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Subject: Position at NYU

Position at NYU

From: Paula De Stefano <destefan>
Date: Monday, October 25, 1993
New York University
Collections Conservator
Preservation Department

The Collections Conservator is responsible for the physical care of a
wide range of research materials in New York University's Bobst Library.
He/she administrates a comprehensive program to conserve materials held
in the general collections, special collections and archives, and
performs a variety of treatments designed to stabilize and protect their
condition.  Approximately 40% of the Collections Conservator's time is
spent on treating unique and special collections materials.

The Collections Conservator reports to the Head of the Preservation
Department and assists in managing and planning the conservation
program, including:  establishing conservation priorities within the
Library in consultation with the Preservation Librarian; managing and
planning treatment procedures and methods for circulating collections,
special collections and archives materials; performing treatments,
primarily on special collections materials; training and supervision of
2 full-time conservation technicians and student workers; assists in
developing and coordinating special projects; performs condition
surveys; arranges for work done by contract conservators; assists in
developing and maintaining binding policies; assists in planning and
overseeing endowment funds for conservation; assists in coordinating the
Library's environmental monitoring, disaster preparedness plan, and
exhibits; and serves as a consultant to other library staff in branch

Qualifications:  Knowledge of current conservation principles, practices
and procedures; two or more years experience in a conservation program
for general collections in a research library; experience in treatment
decision-making; demonstrated ability to work independently and
productively in a complex organization and to communicate effectively
both verbally and in writing; supervisory capabilities; strong analytic
and organization skills; ability to work with staff at all levels and
with many different backgrounds.  Additional experience in conservation
of archival collections preferred.

Minimum Salary:  $29,400.  Excellent benefits include NYU tuition for
self, spouse and children, free individual health and dental coverage,
one month vacation.

Application deadline: November 9th, 1993.

Please send resume with salary requirements to:

    NYU Bobst Library
    70 Washington Square South
    New York, NY 10012
    Attn.: Scott White, Personnel Coordinator.

NYU encourages applications from women and members of minority groups.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 7:36
                Distributed: Saturday, October 30, 1993
                        Message Id: cdl-7-36-008
Received on Monday, 25 October, 1993

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