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Subject: Position at New York Public Library

Position at New York Public Library

From: Marc Reeves <mreeves>
Date: Tuesday, January 2, 2001
Assistant Conservator - Specialist II (3 positions)
New York Public Library

The New York Public Library - Barbara L. Goldsmith Conservation
Laboratory seeks three (3) Assistant Conservators to perform
conservation treatment for a wide range of paper-based artifactual
formats, including manuscripts, bound artifacts, prints, drawings,
photographs, posters, and other artifactual materials from all NYPL
divisional collections.  Duties may include survey operations,
aqueous and non-aqueous treatment operations, fabrication of
microclimates and other protective enclosures, archival processing,
collection repair, encapsulation, and other types of treatment.

NYPL-GCL serves 21 curatorial divisions at four physical sites with
collections exceeding 51 million catalogued items in diverse
formats. NYPL-GCL is a comprehensive treatment facility offering a
wide range of examination and treatment services.  Familiarity by
candidates with the following equipment is desirable: polarized and
transmitted/incident/fluorescence high-power and stereo microscopes
with analog and digital image acquisition, leaf caster, BetterLight
4x5 digital back, digital multimedia production equipment, near-IR
and visible light spectrometers, temperature/humidity chambers,
ultrasonic welders for encapsulation, aqueous and non-aqueous
deacidification equipment, vertical aqueous treatment system with
in-line heating and automated calcination system, automated
CAD-based phased boxing machine, automated mat cutting machine,
steam pencil, suction tables, environmental dataloggers, and other

Eligibility requirements include a Master's degree from an
accredited professional conservator training program and
professional experience in conservation of paper-based materials, or
equivalent training and experience, and a thorough working knowledge
of conservation theory and techniques with satisfactory completion
of courses in organic, paper, and conservation chemistry.  Knowledge
of the diverse preservation problems of a large research library or
other major cultural institution, and experience in a wide range of
conservation treatment operations are highly desirable. Salary is
approximately $34,055 per year.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to the

    Human Resources Department
    Attn: Ninon Brown
    The New York Public Library
    188 Madison Avenue, 5th Floor
    New York NY 10016-4314

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