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Subject: Position at UC Berkeley

Position at UC Berkeley

From: Gillian Boal <gboal<-a>
Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2005
Conservation Assistant
The University of California, Berkeley

Salary Range $31,416 - $37,488

The Preservation Department in the Library with 21 staff members
consists of a conservation treatment lab, bindery preparation unit,
preservation replacement unit, digital imaging lab, preservation
microfilm lab, and administrative office.

Staff in the conservation treatment lab, in which the Conservation
Assistant position is located, work with the UC Bindery to specify
library binding and related services to the UCB Library, respond to
disasters affecting the collection, and perform various conservation
treatments upon collection materials to ensure the collection's
ability to meet user needs. The lab is responsible for treatment of
circulating as well as special collections.

Position Responsibilities:

    *   Identify and perform simple to complex conservation
        treatments on books and paper materials under the general
        supervision of a conservator.
    *   Measure, order and customize protective enclosures.
    *   Assist in disaster response efforts.

Requirements and Qualifications:

    *   Demonstrated skill performing conservation treatments on
        library collection materials
    *   Ability to do neat, precise work in a timely fashion
    *   Effective oral and written communication skills
    *   Ability to work independently and as part of a team
    *   Ability to handle multiple assignments with deadlines
    *   Ability to follow laboratory procedures
    *   Ability to lift 40 pounds
    *   Basic computer skills

Preferred Qualifications:

    *   Conservation experience in a library
    *   Experience in conservation treatment problem solving

Come and join us.  To apply, go to
<URL:>. Click on "Careers @ Berkeley"
followed by clicking on "Find listings in eRecruit and learn how to
apply". Then click on "Search and Apply for Jobs Now!", followed by
clicking on "View Job Posting / Apply for Job". Then search for the
Conservation Assistant job description by entering in the "Keyword"
box the number 3309.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 19:11
                  Distributed: Friday, August 26, 2005
                       Message Id: cdl-19-11-031
Received on Tuesday, 23 August, 2005

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