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Subject: Position at Orleans Parish Civil District Court

Position at Orleans Parish Civil District Court

From: Sabrena Johnson <sjohnson<-a>
Date: Friday, October 10, 2014
Conservation Technician 10/2014
Office of the Clerk of Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans

The Office of the Clerk of Civil District Court for the Parish of
Orleans is seeking a qualified individual to perform conservation
treatments to paper and large scale bindings; to assess the
condition of bound materials; and to assist on occasion with item
shelving and retrieval. This is a technical position that follows
well established national conservation guidelines and employer
protocols to stabilize materials.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Candidates must have experience
in book or paper conservation and in the use and management of
conservation tools and supplies.  Information management, Library,
or Museum degrees without paper conservation experience will not be
considered.  Knowledge of conservation equipment, handling
techniques, and batch-method processing will be expected. Candidates
should be able to handle, humidify, measure, mend, and flatten
damaged and possibly moldy archival documents and bindings.  Minor
to advanced book repair will be assigned and performed as needed.
Experience with sheet edge repairs a plus.  Candidates must be
flexible and willing to assist other staff with day to day duties
when necessary.

Professional characteristics: Conservation technicians must be
organized, self-motivated, and able to follow instructions and work
under pressure. Candidate will be expected to interact with team
members using positive communication skills.  Applicants must be
able to perform quality control of both in-house repairs and
contracted library binding.  Successful candidates have good time
management skills and the ability to address multiple tasks.  They
must organize and prioritize daily treatments and compile accurate
statistics on work performed.  Technicians need to follow protocol
and work independently while consulting supervisors in resolving
special problems.  Candidates must be flexible with changes in work
location and tasks.

Education and Training Requirements: A bachelor's degree or
equivalent needed, along with training in conservation or equivalent
field. Candidates must be 18 years of age.  Any degrees must be from
appropriately accredited institutions.

Physical requirements: The tasks demand the ability to work for long
periods while standing, to lift and carry materials weighing up to
50 pounds, and to perform repetitive activities.  Applicants must
have excellent manual dexterity, the ability to push book carts
between building floors, and the capacity to work in an environment
with dust or mold.  Preferred Requirement:  Experience working as
conservation technician in a library or archive is strongly
preferred.  Performing condition surveys and/or designing repair
techniques are a plus.

The position is full time with full benefits.  Salary is
commensurate with experience.

Applicants please send resume with cover letter to:

    Sally K. Reeves, C.A., Archivist
    Office of the Clerk of Civil District Court for the Parish of
    Honorable Dale N. Atkins
    1340 Poydras St., Suite 500
    New Orleans LA 70112
    sreeves<-a t->orleanscdc< . >com

                  Conservation DistList Instance 28:19
                Distributed: Saturday, October 11, 2014
                       Message Id: cdl-28-19-038
Received on Friday, 10 October, 2014

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