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Position at Huntington Library

From: Holly Moore <hmoore<-at->
Date: Thursday, October 17, 2013
Dibner Book Conservator
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

The Huntington seeks applications for the Dibner Book Conservator.
The Dibner Book Conservator is responsible for the physical care,
preservation, and conservation treatment of books and works on paper
in the history of science and technology collections at the
Huntington Library. The position is an exempt, full time, regular
staff position in the Preservation Department's conservation lab.
This professional position is endowed by the Dibner Fund.

Responsibilities: Examines, analyses, and performs both basic and
complex book and paper conservation treatments and housing for a
range of paper based library materials including books and works on
paper 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.  Maintains the Dibner
History of Science Exhibit in collaboration with the Exhibits
Conservator. Participates in departmental activities such as
educational programs, emergency response, and environmental control.
Researches and recommends laboratory equipment and supplies. Assists
in general organization, maintenance, and management of conservation
laboratory.  Works closely with the Department Head and Dibner
Senior Curator of the History of Science and Technology to set
treatment priorities for the history of science collections.
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.  Previous professional experience in the
conservation of library materials, working with rare and special
collections materials in an institutional setting. Supervisory
experience desirable.

First consideration will be given to applications received by
November 21, 2013.  Please submit a letter of introduction, resume,
and contact information for three professional references to:

    The Huntington Library
    Human Resources Department--Job Number 038-14
    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
Fax: 626-405-3444

                  Conservation DistList Instance 27:18
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Received on Thursday, 17 October, 2013

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