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    This position is located in the Collections Conservation Section, Conservation Division, Preservation Directorate, Library Services.

    The position description number for this position is 209491.

    The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

    This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

    Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

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    This position is located in the Collections Conservation Section, which carries out the preventive conservation work of the Conservation Division. The incumbent serves as Head of Collections Conservation and is responsible for managing work conducted in this section. Preventive conservation work in the Library includes, but is not limited to, condition surveys, environmental monitoring and analysis, planning and implementation of preventive conservation activities related to storage and relocation, a range of treatments, customized housings and review of materials safety and suitability in storage furniture, exhibition cases, housings and treatment.. The Head of the Collections Conservation manages a staff including an Objects Conservator, Preservation Specialists and Conservation Technicians.

    The Collections Conservation Section works closely with all custodial (curatorial) divisional representatives to develop, establish, coordinate and carry out a comprehensive, Library-wide special collections program appropriate to preservation requirements and intended use. In developing such programs, the incumbent considers the following factors: knowledge and understanding of the latest preventive and collections conservation practices and techniques, housing and treatment priorities established by each custodial division; and the strategic goals of the Preservation Directorate. All activities are undertaken by the Section as part of the Division's annual work plan. The incumbent integrates and coordinates activities with the four other Conservation Sections to provide a comprehensive, efficiently run conservation program for the special collections of all formats. These diverse collections are in number in the many millions of items and are in varying states of deterioration, present a variety of complex preservation problems requiring sophisticated problem solving abilities and solutions.

    In addition to consistently working with the custodial divisions, the incumbent works closely with other divisions outside the Conservation Division including those responsible for facility maintenance, building renovation and new construction, and preservation research. The incumbent will have excellent communication skills to effectively bridge substantial differences in professional expertise and successfully collaborate to complete projects and program actions that stabilize or improve the condition of the Library’s collections.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    1410 Librarian

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