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Subject: Position at University of Durham

Position at University of Durham

From: Liz Branigan <elizabeth.branigan>
Date: Wednesday, January 2, 2002
Assistant Conservator
Fixed term to 31 July 2004
University Library
Archives and Special Collections
University of Durham
UKP15,749-UKP17,206 or UKP17,726-UKP19,949 per annum, according to

The Conservation Unit handles a wide range of materials,including
mediaeval and modern paper and parchment documents,manuscript and
printed volumes,maps,plans,architectural drawings,seals,and special
media.It also has microfilming and photographic facilities and
responsibilities.It has a permanent establishment of one full time
and one part time conservator,and additional fixed term staffing
from project funding.

In collaboration with NEMLAC ( North East Museums Libraries and
Archives Council ),the Unit will also offer conservation advice to
collections in the the region.

The Assistant Conservator will share in the wide variety of work
undertaken in the unit, which also involves preventive
rehousing,environmental monitoring and assistance with exhibition
mounting. The postholder may be involved in externally funded
project work where deadlines have to be met and will participate in
the broader regional activities as appropriate.

The Assistant Conservator will work as part of a small team under
the direction of the Senior Conservator.Applicants should be self
motivated and enthusiastic,with the flexibility to adapt skills to a
wide variety of work.Staff are encouraged to take advantage of
opportunities for further training,and the post holder will be
expected to keep abreast of new techniques and developments.
Applicants should be professionally qualified in
conservation,preferably with experience of both paper repair and

Informal enquiries about the post may be made to

    Liz Branigan
    Senior Conservator
    +44 191 3743201

Further details and an application form are available at
<URL:> or by contacting the

    Director of Personnel
    University of Durham
    Old Shire Hall
    Durham DH1 3HP, U.K.
    +44 191 3747258
    Fax: +44 191 3747253
    Acad.Recruit [at] durham__ac__uk

Please quote reference number S1626.
Closing date for applications: February 5, 2002

Liz Branigan
Conservation Unit
Durham University Library
Palace Green
Durham DH1 3RN

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