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Subject: Position at Jewish Theological Seminary

Position at Jewish Theological Seminary

From: Naomi Steinberger <nsteinberger>
Date: Wednesday, January 24, 2001
Jewish Theological Seminary

The Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary is seeking an
experienced conservator to work on a project to systematically treat
items in serious state of deterioration from the library's
manuscript, illuminated documents and broadside collection. The
conservation lab is dedicated solely to the conservation of special
collections materials. The conservation department is under the
supervision of the Special Collections.

Required: Extensive training in the conservation of manuscripts and
rare materials as evidenced by a graduate degree or post-graduate
studies in conservation, formal apprenticeship or equivalent
preparation. Five to ten years of conservation experience, with
demonstrated experience in performing complex treatment of rare
materials with an emphasis on codices. In-depth knowledge of
papermaking, parchment and codicology. Working knowledge of material
sciences.  Strong organizational and supervisory skills, including
the ability to establish priorities and achieve goals; to train,
supervise and evaluate interns; to encourage team work; and to plan,
organize and direct work flow. Ability to initiate and adapt to
change, to analyze and solve problems, to be flexible and work
collaboratively. Excellent oral and written communication skills,
including demonstrated ability to document treatments, write
specifications, and prepare reports. A reading knowledge of Hebrew
and familiarity in  Jewish Studies is desired.

Duties and responsibilities: Perform treatments focusing on codices,
with the goal of providing optimum treatment for the most
challenging and valuable materials. Manage projects, set priorities,
direct work flow, monitor quality and productivity and supervision
of 1 full-time intern. Work with librarians and conservation staff
to develop a comprehensive program for the care of the special
collections. Identify and implementation new initiatives involving
technologies in conservation.

Salary & Benefits: Initial three-year appointment, competitive
salary commensurate with experience and qualifications; generous
benefit package.

Applications: Please send resumes to

    Dr. Mayer Rabinowitz, Librarian
    Library of the  Jewish Theological Seminary
    3080 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

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