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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

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