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Subject: Position at Wellcome Trust

Position at Wellcome Trust

From: Gillian Boal <g.boal<-a>
Date: Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Paper Conservator
Wellcome Trust

Fixed term contract 18 months

The Wellcome Library is one of the world's major resources for the
study of medical history.  We also offer a growing collection of
material relating to contemporary medicine and biomedical science in

We now have an exciting opportunity for a Paper Conservator to join
our Conservation and Collections Care team, which is responsible for
ensuring the provision of a high level of professional care across
our extensive collections.

In this role, you will perform a wide range of preservation and
conservation procedures on books, paper and related objects and
support our digitisation activities by carrying out assessments and
pre- and post-digitisation work on the collections.  You will also
advise staff, users and contractors on handling items during
digitisation, in the Rare Materials Reading room, and in exhibitions
and events.

You must therefore be able to demonstrate:

    A recognised qualification in paper conservation

    Significant experience in paper and book conservation using a
    range of different materials

    Experience of digitisation projects, including surveys and pre-
    and post-digitisation preparation

    Ability to prioritise and work to deadlines with good attention
    to detail

    Good communication and interpersonal skills, with an ability to
    work both independently and as part of a small team and with a
    wide range of people.

In addition, PACR accreditation, familiarity with disaster plans and
a knowledge of parchment conservation and photographic preservation
would be desirable.

We offer a salary of UKP28,000 - UKP32,000 per annum (depending on
experience) plus excellent benefits.  The appointment is for 18
months initially.

To apply, submit a CV and covering letter explaining how you meet
the criteria for this post.  For more information and to apply
online, visit:

Application deadline: 21 November 2014

Interviews: 8 December 2014

The Wellcome Library is part of the Wellcome Trust, a global
charitable foundation dedicated to achieving extraordinary
improvements in health by supporting bright minds in biomedical
research and the medical humanities.

Gillian Boal
Head of Conservation and Collection Care

                  Conservation DistList Instance 28:25
                 Distributed: Friday, November 21, 2014
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Received on Tuesday, 18 November, 2014

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