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Subject: Position at Yale

Position at Yale

From: Paul Conway <paul.conway>
Date: Friday, September 10, 1999
Conservation Assistant II (Level D)
Yale University Library
Preservation Department
Conservation Program
Three-year term appointment. $25,500 per year plus full benefit

The Preservation Department is undertaking a special project to
treat the manuscript collections of two important composers and a
collection of rare 19th century maps. Under the supervision of the
Chief Conservator, the conservation assistant performs a variety of
tasks related to the conservation of these materials. Assists in
determining appropriate treatments and repairs, and carries them out
according to specified standards. Treats and protects paper
including dry cleaning, washing, deacidification, enzyme treatment,
bleaching, 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. May disbind, bind, and
conserve bindings. Performs treatments with tools and equipment used
for paper conservation and bookbinding, including hand tools, book
presses, board shears, guillotine, ultrasonic welder, suction table,
and suction disk.  May also perform maintenance on this equipment.

Required Qualifications. Six years of directly relevant work
experience 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.  Demonstrated
knowledge of the fundamentals, techniques and history of
conservation. Excellent manual dexterity and sustained concentration
with delicate work. Ability to create spreadsheets and
word-processing documents. Effective organizational skills.
References must indicate reliable attendance and punctuality,
accuracy, attention to detail and diligent performance.

Applications received by October 15 will receive first
consideration. To apply, send a letter, resume, and contact
information for three references to

    Diane Y. Turner
    Director of Human Resources
    Yale University Library
    PO Box 208240
    New Haven CT  06520

Paul Conway
Head, Preservation Department
Yale University Library
PO Box 208240 / 130 Wall Street
New Haven, CT  06520-8240
Fax: 203-432-7231

                  Conservation DistList Instance 13:20
               Distributed: Thursday, September 16, 1999
                       Message Id: cdl-13-20-037
Received on Friday, 10 September, 1999

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