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Subject: Position at DC Thomson Family History

Position at DC Thomson Family History

From: Lucinda O'Dell <lodell<-a>
Date: Monday, August 4, 2014
Project Conservator
DC Thomson Family History
Bicester (Oxfordshire)

12 month fixed-term contract

DC Thomson Family History is looking to recruit a Project
Conservator to assist with an exciting new joint project in
conjunction with The National Archives working on the 1939 Register.
The successful candidate should have a recognised professional
qualification in conservation with a specialism book, paper or
archives conservation at degree level or higher or equivalent

Working alongside a team of scanning operators you will be required
to work efficiently to assess and prepare volumes for digitisation.


    Prepare original documents for imaging

    Assess the condition of documents and carry out minimal
    treatments where necessary, in accordance with the instructions
    of the Conservation Manager

    Make decisions regarding treatments and materials, selecting the
    most appropriate available or adapting existing processes while
    adhering to the ICON code of ethics and professional standards

    Work with fragile documents under pressure while maintaining a
    high level of manual dexterity

    Manage own workload to meet targets and deadlines

    Keep organised records and maintain project documentation as

    Provide on-going practical assistance to the scanning team where

    Work closely with other teams involved in digitization to ensure

Person Specification - Essential:

    A graduate from a recognised conservation programme or
    appropriate equivalent work experience with a specialism in
    book, paper or archives

    Demonstrable paper, book or archive conservation experience
    and/or training

    Knowledge of current conservation practice and ethical standards

    Demonstrable skills in solving complex problems and making
    decisions with a high degree of professional judgement

    Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a

    Strong organisational skills and the ability to plan and
    prioritise workload whilst under pressure

    Excellent communication skills and proficiency with IT systems
    including MS Office products

Person Specification - Desirable:

    Experience of Project Work

    Experience of preparing collections for digitisation

    Experience of collection surveys and condition assessment

    Experience of liaising with internal and external stakeholders

If you are interested in this position, please email a copy of your
CV along with a cover letter, notice period and salary expectations
to recruitment<-a t->dctfh< . >com

Closing date for applications is Friday 8 August 2014.
Preferred start date of role: Monday 18 August 2014

Please note that you must be willing to undergo a Basic Disclosure

Details of this project can be found at


Lucinda O'Dell
HR Adviser
DC Thomson Family History

                  Conservation DistList Instance 28:10
                  Distributed: Sunday, August 10, 2014
                       Message Id: cdl-28-10-015
Received on Monday, 4 August, 2014

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