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Subject: Position at West Yorkshire Archive Service

Position at West Yorkshire Archive Service

From: Shirley Jones <sjones<-a>
Date: Tuesday, September 9, 2014
West Yorkshire Archive Service

Temporary contract for 1 year (maternity cover)
Post Reference WYJS: WYJS 02814

Salary scale WY06 (UKP22,443 - 23,945)
37 hours per week

West Yorkshire Archive Service collects, preserves and provides
public access to the archival history of West Yorkshire from the
12th century to the present day.  The WYAS Conservation section
provides collection care and conservation services for these
archives across eight sites and to external clients.

The Conservation section has an opportunity for a qualified
conservator.  The successful candidate will assist the Head of
Conservation and Conservation Technician with the full range of
professional conservation duties within the team's broad range of
archives collection conservation and preservation work.  This
includes cleaning, making packaging for and carrying out
interventive treatments on the full range of archives material as
well as monitoring the archive storage environments.

The Conservator will also contribute to preparation of collections
at Wakefield archives, including working with volunteers, in
anticipation of their removal to a new archives facility in 2016.  A
recent application to the Heritage Lottery Fund has been made to
finance this project, the outcome of which will be known by the end
of September 2014.

The successful candidate will have a recognised conservation
qualification and experience of working with archives.  The post
will be based at WYAS, Wakefield with regular travel to WYAS Morley,
Leeds, Kirklees, Calderdale and Bradford.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Shirley
Jones or Katie Proctor on +44 1924 305986

Download an application form and job description from


or call +44 113 253 0241

The closing date for applications is 22 September 2014, 5pm.

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