The Abbey Newsletter

Volume 25, Number 1
Jun 2001


Duke University Libraries
Collections Conservator

The Preservation Department of the Duke University Libraries seeks a creative, energetic, and skilled Collections Conservator to develop and manage its Collection Repair and Conservation Program, a new initiative begun in 2000. The Conservator is responsible for overseeing the physical care of a wide range of research materials from the Perkins Library System which includes the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library. The position provides an excellent opportunity to establish a program dedicated to maintaining a significant research collection and to contribute significantly to the development of the Preservation Department's philosophy and goals. Required: master's degree in library science from an ALA-accredited program, or master's degree in conservation of library or archival materials, or equivalent training and experience; at least two years of conservation experience; knowledge of current conservation principles, practices, and procedures; demonstrated ability to work independently and productively in a changing environment; strong organizational, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills. Highly desirable: experience in conservation of archival collections; supervisory experience. Salary and rank dependent on qualifications and experience; minimums are $34,800 for Assistant Librarian; $37,300 for Senior Assistant Librarian; $40,650 for Associate Librarian; $46,750 for Librarian.

Send cover letter, detailed resume, and the names, addresses (mail and e-mail), and telephone numbers of three references to: Sharon A. Sullivan, Director, Personnel Services, Perkins Library, Box 90194, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708. Review of applications will begin in latter July and continue until the position is filled.

Duke University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The Perkins Library System has a strong commitment to Affirmative Action and is actively seeking to increase the racial and ethnic diversity of our staff.

U.S. Jobs Announced in Other Publications

Job Employer Month
Photograph Conservation Fellowship The Art Institute of Chicago April
Paper Conservator Ford Conservation Center, Neb. State Historical Society April
Repair Technician Georgetown University Law Library April
Librarian/Collection Conservator Harold Washington Library Center, Chicago IL May
Paper Conservation Internship Cornell University Library May
Contract Paper Conservator Peebles Island Resource Center May
Conservation Technician Walters Art Museum, Baltimore MD May
Bookbinder Handbridge Bindery, Austin TX May
Paper Conservation Internship New York Botanical Garden Library May
Conservation Technician Union Theological Seminary Burke Library May
Preservation Technician Northeast Document Conservation Center, Andover MA June
Conservation Technician Collection & Research Services/Preservation NYU Libraries June
Field Service Representative/Preservation Information Specialist Northeast Document Conservation Center, Andover MA June
Conservator for Special Collections Texas Tech University Libraries July
Assistant Project Conservator The Huntington Library, Los Angeles CA July
Project Assistant Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village August

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