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Subject: Position at Guildhall Library, London

Position at Guildhall Library, London

From: Alice Powell <powell_alice<-a>
Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2005
Senior Conservator,
Corporation of London, Libraries, Archives and
Guildhall Art Gallery Department.

Salary UKP29,940 - UKP35,840 inclusive of supplement

Based in Guildhall Library we are looking for a Senior Conservator
to lead our highly skilled team of 5 staff in providing conservation
and preservation services and advice to the Corporation's libraries
and, on request, to other Corporation Departments and City
institutions. The principal emphasis is on preserving for posterity
the City's heritage while maximising the public availability of the
collections. In addition to his/her management responsibilities the
Senior Conservator is expected personally to conserve library
materials and work closely with the Keeper of Manuscripts to raise
income, particularly conservation grants, from depositors and

The Department's collections, particularly those of Guildhall
Library, reflect London's wealth and status over the centuries, with
more than 5.7 linear miles of manuscripts plus items in a range of
materials (paper, parchment, seals, watercolours) and formats
(books, fine bindings, rolls, photographs etc).

We are looking for someone with a recognised conservation
qualification (or equivalent training) and at least 5 years relevant
post qualification experience, preferably in a library or record
office. A knowledge of library and archive materials, the ability to
manage staff and resources, excellent oral and written communication
skills and computer skills (especially Microsoft Access and Word)
are also essential. Experience or knowledge of the commercial sector
would be an advantage.

Closing date for receipt of completed application forms is Monday
27 June 2005. It is expected that interviews will take place on
Wednesday 21 July 2005

Application forms and further details are available from the

    Assistant Directors' Secretary
    Guildhall Library
    London EC2P 2EJ, UK
    libraries.recruit<-a t->corpoflondon< . >gov< . >uk

For an informal discussion about the post please telephone Lesley
Blundell on +44 20 7332 1852.

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