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Subject: Position at Chicago Public Library

Position at Chicago Public Library

From: Felicia Wells <fwells>
Date: Tuesday, October 19, 2004
Senior Archival Specialist
Chicago Public Library

The Chicago Public Library has an opening for the position of Senior
Archival Specialist with a specialty in conservation.    If you know
someone who is interested in applying, please ask them to complete
an application indicating application choices. They should also send
a copy of their resume and Masters' Degree transcript with proof of
degree to:

    City of Chicago
    Department of Personnel
    121 N. LaSalle
    Room 100
    Chicago IL 60602

The application and related materials must be submitted by November
5, 2004 in order to be considered for this position.  Applications
are accepted online at http:/

Starting Salary:  $40,512 per year

Minimum Qualifications:  Graduation from an accredited college or
university with a Masters' degree in Museum Studies, Archival
Studies or a directly related field, including coursework in
archival administration or art restoration and preservation,
supplemented by one year of experience in the organization,
restoration and preservation of archival materials, or an equivalent
combination of training and experience, provided the minimum degree
requirement is met.

Duties:  Responsible for conservation treatment of material held in
the Special Collections Division of the Chicago Public Library.
Items include archival collections, rare books, photographs, maps,
works of art on paper and artifacts.  Primary responsibility will
include collection and item level assessment and preventative and
remedial conservation to preserve materials and facilitate
collection management and research use.  Familiarity with textile
and object conservation adequate enough to recommend appropriate
outsourcing treatment. Maintain conservation lab and equipment;
ensure inventory of lab materials and supplies.  Participate in
special projects.  Strong organizational and communication skills,
including demonstrated ability to document treatments, write
specifications and prepare reports. Analyze and solve problems.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team
environment.  Consult with subject area specialists. Recommend
outside conservation treatment services as needed.  Work with
Exhibits Unit to conduct assessment for in-house exhibitions;
provide needed conservation; create appropriate supports; document
treatment; and prepare condition reports.  Write monthly reports.
Attend meetings, workshops, and training courses as assigned.
Perform other duties as required.

Jennifer Ross
Director of Human Resources
Chicago Public Library

                  Conservation DistList Instance 18:19
                 Distributed: Monday, October 25, 2004
                       Message Id: cdl-18-19-017
Received on Tuesday, 19 October, 2004

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