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Position at Harvard

From: Jan Merrill-Oldham <jmo<-a>
Date: Thursday, January 20, 2005
Project Conservator
Weissman Preservation Center
Harvard College Library
Salary Grade 056
Date Posted 01-19-2005

The above conservation position is posted at
<URL:> (requisition number
22137). Thanks for taking note that all applications must reach the
Weissman Preservation Center through this channel.

Duties And Responsibilities The Project Conservator works in the
Harvard University Library's Weissman Preservation Center; treats
rare and unique materials, including drawings, prints, maps,
manuscripts, and books prior to reproduction (digitization, analog
photography, or microfilming); reporting to the HCL Glaser
Conservator; examines, develops treatment specifications for, and
treats (largely) unbound objects on paper, vellum and other
substrates - as well as three-dimensional paper objects, prior to
their reproduction; prepares condition and treatment reports
including photo documentation; conducts condition surveys, analyzes
results, and assists in the development of action plans; consults on
the provision of protective enclosures for special collections;
contributes to the maintenance of vendor files, the inventories of
supplies and equipment, and the selection of materials for the
Weissman Center's resource library. Note: This is a 2-Year Term

Required Education, Experience and Skills Graduate degree in
conservation, required. Demonstrated excellence performing a range
of conservation treatments. In-depth knowledge of the history of
paper and papermaking, and the history of drawing, writing, printing
and printmaking materials and techniques. Knowledge of historical
book structures, their deterioration and conservation. Working
knowledge of chemistry and materials science. Strong organizational
skills, including the ability to establish priorities and achieve
goals. Ability to initiate and adapt to change, analyze and solve
problems, to be flexible, and work collaboratively. Excellent oral
and written communication skills, including demonstrated ability to
write specifications, document treatments, and prepare reports.
Preferred: Experience working in a research library. Those
candidates invited to interview will be asked to submit a portfolio
representative of recent conservation treatments.

Harvard University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity

Jan Merrill-Oldham
Malloy-Rabinowitz Preservation Librarian
in the Harvard University Library and Harvard College Library
Weissman Preservation Center
Holyoke Center 821
Cambridge, MA  02138
Fax: 617-496-8344

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