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Subject: Position at Johns Hopkins

Position at Johns Hopkins

From: Carolyn Piekarski <cpiekar1<-a>
Date: Monday, August 29, 2005
Book and Paper Conservator
Johns Hopkins University
The Sheridan Libraries

This position serves as a book and paper conservator with primary
focus on paper conservation. The person is responsible for carrying
out examination and treatment of both bound and unbound rare
collections. Treatment includes working on flat material, as well as
a variety of bound materials, such as incunabula, period bindings,
modern firsts, etc. Demonstrated technical proficiency in a range of
book and paper conservation techniques include, but are not limited
to dry and wet cleaning techniques, paper toning, solvent work,
stain reduction, washing, flattening, humidifying, bleaching,
conservation binding styles, experience with wooden boards, leather,
vellum, and non-adhesive structures and knowledgeable of
preservation theory, standards and ethics of conservation practice.
Other areas of responsibility include cross training with other
conservation staff; assisting with the development of policies and
procedures, compiling statistical data; assisting in exhibits
preparation and installation, condition surveys.

The Sheridan Libraries encompass the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
and its collections at the John Work Garrett Library, the George
Peabody Library, and the Albert D. Hutzler Undergraduate Reading
Room. Its primary constituency is the students and faculty in the
schools of Arts and Sciences, Engineering, and Professional Studies
in Business and Education. Key partners in the academic enterprise,
the Libraries are a leader in the innovative application of
information technology and have implemented notable diversity and
organizational development programs. The Sheridan Libraries are
strongly committed to diversity. A strategic goal of the Libraries
is to 'work toward achieving diversity when recruiting new and
promoting existing staff.' The Libraries prize initiative,
creativity, professionalism, and teamwork. NOTE: For information on
the Sheridan Libraries please visit
<URL:>. When submitting resume please
include the names of three references on cover letter.

Qualifications: Completion of recognized conservation training
program with a terminal degree/certificate with 3 years minimum
conservation work experience in a library, museum, or other cultural
institution. Position requires service orientation, strong
analytical, organizational, and communication skills, ability to
work independently as well as collaboratively, ability to take
initiative and to meet deadlines. Working knowledge of MS Word,
Excel, and Adobe Photoshop required. Professional Development:
Applicant should have understanding of new developments in the field
of book and paper conservation, be professionally active in
conservation organizations such as AIC (American Institute for
Conservation) and ACR MIPC (Accredited Member of the Institute of
Paper Conservation), and to grow professionally. A portfolio (slide,
CD, paper) of conservation work will be required at the time of
application. Portfolios will be returned after review is completed.

Visit <URL:> to complete an online application
and use the Search Jobs/Career Cart feature to apply for position #
21336. Approximate starting salary is $38,323 - $43,115.  We offer
generous benefits, including tuition remission, multiple options for
retirement plans, same-sex domestic partner benefits, in a smoke
free/drug free environment. AA/EOE

NOTE: The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject
to a pre-employment background check.

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Received on Monday, 29 August, 2005

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