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[BKARTS] Job at Harvard



The following job has been posted at Harvard.  It is a good opportunity to
gain experience in a large production lab working on 19th and 20th century
research materials.  Travel funding is not available for interviews.

Nancy Schrock

The Harvard College Library Collections Conservation Lab in Widener Library
is seeking a conservation technician (Grade 52) to fill a one-year term
position.

Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate will contribute to the
conservation of general collections under the supervision of the Collections
Conservator for Widener Library. S/he will evaluate damaged and deteriorated
materials and perform  appropriate treatments, including repairing and
rebinding books; cleaning, flattening, deacidifying, and mending paper; and
constructing custom enclosures. Performs routine laboratory maintenance
procedures and other duties as assigned. Work is performed in a
production-oriented laboratory in Widener Library. The job involves lifting
up to 40 pounds, operating heavy equipment, using sharp tools and fume hood
(for spray deacidification, application of light solvents, mold removal).
The job involves exposure to dust and mold.

Education, Experience, Skills:  Formal or on-the-job training in bookbinding
or book conservation is required. The job also requires superior manual
dexterity; demonstrated ability to work with a high degree of accuracy and
precision in a production setting; willingness to follow established
treatment procedures; ability to work independently with sustained
concentration, to organize work flow, to handle tools and heavy equipment;
ability to initiate and adapt to change, to analyze and solve problems, and
to be flexible and work collaboratively. Experience in a production work
environment is preferred.

The job is listed at http://jobs.harvard.edu/jobs, job # 25873.

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