University of Durham
University Library,Archives and Special Collections
£16,946-£19,050 per annum.
Fixed term appointment for two years from date of appointment.
The Assistant Conservator will share in the wide variety of work
undertaken in the unit. During the period of the post this will include
a special grant-funded project to repair and conserve an important
series of 15th to 17th century records relating to the Palatinate and
Bishopric of Durham. These records are in a very fragile state and will
require paper, parchment and book conservation, photographic recording
and record keeping. There will also be the opportunity to participate in
a variety of other tasks undertaken by the Conservation Unit, including
book conservation, box making, other flat sheet paper repair, preventive
rehousing, environmental monitoring and exhibition mounting. Applicants
should have the flexibility to adapt skills to a wide variety of work.
Applicants should be professionally qualified in archive conservation;
training in binding and book conservation would be an advantage. The
post offers opportunities for those with experience, or for newly
qualified conservators wishing to extend their range of skills;
applications are welcomed from students qualifying this year.
Informal enquiries about the post may be made to the Senior Conservator,
Liz Branigan (tel. 0191 334 2931)
Closing date: 13 August 2004. Reference number: 0398
Further details and an application form are available on our
website:www.dur.ac.uk/personnel/vacancies. Telephone: 0191 334 6499,
fax: 0191 334 6495, or email: [log in to unmask]