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[BKARTS] Job posting at Harvard



The following message is being posted for Nancy Schrock.  Please contact her
at the address below for more information.

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Harvard College Library seeks an experienced conservation technician for its
dynamic collections conservation program. The successful applicant will work
as Senior Technician in a state-of-the-art conservation laboratory in
Widener Library.

Senior Conservation Technician
Harvard College Library
Preservation and Imaging Services Department

Duties And Responsibilities:  Performs wide range of intermediate and/or
advanced conservation treatments for general library collections. Assumes
responsibility for specific functions in overall operation of HCL
Collections Conservation Laboratory. Evaluates damaged/deteriorated
materials, performs appropriate treatments, including repairing and
rebinding books; cleaning, washing, deacidifying, flattening, and mending
paper. Assists in training, scheduling, distributing work to, and evaluating
the work of other staff members, students, and temporary workers.
Responsible for laboratory maintenance, including equipment maintenance,
supply orders, and health/safety program; works with Facilities Management
on issues involving routine maintenance of the labs physical plant. Assumes
responsibility for work flow in absence of Collections Conservator for
Widener Library and Chief Conservator for HCL. Participates in disaster
planning/response, environmental monitoring, and surveys. Contributes to
unit goals by accomplishing related duties as required including
participation in team projects.

Required Education: BA preferred. Formal or on-the-job training in book
conservation and minimum of 2 years of directly relevant experience in a
recognized conservation facility required. Experience organizing/managing
projects or work flow, preferably in production setting. Ability to handle
sharp tools/heavy equipment, to work independently with minimal supervision,
to initiate/adapt to change, to analyze/solve problems, to be flexible/work
collaboratively, to read/interpret documents such as bibliographic data.
Must have good English communication skills. Experience with MS
Windows-based software required. Must be able to perform repetitive work
accurately with attention to details, have strong analytical/problem-solving
skills; Ability to work productively in a team environment with minimal
supervision. May lift up to 40 lbs., use sharp tools and fume hood; may be
exposed to dust and mold.

Funding is not available for relocation or travel to interview.

For more information or to apply on-line, see the Harvard HIRES website,
http://atwork.harvard.edu/em-jobs.html. The job is requisition #17995.

For a virtual tour of the lab, see:
http://preserve.harvard.edu/collectionsconservation/labtour/start.html

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

Nancy Schrock
Chief Collections Conservator
Harvard College Library
Widener Library - Room D10
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone:  617-495-8871
Fax:      617- 495-0403
E-mail:  nschrock@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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