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[BKARTS] Senior Technician Position - Collections Conservation Laboratory, Widener Library, Harvard University



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I am pleased to announce that Harvard College Library has posted two new
senior technician jobs for the collections conservation laboratory in
Widener Library. The listings are available on-line at HIRES, the Harvard
employment website:

     http://www.workingatharvard.org/em-jobs.html

You may also apply in writing to: Harvard University, Resume Processing
Center, 11 Holyoke Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.  Please include the
number(s) of the job posting(s).  Do not send applications or resumes
directly to me.

For a virtual tour of the lab, please go to:

     http://preserve.harvard.edu/collectionsconservation/labtour/start.html


Nancy Schrock
Chief Collections Conservator
Harvard College Library
Widener Library
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 495-8871
<nschrock@fas.harvard.edu>

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SENIOR TECHNICIAN/WORKFLOW SUPERVISOR  (posting #13406)
HCL Collections Conservation Laboratory, Widener Library

No. Open: 1

Salary Grade 54U    Hrs./wk. (total):  35


Under guidance, coordinates overall conservation activities of protective
enclosures unit. Oversees workflow including minor repair, labeling,
rehousing, and physical preparation of materials for reformatting and
contract services; assists in hiring, training, scheduling, distributing
work to, and evaluating work of other staff members, students/temporary
workers; contributes to performance evaluations; designs/constructs
protective enclosures; prepares materials for microfilming, digitizing,
contract services; assists in processing upon return; prepares materials for
exhibition; evaluates damaged/ deteriorated materials, performs appropriate
treatments, including repairing/rebinding books; cleaning/mending paper;
maintains equipment, tracks/orders supplies for unit; participates in
disaster planning and response; related duties/team projects as required.

BA preferred; 4+ years experience organizing/managing projects and/or
workflow, preferably in production setting; formal or OJT in bookbinding or
book conservation; ability to initiate/adapt to change, to analyze/solve
problems, to be flexible/work collaboratively as well as independently w/
minimal supervision; experience in a recognized conservation facility
preferred. NOTE: work is performed in a production-oriented laboratory with
pressure of persistent deadlines; involves lifting up to 40 lbs., operating
heavy equipment, using sharp tools and fume hood; job involves exposure to
dust.  Portfolio required at interview.



SENIOR CONSERVATION TECHNICIAN  (posting 13407)
HCL Collections Conservation Lab, Widener Library

No. Open:  1

Salary Grade 53 U            Hrs./wk. (total):  35

Under general guidance, performs a wide range of intermediate and/or
advanced conservation treatments for general library collections, including
evaluation of damaged/deteriorated materials; repairing and rebinding books;
cleaning, washing, deacidifying, flattening, and mending paper. Assumes
responsibility for specific functions in the overall operation of the HCL
Collections Conservation Laboratory, including laboratory and equipment
maintenance, supply orders, and health and safety programs; assists in
training, scheduling, distributing work to, and evaluating the work of,
other staff members, students, and temporary workers; assumes responsibility
for workflow in the absence of Conservators; participates in disaster
planning and response, environmental monitoring, and surveys: related
duties/team projects as required.

B.A. preferred; 2+  years experience in a recognized conservation facility;
formal or OJT in book conservation; experience organizing and managing
projects or workflow, preferably in a production setting; ability to
initiate and adapt to change, to analyze and solve problems, and to be
flexible and work collaboratively with minimal supervision.  NOTE:  Work is
performed in a production-oriented laboratory with pressure of persistent
deadlines; involves lifting up to 40 pounds, operating heavy equipment,
using sharp tools and fume hood (for deacidification, use of light solvents,
mold removal).  Job involves exposure to dust.  Portfolio required at
interview.

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