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Positions at Yale



From: Paul Conway <paul.conway@yale.edu>
Subject: Positions at Yale

Conservation Assistant II (Level D)
Position 1: Conservation Program, Preservation Department
Position 2: Collections Care Program, Preservation Department

Position 1: Under the supervision of the Chief Conservator, performs
a variety of tasks related to the conservation of books from Yale's
rare and special collections. Assists in determining appropriate
treatments and repairs, and carries them out according to specified
standards.

Position 2: Under the supervision of the Collections Care Librarian,
performs a variety of tasks related to the conservation and
maintenance of books, serials, and pamphlets from Yale's circulating
collections. Assists in determining appropriate treatments and
repairs, and carries them out according to specified standards.

Responsibilities: Conserves library materials by returning them to a
usable condition while retaining as much of the original information
as possible. Disbinds, binds, and conserves bindings. Treats and
protects paper by dry cleaning, washing, deacidifying, tissue
mending, encapsulation, matting and mounting. Proposes appropriate
treatment methods, gives time estimates and documents treatments
performed. Makes protective cases, including phase boxes, clamshell
boxes and portfolios. Performs book repair with tools and equipment
used for bookbinding. This includes hand tools, book presses, board
shears, guillotine, ultrasonic welder, suction table and suction
disk. May also perform maintenance on this equipment. Uses chemicals
to perform conservation treatments when necessary, following
appropriate safety measures. Maintains awareness of current
bookbinding and conservation techniques. May prepare library
materials for exhibition. May assist in training others, following
established techniques and procedures. Performs other duties as
required.

Qualifications: Required: (1) Six years of directly relevant work
experience, four of them in the same job family at the next lower
level, and a High School level education; or four years of directly
relevant work experience and an Associate Degree, or little or no
work experience and a Bachelor Degree in a related field; or an
equivalent combination of experience and education. (2) Demonstrated
knowledge of the fundamentals, techniques and history of bookbinding
and conservation. (3) Excellent manual dexterity and sustained
concentration with delicate work. (4) Ability to create spreadsheets
and word-processing documents. (5) Effective organizational skills.
(6) References must indicate reliable attendance and punctuality,
accuracy, attention to detail and diligent performance. Preferred:
(1) One year experience in book conservation or repair in another
institution or private practice. (2) Experience in directing the
work of others.

Salary from a minimum of $25,038. Comprehensive benefits package.
Applications received by February 26, 1999 will be given first
consideration. Please submit a letter of application, resume, and
the names of three references to

    Diane Y. Turner
    Director, Library Human Resources
    P.O. Box 208240
    New Haven, CT 06520-8240.

Paul Conway
Head, Preservation Department


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