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Subject: Position at MIT

Position at MIT

From: Robin Deadrick <rmdead>
Date: Tuesday, July 9, 2002
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

This is a two year appointment with the possibility of an extension.

The MIT Libraries seek an experienced conservator for a new special
collections conservation program (rare books, archives and
manuscripts) within Preservation Services.  A new conservation
laboratory will be completed in Fall 2002.  Initial responsibilities
will include contributing to program planning with the Preservation
Services Librarian and other librarians and archivists, conservation
laboratory set-up, and program implementation.  Ongoing
responsibilities: conservation treatments for books and paper-based
materials, assisted by a conservation technician; collaborating with
librarians and archivists to assess conservation needs, set
priorities and plan treatments; providing condition reports,
treatment documentation, and statistics; preparing selected
materials for on-site digital scanning; laboratory maintenance;
managing outsourced conservation projects; and assisting in
presenting the conservation program to staff and visitor groups.
Participating in disaster preparedness and response.

Qualifications:  Required: graduate degree in conservation or
comparable education and training; 2-4 years of professional
conservation experience with demonstrated ability to perform complex
treatments for rare books and unique paper-based materials; working
knowledge of chemistry and materials science; ability to plan,
organize and prioritize; strong training skills; excellent oral and
written communication skills.  Preferred: experience working
collaboratively in a research library.  Candidates who are
interviewed will be asked to present a portfolio of recent
conservation treatments.

Hiring Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Review of applications will begin July 29, 2002.  Send cover letter,
resume, and names and addresses of three current references to:

    Search Committee for Conservator (CDL)
    MIT Libraries
    Room 14S-324
    77 Massachusetts Ave.
    Cambridge MA 02139-4307

(Applications may also be sent via fax to 617-253-0583 or via e-mail
to rmdead [at] mit__edu.)

MIT offers excellent benefits including a choice of health and
retirement plans, a dental plan, tuition assistance and a relocation
allowance.  The MIT Libraries affords a flexible and collegial
working environment and fosters professional growth of its staff
with management training and travel funding for professional

MIT is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its
community and particularly encourages applications from qualified
women and ethnic minority candidates.

For full position description see:

Robin Deadrick
Personnel Administrator
MIT Libraries
Room 14S-324
77 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge MA  USA 02139-4307

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