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Position at Derry And Raphoe Diocesan Library Project

From: Joseph McLaughlin <jfe.mclaughlin>
Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Project Director and Chief Conservator
Derry And Raphoe Diocesan Library Project
Derry, Northern Ireland

Ref: J07/242/W

Here is an entire historic library in need of conservation, a
library which was believed had been lost. A once in a career

This project is a partnership between the University of Ulster and
the Church of Ireland Diocese of Derry and Raphoe, funded by the
Heritage Lottery Fund, with backing from Derry City Council and the
Western Education and Library Board. The successful candidate will
set up and lead a team of three conservation assistants and an
access and outreach officer to conserve a collection of 5,000 items,
almost all in original bindings, dating from 1480 - 1900.

The team will be based in a university city which is experiencing
major growth in the arts and culture environments. You will be
developing a service for the whole of Ireland, which, it is
intended, will become a self-financing enterprise after the end of
this project with the skills developed by you and the team which you

Applicants should be educated to degree level (or equivalent) and
possess an appropriate professional qualification e.g. Accreditation
under the Professional Accreditation of Conservator-Restorers (PACR)
scheme. You should also possess significant experience of
implementing conservation or preservation work in a library, archive
or similar setting, including planning and supervising the work of

Salary: UKP34,793 - UKP41,545

Closing date: 14 December 2007

Interview date: 08 January 2008

The University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes
applicants from all sections of the community. Appointment will be
made on merit.

Further details and an application pack may be found at:


For information about the Derry and Raphoe Project see:


Joe McLaughlin
University Archivist and Rare Books Curator
University of Ulster
Coleraine BT52 1SA
Northern Ireland
+44 28 70324671

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