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Subject: Position at Canterbury Cathedral Archives

Position at Canterbury Cathedral Archives

From: Jane Dudley <j.dudley>
Date: Wednesday, December 10, 2003
Conservator
Kent County Council
Full time, permanent position, 37 hours p.w.
UKP UKP16,700 - UKP20,100 p.a.
Based at Canterbury Cathedral Archives.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, qualified and experienced
conservator to be part of our small, yet busy team, to work on
archive and library materials for the Kent Archives Service and the
Dean and Chapter of Canterbury.

In accordance with the partnership agreement, you will carry out
conservation treatments on the varied collections of the Cathedral
Archives, the Cathedral Library, the Centre for Kentish Studies in
Maidstone and the East Kent Archives Centre near Dover, and keep
accurate documentation of all historic information and treatments.

The items requiring conservation and preservation range from
Anglo-Saxon charters, funerary vestments, glass plate negatives,
photographs and seals to early printed books and modern local
history resources.

You will also be required to monitor and record environmental
conditions, prepare and mount material for exhibition, make boxes
for fragile items and advise on best practice for a wide range of
preservation concerns, including handling and storage issues.

You will hold a recognised qualification in conservation or
bookbinding and have four years' practical, post-qualification
experience of paper, parchment and book conservation, with fine
binding and gold finishing skills an advantage.  Good team working
skills, an ability to work independently and basic computer literacy
are also essential requirements.

For an informal discussion please contact

    Anna Whitehead
    Conservation Manager
    +44 1227 865330

Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK.

If invited to interview you will be asked to bring a portfolio of
recent work, supported by photographs and documentation.

For an information pack contact

    Recruitment Centre
    Ground Floor
    Invicta House
    Maidstone
    Kent ME14 1XX
    +44 1622 221765
    el.recruitment [at] kent__gov__uk

quoting Ref. L/03/158

Closing date for applications is January 16, 2004. Interviews will
take place in Canterbury on February 3, 2004.

We value diversity in our workforce.

Jane Dudley
Bartlett Scott Edgar
65-67 Wilson Street, London EC2A 2LT
+44 20 7562 5729 (direct line)
Fax: +44 20 7877 9700


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