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Senior Conservator, The Huntington Library, Art Collections, & Botanical Gardens, San Marino, CA



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        Senior Conservator
        The Huntington Library, Art Collections, & Botanical Gardens
        Exempt, full time, regular staff position.

        The Huntington invites applications for the position of Senior
Conservator in the Preservation Department's Conservation Lab for works on
paper, photographs, and illuminated manuscripts.

        Reporting to the Chief Preservation Officer, the Senior Conservator
is responsible for the physical care, preservation, and conservation
treatment of works on paper, photographs, and illuminated manuscripts from
the Huntington's rare and general collections. The Senior Conservator
completes conservation treatments in an expedient manner; prepares reports,
and maintains statistics that document these treatments. The Senior
Conservator works in tandem with members of the preservation, conservation,
exhibition, photography, and imaging units within the Preservation
Department, to develop and carry out appropriate and expedient protocols and
techniques for treating, documenting, examining, exhibiting, housing, and
photographing materials from a wide range of historical periods. The Senior
Conservator will contribute to conservation surveys, and together with the
Curators & Chief Preservation Officer, will establish conservation
priorities and treatment strategies for the collections. The Senior
Conservator maintains and orders supplies and equipment as directed, and
monitors production in the lab. The supervision and training of interns and
grant-funded staff may be carried out by the Senior Conservator. Additional
duties may include assisting with the implementation of preservation
programs such as the education of collections users, monitoring
environmental controls, integrated pest management, emergency preparedness
and response.

        Required Qualifications:  A Masters degree or certificate in
Conservation or an undergraduate education plus a combination of equivalent
formalized advanced training and experience in the conservation of museum
and library materials. Expertise, as demonstrated by a portfolio, in the
conservation treatment of materials in at least one of the following three
fields: works on paper, photographs, illuminated manuscripts.  Preferred
qualifications: A minimum of 5 years working in a conservation laboratory in
a museum or research library. Highly developed interpersonal skills coupled
with the desire to interact graciously and collaboratively with others in a
collegial team-oriented environment. Excellent writing skills. Some
supervisory experience is preferred.

        Benefits Include:  Medical and life insurance, flexible spending
accounts, access to a credit union, 403(b) savings plan, and paid vacation,
holidays, and sick leave.

        Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, resume,
and
        the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references to:

        Mr. Carl Foote, Director of Personnel and Administrative Services
        The Huntington Library, Art Collections, & Botanical Gardens
        1151 Oxford Road
        San Marino, CA 91108
        www.huntington.org <http://www.huntington.org>

        Applications received by December 3, 2001 will be given first
consideration.

        The Huntington, located about 15 miles north-east of downtown Los
Angeles, is a private, non-profit institution dedicated to advanced
scholarly research in British and American history, art, and literature,
combined with public art galleries and botanical gardens. The Huntington
exhibits collections of British, Renaissance, and American art, rare books
and manuscripts, as well as over 150 acres of specialized botanical gardens.

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