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[BKARTS] another try: job at harvard



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Conservator
Frances Loeb Library
Graduate School of Design
Harvard University


                                Full-time, Grade 57
                                Reports to: Librarian / Assistant Dean
for Information Services

                                RESPONSIBILITIES:

                                      Oversees preservation of library
collections; serves as primary expert
                                      for the library on conservation &
preservation issues, implementing
                                      collection-wide assessments to
determine preservation needs &
                                      priorities;
                                      Evaluates all library materials
for conservation treatment in-house or
                                      by outside contractors;

                                      Performs and documents
conservation treatments on rare or fragile
                                      books, maps, architectural plans &
drawings, and archival materials.

                                      Monitors environmental conditions
of the library to ensure long-term
                                      survival of the collections;

                                      Oversees the library's disaster
response plan & leads Disaster Recovery
                                      Team.

                                      Participates in fund-raising
activities and gives presentations on
                                      conservation issues to faculty,
alumni/ae & donors.

                                      Collaborates in exhibition
planning; prepares library materials for
                                      exhibition by performing
appropriate conservation treatments; ensures
                                      safe exhibition handling
practices.

                                      Supervises occasional interns &
project staff for collection-specific
                                      projects supported by library
fundraising;

                                      Monitors departmental budget &
endowed funds for conservation.

                                      Collaborates with the Weissman
Preservation Center of the Harvard
                                      University Library to enhance the
preservation program of the Design
                                      School.

                                REQUIREMENTS:

                                Formal training in conservation with at
least 4 yrs professional conservation
                                experience; demonstrated excellence
performing complex treatments on a
                                wide range of book structures, paper &
media; knowledge of the history of
                                bookbinding and of contemporary
practices in book & paper conservation;
                                working knowledge of chemistry &
materials science; strong organizational
                                skills; ability to work collaboratively
to determine and achieve goals; excellent
                                oral & written communication skills,
including demonstrated ability to
                                document treatments and prepare reports.

                                HOW TO APPLY:

                                Please use the apply on line feature at

http://hiresjobs.harvard.edu:80/pls/jobs/summ_req?in_post_id=17447 or
                                send your resume and cover letter to:

                                      Harvard University
                                      Resume Processing Center
                                      Req# 15648
                                      11 Holyoke Street
                                      Cambridge, MA 02138


                                Please note that upon submitting your
credentials, you will become part of
                                Harvard's applicant database, and
therefore, may be considered for other
                                suitable positions at the University.
Harvard University is an equal
                                opportunity employer committed to
diversity.

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