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Conservation Assistant position



Conservation Assistant (Job #96S003)
University of Delaware Library

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Evaluates damaged and deteriorated library
materials and devises appropriate treatment based on accepted conservation
methods and procedures.  Repairs materials, frequently performing complex and
unique treatments to books, pamphlets, and serials.  Designs and constructs
protective enclosures, including encapsulation of brittle, fragile, and
damaged materials.  Monitors and records the transfer of materials between
preservation unit and other library departments.  Trains and supervises
student assistants.  Orders materials forconservation unit.  Maintains and
reports statistics.  REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:  High school
diploma (or G.E.D.) required with two years of relevant college course work
(art history, chemistry, book arts, studio arts, art conservation) preferred.
Requires knowledge of proper treatment of works of art on paper or library
materials and one year experience handling and repairing these materials.
Requires ability to work independently and devise solutions to problems;
ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing and to work
cooperatively with others; previous supervisory experience; strong
organizational and time management skills.  Good manual dexterity and
attention to detail is essential.  Specialized conservation skills developed
asan apprentice through formal training in book repair techniques with a
professional conservator preferred.  Familiarity with microcomputers and the
Technical Services Module of DELCAT preferred. TO APPLY:  Obtain an
applicationform from and submit a current resume to University of Delaware,
Employee Services, 51 East Main Street, Newark, DE 19716.  Deadline for
application formand resume is 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, 1995.  This is a
non-exempt staff position.  Minimum salary is $19,613.  The University of
Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from
minority group members and women.


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