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Position at National Library of New Zealand

From: Pamela Najar <pamela.najar>
Date: Tuesday, May 4, 2004
Senior Archives Conservator
National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa
Vacancy NL1699
Applications close: June 7, 2004
Salary: Band 6, NZ$47,794-$56,228

Conservation Services at the National Library of New Zealand is
looking for an experienced archives conservator to join our team,
which includes five other conservators working in the paper, books,
sound and photographic materials speciality areas, as well as
technical support staff. Senior Conservators are responsible for
providing conservation management and treatment services for the
Library collections, as well as leadership in the development of
library conservation in New Zealand through support for the programs
of the National Preservation Office, and participation in
professional organisations and networks.

The Senior Archives Conservator has particular responsibility for
conservation management programs for the archival manuscript and
cartographic collections of the Alexander Turnbull Library,

    *   The Manuscript and Archives Collections: over 8 kilometres
        of non-government manuscripts and archives relating to New
        Zealand and the Pacific region. These include the papers of
        Maori, Pakeha and Pacific Island people active in all areas
        of New Zealand and Pacific life including discovery and
        exploration, land transactions, the arts and literature,
        politics, war, protest movements, religion, sciences,
        industrials relations and business.

    *   The Cartographic Collections: over 54,000 manuscript and
        printed maps, atlases and digital records ranging from the
        16th century to the present. The collection is concentrated
        on New Zealand, Pacific and Antarctic material, with
        examples of cartography from around the world.

The full range of activities include:

    *   Laboratory treatments, condition reports, materials testing,
        special packaging.

    *   Exhibition and exhibition loan support and preparation.

    *   Contributing to the management and development of the
        laboratory and unit.

    *   Training and supervision of project conservators,
        technicians, and interns.

    *   Training and advice for other National Library staff.

    *   Working with curators and librarians to plan conservation
        programmes for collections.

    *   Participation in disaster planning and salvage programs and

    *   Providing technical advice and assistance to reprographic
        staff and projects.

    *   Providing advice on conservation to external organisations
        and individuals.

The person we are looking for in this position should have:

    *   At least 5 years practical experience in conservation in the
        library and archives sector.

    *   Specific tertiary or equivalent in the conservation of
        archives formats including bound volumes, maps, manuscript,
        documents, and other modern archives media.

    *   Experience in the conservation management of archival

    *   Enjoyment of the team approach to working relationships.

    *   Good written and oral communication skills.

A relocation allowance is negotiable for the successful candidate,
should that individual be currently living outside of New Zealand.

A copy of the job description and other application information is
available from HR Personnel Services via email: [at] natlib__govt__nz, or via Fax: at 64-4-474-3091

For further information, please contact

    Pamela Najar
    Manager Preservation
    +64 4 474 3097
    pamela.najar [at] natlib__govt__nz

The National Library has an equal opportunity policy, and a
commitment to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi.

Pamela Najar-Simpson
Manager Preservation
National Library of New Zealand
Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa
PO Box 1467
Wellington, New Zealand
+64 4 474 3097
Fax: +64 4 474 3035

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