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Subject: Position at NYU

Position at NYU

From: Paula Destefano <destefan>
Date: Tuesday, June 22, 1999
Collections Conservator
New York University Libraries

Position description:  The Collections Conservator is responsible
for the physical care of a wide range of research materials in New
York University's Elmer Holmes 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.  In addition, approximately 50% 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; manages and plans treatment methods and procedures for
circulating collections, special collections and archives materials;
performs treatments primarily on special collections materials;
trains and supervises 2 full-time conservation technicians and 3-4
student workers; assists in developing and coordinating special
projects; assists in coordinating the Library's environmental
monitoring, disaster preparedness plan, and exhibits; and serves as
a consultant to other library staff in branch libraries.

Qualifications: Extensive knowledge of current conservation
principles, practices and procedures; two or more years experience
in a conservation program in a research library; experience in
treatment decision-making; demonstrated ability to work
independently and productively in a fluid, 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.  Portfolio of work will be required at interview.

Salary: Minimum salary of  $35,400.  Excellent benefits.  Send
resume with salary requirements to:

    Janet Koztowski
    Director for Human Resources
    NYU, Bobst Library
    70 Washington Square South
    New York NY 10012

Paula De Stefano
Barbara Goldsmith Curator for Preservation and
  Head, Preservation Department
New York University Libraries
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012
Fax: 212-995-4583

                  Conservation DistList Instance 13:3
                  Distributed: Thursday, June 24, 1999
                        Message Id: cdl-13-3-020
Received on Tuesday, 22 June, 1999

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