Applications are invited for appointment as Assistant Paper Conservator to commence as soon as possible on a two-year fixed-term basis.
Reporting to the Head, Preservation & Conservation in the University Libraries, the appointee will share responsibility for the physical care of the collections, including preservation activities and conservation treatments. He/She will plan and execute conservation treatments on a variety of media and types of paper artifacts, working primarily on 2-D paper based items, with the opportunity to perform treatments on bound printed books and manuscripts as well as other types of collection holdings.
Applicants must have completed a Master’s degree in Conservation from an accredited graduate training program (or equivalent) plus two years of relevant conservation experience. Essential qualities of applicants include: knowledge of current paper conservation practices; excellent hand skills and attention to detail; experience performing complex paper conservation treatments; a broad knowledge of collection care activities; and a strong understanding of the material science and ethics of conservation as applied to library, archives and museum objects. Experience in treating photographic and/or architectural collections is desirable.
A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income.
The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary.
The University only accepts online application for the above post. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V. Closes June 30, 2020.