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Subject: Position at Syracuse University

Position at Syracuse University

From: Peter Verheyen <verheyen>
Date: Friday, February 9, 2001
Assistant Conservator, Special Collections Department
Syracuse University Library

The Assistant Conservator is responsible for the conservation
treatment of rare and unique items from the Library's Department of
Special Collections in a production setting. This individual will
work in accordance with accepted professional standards. In
consultation with the Conservator, the Assistant Conservator will
identify and determine the condition and treatment of rare and
unique items. Other duties include: assisting the Conservator in
planning and organizing unit activities; surveying collections;
identifying treatment options for materials selected for
conservation; maintaining tools and equipment. They will also assist
with environmental monitoring and disaster response/recovery
activities. The Assistant Conservator will also be responsible for
the day-to-day training/supervision of work study students
(approximately 30 hrs/wk), including providing input into the
student hiring/evaluation process; establishing production goals,
assigning work, determining treatment procedures, and ensuring
quality control of student work. Will also maintain work study
student schedules, time sheets, and statistics. The Assistant
Conservator will assist the Conservator and Preservation
Administrator with developing and presenting preservation education
workshops for both within the Library and with local/regional
organizations. They can also serve on Library and other committees
if called.

Requirements: Masters degree in conservation from an accredited
program, with demonstrated post-graduate experience working in an
academic library environment, or a bachelors degree and a comparable
equivalent combination of experience earned through study at a
program such as the North Bennet Street School / apprenticeship with
a qualified conservator. The applicant will also have demonstrated
attendance at workshops imparting both theoretical and practical
knowledge; and work experience, preferably in an academic library
environment. Applicants selected for interview must present a
portfolio of representative conservation treatments and/or examples
of their own work.

Salary and Benefits: $23,000 - $44,000. The University provides a
generous benefits package, including TIAA/CREF (11% University
contribution), health and dental plans, tuition remission, adoption
assistance, insurance, and other work/life options and benefits.

Send letter of application, resume and names of two references to:

    Search Committee for Assistant Conservator
    Special Collections Department
    Syracuse University Library
    Office of Human Resources
    Syracuse University
    Syracuse, NY 13244-5300.

Applications received by March 30, 2001 will receive first

Peter D. Verheyen
Special Collections Preservation & Access Librarian / Conservator
Syracuse University Library
Syracuse, NY 13244

                  Conservation DistList Instance 14:44
               Distributed: Wednesday, February 14, 2001
                       Message Id: cdl-14-44-038
Received on Friday, 9 February, 2001

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