Senior Rare Book Conservator position is now open!

Harvard Library Preservation Services is now accepting applications for Senior Rare Book Conservator at the Weissman Preservation Center. The Senior Rare Book Conservator manages the daily operations of a robust book conservation program and works closely with other Preservation Services managers and staff to address the preservation needs and priorities of the Harvard Library community. In addition to overseeing high-production book conservation workflows for digitization, exhibitions, patron use, and collections maintenance, the Senior Rare Book Conservator participates in consultations and other educational and programmatic activities in accord with Harvard Library's mission. The position requires the ability to train, guide, and mentor conservators, technicians, and interns, and demonstrated excellence in performing a broad range of advanced to complex conservation treatments aligned with the American Institute for Conservation’s Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice.

Interested applicants can read a more detailed position description and apply online by following this link. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and candidates are strongly encouraged to submit applications materials by August 8, 2022. This is a fully benefited, exempt position at a Grade 58. Visit Harvard's Human Resources website for more information on benefits and salary grades.

Harvard’s libraries are rooted in the 1638 bequest of John Harvard’s personal library making it the oldest library system in the United States. The millions of books, manuscripts, prints, drawings, maps, photographs, sound recordings, digital items, other holdings that Harvard’s libraries have gathered for research and teaching since its inception make up one of the world's largest collections of cultural materials. Over 800 staff work across 25 libraries to ensure that our general, circulating, and special collections serve the needs of students, faculty, and researchers worldwide. In order to promote the longevity and broad accessibility of these collections, Harvard Library Preservation Services manages a comprehensive and collaborative program to ensure that the University’s library collections are available for students and scholars far into the future. Preservation Services is made up of over forty preservation professionals specializing in the following service areas: Weissman Preservation Center (for rare and unique books, works on paper and photographs), Collections Care (for general and circulating collections), Preventive Programs, Media Preservation Services, and Digital Preservation Services.