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Position at British Library

From: Mehboob Mohamed <mehboob.mohamed<-a>
Date: Monday, April 7, 2008
Head of Book Conservation
The British Library
St Pancras, London

Salary UKP32,176 - UKP41,289 p.a.
Full-time Permanent

The Collection Care department of the British Library which
comprises some 180 staff is responsible for the preservation,
conservation, storage and security of the collections comprising 150
million items from across the centuries and across cultures. The
Conservation section within Collection Care is made up 80 staff
working in teams and responsible for the conservation treatment of
collection items.

We are seeking a Head of Book Conservation who, working under the
direction of the Head of Conservation, will manage one of the
largest book conservation departments in the world, providing high
quality conservation services to the Library. The successful
candidate will be an experienced conservator with a wide knowledge
of book structures and a proven track record in the conservation of
book structures and of innovative approaches to conservation problem

The Head of Book Conservation will lead on conservation projects and
to undertake treatments to items of priority, importance or national

The post also requires management skills and flexibility of

    To manage Book Conservation staff and to oversee the continuing
    development of professional and management expertise within the

    To ensure that programmes and projects meet required
    conservation standards, are delivered to agreed deadlines and
    meet the requirements of a busy research library.

    To continue evaluate and review treatment and management
    approaches on an ongoing basis.

With the opening of the British Library Centre for Conservation
(BLCC) in 2007, Conservation has made a commitment to providing
training and public programmes with a particular focus on Book
Conservation. The Head of Book Conservation will be involved in the
planning and delivery of training programmes for conservation staff,
interns, book conservation students and fellow professionals and in
public programmes including tours, seminars and advice days.

The British Library strongly encourages engagement with the
conservation profession and actively supports continuous
professional development. The British Library supports PACR
accreditation and welcomes applications from accredited

To apply for this vacancy, see


Reference S&C00099

Closing date: 25 April 2008

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