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Position at NYU Bobst Library



This is also posted to ConsDist so please excuse duplication:

NYU Bobst Library is seeking an experienced conservation technician
to work on circulating, non-rare material in our book conservation
lab.  Responsibilities include performing various treatments on a
variety of cloth, paper and leather bindings, such as resewing,
recasing and rebacking.  Other treatments include construction of
drop spine boxes and other enclosures, paper treatments (mending, dry
cleaning, washing and flattening), and ultrasonic encapsulation.  More
duties include monitoring environmental control equipment,
supervising student workers and identifying and documenting treatment
needs.  Technicians also assist the collections conservator with
special projects and coordinating conservation activities.

Requirements:  1 to 1.5 years of book conservation experience
including knowledge of current book and paper conservation techniques,
preferably in an institutional library setting; proficiency using
conservation equipment and tools; familiarity with computer programs
including Word Perfect 6.1.  A portfolio of completed treatment work
is required at time of interview (actual work is preferable to slides
or photos). ** Do not send portfolio with resume!

Salary and Benefits:  $24,778 per annum; full health and dental
insurance; tuition remission for self and family (including domestic
partners); 10 days vacation and 14 paid holidays.

Applications: Please send cover letter and resume to:

     Shelly Douglas, Personnel Coordinator
     NYU Bobst Library
     70 Washington Square South
     11th floor
     New York,  NY  10012

Kate Murray
Collections Conservator
NYU Libraries
murrayk@elmer1.bobst.nyu.edu
212-998-2562


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