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[BKARTS] Conservator Position at Heckman Bindery, North Manchester, Indiana

Conservator Position at Heckman Bindery

Responsible for the daily operations of all Conservation functions.  These
functions include the repair and restoration of rare or unique volumes,
construction of protective enclosures, pocket construction, pamphlet
binding, deacidification and encapsulation.  Consults regularly with the
Conservation Services Manager and the Director of Preservation Services in
planning, staffing, evaluating, organizing, motivating, directing and
controlling manufacturing functions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Monitor delivery and fulfillment of customer orders, managing quality,
completeness and costs to comply with minimum requirements set by budget
and upper management.  Provide oversight to the continuing effort to
preserve materials for future use.  Assess materials for repair and
determine appropriate treatment needs for the restoration of damaged
materials.  Make recommendations to customer service staff.  Organize
workflow of projects.  Assist in reviewing and hiring new associates to
meet staffing needs.  Provide the Conservation Services Manager with
recommendations concerning the job performance of associates.   Manage
staff to ensure compliance to company policies, practices, and rules,
including LEAN-manufacturing goals, and the AIC Code of
Ethics.  Continually evaluate all production processes in the department
looking for continuous method improvements.  Develop and maintain training
procedures to ensure that all associates are given the necessary tools to
accurately and efficiently complete tasks.  Ensure that all equipment
within the department is functioning correctly.  Manage and maintain
material inventories and supplies at adequate levels for use while keeping
waste and scrap to a minimum.  Have a commitment to continual training by
attending professional conferences and remaining up to date on treatment
developments practices in the field of library conservation.  Other duties
may be assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform
each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are
representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability needed as a minimum
for entry level.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The
ability to interpret customer expectations and communicate these
expectations to production.  Previous library experience; knowledge of
bookbinding and preservation technologies and practices; ability to set
priorities, organize work and meet deadlines; supervisory experience.

Other Skills and Abilities

Excellent interpersonal skills; excellent verbal and written communication
skills.  Computer knowledge.  Must have excellent organizational and
leadership skills and be capable of functioning with moderate
supervision.  Must be knowledgeable of conservation practices and operate
within the guidelines outlined in procedure manuals and documentation.

Education and/or Experience

Formal conservation training and college education are preferred.

Send cover letter and resume to Brian Baird, Director of Preservation
Services, Heckman Bindery, 1010 North Sycamore Street, P.O. Box 89, North
Manchester, IN 46962.  Direct questions to Brian Baird, Director of
Preservation Services, at (800) 334-3628 ext. 111 or

Review of applications will begin August 1, 2005.

Heckman Bindery is an EOE/AA Employer


Brian J. Baird
Director of Preservation Services
Heckman Bindery
1010 North Sycamore Street
P.O. Box 89
North Manchester, IN 46962
(800) 334-3628 ext. 111
Fax: (260) 982-1130

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