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Position at Johns Hopkins

From: Sophia Jordan <sjordan<-a>
Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Book and Paper Conservator
Johns Hopkins University
Grade: 40
Requisition #21336


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 bound and unbound rare collections,
including flat material, incunabula, period bindings, modern firsts,
etc.  Demonstrated technical proficiency in a range of book and
paper conservation techniques including dry and wet cleaning
techniques, paper toning, solvent work, stain reduction, washing,
flattening, humidifying, bleaching, knowledgeable of 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

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

Sophia K. Jordan-Mowery
Joseph Ruzicka and Marie Ruzicka Feldmann
Director of Library Preservation
The Sheridan Libraries
Johns Hopkins University
3400 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21218
Fax: 410-516-4355

                  Conservation DistList Instance 19:26
                Distributed: Saturday, November 19, 2005
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Received on Tuesday, 15 November, 2005

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