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Position at Harvard

From: Brenda Bernier <brenda_bernier<-a>
Date: Monday, February 3, 2014
Paul M. and Harriet L. Weissman Senior Photograph Conservator
Weissman Preservation Center
Harvard Library

Harvard Library is now accepting applications for the position of
Paul M. and Harriet L. Weissman Senior Photograph Conservator. The
incumbent will manage a productive photograph preservation program,
responsive to the needs and priorities of the Harvard Library
community.  The senior conservator will report to the Head of the
Weissman Preservation Center (WPC) and work in the special
collections conservation laboratory of the Weissman Preservation
Center on the campus of Harvard University.  Primary duties and
responsibilities include:

    Supervises and manages all photograph preservation staff members
    in the WPC, including photograph conservators, technicians and
    cataloger.  Supervises and coordinates the work of other Harvard
    staff, interns, Fellows, or contractors working on relevant
    photograph conservation projects.  May supervise and manage
    other WPC conservation technicians as necessary

    In consultation with librarians, curators, and archivists,
    examines, develops treatment specifications for, and treats
    photographic materials in the Harvard library collections

    Prepares condition and treatment reports including photo

    Conducts condition surveys and assessments, analyzes results,
    and develops action plans

    Contributes to the development of conservation policies,
    guidelines, project plans, and grant proposals

    Advises curators and librarians regarding the preservation of
    photographic materials

    Utilizes material analysis techniques and provides
    recommendations for analysis to be contracted

    Participates in educational program activities

For full position description, qualifications and grade level,
please see Harvard's employment website at

    Click on "Administrative/Staff Jobs" for either internal or
    external candidates, then "Search Openings."
    Search for jobs in library or for req 31720BR.

Applications will only be taken online on the ASPIRE website.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply prior to Feb. 28, 2014.

In the course of 375 years, Harvard's Library has grown from a
single collection of 400 volumes to a 73-unit library system whose
holdings include nearly 17 million volumes, more than 21 million
digital files, 10 million microforms, 8 million photographs, and an
estimated 400 million manuscript items.  For more information about
Harvard's photograph collections, see


For additional information about Harvard Library's Preservation
Services and the WPC, please see




Harvard University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity

Brenda Bernier
Head of Weissman Preservation Center and Paul M. and Harriet L.
    Weissman Senior Photograph Conservator (Interim)
Harvard Library
90 Mt. Auburn Street
Cambridge MA 02138

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Received on Monday, 3 February, 2014

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