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Subject: Position at Oxford

Position at Oxford

From: Chris Woods <chris.woods>
Date: Thursday, July 15, 2004
Principal Conservator - Preventive Conservation
Oxford University Library Services
Preservation and Collections Care Service

Salary AR4: UKP 32,666 to UKP 39,114

Oxford University Library Services has a vacancy for a manager
within its new Preservation and Collections Care Service.  This is
one of two second-level management posts under the Head of the
Service.  The P&CC Service has been reformed recently from its
previous role for the Bodleian Library, to implement a modern
preservation strategy for the integrated library services, currently
occupying 38 sites including the 400 year old Bodleian central site
and state of the art modern libraries.  The new and exciting changes
at OULS include a radical new approach to staffing conservation and
preservation activities, involving greater profile, responsibility,
status and career opportunities for conservators and technicians.

The post-holder will work in partnership with a second Principal
Conservator, responsible for interventive conservation operations
and project planning (awaiting recruitment).  These two, with the
Head of Service, will form the Service's management team.  S/he will
also lead a core team of preventive conservators and conservation
technicians, and direct the activities of other Service staff
operating carrying out preventive operations under a matrix
management system.

The successful applicant is likely to be a conservator or
preservation manager with significant experience in establishing
preventive conservation strategies for collections.  Applicants can
be from any collections-related preservation background, although
experience of libraries or archives collections is likely to be
helpful.  Innovation and creative thinking are sought, with strong
evidence of staff and resources management experience, and a flair
for providing modern customer-focussed services.  A thorough
knowledge of environmental management will be essential, as will be
computer literacy in standard word-processing and spreadsheet
software and some specialist environmental systems.  Knowledge and
experience of building management and the problems of providing
services in Grade 1 historic buildings will be a distinct advantage.

The post-holder will be expected to hold PACR accreditation, but
applicants eligible and ready to apply for accreditation will also
be considered.

Further particulars and an application form may be obtained from
<URL:> or from the

    OULS Personnel Section
    Bodleian Library
    Broad Street
    Oxford OX1 3BG
    +44 1865 287140
    Fax: +44 1865 277193
    personnel [at] ouls__oxford__ac__uk

For more information about the role, the Preservation and
Collections Care Service and the new OULS strategies, contact

    Chris Woods, Head of P&CC
    +44 1865 277075
    chris.woods [at] ouls__ox__ac__uk

Closing date for applications: Friday 30 July 2004.  Please quote
ref. BL4031

Chris Woods
Head of Preservation and Collections Care
Oxford University Library Services
Bodleian Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG
+44 1865) 277075
Fax: +44 1865 277182

                  Conservation DistList Instance 18:8
                 Distributed: Wednesday, July 21, 2004
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Received on Thursday, 15 July, 2004

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