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Subject: Position at Dartmouth

Position at Dartmouth

From: Deborah Howe <Deborah.Howe>
Date: Thursday, February 2, 2006
Conservation Technician
Library- Preservation services
Dartmouth College
Reports to Collections Conservator # 049902
Position #096602,111201
Category: Non-Exempt
Level :B or C

Hires, trains and supervises 4-10 part time student assistants
involved in general collections book repair and pamphlet binding.
Oversees work flow of general collections material. Maintains supply
inventory. Performs a variety of conservation treatments on general
and special collection items. Assists in creating and implementing
Lab Policies. Assists in disaster recovery of Library materials.

Under supervision of Collections Conservator, performs conservation
treatments on general and special collections material. Conservation
treatments include but are not limited to disbinding, resewing,
constructing conservation cases, rehinging leather boards,
rebacking, treating paper by dry cleaning, washing, deacidifiying,
tissue mending, tape removal, encapsulation, matting and mounting.
Constructs a variety of custom made protective enclosures, including
phase boxes, clamshell boxes, portfolios and mats.

    Knowledge of conservation principles, practices and procedures.
    Knowledge of bookbinding history and book structure. Knowledge
    of current book conservation materials and techniques and
    demonstrated experience in treatment decision making with
    ability to select appropriate treatment options.  Thorough
    knowledge of Lab policies and procedures.

    Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work
    effectively with others. Manual dexterity and ability to operate
    and maintain bookbinding tools and equipment. Demonstrated
    ability to work independently and to exercise initiative and
    judgment in implementing and carrying out treatments and Lab
    functions. Keep up to date and maintain awareness of current
    bookbinding and conservation techniques by reading, subscribing
    to appropriate list serves and attending lectures/workshops.

    Familiarity with computers (word processing, spreadsheet,
    research on the web, Library catalog)

For more information, including complete job description for the
position listed, please consult <URL:> and
run a search under Library. Applications received by February 17th,
2006 will be given first priority.

For additional info contact:

    Deborah Howe
    Collections Conservator
    deborah.howe [at] dartmouth__edu

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