservation Lab for works on paper, photographs, and
illuminated manuscripts.

Reporting to the Chief Preservation Officer, the Senior Conservator
is responsible for the physical care, preservation, and conservation
treatment of works on paper, photographs, and illuminated
manuscripts from the Huntington's rare and general collections. The
Senior Conservator completes conservation treatments in an expedient
manner; prepares reports, and maintains statistics that document
these treatments. The Senior Conservator works in tandem with
members of the preservation, conservation, exhibition, photography,
and imaging units within the Preservation Department, to develop and
carry out appropriate and expedient protocols and techniques for
treating, documenting, examining, exhibiting, housing, and
photographing materials from a wide range of historical periods. The
Senior Conservator will contribute to conservation surveys, and
together with the Curators and Chief Preservation Officer, will
establish conservation priorities and treatment strategies for the
collections. The Senior Conservator maintains and orders supplies
and equipment as directed, and monitors production in the lab. The
supervision and training of interns and grant-funded staff may be
carried out by the Senior Conservator. Additional duties may include
assisting with the implementation of preservation programs such as
the education of collections users, monitoring environmental
controls, integrated pest management, emergency preparedness and

Required Qualifications:  A Masters degree or certificate in
Conservation or an undergraduate education plus a combination of
equivalent formalized advanced training and experience in the
conservation of museum and library materials. Expertise, as
demonstrated by a portfolio, in the conservation treatment of
materials in at least one of the following three fields: works on
paper, photographs, illuminated manuscripts.  Preferred
qualifications: A minimum of 5 years working in a conservation
laboratory in a museum or research library. Highly developed
interpersonal skills coupled with the desire to interact graciously
and collaboratively with others in a collegial team-oriented
environment. Excellent writing skills. Some supervisory experience
is preferred.

Benefits Include:  Medical and life insurance, flexible spending
accounts, access to a credit union, 403(b) savings plan, and paid
vacation, holidays, and sick leave.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, resume,
and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references to:

    Mr. Carl Foote, Director of Personnel and Administrative Services
    The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino, CA 91108

Applications received by December 3, 2001 will be given first

The Huntington, located about 15 miles north-east of downtown Los
Angeles, is a private, non-profit institution dedicated to advanced
scholarly research in British and American history, art, and
literature, combined with public art galleries and botanical
gardens. The Huntington exhibits collections of British,
Renaissance, and American art, rare books and manuscripts, as well
as over 150 acres of specialized botanical gardens.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 15:35
                 Distributed: Monday, October 29, 2001
                       Message Id: cdl-15-35-034
Received on Thursday, 25 October, 2001

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