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Positions at British Library

From: Mehboob Mohamed <mehboob.mohamed>
Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2003
Conservators
Position at British Library
London
Salary: UKP17-21k
Reference number: PO1-236-2003

Job details: The British Library reaches millions of people through
our online services, reading rooms and exhibition galleries, helping
them to advance knowledge and enrich their lives. Our work depends
upon our unique collection of over 150 million items. Join us and
help care for this historic international resource.

The Collection Care department of the British Library is responsible
for the preservation, conservation, storage and security of the
collections. The department, which comprises some 200 staff,
currently has vacancies in its conservation studios in Central
London.

Working in a small team of conservators, you will be required to
carry out conservation treatments to a wide range of archival
materials which may include books, manuscripts, archives, maps,
prints and drawings, illuminations on parchment and paper etc. 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.

Experience and skills required: Applicants need to have either a
formal qualification in conservation or allied subject, and/or
experience of working in book or paper conservation. Knowledge and
experience of Book Conservation will be a distinct advantage as
would experience of more than 2 years. 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.

Benefits: Include 22 days annual leave rising to 25 days after one
years service and 10.5 public and privilege holidays.

Benefits also include a choice of defined benefit pension scheme
(requiring employee contributions of 3.5% of salary) or stakeholder
(money purchase) scheme (optional employee contributions).

To apply for this job: 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

Please apply by c.v. with a covering letter quoting reference
PO1-236-2003 to:

    The British Library
    Human Resources
    Boston Spa
    Wetherby
    LS 23 7BQ
    bl-recruitment [at] bl__uk
    +44 1937 546330 (24 hours)

Interviews will be held during the week commencing Monday 8 December
2003 Further information available at
<URL:http://www.bl.uk/about/vacancies.html> or from the above
address.

The closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 19
November 2003.


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