[GBW] Assistant Conservator Dartmouth College

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From: Deborah Howe <Deborah.Howe at dartmouth.edu>
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2015 15:43:09 +0000
Subject: Assistant Conservator Dartmouth College

Assistant Conservator

Dartmouth College Library

Dartmouth College Library is seeking a collaborative and proactive
Assistant Conservator to become an integral part of Preservation Services
in support of their mission to conserve the Libraries’ physical
collections.  In coordination with the Libraries’ Collections Conservator,
the Assistant Conservator assists in the management of the daily workflow
and production in the Conservation Lab.  The Assistant Conservator will
perform conservation treatments on rare and special collection material
ranging from simple to complex; develop and implement procedures and
guidelines to manage work flow for material involved in digital production
projects; assist in training practicum students and conservation interns;
assist as consultant in exhibit preparedness for library materials; assist
in the management of the environmental monitoring program; and is a member
of the disaster recovery team.
  RESPONSIBILITIES: Performs conservation treatment on rare and unique
library materials, generally those requiring individual treatment.
Materials include: books, manuscripts, albums, maps, and other flat work.

Digital liaison for collection treatment workflow; accountable for
treatments, developing and overseeing conservation workflow for all
material needing treatment before and/or after digitizing; plans and
coordinates projects with Collections Conservator, Special Collections
staff, and the digital production team.

RANK AND SALARY: Salary is commensurate with experience and
qualifications.  Full benefits package including 22 vacation days;
comprehensive health care; retirement plans, including TIAA-CREF; and
relocation assistance.

QUALIFICATIONS: Extensive knowledge of current conservation principles,
practices and procedures as they pertain to the treatment of library
materials. Developed skills in the examination, evaluation, treatment of
special collections and archival material. Knowledge of bookbinding history
and book structure. Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work effectively with
others. Ability to impart knowledge to others. Commitment to diversity and
to serving the needs of a diverse community. Bachelor's degree or
equivalent experience. Certificate in book conservation or equivalent bench
experience preferably in an academic library.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Founded in 1769 and located in scenic Hanover, New
Hampshire, Dartmouth is a private, four-year, coeducational undergraduate
college with graduate schools of business, engineering and medicine and 16
graduate programs in the arts and sciences. Dartmouth's mission is to
educate the most promising students and to prepare them for a lifetime of
learning and of responsible leadership, through a faculty dedicated to
teaching and the creation of knowledge. At the heart of Dartmouth College
is one of the oldest research libraries in the United States. Nine
libraries distributed across various academic centers, house the 3 million
volume collection and provide access to a rich array of digital resources
supported by a technically robust network environment. The Library's
mission is to foster intellectual growth and advance the teaching and
research missions of the College by supporting excellence and innovation in
education and research, managing and delivering scholarly content, and
partnering in the development and dissemination of new scholarship.

APPLICATION: Review of applications will begin as of August 24, 2015 and
will continue until the position is filled. Applicants chosen for an onsite
interview will be expected to bring a portfolio of work. For the complete
job description and to apply online go to: http://jobs.dartmouth.edu and
reference position # 0111201.

For questions please contact:

Deborah Howe

Collections Conservator

6025 Baker Berry Library

Hanover. NH 03755

Deborah.howe at dartmouth.edu


*Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and
has a strong commitment to diversity. Women, persons of color, persons with
disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.*
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