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Position at Harvard

From: Amanda Hegarty <amanda_hegarty<-a>
Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Conservation Technician
Schlesinger Library
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Harvard University

The Schlesinger Library of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced
Study is seeking a part-time Conservation Technician to treat and
house book and manuscript material. Under the supervision of the
Collections Conservator, the technician will carry out a broad range
of book and paper conservation treatments on bound and unbound
materials. Treatments on paper include: cleaning, washing,
flattening, and mending.  Binding treatments include hinging,
recasing, and rebacking. The technician will participate in
rehousing projects and construct protective enclosures such as phase
boxes. The technician also will assist the Collections Conservator
with special projects, and maintain treatment statistics. All work
is carried out according to established conservation practice.

Requirements: High School diploma or equivalent. Familiarity with
book and paper conservation procedures; experience in bookbinding
and paper repair through a formal training program or on the job
training. Ability to work with a high degree of accuracy and
precision. Knowledge of book structures preferred. College
background preferred. Background and/or interest in American history

The Schlesinger is a non-circulating library. The successful
candidate will gain experience in a dynamic, congenial library
setting and benefit from the rich cultural environment of Harvard

Harvard University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity

For a complete job description, please visit the Harvard University


Please send resume and cover letter to:

    Amanda Hegarty
    Collections Conservator
    Schlesinger Library
    Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
    3 James Street
    Cambridge MA 02138
    amanda_hegarty<-a t->radcliffe< . >edu

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