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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: Friday, August 25, 2006
Audiovisual Media Conservator
Alexander Turnbull Library,
National Library of New Zealand, Wellington

Vacancy Number: NL1872
Salary Range:  $NZ44,386  -  $NZ52,219

The National Library of New Zealand is looking for an experienced
audio-visual media conservator to join our team of six other
conservators working in the paper, archives, sound/video, and
photograph speciality areas.  The Audiovisual Conservator works with
the Senior Sound Conservator to care for the audiovisual collections
of the Alexander Turnbull Library, which include:

    The Oral History Centre:over 12,000 hours of historic recordings
    on discs, reels, cassette tapes and video format.

    The Archive of NZ Music: 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, and related 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 support and preparation.

    Contributing to the development and operation of the audiovisual
    conservation studios, and the conservation laboratories and

    Training and supervision of technicians, contract workers and

    Providing advice and technical assistance to support the ongoing
    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 materials, particularly sound 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.

For further information contact:

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


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

Application information and forms are available from

    HR Personnel Service
    +64 4 474 3065 [at] natlib__govt__nz

Bronwyn Officer will be attending the IASA 2006 conference in Mexico
City in September, and will be available to discuss this vacancy.

Applications close 5pm Friday 29 September 2006.

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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