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Position at National Library of New Zealand

From: Pamela Najar <pamela.najar<-a>
Date: Thursday, October 20, 2005
Audio-Visual Media Conservator (NL 1810)
Alexander Turnbull Library
National Library of New Zealand
Wellington, New Zealand
Salary:  NZ$44,386-52,219
Applications close:  2 December 2005

The National Library of NZ is looking for an experienced
audio-visual media conservator to join our team of 6 other
conservators in the paper, archives, sound, video and photograph
speciality areas, as well as technical support staff.

The Audio-Visual Conservator works closely with the Senior Sound
Conservator and is responsible for projects involving the
audiovisual collections of the Alexander Turnbull Library, which

    *   The Oral History Centre containing over 12,000 hours of
        historic recordings on discs, reels, cassette tapes and
        video format.

    *   The Archive of NZ Music with extensive collections of music
        sound recordings.

    *   Extensive holdings of published audiovisual media in the NZ
        and Pacific Collections.

The full range of activities include:

    *   Providing specialist
        conservation services for audiovisual media collections
        including both analogue and digital audio and video, and
        related media.  This includes stabilisation and restoration
        treatment, preservation copying, surveys and condition
        reports, materials testing, and special packaging.

    *   Operating and contributing to the ongoing development of the
        Library's Quadriga, OMS, Tapuhi and other computer-based
        preservation, copying and cataloguing systems.

    *   Providing technical assistance for audiovisual recording
        programmes and projects including live events, and for
        exhibition and loan support and preparation.

    *   Contributing to the development of the audiovisual
        conservation studios, and the other conservation
        laboratories and facilities and programmes

    *   Training and supervision of technicians, contract workers
        and interns.

    *   Providing advice and technical assistance to support the
        ongoing development of the National Digital Heritage
        Archives and other Library digital initiatives.

    *   Participation in disaster planning and salvage programs and

The person we are looking for in this position should have:

    *   At least 2 years of professional conservation practice after
        training, preferably in the library/archives sector.

    *   Specific professional training and experience in the
        conservation of audiovisual materials and related media
        formats, particularly sound media, including conservation
        theory and materials science.

    *   Familiarity with the preparation of audiovisual media for
        preservation and access copying using computer based
        software systems, preferably Quadriga.

    *   An understanding of and experience in project management.

    *   Enjoyment of the team approach to working relationships.

    *   Good written and oral communication skills in English.

Application information and forms are available from

    HR Personnel Service<-a t->natlib< . >govt< . >nz
    Fax: +64 4 474 3091

For further information contact:

    Pamela Najar
    Manager Preservation
    +64 4 474 3097
    pamela.najar<-a t->natlib< . >govt< . >nz

The National Library has an equal opportunity policy, and a
commitment to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi.

Pamela Najar-Simpson
Manager Preservation
National Library of New Zealand
Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa
PO Box 1467
Wellington, New Zealand

                  Conservation DistList Instance 19:22
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