The Abbey Newsletter

Volume 15, Number 3
May 1991

Positions Open

Northeast Document Conservation Center

Northeast Document Conservation Center seeks librarian or archivist with marketing skills to direct preservation microfilming service and photographic copy service. Management experience. Some knowledge of microform or photography, Advanced degree in related field. Salary: low to mid-30's c ate with experience. Send resume to: NEDCC, 100 Brickstone Square, Andover, MA 01810.

Archives of labor and Urban Affairs, Wayne State University

The newly completed addition to the Walter P. Reuther Library includes a fully equipped and furnished conservation laboratory. This position will be responsible for the operation of that facility.

Responsibilities: Conduct condition survey of collections and identify those items in need of treatment. Make conservation decisions and complete necessary treatments. Monitor environment of archives facility. Advise on matters relating to exhibition and care of paper and photographs. Other archival duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications: Knowledge of preservation and conservation procedures and techniques as demonstrated by previous relevant experience and completion of a formal recognized conservation program. Demonstrated treatment skills on archival records, books, manuscripts, and photographs. Graduate degree in a relevant discipline.

Salary: Position is at an Archivist III level. Minimum salary is $28,594, with excellent fringe benefits.

Send resume, including was, addresses and phone numbers of at least three references to Warner W. Pflug, Walter P. Reuther Library, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202. EO/AAE.

National Library of New Zealand

The Conservation Unit of the National Library of New Zealand is seeking applications for the position of Senior Book

Responsibilities: Examining and reporting an items in the collections and performing conservation treatments, educating staff on appropriate handling and care of the collections, advising on the conservation of material outside the library, and supervising staff undertaking routine tasks. Developing, implementing and overseeing the preventative conservation program within the Library.

Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include formal or equivalent training in conservation, three years of conservation experience in the treatment of books and of leather, parchment and other materials used in bindings. The capability to make treatment decisions.

Salary: NZ$40,000 - $52,000 depending on qualifications.

Position is open until filled. To apply send letter of application, presume and names of three referees relevant to professional qualifications to: Frances Dienes, Director: Collection Management, National Library of New Zealand, PO Box 1467, Wellington, New Zealand (Fax: 64-4-743-042).

Positions Noted at the Library of Congress

The Library of Congress had two Phased Conservator Level I positions open. The positions' location was the Conservatism Office, Office of Director for Preservation, Collections Services; James Madison Memorial Bldg. Closing date was May 20 Unless extended. Interested parties may inquire with Human Resources Operation at 202/707-5627.

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