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Subject: Position at Huntington Library

Position at Huntington Library

From: Carl Foote <cfoote>
Date: Tuesday, July 28, 1998
Chief Preservation Officer
The Huntington Library, Art Collections And Botanical Gardens

Position: Manages preservation activities in a major repository of
rare  books, manuscripts, and other rare and secondary materials.
Participates in the executive administrative team.  Reports to the
Director of the Library and supervises the Conservation and
Photographic  Services staff .

Essential Functions: Supervises operations and staff of the
Conservation and Photographic Services departments including
conservators, an exhibition preparator, photographers, support
staff, interns, and volunteers. Participates in the executive
administrative team of the library. Reviews, develops, recommends,
and monitors preservation policy and conservation practices. Works
with curatorial staff to create conservation priorities and
projects. Oversees library disaster preparedness planning. Prepares
and administers departmental budgets. Writes grants and participates
in fundraising. Coordinates library preservation reformatting
efforts. Manages preservation component of library exhibitions.
Works with vendors and handles preservation-related contracts. Keeps
current on new developments in the field, and participates in
regional and national preservation activities.  Educates department,
staff, and readers on matters related to conservation/preservation.
Provides leadership in conservation/preservation throughout the
Library.

Other Functions: Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Demonstrated knowledge of the preservation and
conservation of early printed, manuscript, and graphic materials.
These skills are usually acquired through a MLS degree from an
accredited library school with a specialization in preservation
administration, or through equivalent training and experience.
Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
Substantial knowledge of current developments in preservation and
conservation, as well as traditional photography and digital
imaging. The ability to represent the Huntington in cooperative
preservation programs with other agencies and institutions.
Significant experience administering a preservation program in a
major academic or research library preferred. Management experience
supervising at least 3 FTE staff.

Salary commensurate with experience.

Benefits Include medical and life insurance, flexible spending
accounts, access to a credit union, and paid vacation, holidays,
sick leave and personal days.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application and
resume to:

    Carl Foote
    Manager of Personnel and Planning
    The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino, California 91108

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