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job opportunity



Please excuse cross posting.

Position: Conservation Technician (temporary, part-time)

The Rare Book Department of The Free Library of Philadelphia seeks to hire a
conservation technician to assist with the rehousing of materials in our
Beatrix Potter, Kate Greenaway, and Arthur Rackham collections. This is an
NEH-funded project.

Qualifications: Training and experience in the conservation of paper-based
materials; knowledge of archival storage techniques and materials; experience
in constructing protective enclosures for rare books; excellent fine-motor
skills and the capacity for attention to detail; ability to work with minimal
supervision.

Duties: Under the direction of the department head and in cooperation with the
librarian responsible for preservation activities: measures for and/or
constructs phase boxes; removes and/or replaces acidic interleaving tissue in
books; creates archival folders for manuscript materials and places materials
in the folders; maintains cleanliness of work area; performs other related
duties as required.

Rate of pay: $10.00 per hour. This is not a civil service position with the
City of Philadelphia, but a position with The Free Library Foundation. There
are no health or other benefits available with this position.

Hours: 10 hours per week for 36 weeks. Hours will be worked between 9 am and
4:45 pm, Monday to Friday, preferably on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and
scheduled with the approval of the Librarian II and/or the department head.

Contact: Karen Lightner, Librarian II, or Martha Repman, Department Head,
Rare Book Department, Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine St, Philadelphia,
PA 19103. phone 215-686-5416, fax 215-563-3628, or e-mail flprarebk@hslc.org

The Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation is an Equal Opportunity and
Affirmative Action Employer.


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