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Conservator Position Available



NEW POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES

ASSISTANT CONSERVATOR,
CONSERVATION LABORATORY

The Assistant Conservator will perform sophisticated
conservation treatments on all types of rare and valuable
ancient, medieval, and modern bound and loose library
materials (primarily paper-based) in accordance with current
professional conservation ethics and treatment procedures.
The incumbent will also carry out environmental monitoring;
and assist with surveying and assessing conservation needs
of special collections, disaster recovery, evaluation of
conservation supplies and equipment, preparation of
materials for exhibit, and other programs and activities
relating to the preservation of the Libraries' collections.
The position reports to the Head of Conservation.

Requirements are:   graduate degree in conservation of books
and/or archival library materials, and/or equivalent
training and experience (e.g. formal apprenticeship); one
year postgraduate professional conservation experience in an
internship, or an equivalent combination of relevant
education and experience, preferably in a research library
or similar institution; knowledge of current conservation
theory and ethics, chemistry, environmental monitoring, and
history of the book.  Demonstrated treatment skills with a
variety of treatments, binding, and repair techniques
required.  Effective written and verbal communication skills
essential.  Ability to work independently and to work well
with staff at all levels required.  Computer skills
desirable.  Preference will be given to candidates with an
accredited MLS degree.

Salary minimum (to increase 7/1/97) is currently $33,500.
Excellent benefits include assistance with University
housing and tuition exemption for self and family.

Send resume, listing names, addresses and phone number of
three references, to:

        Jane Hunt
        Human Resources Office
        Box 35 Butler Library
        Columbia University
        535 West 114th Street
        New York, NY 10027

Cover letter must specify Job #97-12.  Applications received
by JUNE 30, 1997, will receive preferential consideration.

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


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