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Subject: Position at Princeton

Position at Princeton

From: Robert J. Milevski <milevski>
Date: Monday, December 13, 1999
Temporary Position at Princeton

Princeton University Library seeks applicants for a 15-month 
fulltime position of Conservation Technician.  This position will be 
assigned to a grant-funded project focusing on the preservation of 
some of the papers of F. Scott Fitzgerald.  The Technician will 
carry out spray deacidification, repair and rehousing on 
approximately 30,000 sheets from the collection within the start and 
end dates of the project.  These activities will include: testing 
where appropriate for ink solubility; documentation of sheets with 
severe tears and previous cellophane tape repairs; removal of
cellophane tape when removal is simple and straightforward (a paper
conservator will perform all other tape removals); and sleeving 
every sheet into polyester, and refoldering and reboxing the sleeved 
sheets into acid-free folders and boxes.

Qualifications:  knowledge of current and accepted preservation and
conservation practices; experience using a wide range of equipment, 
tools and materials used to preserve and conserve library materials; 
production experience with spray deacidification or similar spray 
systems; experience in collection-level conservation rehousing 
projects; experience executing a range of minor-to-moderate paper 
conservation treatments; excellent hand to eye coordination and 
manual dexterity; high degree of organizational, managerial and 
communication skills; ability to plan, organize and complete work in 
a timely manner; exceptional ability to build good working 
relationships with others; exceptional ability to work independently 
as well as to follow instructions; ability to work under pressure at 
times and to meet tight schedules; display a high degree of 
sensitivity, good judgment and common sense when handling fragile
materials; ability to keep detailed records and statistics; 
exceptional display of creativity, dependability and 
resourcefulness; and good computer skills.

Term: March 1, 2000 to May 31, 2001.

Benefits: Twenty-two (22) vacation days a year, plus eleven (11) 
paid holidays. Pension plan, group life insurance, health coverage 
insurance, and disability insurance.

Salary:  Pay Grade D : $21,564.40

To ensure full consideration, interested candidates should send by 
January 14, 2000, a letter of interest; a resume; the names, titles, 
addresses, and telephone numbers of two references to: 

    Human Resources Office
    Princeton University Library
    One Washington Road
    Princeton, NJ 08544-2098 
    Fax: 609-258-0454.  

For additional information, contact: 

    Robert Milevski
    Preservation Librarian
    Princeton University Library


                  Conservation DistList Instance 13:35
                 Distributed: Friday, December 17, 1999
                       Message Id: cdl-13-35-020
Received on Monday, 13 December, 1999

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