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Position at British Library

From: Mehboob Mohamed <mehboob.mohamed>
Date: Thursday, January 16, 2003
Conservation Vacancies
Position at British Library
London c.UKP16,525 to a maximum of UKP24,334

The Collection Care department of the British Library
<URL:http://www.bl.uk> is responsible for the preservation,
conservation, storage and security of the collections. The
department, which comprises some 200 staff, currently has a number
of vacancies in its Conservation Studios at Bloomsbury, on the
British Museum site and at St. Pancras.

Conservator

    Working in a small team of conservators at St. Pancras, you will
    be required to carry out conservation treatments to a wide range
    of archival material including manuscripts, books, archives,
    maps, prints and drawings, illuminations on parchment and paper,
    papyrus, wax and lead seals. You should be able to work without
    constant supervision and will be encouraged to develop a range
    of professional skills and knowledge on the items on which you
    work. You will also need to be able to manage your work to
    ensure that production deadlines are met, communicate
    effectively with people at all levels, and be able to keep
    clear, detailed and accurate records of all treatments
    undertaken.

    Applicants need to have either a formal qualification in
    conservation or allied subject, and/or have approximately 4
    years' experience working in paper conservation, preferably with
    manuscripts, outside college. They should also be willing to
    learn new techniques and treatments, have a high level of manual
    dexterity and some knowledge of the chemistry, properties and
    behaviours of a variety of organic and inorganic materials.
    Basic computer skills are also required. Please quote reference
    number. PO1-5-2003

Conservator

    Working in a small team of conservators at St. Pancras, you will
    be required to carry out conservation treatments to a wide range
    of library materials including illuminated manuscripts, maps,
    prints, drawings and books. You will be required at times to
    support the library's exhibition and loan programme by assisting
    in the preparation and mounting of items. You should be able to
    work without constant supervision and will be encouraged to
    develop a range of professional skills and knowledge on the
    objects on which you work. You will also need to be able to
    manage your work to ensure that production and exhibition
    deadlines are met, communicate effectively with people at all
    levels, and be able to keep clear, detailed and accurate records
    of all treatments undertaken.

    Applicants need to have either a formal qualification in
    conservation or allied subject, and/or have approximately 4
    years' experience working in paper conservation outside college,
    preferably with manuscript material in a variety of formats.
    Experience of working with Asian collections would be beneficial
    as would practice in the preparation and mounting of objects for
    exhibition and loan. Applicants should also be willing to learn
    new techniques and treatments, have a high level of manual
    dexterity and some knowledge of the chemistry, properties and
    behaviours of a variety of organic and inorganic materials.
    Basic computer skills are also required. Please quote reference
    number. PO1-4-2003

Book Conservator

    There are two vacancies in the Conservation Studios at
    Bloomsbury, on the British Museum site. Working in a small team
    of book conservators, you will be required to carry out
    conservation treatments on a wide range of archival material,
    mainly involving western printed books and manuscripts. You
    should be able to work without constant supervision and will be
    encouraged to develop a range of professional skills and
    knowledge of the items you work with. You will also need to be
    able to manage your work to ensure that production deadlines are
    met, communicate effectively with people at all levels, and be
    able to keep clear, detailed and accurate records of all
    treatments undertaken.

    Applicants need to have either a formal qualification in
    conservation or allied subject, or have approximately 4 years'
    experience working in paper or bookbinding, outside college.
    They should also be willing to learn new techniques and
    treatments, have a high level of manual dexterity and some
    knowledge of the chemistry, properties and behaviours of a
    variety of organic and inorganic materials. Basic computer
    skills are also required. Please quote reference number.
    PO1-6-2003

For further information and an application pack, please telephone
+44 1937 546330, or email bl-recruitment [at] bl__uk quoting appropriate
reference number. The closing date for the receipt of applications
is February 14, 2003.

The British Library is an Equal Opportunities employer. We recognise
the benefit of employing a diverse workforce. Applicants are
considered solely on the basis of their merits and suitability for
the job.


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