Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and Museum is seeking an experienced Senior Book Conservator. This positions reports directly to the Associate Director for the Department of Conservation and Preservation.
The Senior Book Conservator responsibilities include:
Bench Responsibilities: (60%) serves as primary lead for book conservators; performs a wide range of intermediate and advanced conservation treatments for both special and general collections; advances book conservator’s and department’s core competencies through formalized advanced training; documents and manages all treatments according to department’s protocols; maintains conservation equipment and lab; participates in exhibitions preparation and installation; implements treatment goals and priorities.
Administrative Responsibilities: (25%) manages conservation statistics; provides written reports as requested; works with the Director to identify, develop and implement conservation goals and initiatives; with Director, Paper Conservator, and
Senior Scientist participates in bridging conservation research with conservation needs; serves on appropriate library committees, task forces or groups, including the Department’s’ disaster recovery and response team.
Supervisory Responsibilities: (15%) Supervises and evaluates book conservators/conservation technicians; may supervise Interns and Fellows; and ensures quality and quantity of productivity of staff.
- Masters Degree in Conservation from recognized program and five years experience or combination of 10 years of demonstrated advanced book conservation experience and training.
- Demonstrated technical proficiency in a wide range of advanced book conservation treatments and techniques.
- Evidence of contributions to the field
- Ability to self-manage and manage staff and projects, with evidence of meeting deadlines, prioritizing and meeting production quotas.
- Experience working in a library or archive and a team environment
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- Professionally active in AIC (American Institute for Conservation) and ACR MIPC (Accredited Member of the Institute of Paper Conservation).
- A portfolio of conservation work will be required at the time of application. Portfolios will be returned after process is completed. If selected for an onsite interview, candidate will be expected to demonstrate several book conservation techniques.
For further details visit: JHU Jobs Online, Req. 49718 at https://hrnt.jhu.edu/jhujobs/job_search.cfm