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Subject: Position at Huntington Library

Position at Huntington Library

From: Holly Moore <hmoore<-at->
Date: Thursday, December 3, 2009
Paper Conservator
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

The Huntington Library seeks applicants for a Paper Conservator
position.  Reporting to the Head of Conservation, the Paper
Conservator is responsible for the physical care, preservation, and
conservation treatment of manuscripts, photographs, and works of art
on paper in the Library's collections.

Responsibilities:  Examines, analyses, and performs both basic and
complex paper conservation treatments for a broad range of paper
based library materials including printed material, unbound
manuscripts, photographs, works of art on paper, and parchment, in
accordance with AIC guidelines.  Provides full written and
photographic documentation of treatments in accordance with AIC
guidelines. Prepares condition assessments, conducts surveys, and
provides other written reports as necessary.  Working with other
Library staff, develops and implements preservation and treatment
strategies at the collection level. Participates in departmental
activities such as educational programs, emergency response, and
environmental control.  Researches and recommends laboratory
equipment and supplies and assists in general organization,
maintenance, and management of conservation laboratory.  Works
closely with the department head and curatorial staff to set
treatment priorities for paper based objects. Conducts or assists
with workshops, seminars, and other training.  May train and
supervise interns and volunteers.

Qualifications and experience:  Master's degree from an ALA
accredited library program with an advanced certificate in
conservation, or equivalent combination of education and training.
Thorough knowledge of conservation theory and practice, and
materials science as it applies to library and archival materials.
Excellence in performing complex conservation treatments on a broad
range of library and archival materials as demonstrated through a
portfolio.  Excellent communication and organizational skills;
demonstrated computer and related technology skills.  Evidence of
professional activity, most typically through membership and
participation in AIC.  Three to five years professional experience
in conservation of library materials, working with rare and special
collections materials in an institutional setting.  Supervisory
experience desirable.

Interested and qualified individuals are encouraged to visit


for more information.

First consideration will be given to applications received by
February 1, 2010.  Please submit letter of application and resume

    The Huntington Library
    Human Resources Department - Job 021-10
    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino, CA  91108

Holly Moore
Lloyd E. Cotsen Head of Conservation
Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108
626 405 2100 ext 2197
Fax: 626 405 3444

                  Conservation DistList Instance 23:20
                 Distributed: Sunday, December 6, 2009
                       Message Id: cdl-23-20-024
Received on Thursday, 3 December, 2009

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