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Subject: Position at Boston Public Library

Position at Boston Public Library

From: Christopher Letizia <cletizia<-a>
Date: Friday, June 13, 2014
Conservation Officer
Boston Public Library

Temporary position, one year, renewable

The Boston Public Library is accepting applications for the
Conservation Officer position.  This is a temporary one-year
position renewable for up to three years.  The Conservation Officer
is responsible for the conservation treatment of rare and unique
library materials, both paper-based and vellum-based; performs
complex conservation treatment on rare book and special collections;
keeps written records and photo-documentation of such work.

Salary: $54,116 - $72,989, DOQ.
Competitive benefits.

Minimum Qualifications:

    Education: Bachelor's degree from a recognized college or
    university and a masters degree or other post graduate,
    professional certificate from a well-recognized program of
    conservation/bookbinding.  In exceptional circumstances,
    specialized education, training, and/or experience as evidenced
    by a conservation portfolio may be substituted for part or all
    of the educational requirements.

    Experience: Four years appropriate experience in a conservation
    lab or bookbinding facility.


    Extensive knowledge of current book and paper conservation
    principles and practices

    Extensive knowledge of the history of books and bookbindings,
    including historic bookbinding structures

    Demonstrated ability to perform complex conservation treatments
    on rare books, bookbindings, manuscripts and broadsides, as
    evidenced by a conservation portfolio

    Understanding of temp/RH, light issues, pest management,
    disaster recovery.

Employment Requirements: Ability to exercise good judgment and focus
on detail as required by the job.  Residency--Must be a resident of
the City of Boston upon the first day of hire.  CORI--Must
successfully clear a Criminal Offenders Record Information check
with the City of Boston.

Complete job description and application are available


Deadline for application:

In compliance with Federal and State Equal Employment Laws, Equal
opportunity will be afforded to all applicants regardless of race,
color, sex, age, religious creed, disability, national origin,
ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, ex-offender status,
prior psychiatric treatment or military status.

Chris Letizia
Chief Book Conservator
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street
Boston MA 02116

                  Conservation DistList Instance 28:2
                   Distributed: Monday, June 16, 2014
                        Message Id: cdl-28-2-028
Received on Friday, 13 June, 2014

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