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Subject: Position at British Library

Position at British Library

From: Karen Beck <kbeck>
Date: Monday, February 27, 2006
The British Library
London, St Pancras
Salary cUKP18-5-22k

The Collection Care department of the British Library is responsible
for the preservation, conservation, storage and security of the
collections. The department, which comprises some 200 staff,
currently has vacancies in its conservation studios in Central

Working in a team of conservators, you will be required to carry out
conservation treatments to a wide range of library and archival
materials which may include books, manuscripts, archives, maps,
prints and drawings, illuminations on parchment and paper,
photographs, etc.

You should be able to work without constant supervision and will be
encouraged to develop a range of professional skills and knowledge
on the items on which you work. You will also need to be able to
manage your work to ensure that production deadlines are met,
communicate effectively with people at all levels, and be able to
keep clear, detailed and accurate records of all treatments

Applicants need to have either a formal qualification in
conservation or allied subject, and/or experience of working in
paper conservation. Knowledge and experience of Paper Conservation
will be a distinct advantage as would experience of more than two
years. Applicants should also be willing to learn new techniques and
treatments, have a high level of manual dexterity and some knowledge
of the chemistry, properties and behaviours of a variety of organic
and inorganic materials. IoC accreditation or working towards
accreditation is desirable. Basic computer skills are also required.

In the current recruitment round we are particularly interested in
building our expertise in parchment and vellum repair and modern
materials, including computer printer outputs (inks and proprietary
papers) and c19th-c21st century reprographic processes and inks,
etc. coupled with solid general conservation skills and knowledge.

To apply, contact

    People Media Response
    +44 20 7420 2910
    bl [at] peoplemedia__co__uk

quoting reference number VM034806 and where you saw the

Further information is also available from

Closing date: 20 March 2006.

The Library has a strong competency-based performance management
programme which encourages the highest standards of service
innovation and professional development.

The British Library is an Equal Opportunities employer. We recognise
the benefit of employing a diverse workforce. All applicants are
considered on the basis of their merits and suitability for the job
and all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria will be
invited for interview.

Karen Beck
Account Manager
People Media
+44 20 7420 2906

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