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Position at National Library of Scotland

From: David Kerr <d.kerr>
Date: Monday, June 19, 2006
Conservator, John Murray Archive Project
National Library of Scotland
UKP18,715 - UKP24,797 pa
Fixed term appointment for two years
National Library of Scotland

The National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh is one of Europe's
leading research libraries and the largest library in Scotland, with
world class collections, services and expertise.  With the recent
acquisition of the John Murray Archive (JMA), applications are
invited for the position of Conservator.  The archive--containing
more than 150,000 items--includes private letters, manuscripts and
other correspondence from Jane Austen, Lord Byron, Sir Walter Scott,
David Livingstone, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Edith Wharton, among

As a member of the Conservation Unit, you will be responsible for
the application of remedial treatment and protection measures to the
JMA.  You must be enthusiastic and have excellent communication and
problem solving skills.  You should be able to adapt to different
challenges and demonstrate a wide knowledge of preservation issues.
The ability to apply traditional and modern conservation techniques
is essential.  You will be able to work well on your own and as part
of a team.  A qualification/degree in book or paper conservation and
relevant practical experience is essential.  Registration from the
Society of Archivists and/or Accredited status would be considered

For a recruitment pack, please email job [at] nls__uk stating your
correspondence address, or telephone the Human Resources Division on
+44 131 623 3700.  Details are also available at
<URL:>  We are an equal opportunities employer.

Closing date for applications is Monday 10 July 2006

David Kerr
Conservation Manager
National Library of Scotland

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