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Positions at State Library of Victoria

From: Alan G. Howell <aghowell>
Date: Tuesday, March 30, 2004
4 Positions
State Library of Victoria

The State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, has an active
program for the preservation of Victoria's  documentary heritage
including printed material, pictures, manuscripts, maps  and digital
objects. These 4 new positions will join an established team of 6
staff in Preventive Conservation to deal with all aspects of
maintaining the State Collection.

Collection Storage Project Officer
Full time, fixed term (2 years)
c.Aus$48K +superannuation

    This new position is responsible for collection audit and
    storage projects at all  of the Library's locations and is an
    exciting opportunity for an experienced  professional to join
    the Library's Preservation Section. You will be experienced  in
    planning and maintaining storage facilities and have a
    background in storage logistics, experience in planning, design,
    systems and operational aspects of  materials' storage.
    Knowledge of the principles of preservation and conservation  of
    heritage materials would be an advantage.

Senior Preservation Technician
Full time, Ongoing
c.Aus$38K +superannuation

    This position is responsible for supervising projects to
    preserve heritage  material, including packaging, binding,
    boxing and  covering items, managing  environmental monitoring
    of storage  areas, preparing material for digitisation,  moving
    collections and  maintaining the Library's stock of preservation
    materials.  To be  successful in this position you will be
    experienced in staff  supervision,  handling and moving heritage
    material and interacting  with conservators,  collection
    curators and other Library staff. You  will also have a
    demonstrated knowledge of the principles of  preservation and
    conservation of heritage  materials.

Preservation Technician (2 positions)
Full time, Fixed term (3 years)
c.Aus$33K +superannuation

    This position is responsible for undertaking projects to
    preserve the  Library's  collection, including copying on
    microfilm and digital  formats, cleaning, boxing  and binding
    fragile items, mounting and  assisting with exhibition
    installation.  Because this is a 'hands on  job', to be
    successful in the position you will need  to demonstrate high
    level manual dexterity. An appreciation for heritage  material
    and knowledge of the principles of preservation and conservation
    will be  an advantage. Many of the projects are team based
    therefore evidence of ability  to work in a team is also
    required.  Some heavy lifting and use of trolleys is also

For further information and Position Descriptions please visit

Please apply addressing the Key Selection Criteria as outlined in
the Position  Description to

    Human Resources
    State Library of  Victoria
    328 Swanston  Street
    Melbourne VIC 3000
    employment [at] slv__vic__gov__au

Applications close Monday April 12, 2004

Alan G. Howell
PO Box 822
Port Melbourne
Victoria 3207 Australia
+61 3 9646 7446 (h)
+61 3 8664 7352 (w)
Fax: +61 3 9639 6559

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