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Subject: Position at Durham University

Position at Durham University

From: Liz Branigan <elizabeth.branigan<-a>
Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2005
Assistant Conservator
Archives and Special Collections
Conservation Unit
Durham University Library

Three Year Fixed Term Post
UKP17,977-UKP19,622 p.a.

Job no:1130

The Assistant Conservator will primarily work on an HLF funded
project to conserve 17th century wills and 18th century probate
bonds, both paper and parchment. Many of the paper documents in
particular are in a very fragile state and require extensive
conservation. There will also be the opportunity to participate in a
variety of other work undertaken by the conservation unit, including
book conservation, box making, paper repair, preventive rehousing,
environmental monitoring and exhibition mounting, and applicants
should have the ability to adapt skills to a variety of work.

The Conservation Unit has a permanent establishment of  two full
time conservators, and additional staffing from project funding. It
also offers work placements for conservation students. The Assistant
Conservator should be self motivated, enthusiastic and willing to
work as part of a small team under the supervision of the Senior
Conservator. The postholder will be professionally qualified in
archive conservation and some knowledge of leafcasting and parchment
repair would be an advantage.

Contact for informal enquiries:

    Liz Branigan
    Senior Conservator
    +44 191 334 2931
    elizabeth.branigan<-a t->durham< . >ac< . >uk

Further general information about the University's profile is
available for download in PDF format at
<URL:> Further
information on Durham University Library's conservation unit is
available at http:/

Application Process: In the interests of efficiency we request that
you apply for this vacancy using the on-line application form. If
you prefer we can post an application pack to you, if you telephone
our answering service on +44 191 3346499

Closing Date is 16 December 2005

Liz Branigan
Senior Conservator
Durham University Library
Palace Green
Durham DH1 3RN

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