Job Posting: University of Cinci/Public Library of Cinci

One more for the day, an interesting hybrid position that works for a new partnership between The Public Library of Cincinnati and University of Cincinnati. This effort was awarded an LSTA grant . The deadline is TOMORROW (sorry for the last minute post…but you can apply electronically tonight if you have your CV ready!).

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Job Description
  • Participates in the personnel process for branch staff, including, but not limited to hiring, supervision and evaluation of staff performance and identification of staff training needs.
  • Leads staff members in providing the highest quality service to all internal and external customers, which include building group morale and cohesiveness, managing group processes and achieving team goals.
  • Plans, documents and performs complex conservation treatments on library materials, including rare books, bound and unbound manuscripts, photographs, prints, maps and drawings on paper or parchment from the collections of both the Public Library and UC.
  • Conduct preservation surveys of archival collections. Will work with liaisons in special collections libraries to select items for treatment and to set annual priorities for conservation of collections.
  • Monitor environmental conditions of collections storage areas.
  • Train staff of Conservation Lab in advanced preservation techniques.
  • Coordinates workflow of special collections materials through the Conservation Lab.
  • Participates in planning for exhibits and loans.
  • Will participate in development of disaster recovery procedures.
  • Responsible for developing and documenting procedures for the conservation of rare library materials, and will keep abreast of professional literature and new developments in the field.
  • Regular and reliable attendance is a requirement of this position.
Required Skills
  • Demonstrated ability to identify causes of damage, selects appropriate treatments, perform and document the full range of conservation treatments of library materials.
  • Knowledge of a wide range of conservation practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of environmental monitoring techniques and optimal collection storage environments.
  • Knowledge of and adherence to professional ethical practice in conservation.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Experience using electronic dataloggers and software preferred.
  • Experience using database software and digital imaging software to document treatments.
  • Demonstrated successful project management experience.
  • Demonstrated experience with staff training and supervision.
Master’s degree from a recognized conservation training program; or a MLS degree with advanced formal training in conservation; and a minimum 3 years of post-internship professional experience, or an equivalent combination of experience and education
Grade 11: $53,851.20 – $77,480.00 per annum
October 18, 2011

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