The Wellcome is seeking to fill a maternity leave post here. Please see details below.
Head of Special Collections
Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine
020 7611 8482
Fax 020 7611 8703
6 months Maternity Cover
The Wellcome Trust is one of the world's largest biomedical research charities and its mission is to foster and promote research with the aim of improving human and animal health.
It also supports a world class library for the History of Medicine and its Studio deals with all aspects of preservation and conservation within The Wellcome Library and its collections. These include Early Printed books, Archives and Manuscripts, Iconographic material and the Oriental Collection which contains material such as palm-leaves, birch bark and papyrus as well as collections of Middle Eastern and Asian origin.
Conservators work as a member of a specialist team and their duties include working for all collections, assisting with the exhibitions rota, contributing to the preservation work being undertaken in the library and providing detailed reports in both areas. We currently have a maternity cover vacancy.
Candidates should have a recognised qualification in conservation and/or relevant experience. Accreditation would also be an advantage. Experience in the field of book conservation is essential and proven skills in paper conservation, works of art on paper as well as photographs would be advantageous. Experience in exhibitions is also desirable.
In addition, excellent communication skills, a keen attention to detail, computer literacy and the ability to work well in a team environment are all essential.
Salary will be on a scale from £22,731 pa.
To apply send a full CV and covering letter detailing how you meet the criteria above to Julie Farrell, The Wellcome Trust, 215 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BE or e-mail this to [log in to unmask]
Closing date: Wednesday 6th October 2004
Date of Interview: Friday 15th October 2004
Please note that all candidates invited to interview will be required to bring with them a portfolio of work with full conservation documentation.