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Position at Qatar National Library

From: Sandra K. Montesinos <smontesinos<-a>
Date: Thursday, September 4, 2014
Head of Preservation and Conservation
Qatar National Library

Qatar National Library has a new opening for a Head of Preservation
and Conservation position, if interested please send me your CV to
Sandra Montesinos <smontesinos<-a t->qf< . >org< . >qa>

The Head of Preservation and Conservation is responsible for the
overall activities of planning, development, management, promotion,
delivery and evaluation of services for preservation and
conservation for the Qatar National Library.  As part of the Special
Collections and Archives Team, the position will assist the
Associate Director for Special Collections and Archives to develop
strategic objectives for the department. This position may also act
in the absence of the Associate Director for Special Collections and
Archives.  Regularly scheduled evening and weekend work may be

Key Result Areas:

    Develop, implement, evaluate and update policies, procedures,
    plans, budgets, standards and best practices associated with
    preservation and conservation.

    Manage all activities and workflow for preservation and

    Plan and oversee the setup and implementation of the new
    Preservation and Conservation laboratory in all aspects.

    Develop and manage the review, selection, preservation and
    conservation for digitization of Special Collections and
    Archives books, maps, and manuscripts, along with other item
    formats, in collaboration with department heads, staff, and
    Associate Director.

    Recommend, plan and assist in implementing best practices for
    movement of Special Collections and Archives items for
    relocation to new building, to exhibitions, for shipping, etc.

    Responsible for selection, hiring, and professional development
    of new preservation and conservation staff.

    Coach, mentor, lead, supervise, and evaluate the departmental
    staff, QNDP Trainees, Graduate Trainees, and Interns throughout
    the career development plan process.

    Create and contribute content to the Qatar National Library

    Keep informed of current practices, trends, and developments in
    the field and effectively use training and experience to enhance
    job knowledge, especially with new methods in preservation and

    Contribute to the profession by publishing, presenting, or
    actively participating in professional organizations, especially
    with new finds, amended methods, or other advances in
    preservation and conservation.

    Familiarize, understand and implement QF health, safety, and
    environment policy, procedures, legal regulations and objectives
    applicable to areas of responsibility.  Ensures coordination
    with HSE department in implementing, monitoring and reviewing of
    HSE performance to ensure work under his/her control is
    performed in a safe, healthy and environmentally sound manner.

This position includes, but is not limited to, other duties as
required and defined by the scope, purpose, and spirit of the
institution and are not always indicative of the title and grade of
the position.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

    Master's degree in relevant discipline, such as Conservation or
    Preservation, Library Science or related field.

    Minimum 5 years of experience, 3 of which must have been in
    supervisory or leadership role in a library, museum, or research
    organization in preservation or conservation.

    Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills in
    both oral and written English.  Arabic language skills will be
    an asset.

    Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively
    both independently and within a team.

For more information about Qatar National Library or Qatar
Foundation, please visit




                  Conservation DistList Instance 28:14
                Distributed: Saturday, September 6, 2014
                       Message Id: cdl-28-14-024
Received on Thursday, 4 September, 2014

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