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Position at New York Public Library

From: Anna Stenstrom <astenstrom>
Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2002
Specialist II (2 positions--Temporary until April 2004)
Technical Services/Goldsmith Preservation Division/Goldsmith
Conservation Laboratory
The New York Public Library

Available: Immediately
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 am - 4 pm
Evenings and Saturdays as required.
Schedule subject to change.

Salary: $36,834

Eligibility Requirements: Master's degree from an accredited
professional conservator training program and successfully
demonstrated professional experience in conservation of paper-based
materials, or a master's degree in a related field and equivalent
combination of conservation experience. Successfully demonstrated
thorough working knowledge of conservation theory and techniques,
with satisfactory completion of courses in organic, paper, and
conservation chemistry.  Ability to work independently and in team
situations.  Demonstrated computer skills preferred.  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 preferred.

General Description: Under the direction of the Head or Associate
Head of the Goldsmith Conservation Lab, performs treatment and other
duties as part of the laboratory program.  Performs conservation
treatments for an archival project including testing,
humidification, surface cleaning, paper repair, encapsulation,
fabrication of protective enclosures, stabilization and structural
repair of bound material, and other types of aqueous and non-aqueous
treatment.  May be required to work with photo-documentation
equipment and computers in recording treatment operations.  May
assist in project coordination or other activities of the lab as
directed by senior conservator staff. Duties may include
conservation treatment for a wide range of paper-based artifactual
formats, including manuscripts, bound artifacts, prints, drawings,
photographs, posters, and other artifactual material for other NYPL
divisional collections.  Assists in general lab support duties of
the conservation lab.  Performs related duties as required,
including disaster response operations performed outside of standard
office hours.

Please send resume and cover letter to:

    The New York Public Library
    Human Resources Department - AM-SP
    188 Madison Avenue, 5th Floor
    New York, NY  10016-4314
    hrd [at] nypl__org

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Only candidates selected for further consideration will be

Anna Stenstrom
Associate Head
Goldsmith Conservation Laboratory
Room 60
The New York Public Library
5th Avenue and 42nd Street
New York NY 10018

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