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Subject: Position at National Library of New Zealand

Position at National Library of New Zealand

From: Pamela Najar <pamela.najar>
Date: Thursday, April 27, 2006
Audio-Visual Media Conservator
Alexander Turnbull Library
National Library of NZ, Wellington
NL 1850

Salary:  NZ$44,386-52,219
Applications close:  1 June 2006

We are looking for an experienced audio-visual media conservator to
join our team of 6 other conservators working in the paper,
archives, sound, video and photograph speciality areas.   The
Audio-Visual Media Conservator and Senior Sound Conservator work
with the audiovisual collections of the Alexander Turnbull Library,

    The Oral History Centre containing over 12,000 hours of historic
    recordings on disc, reel, cassette tape and video format.

    The Archive of NZ Music with extensive collections of sound
    recordings of music composed and performed by New Zealanders.

    Extensive holdings of published audiovisual media in the NZ and
    Pacific Collections.

The full range of activities include:

    Providing specialist conservation services for audiovisual media
    collections including both analogue and digital format audio and
    video media.  This includes stabilisation and restoration
    treatment, preservation copying, surveys and condition reports,
    materials testing, and special packaging.

    Operating and contributing to the development of the Library's
    Quadriga, OMS, Tapuhi and other computer-based audiovisual
    preservation, copying and cataloguing systems.

    Providing technical assistance for audiovisual recording
    programmes and projects including live events, and for
    exhibition and loan preparation.

    Contributing to the development of the audiovisual conservation
    and other conservation facilities.

    Training and supervision of technicians, contract workers and

    Providing advice and technical assistance to support the
    development of the National Digital Heritage Archives and other
    Library digital initiatives.

    Participation in disaster planning and salvage programs and

The person we are looking for in this position should have:

    At least 2 years of professional conservation practice after

    Specific professional training and experience in the
    conservation of audiovisual media including conservation theory
    and materials science.

    Familiarity with the preparation of audiovisual media for
    preservation and access copying using computer based software
    systems, preferably Quadriga.

    An understanding of and experience in project management.

    Enjoyment of the team approach to working relationships.

    Good written and oral communication skills in English.

A relocation allowance is negotiable for the successful candidate,
should that individual be currently living outside of New Zealand.

Application information and forms are available from

    HR Personnel Service
    Fax: +64 4 474 3091 [at] natlib__govt__nz

For further information contact:

    Bronwyn Officer
    Senior Sound Conservator
    +64 4 474 3041
    bronwyn.officer [at] natlib__govt__nz


    Pamela Najar
    Manager Preservation
    +64 4 474 3097
    pamela.najar [at] natlib__govt__nz

The National Library has an equal opportunity policy, and a
commitment to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi.

Pamela Najar-Simpson
Manager Preservation
National Library of New Zealand
Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa
PO Box 1467
Wellington, New Zealand
+64 4 474 3097
Fax: +64 4 474 3035

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