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Subject: Position at UC Berkeley

Position at UC Berkeley

From: Gillian Boal <gboal>
Date: Monday, November 13, 2006
Library Conservator
Preservation Department
University of California, Berkeley

Join the Preservation Department's team charged with conserving
paper-based archives, circulating, and special collections at the
University of California, Berkeley.

Responsibilities: Provide disaster response and salvage of
collections; analyze needs and sort collection materials for
conservation treatment;  perform simple through complex treatments
on paper, books, and photographs exercising a high degree of
judgment in applying established conservation principles and
procedures;  organize and implement conservation projects, including
production planning, supplies, and workflow to meet project
deadlines;  communicate with staff and clients orally and in
writing;  document treatment and processing procedures;  teach other
staff treatment skills and procedures;  use and maintain specialized
conservation equipment (e.g., suction table, board shears,
guillotine, ultrasonic encapsulator,  freeze dryer, fume extractor,
mold abatement equipment);  compile departmental records and
statistics for conservation services;  monitor supply and equipment
needs, investigate options to meet needs, and resolve technical

Requirements and Qualifications: Training from a recognized library
and archives preservation/conservation graduate program, or
equivalent. Book and paper repair and conservation skills for
treatment of  archives, circulating, and special collections'
materials;  working knowledge of library and archives conservation
principles;  ability to work effectively as a member of a team;
ability to work under general supervision with a high degree of
day-to-day independence;  writing skills to document procedures;
basic competence with email and Microsoft Office applications.

Preferred Qualifications:  Three or more years experience as a
professional library/archives conservator; broad range of experience
working in conservation in a research library/archives; experience
with photographic conservation; knowledge of conservation chemistry.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The hiring salary range is $35,964 to $45,084.
The full salary range is $35,964 to $58,776

For further information or to apply,
<URL:> under Careers at Berkeley
and search for
    Job #5453 or
    Keyword:library conservator

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