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martedì, dicembre 11, 2012

Position at National Records of Scotland--Conservation DistList

Position at National Records of Scotland--Conservation DistList:

Position at National Records of Scotland

From: Linda Ramsay <linda.ramsay
Date: Monday, December 10, 2012
The National Records of Scotland (NRS) are seeking applications for
a part time permanent conservator, working 221/2 hours per week,
based in Edinburgh this appointment is permanent and pensionable.
Salary range offered is UKP25165 - UKP30267

As a key member of our Conservation Branch you will be involved in
all aspects of conservation and preservation of the archival
collections held by NRS. Duties include specialist practical
conservation work, guiding all preservation practices including
environment, storage, handling, exhibition loans and internal
display and able to provide specialist advice and information.

You must hold a degree in Conservation and or a relevant
postgraduate qualification. Accredited status is desirable or the
willingness to work towards achieving this. You must be able to
provide advice on the care of collections and objects, implement
preventative strategies in addition to core practical bench work.
You will have experience in identifying and disseminating relevant
analyses or specialist advice to other specialists and

Further details on the experience required for this post can be
found in the Person Specification and within Further Information for
Applicants on Work for Scotland website
> Application reference IRC5936 Completed applications must be submitted by Dec 21, 2012 at Midnight Candidates with a disability who meet the minimum essential criteria for the appointment will be invited to interview. If you experience difficulties accessing the Work for Scotland website, please contact the Resourcing Team on +44 131 244 6630, or alternatively, write to the Scottish Government Resourcing Team M1 Spur Saughton House Broomhouse Drive Edinburgh EH11 3XD

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venerdì, dicembre 07, 2012

venerdì, novembre 30, 2012

IL RESTAURO DELLA FOTOGRAFIA Materiali fotografici e cinematografici, analogici e digitali

Venerdì 7 dicembre alle ore 16.30
Sala Lanza dell'Orto botanico di Palermo - via Lincoln, 2
Verrà presentato
Materiali fotografici e cinematografici,
analogici e digitali
Presentano il prof. ULDERICO SANTAMARIA
direttore dei Laboratori scientifici dei Musei Vaticani
e docente di Chimica applicata ai beni culturali
presso l'Università della Tuscia di Viterbo

Saluta il prof. FRANCO RAIMONDO
direttore dell'Orto botanico
assessore alla Cultura di Palermo

dirigente dell'Unità Operativa del Museo
della fotografia storica siciliana
e del Centro regionale per l'inventario,
la catalogazione e la documentazione

Saranno presenti BARBARA CATTANEO (curatrice) STEFANIA RUELLO (autrice)

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mercoledì, novembre 28, 2012

Jobs@UIOWA: Search and Apply for Jobs at The University of Iowa

Jobs@UIOWA: Search and Apply for Jobs at The University of Iowa:

Position at University of Iowa

Assistant Conservator
(Librarian I)
The University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, Iowa

Position Description: Reporting to the Conservator,
Preservation/Conservation, the Assistant Conservator performs
treatment, coordinates various departmental activities, assists the
Conservator with lab organization and training, and provides
outreach and educational opportunities. Specific duties include:

    Perform a wide range of conservation treatment on books,
    manuscripts, maps and other paper based materials.

    Assist with the evaluation of library materials, advise on
    selection of collection items for treatment.

    Perform single-item and collection care treatments, including
    full treatment documentation.

    Oversee the environmental monitoring program.

    Participate in all disaster prevention and recovery operations
    or other activities involving the protection and handling of

    Assist the Conservator with the management of all library
    exhibitions and loans. Survey, document, treat and prepare
    materials for exhibit.

    Maintain and manage daily workflows, compile statistics, and
    train students and volunteers.

    Cultivate, initiate and participate in a variety of outreach
    activities relative to preservation, exhibitions, or other
    appropriate areas.

    Create and update website information for educational and
    outreach purposes.

    Seek out opportunities for continued training and development.

Required Qualifications:

    Advanced book or paper conservation degree, certificate in book
    or paper conservation or related field, or equivalent
    conservation experience.

    Excellent oral and written communication skills.

    Experience in book and/or paper conservation treatment and a
    working knowledge of conservation theory and practice.

    Demonstrated organizational skills.

    Knowledge or understanding of artists materials, book structure,
    and book/print history.

    Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment where
    consultation, flexibility, collaboration and cooperation are

    Demonstrated interest in professional development.

    Understanding of the mission of a research university and the
    value of library collections in an academic and research

    Demonstrated commitment to diversity in the workplace or

Desired Qualifications:

    Experience in book and paper conservation in an academic or
    research library or museum setting.

    Experience in training students or volunteers.

    Strong computing and digital media skills.

    Photography skills.

Universal Competencies

    Positive Impact/Achieving Results: Ability to utilize existing
    resources and learning to achieve or exceed desired outcomes of
    current and future organizational goals/needs. Able to
    demonstrate ethical behavior in diverse situations while
    producing results.

    Service Excellence/Customer Focus: Ability to meet or exceed
    customer service needs and expectations and provide excellent
    service in a direct or indirect manner. Ability to effectively
    transmit and interpret information through appropriate
    communication with internal and external customers.

    Collaboration and Embracing Diversity: Ability to work with a
    variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and civil
    manner while appreciating the unique contribution of individuals
    from varied cultures, nationalities, genders, ages, etc.

Salary and appointment: Appointment will be made at the Librarian
level with a salary range of $43,000 - $46,000. Start date is
negotiable. The University of Iowa offers an attractive package of
benefits including 24 days of paid vacation per year, your choice
between two retirement plans and two University of Iowa health
insurance plans, dental insurance, pre-tax child and health care
spending accounts, and additional options.

The University of Iowa Libraries: The University of Iowa Libraries
system consists of the Main Library, the Hardin Library for the
Health Sciences and a number of branch libraries. The Libraries has
more than 5 million volumes including thousands of electronic
resources and coordinates the development and maintenance of the
University's locally-created open access digital resources including
the Iowa Digital Library, featuring close to a million digitized
texts, images, and audio and video recordings, as well as Iowa
Research Online, our institutional repository. Our Special
Collections include over 200,000 rare books, ranging in age from the
15th century to newly created artists' books.

Library systems are built on a mix of open source, locally
developed, hosted services, and vended applications primarily from
Ex Libris, OCLC, and Microsoft. The University of Iowa is a member
of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), ARL, OCLC, CRL,
SPARC, CNI, CLIR, LOCKSS, CLOCKSS, and Portico. The Libraries
provides a program of support for professional development
activities and its staff members are actively engaged in national
cooperative efforts.

Application Procedure: To apply for this position, please visit>

Please provide a cover letter, resume and the names/contact
information for three professional references. To help facilitate
your application process, note the requisition number 61862

Applications must be received by January 7, 2013.

The University of Iowa is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

For more information about the University of Iowa Libraries and
community, please see>

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British Museum - Jobs: current opportunities at the British Museum

British Museum - Jobs: current opportunities at the British Museum:
Position at British Museum

Conservator of Western Art on Paper
Conservation and Scientific Research
The British Museum

Full-time; 41 hours per week
Fixed-term contract; 6 months in duration
UKP24,381 per annum pro-rata
Ref: 1295602

The Department of Conservation and Scientific Research is looking to
recruit an enthusiastic and motivated paper Conservator for six
months for a funded project. The main purpose of the role is to
conserve drawings required for a forthcoming exhibition, opening in
February 2013. Under the guidance of senior conservators you will be
prioritising the conservation of prints and drawings, and
demonstrating a commitment to the conservation, care and
preservation of the Museum's collections.

You will possess a recognised professional qualification in paper
conservation together with demonstrable practical skills and an
understanding of conservation theory and ethical decision making.
You will be required to keep an accurate record of work undertaken
and enter the data into the Museum's computerised record system. You
will be a strong team player with good communication skills and the
ability to work independently to deadlines when required. Ideally
you will also have some experience of working on prints and drawings
within a museum or gallery environment.

Due to the exhibition deadline we will require you to start as soon
as possible.

For further information or to apply for this role, please go to>

Closing date: 12 noon, Friday 7 December 2012

Positions at Fine Art Conservation Group

Positions at Fine Art Conservation Group

Paper Conservator
Paintings Conservator
Fine Art Conservation Group LLC

Fine Art Conservation Group LLC is seeking to fill two permanent
positions immediately. The first position is for a full-time paper
conservator, and the second is for a full-time paintings

Candidates must have a master's degree from a recognized art
conservation program and demonstrate the ability to work
independently. A minimum of five years working experience and prior
experience in the treatment of modern works of art is preferred.

Conservators will be responsible for the treatment of artwork
comprised of a variety of media, and the preparation of condition
reports and collection surveys.

Our studio specializes in the conservation of modern and
contemporary works of art including paintings, murals, and works on
paper. Candidates must have strong interpersonal skills and will
often need to collaborate on mixed media projects.

The studio is located in the gallery district of Chelsea, and the
company is currently investigating expansion of the space.

Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience.

To apply, please contact

    Helen Im
    info [at] fineartconservationgroup__com

Fellowship at Johns Hopkins Application process

Application process:
 Fellowship at Johns Hopkins

Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Heritage Science
Sheridan Libraries and Museums
Johns Hopkins University

With support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Sheridan
Libraries and Museums at Johns Hopkins University is opening its
2013 Call for Proposals for its postdoctoral fellowship in Heritage
Science for Conservation. The two year postdoctoral fellowship
focuses on scientific research in support of book and paper
conservation. Research topics for Heritage Science for Conservation
can be found at the HSC website>

The postdoctoral fellowship includes an annual stipend of $56,000,
plus benefits, and modest support for research-related travel. The
Postdoctoral Fellow will report to the Assistant Research
Professor/HSC Scientist and will collaborate with other conservators
and curators at the Sheridan Libraries and Museums. In addition to
primary research topics, the HSC postdoctoral fellow will
participate in lectures, symposia, and discussions and
collaborations with other scientists and conservators at Johns
Hopkins University as well as cultural heritage institutions in the
Baltimore/Washington area.

Eligibility: Candidates should have received a PhD in
science/engineering within the last five years. Candidates must be
familiar with relevant scientific instrumentation. A strong interest
in book and paper conservation is required and previous experience
in conservation or cultural artifacts is desirable. English-language
skills and a proven record of research and writing ability are

For further application information, candidates should visit>

sabato, novembre 24, 2012

Salvaging collections New Booklet

Salvaging collections
New Booklet
Knowing how to respond to water or fire damage is an essential part of emergency preparedness. This booklet describes a range of salvage options and techniques applicable to library and archive materials and explains how to mount a salvage operation. Essential reading for all salvage team members.


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ICCROM - First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Conflict (FAC12)

Grazie a tutti è stato un onore partecipare anche quest'anno !

ICCROM - First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Conflict (FAC12): "International Course on First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Conflict (FAC 12)
7 November. On 26 October, the third edition of the International Course on First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Conflict concluded successfully. Participants received their certificates from the Director-General of ICCROM at a moving farewell ceremony in the presence of representatives of the Italian Red Cross and ICCROM staff."

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giovedì, novembre 15, 2012

Behind the scenes in the conservation studio at London Metropolitan Archives

Behind the scenes in the conservation studio at London Metropolitan Archives: "Behind the scenes in the conservation studio at London Metropolitan Archives

​Come and see what goes on in our conservation studio. Meet our conservators, watch them in action and find out about the painstaking work which ensures our archives are preserved for future generations.

The studio will be open on 20 November 2012 from 10am to 12 noon and 2pm to 4pm. As well as the programme of demonstrations below, there will be tables showing the different formats and materials found in archives.

If you have been following our work on the Great Parchment Book, this is an opportunity to come and see the repaired and rehoused pages and learn about the techniques used to humidify, tension dry and repair the parchment.

The timetable for the day is detailed below. It also includes a conservation clinic where a conservator will advise you on how to take care of your family archive, so bring your documents with you.

11am-12 noon

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About retroReveal

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Mission statement

The retroReveal project exists for and because of its volunteers and users. retroReveal facilitates the collaborative discovery of hidden content in documents, manuscripts, music, and artifacts.
retroReveal provides documentation and web based image processing algorithms designed to help people discover hidden content. While the current version of the site provides basic assistance with image processing, we will be adding support for collaborative work among scholarly communities in a wide variety of disciplines in the future. retroReveal provides an inexpensive discovery tool to assist people who wish to identify hidden text in their documents for further study. The web based image processing we provide assumes no specialized image editing knowledge, and is designed to be used by a broad spectrum of researchers, scholars, and community members. is hosted by the University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library

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mercoledì, novembre 14, 2012

Nicholas Pickwoad’s lecture “Unfinished Business: Incomplete Bindings made for the Booktrade from the 15th to the 19th Centuries” | jeff peachey

Nicholas Pickwoad’s lecture “Unfinished Business: Incomplete Bindings made for the Booktrade from the 15th to the 19th Centuries”

by Jeff Peachey
Dr. Nicholas Pickwoad presented an informative lecture last night at The Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.  This was the final venue of a three stop North American tour. Pickwoad is director of Ligatus Research Centre, University of Arts London. He has a doctorate in English Literature from Oxford University. He trained with Roger Powell, and [...]

[New post] Sellotape: why it’s bad to put on paper, and removal - - Gmail

Sellotape: why it’s bad to put on paper, and removal

by Abigail Uhteg
Sellotape: the go-to, easy to use fix-it when there’s a tear through the page of your book. Tape, you may be surprised to find, actually causes quite a lot of damage to paper and when brought to a book conservator its removal is a tedious procedure. What exactly does it do when left there long term? [click on link to read more...]

martedì, novembre 13, 2012

The Jewish Theological Seminary - The Library

The Jewish Theological Seminary - The Library

Fellowship at Jewish Theological Seminary

Conservation Fellow
The Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary

The Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) is seeking a
graduate or postgraduate Conservation Fellow in the area of paper
conservation for three months (13 weeks) during the summer of 2013.
This is a full-time position reporting to the Senior Conservator.

About The Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary: The Library of
The Jewish Theological Seminary holds the foremost collection of
Judaica and Hebraica in the Western Hemisphere, including
manuscripts, rare printed books, periodicals, ephemeral materials,
musical scores, sound recordings, moving images, graphic arts, and
archives. It provides access to subscription databases and to its
digital collections. The JTS Library serves the students and faculty
of the institution in addition to the international community of
scholars in Jewish studies and related areas. Please visit our
website at

Position Summary:

The full-time Conservation Fellow will be responsible for treatment
of paper-based materials in preparation for exhibition. This project
will focus specifically on prints from the Special Collections

Duties and Responsibilities:

    Treat flat items on paper
    Preparation of treatment reports
    Work with librarians and conservators to prepare items for loan

Requirements: Student or recent graduate from a recognized art
conservation training program, with a specialization in paper
conservation. Excellent organizational and teamwork skills,
flexibility and collegiality. Excellent oral and written
communication skills, including demonstrated ability to document
treatments and prepare reports. The interviewed candidates will be
required to show a portfolio of both written and photographic
documentation of previous treatments. The candidate should legally
be able to work in the U.S.

Salary: This is a grant-funded position. Competitive salary
commensurate with experience.

To apply: Send cover letter, resume and three references by December
30, 2012 to:

    Diana Torres-Petrilli
    Director of Human Resources
    Jewish Theological Seminary
    3080 Broadway
    New York NY 10027
    hrdept [at] jtsa__edu

University of Washington Employment -

University of Washington Employment -

Position at University of Washington--addendum

Senior Conservator
University of Washington Libraries

    **** Moderator's comments: Please see also the original
    announcement in Conservation DistList Instance: 26:20 Sunday,
    October 7, 2012

The University of Washington Libraries has received a $1.25 million
challenge grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to fund a new
senior conservator position in its Preservation Services Division.

The Mellon Foundation grant includes $1 million as a permanent
endowment and $250,000 to establish the new position while the
Libraries raises $1 million over three years to match the award,
which will generate funding to support the position permanently.

The Libraries has begun a nationwide search for the individual who
will take on the role of senior conservator in early 2013.

For additional information, see:>

To apply, see:>

We have extended the application deadline from Nov. 4, 2012 to Nov.
30. due to Hurricane Sandy.

Stephanie Lamson
Preservation Librarian and Head, Preservation Services
University of Washington Libraries

Position at British Postal Museum and Archive

Part Time Assistant Paper Conservator | Jobs | British Postal Museum & Archive

Position at British Postal Museum and Archive

Assistant Paper Conservator
The British Postal Museum and Archive

Part time
16.5 hours per week (2 days)

Initial 12 month contract

UKP30,555 pa (pro-rata)

Founded in 2004, The British Postal Museum and Archive (BPMA) cares
for the archive and museum collections of Royal Mail. Our Designated
Public Record Archive and Museum Collections range from sheets of
Penny Blacks, posters and 1930s films, to mobile post offices,
pillar boxes and telegrams from the Titanic. The BPMA is looking
towards moving to a new centre in Central London. This is an
exciting time to join a quickly changing and growing organisation.

The BPMA is now looking for a P/T Assistant Paper Conservator. The
successful candidate will work two days per week to undertake paper
conservation work on archive and various artwork material and paper
ephemera from the Collections. They will be required to share the
work effectively with another P/T Paper Conservator.

For a complete job description and person specification and for
details on how to apply, please visit

Closing Date: 3 December 2012

If you have questions please contact

    Tauna Shields
    Office Manager
    The British Postal Museum and Archive
    Freeling House
    Phoenix Place
    London WC1X 0DL
    tauna.shields [at] postalheritage__org__uk

in the first instance

Krystyna Koscia ACR
Conservator and Preservation Manager
The British Postal Museum and Archive (BPMA)

Positions at the Conservation Center, Chicago


Paintings Conservator (temporary position)
Paper Conservator  (temporary position)
The Conservation Center, Chicago

Temporary Paintings Conservator
The Conservation Center

    The Conservation Center is seeking an Associate Paintings
    Conservator to assist with upcoming projects.  This will be a
    temporary position which could last approximately 2-6 months.

    The candidate should be an active contributor to the field of
    conservation and be dedicated to furthering their education and
    training within the field. Qualifications include a degree with
    a specialization in painting conservation with three to five
    years post-graduate experience in both private and public
    facilities. Excellent communication, organization, written and
    computer skills required.

Temporary Paper Conservator Position
The Conservation Center

    The Conservation Center is seeking an Associate Conservator of
    Works of Art on Paper to assist with upcoming projects.  This
    will be a temporary position which could last approximately 2-6

    The candidate should be an active contributor to the field of
    conservation and be dedicated to furthering their education and
    training within the field. Qualifications include a degree with
    a specialization in paper conservation with three to five years
    post-graduate experience in both private and public facilities.
    Excellent communication, organization, written and computer
    skills required.

For either position, applicants should submit a cover letter,
curriculum vitae and salary history to:

   Heather Becker
   heather.b [at] theconservationcenter__com

For more information, please visit

The Conservation Center is a member of the AIC, CACG, and MRCG and
is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position at Huntington Library

The Huntington Library
Position at Huntington Library

Paper Conservator
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

The Huntington Library seeks applicants for a Paper Conservator
position.  Reporting to the Head of Conservation, the Paper
Conservator is responsible for the physical care, preservation, and
conservation treatment of manuscripts, photographs, and works of art
on paper in the Huntington collections.

Responsibilities:  Examines, analyses, and performs both basic and
complex paper conservation treatments for a broad range of paper
based materials including printed material, unbound manuscripts,
photographs, works of art on paper, and parchment, in accordance
with AIC guidelines. Provides full written and photographic
documentation of treatments in accordance with AIC guidelines.
Prepares condition assessments, conducts surveys, and provides other
written reports as necessary. Working with other Huntington staff,
develops and implements preservation and treatment strategies at the
collection level. Participates in departmental activities such as
educational programs, emergency response, and environmental control.
Researches and recommends laboratory equipment and supplies and
assists in general organization, maintenance, and management of
conservation laboratory.  Works closely with the department head and
curatorial staff to set treatment priorities for paper based
objects.  Conducts or assists with workshops, seminars, and other
training.  May train and supervise interns and volunteers.

Qualifications and experience:  Master's degree with a focus in
paper conservation, plus five years professional experience in
conservation of paper based materials, working with rare and special
collections in an institutional setting.  Thorough knowledge of
conservation theory and practice, and materials science as it
applies paper based materials. Excellence in performing basic and
complex paper conservation treatments as demonstrated through a
portfolio.  Excellent communication and organizational skills;
demonstrated computer and related technology skills.  Evidence of
professional activity, most typically through membership and
participation in AIC.  Supervisory experience desirable.

Interested and qualified individuals are encouraged to visit

for more information.  First consideration will be given to
applications received by December 15, 2012.

Please submit letter of application and resume to:

    The Huntington Library
    Human Resources Department--Job #037-13
    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino CA 91108

domenica, novembre 04, 2012

Il restauro della fotografia. Materiali fotografici e cinematografici, analogici e digitali, presentazione dell'ebook

Salone dell'Arte e del Restauro di Firenze - Attività permanenti: Talking Corner: "Venerdì 9 novembre 2012, ore 14:00-14:45
Il restauro della fotografia. Materiali fotografici e cinematografici, analogici e digitali, presentazione dell'ebook"
Intervengono; Fulvio Cervini, Direttore della Scuola di Specializzazione in Beni storico-artistici dell'Università di Firenze. Sono presenti Barbara Cattaneo, curatrice del volume, e gli autori

I restauratori sono dotati di una naturale empatia nei confronti delle opere che restaurano. Nel caso del restauro delle fotografie, le distanze emotive sono ancor più difficili da mantenere, poiché gli oggetti fotografici, polimaterici e complessi, sono i portatori di quelle fette di mondo non premeditate di cui spiega bene il significato Susan Sontag. Il volume raccoglie in modo corale i contributi di un numero ampio di restauratori e studiosi della fotografia, argomentando in modo analitico le fasi di prevenzione, conservazione e restauro del patrimonio fotografico e cinematografico. La pubblicazione cerca di porre una base metodologica per affrontare il restauro di beni fotografici, beni culturali riconosciuti in Italia come tali solo all'affacciarsi del XXI secolo (D.lgs 490/1999)
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giovedì, novembre 01, 2012

Assistant Conservator
Preservation Department
Special Libraries
Northwestern University Library

Professional Librarian Vacancy

Reports to: Conservation Librarian

Two-Year Term Position

Northwestern University Library is offering an Assistant Conservator
position for a two year appointment, effective from the date of
hire. The Assistant Conservator position allows a new professional
the opportunity to work with general collections as well as diverse
special collections, applying conservation treatment skills and
developing project management skills at a conservation lab in a
leading academic research library.

Position Description: The Assistant Conservator position provides
practical experience in a busy academic library conservation lab
balancing treatment responsibilities with project management
responsibilities.  The Assistant Conservator will develop an
understanding of the functions and responsibilities of a research
library conservation lab working with special collections and
circulating collections materials.  There will be the opportunity to
develop skills in treatment decision making, and participate in the
management of a complex workflow. In addition, Northwestern's unique
holdings allow the possibility to gain experience in assessing a
variety of library and museum objects including paintings,
ethnographic objects, textiles, and realia.

Duties: Under the general supervision of the Conservation Librarian,
the Assistant Conservator provides support for a broad range of
conservation treatment initiatives for both general and special
collections.  The Assistant Conservator performs complex
conservation treatments and works closely with curators and subject
specialists on matters related to conservation treatment.  The
Assistant Conservator participates in and manages special projects
related to library strategic initiatives, including exhibits and
outreach, providing access to hidden collections, and caring for
Northwestern's most valuable collections of distinction. The
Assistant Conservator also participates in a wide variety of
Preservation Department initiatives aimed at increasing the useful
life of collections, including disaster response and environmental

Conservation Treatment: Under the direction of the Conservation
Librarian, performs conservation treatments on a wide range of
library and archival material, including rare and special library
materials. Performs complex treatment on general collection material
on a regular basis and participates in weekly roundtable discussions
of conservation treatments.  Provides full written and photographic
documentation in accordance with the AIC Code of Ethics and
Guidelines for Practice. Works with private conservators and
contract staff as needed for special projects.  Performs other
related duties as assigned.

Project Management: Develops and implements workflow for
conservation projects.  Coordinates the work of temporary and/or
full time support staff as needed.  Provides technical advice on the
housing, storage, handling and repair of both general and special
collections.  Advises library staff on conservation principles and

Departmental Responsibilities: Actively participates in disaster
response planning and recovery initiatives. Participates in
collection surveys and multi-divisional and multi-institutional
grant-funded projects. Assists with preventive programs such as
environmental monitoring and pest management as needed. Participates
in preservation education and outreach initiatives.

Professional Development: Stays current with new developments in the
field of library conservation; attends appropriate regional,
national and/or international meetings of conservation


Required:  Master's degree from a recognized conservation training
program or related field.  One year of post-graduate work in a
library or museum conservation department.  Extensive knowledge of
current conservation principles and practices, materials science,
and the history of bookbinding.  Demonstrated ability to perform
high quality conservation treatments on general and special
collections materials, primarily book and paper.  Ability to
communicate effectively about treatment options and decisions.
Demonstrated management and supervisory skills and a strong service
orientation are also required. Applicants invited for an interview
will be asked to submit a portfolio of recent conservation

Preferred:  Experience working with photographs and audiovisual
materials. Experience with paintings, objects and textiles

Salary:  Annual salary of $45,000. Northwestern University offers a
comprehensive benefits plan, including health care and tuition

To Apply: Send letter of application and resume, including names of
three references, to

    Tonia Grafakos
    Conservation Librarian
    Northwestern University Library
    1970 Campus Drive
    Evanston, Illinois 60208-2300
    t-grafakos [at] northwestern__edu

Preference will be given to applications received prior to November
30, 2012

Northwestern University, established in 1851, is one of the leading
private research universities in the United States with an
enrollment of approximately 19,000 students. The University is
located on the shores of Lake Michigan in Evanston and Chicago,
Illinois. Northwestern University's libraries hold over 5 million
volumes. With collections of international standing in Music,
Transportation, and African Studies, Northwestern's libraries are at
the forefront of innovation in library technology and advanced user
services.  One of the top-ranked universities in the country,
Northwestern combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in
a highly collaborative environment that transcends traditional
academic boundaries. Northwestern provides students, faculty and
staff with exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal, and
professional growth.

Established in 1984, the Preservation Department oversees all
aspects of the care, treatment and reformatting of the collections
on the Evanston and Chicago campuses. The Preservation Department
consists of 16 full-time staff members responsible for a broad range
of preservation activities, including shelf preparation,
vendor-based operations such as binding and mass deacidification,
preventive programs such as pest management and environmental
monitoring, and the conservation treatment of both general and
special collections materials.