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Positions at New York Public Library



Date: 3 Dec 98
From: Roberta Pilette <rpilette@nypl.org>
Subject: Positions at New York Public Library

Half-time Conservation Technician
The New York Public Library

Applications are invited for a half-time Conservation Technician
position in the Conservation Lab of The Research Libraries.  Under
the direction of the Head of the Conservation Lab, the half-time
Conservation Technician performs a variety of production tasks such
as construction of phased boxes, drop spine boxes, encapsulations,
other protective enclosures, and mending of books and other library
materials.  Processes commercial library binding and other
shipments.  Maintains written records.

To qualify, applicants must have a minimum of two years of college
in a relevant subject area or an equivalent combination of education
and experience in a research library or similar institution.
Demonstrated ability to follow detailed instructions, both oral and
written.  Must be able to perform production work with both accuracy
and speed.  Interest in conservation of library materials preferred.

17 1/2 hours per week to be scheduled Monday - Friday between 8AM -
4PM. Starting salary $10,920.   Please send resume to:

    Human Resources Department KN-CT
    The New York Public Library
    188 Madison Avenue, 5th Floor
    New York, NY  10016-4314
    Or email hrd@nypl.org
    An Equal Opportunity Employer

Specialist II
The New York Public Library

Applications are invited for the Specialist II position in the
Conservation Lab of The Research Libraries.  The Specialist II will
serve as the Assistant Conservator and perform treatment and other
duties as part both of the artifactual treatment and of collections
maintenance/phased treatment programs.  Fabricates protective
enclosures; assists with archival treatment and rehousing,
collections storage and handling operations, inspection and
coordination of aspects of the commercial library rebinding program,
encapsulation and reformatting, aqueous and non-aqueous treatment,
advanced treatment of artifactual items, and other conservation
activities for a wide range of library materials, including both
general and special collections materials.  Works with on-line
databases in recording treatment operations and in collection
surveying.  Participates in training of new technical staff and
assists in developing specifications and procedures for treatment.

Qualified applicants must have a Master's degree from an accredited
professional conservator training program and demonstrated
professional experience in library and archival conservation
treatment activities; completed coursed in organic, paper, and
conservation chemistry and have a thorough knowledge of conservation
theory and techniques.  Knowledge of diverse preservation problems
of a large research library and experience in a production-oriented
conservation treatment facility is preferred.

Starting salary $32,511.  Interested applicants should send resume
and cover letter to:

    Human Resources Department KN-SP
    The New York Public Library
    188 Madison Avenue, 5th Floor
    New York, NY  10016-4314
    Or email hrd@nypl.org
    An Equal Opportunity Employer




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