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Subject: Position at London Metropolitan Archives

Position at London Metropolitan Archives

From: Elizabeth Yamada <lizandchihiro>
Date: Thursday, February 16, 2006
Book Conservator
City of London, London Metropolitan Archives
Fixed term contract 6 months or equivalent if part-time
JE6 (UKP24,030-UKP28,550)
Ref: LMA015
Closing Date: 6 March, 2006

We are seeking a qualified and experienced book conservator to treat
the first minute book of the Surrey and Kent Commission of Sewers
1569-1606. The position is a fixed term post supported by the
National Manuscripts Conservation Trust. The minimum requirements
for applicants are a qualification in book or paper conservation and
a demonstrated ability in the conservation of historic bindings.

The volume is the first minute book for the Surrey and Kent
Commission of Sewers. The commission was the earliest of the London
sewer commissions to be established on an organised basis, in 1554.
It gives a vivid snapshot of the conditions and problems experienced
both by residents of Tudor England and by those attempting to
control and maintain the watercourses and drainage facilities which
formed such a vital part of daily life.

London Metropolitan Archives is the largest local government archive
repository in the United Kingdom.  It collects the archives of
London institutions including parishes, hospitals, charities,
businesses as well as the public utilities. These records tell the
story of London and Londoners through seven centuries. The office
receives some 30,000 visitors and 21,000 distance enquiries a year.
Their interests include genealogy, local history and academic
research. There is a regular programme of exhibitions and
publications to promote knowledge of London's history and

Informal enquiries should be addressed to

    Liz Yamada
    Acting Principal Conservator (Workshop)
    +44 20 7332 3825
    liz.yamada [at] cityoflondon__gov__uk

Further information and application form can be found online at


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Alternatively contact

    Corporate Recruitment Unit
    City of London
    PO Box 270
    London EC2P 9EJ
    +44 20 7332 3978 (24 hr answerphone)
    cru [at] cityoflondon__gov__uk

quoting reference number LMA 015.

An application form must be used and the completed form returned to:
the Corporate Recruitment Unit, by 17.00 on 6 March 2006 The
Corporation is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes job
applications from all sections of the community.

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