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[BKARTS] Position at Cornell

Assistant Book Conservator
Cornell University
3 year term

The Cornell Library department of Preservation and Collection Maintenance is seeking an Assistant Conservator. The Assistant Book Conservator is responsible for the conservation treatment of rare and unique library materials contained in the Native American collection. The collection encompasses more than 4,000 rare books, several significant manuscript collections, as well as photographs, artwork, and related materials. Under the direction of the Book Conservator and following professional standards, the Assistant will carry out complex book conservation treatments consisting of: analysis and replication of historic structures, conservation of paper and parchment via aqueous and chemical treatment, re-sewing in a variety of styles, leather and vellum rebinding/binding restoration, and gold and blind tooling.

Qualifications: Bachelors degree and additional formal training in book binding and conservation. Extensive knowledge of book and manuscript conservation techniques as evidenced by: degree/diploma in conservation, and/or apprenticeship completion certificate, and/ or other verifiable certification of advanced training and education. Some experience beyond training is required. Preferred: Minimum of two years experience beyond training in a conservation facility. Good written and oral communication skills.

Please apply on-line at http://www.ohr.cornell.edu/jobs/index.html and include a resume and cover letter.

This is a 3 year term appointment.

No relocation assistance is provided for this position.
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Cornell University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer.

Any questions about the position? Please contact Michele Brown

Michele Brown
Book Conservator
Department of Preservation and Collection Maintenance
B-31 Olin Library
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
(607) 255-2484

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