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Positions at New York Public Library

From: Shelly Smith <sksmith<-a>
Date: Friday, October 21, 2005
Assistant Conservator - Specialist II (2 positions)
The New York Public Library

The New York Public Library invites applications for two
Assistant Conservator positions.

Requirements:  Master's degree from an accredited graduate training
program in conservation or a related field.  Demonstrated thorough
working knowledge of conservation theory and practice, with
satisfactory completion of courses in organic, paper, and
conservation chemistry.  Professional experience in the conservation
of paper-based materials, as demonstrated by a portfolio.
Demonstrated computer and related technology skills. Demonstrated
mastery of written and oral communication.  Demonstrated success in
a wide range of conservation treatment procedures.  Demonstrated
successful managerial and organizational skills, including the
ability to train, supervise, and assess work.  Knowledge of the
diverse preservation problems of a large research library or other
major cultural institution. Ability to work collegially across a
large, complex, and dynamic organizational setting.

Description:  Under the direction of the Head of Conservation
Treatment, Performs structural and aesthetic conservation treatment
on a wide range of paper-based formats, including books,
manuscripts, archives, art on paper, photographs, or other
artifactual materials from the NYPL's diverse collections.  Must be
skilled at performing both single-item and collection care
treatments.  Provides full written and photographic documentation in
accordance with the AIC Code of Ethics (including examination,
condition reports, treatment proposals, final treatment reports, and
full photographic documentation).  Uses computer hardware and
software in recording treatments and performing collection surveys,
including database and digital imaging software.  Applies
appropriate research techniques and uses advanced technology and
equipment in the scientific examination of materials.  Works with
library and conservation staff to develop and manage treatment
strategies for discreet collections.  Participates in training
conservation staff.  Plans and conducts library staff training.
Assists in the general maintenance and organization of the
conservation laboratory. Participates in disaster response and
recovery activities.  Maintains Associate level membership in AIC.
Keeps abreast of current developments in the conservation field.
Performs other related duties as assigned.

The New York Public Library comprises a set of scholarly research
collections and a network of community libraries, and its
intellectual and cultural range is both global and local, while
singularly attuned to New York City. The research collections of
over forty-three million items resemble the holdings of the great
national and university libraries and the community circulating
libraries with seven million items resemble classic American
municipal libraries. The Barbara Goldsmith Preservation Division
supports the mission of the Research Libraries by preserving both
the artifacts and intellectual content of NYPL's rich and vast
collections. A wide variety of preservation activities are performed
in four units: Binding and Shelf Preparation, Collections Care,
Conservation Treatment, and Reformatting.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume via one of the
following options: E-mail: Send to lsresumes<-a t->nypl< . >org with reference
to job code LL-S2PTM in the subject line.  When applying by e-mail,
cover letters and resumes should be sent as attachments. Attachments
may be in a Microsoft Word or RTF (Rich Text Format). Mail/Fax:

    The New York Public Library
    HR Department, Code LL-S2PTM
    188 Madison Avenue, 5th Floor
    New York, NY 10016
    Fax: 212-592-7327

For additional information, please contact:

    Shelly Smith
    Head, Conservation Treatment
    The New York Public Library
    Barbara Goldsmith Preservation Division
    Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, Room 60
    New York, NY 10018
    Fax: 212-302-5328
    sksmith<-a t->nypl< . >org

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