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Subject: Position at Princeton

Position at Princeton

From: Robert J. Milevski <milevski>
Date: Wednesday, March 4, 1992
Princeton University Libraries
Princeton, New Jersey
Position: Special Collections Paper Conservator

Description:Responsible for the physical care and conservation treatment
on a wide variety of materials (chiefly flat paper) at Princeton
University Libraries, principally from the Department of Rare Books and
Special Collections.  Materials include manuscripts, posters, prints,
broadsides, maps, photographs, newspapers, and works of art on paper,
characterized by rarity, value, and complex problems.  Establishes
preservation and conservation priorities and treatment strategies for
these materials in association with the Preservation Librarian and the
special collections curators; carries out condition surveys and needs
assessments; provides appropriate treatment documentation for treated
materials; manages large-scale treatment projects of special collections
materials in association with the General Collections Conservator;
oversees exhibit preparation activities; monitors environments of
storage and exhibition areas; establishes a point system to coordinate
treatment time among various constituencies.  Reports directly to the
Preservation Librarian and assists in determining the direction and
priorities of the Preservation Office and the Special Collections
Conservation Unit, in establishing preservation and conservation
policies in the Library, and in addressing the informational needs of
the Library staff and University community.

Qualifications:Required:  Bachelors degree or equivalent experience.
Graduate degree in paper conservation from accredited academic
institution, or in lieu of the degree, equivalent professional
experience in paper conservation will be considered.  Additionally, a
minimum of four years post-graduate professional experience in paper
conservation.  Demonstrated ability to work on a wide range of
paper-based special collections materials in a complex organization and
to communicate effectively with people.  Experience in coordinating
conservation activities among several constituencies in a special
collections, archives, rare books, or research library setting.
Desirable:  Significant additional practical preservation/conservation
treatments experience with vellum, papyri, textblocks, and bookbindings.
Supervisory experience.  Familiarity with operating Macintosh computers.
An applicant who is chosen for an interview must present a portfolio of
successful conservation projects, including flat paper treatments of
special collections materials.

Benefits:Twenty-four (24) vacation days a year, plus eleven (11) paid
holidays.  Annuity program (TIAA/CREF), group life insurance, health
coverage insurance, and disability insurance, all paid for by the

Salary & Rank:Dependent upon qualifications and experience.

To ensure full consideration, candidates should send applications,
including resume and the names, titles, addresses and phone numbers of
three references to be contacted, postmarked by May 15, 1992, to:

Search Committee for Special Collections Paper Conservator
c/o Maria G. Gopel, Human Resources Librarian
Princeton University Libraries
One Washington Road
Princeton, New Jersey   08544

Princeton University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action

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