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Subject: Position at Harvard

Position at Harvard

From: Dorothea Burns <thea_burns>
Date: Thursday, March 7, 2002
Paper Conservator
Harvard College Library

The Paper Conservator works in the Harvard University Library's
Weissman Preservation Center. The Paper Conservator treats rare and
unique materials, including drawings, prints, maps and manuscripts.

Education: experience, skills: Required: Graduate degree in paper
conservation. A minimum of two to four years of professional
conservation experience in a recognized facility. Demonstrated
excellence performing complex conservation treatments. In-depth
knowledge of the history of paper and paper making, and the history
of drawing, writing, printing and printmaking materials and
techniques. Working knowledge of chemistry and materials science.
Strong organizational skills, including the ability to establish
priorities and achieve goals. Ability to initiate and adapt to
change, analyze and solve problems, to be flexible and to work
collaboratively. Excellent oral and written communication skills,
including demonstrated ability to write specifications, document
treatments, and prepare reports. Preferred: experience working in a
research library.

Those candidates invited to interview will be asked to submit a
portfolio representative of recent conservation treatments.

Duties, responsibilities: The Paper Conservator examines, develops
treatment specifications for, and treats (largely) unbound objects
of paper, vellum, and other substrates--as well as three-dimensional
paper objects--in the Harvard College Library. Prepares condition
and treatment reports including photo documentation. Conducts
condition surveys, analyzes results, and assists in the development
of action plans. Consults on the provision of protective enclosures
for special collections. Contributes to the maintenance of vendor
files, inventories of supplies and equipment, and the selection of
materials for the Center's resource library.

Please send your resume and cover letter to:

    Harvard University
    Resume Processing Center
    Req# 12960
    11 Holyoke Street
    Cambridge, MA 02138

For further information see:


Harvard University offers a competitive program of benefits.
Appointment salary is dependent on qualifications and experience.
The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until
the position is filled. For application information see:
<URL:> (search Professional

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