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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.


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