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Subject: Position at Harvard

Position at Harvard

From: Jan Merrill-Oldham <jmo>
Date: Thursday, October 21, 2004
Senior Photograph Conservator
Harvard University Library
Weissman Preservation Center

Duties and Responsibilities: The Senior Photograph Conservator
develops and implements a program to preserve Harvard's
approximately 7.5 million photographs. During the initial 6 years of
the program, directs a grant project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon
Foundation. Reports to the Chief Conservator for Special
Collections; works in the Harvard University Library's Weissman
Preservation Center. Collaborates with administrators, conservators,
and collection managers to establish goals. Hires, trains,
supervises conservation staff. Sets priorities, directs workflow,
monitors quality, productivity. Maintains statistics, prepares
reports. Serves on Senior Conservators' Council, WPC Conservation
Group, Library Collections Emergency Team. Develops initiatives in
support of environmental control, housing, cataloging, conservation
treatment, and imaging of photographs. Establishes protocols and
standards for treatment, exhibition, and storage of photographs.
Contributes to development of policies, guidelines, project plans,
grant proposals. Plans and conducts condition surveys and
assessments; develops treatment plans. Performs chemical and
materials analysis, and a wide range of treatments. Maintains
current awareness of principles and practices.

Required education, experience and skills Extensive training in
conservation of photographs; master's degree in conservation with
specialization in photograph conservation or equiv. training; at
least 5 years experience in analysis, treatment and care of
photographs. Knowledge of history of photograph and materials
science. Experience leading and managing preservation projects and
working with large, diverse photograph collections. Strong
organizational and supervisory skills, including ability to
establish priorities; achieve goals; train, supervise, and evaluate
staff; encourage team work and staff development; plan, organize,
and direct work flow; plan and organize physical space. Excellent
oral and written communication skills. Portfolio required of

Competitive salary and excellent benefits package available.

For complete job description, please see:
<URL:> For an
overview of Harvard's photograph collections see:

To apply: Apply online with resume, cover letter and the names of
and contact information for three references at
<URL:> requisition #21376.

Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Applicants
may also contact

    Bette A. Viano
    Director of Human Resources
    Harvard University Library
    bette_viano [at] harvard__edu

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