Duke University Libraries
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.
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