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Conservation Officer

Conservation Officer

Boston Public Library Job Location: Massachusetts Date Created: 06-19-2014

The Boston Public Library is accepting applications for the Conservation Officer position. This is a temporary one-year position renewable for up to three years. The Conservation Officer is responsible for the conservation treatment of rare and unique library materials, both paper-based and vellum-based; performs complex conservation treatment on rare book and special collections; keeps written records and photo-documentation of such work.


Salary: $54,116 - $72,989, DOQ. Competitive benefits.


Minimum Qualifications:


Education: Bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university and a master’s degree or other post graduate, professional certificate from a well-recognized program of conservation/bookbinding.  In exceptional circumstances, specialized education, training, and/or experience as evidenced by a conservation portfolio may be substituted for part or all of the educational requirements.


Experience: Four years appropriate experience in a conservation lab or bookbinding facility.


Requirements: Extensive knowledge of current book and paper conservation principles and practices. Extensive knowledge of the history of books and bookbindings, including historic bookbinding structures. Demonstrated ability to perform complex conservation treatments on rare books, bookbindings, manuscripts and broadsides, as evidenced by a conservation portfolio.  Understanding of temp/RH, light issues, pest management, disaster recovery.


Employment Requirements:

    1. Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.
    1. Residency – Must be a resident of the City of Boston upon the first day of hire.
    1. CORI – Must successfully clear a Criminal Offenders Record Information check with the City of Boston.


Complete job description and application available at: www.cityofboston.gov/OHR/careercenter.asp


Deadline for application: June 28, 2014


In compliance with Federal and State Equal Employment Laws, Equal opportunity will be afforded to all applicants regardless of race, color, sex, age, religious creed, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, ex-offender status, prior psychiatric treatment or military status.

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