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Subject: Position at UC Berkeley

Position at UC Berkeley

From: Gillian Boal <gboal>
Date: Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Library Conservator
Preservation Department
University of California, Berkeley

New position. Open until filled

Join the recently expanded team of the UC Berkeley Library
Preservation Department charged with conserving paper-based
archives, circulating and special collections.

Responsibilities: Provide disaster response and salvage of
collections; analyze needs and sort collection materials for
conservation treatment. Perform simple through complex treatments on
paper, books, and photographs exercising a high degree of  judgment
in applying established conservation principles and procedures.
Organize and implement conservation projects, including production
planning, supplies, and workflow to meet project deadlines.
Communicate with staff and clients orally and in writing. Document
treatment and processing procedures;  teach other staff treatment
skills and procedures. Use and maintain specialized conservation
equipment (e.g., suction table, board shears, guillotine, ultrasonic
encapsulator,  freeze dryer, fume extractor, mold abatement
equipment). Compile departmental records and statistics for
conservation services. Monitor supply and equipment needs,
investigate options to meet needs, and resolve technical problems.

Requirements and Qualifications:

    Training from a recognized library and archives
    preservation/conservation program, or equivalent

    Book and paper repair and conservation skills for treatment of
    archives, circulating, and special collections' materials

    Working knowledge of library and archives conservation
    principles

    Ability to work effectively as a member of a team

    Ability to work under general supervision with a high degree of
    day-to-day independence

    Writing skills to document procedures

    Basic competence with email and Microsoft Office applications

Preferred:

    Three or more years experience as a professional
    library/archives conservator

    Experience working in conservation in a research
    library/archives

    Experience with photographic conservation; knowledge of
    conservation chemistry

    Demonstrated reliable past attendance

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. The full
salary range is Monthly: $3,160 - $5,084  Annual: $37,920 - $61,008.

For further information or to apply, go to:
<URL:http://jobs.berkeley.edu/apply/apply.htm> "go to jobs" then
click on "View Job posting" Search Job #7677

Gillian Boal
Hans Rausing Conservator
Head of Conservation Treatment Division
Preservation Department
9 Doe Library
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720
510-643-7932
Fax: 510-642-4664

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