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Subject: Position at New York Public Library

Position at New York Public Library

From: Shelly Smith <sksmith<-a>
Date: Monday, November 7, 2005
Project Assistant Conservator (Specialist I)
The New York Public Library

The New York Public Library invites applications for the following
position: Temporary - 9 month term, 35 hours/week

This position is available beginning January 2, 2006

Requirements:  Master's degree from an accredited graduate training
program in conservation or a related field.  Successfully
demonstrated thorough working knowledge of conservation theory and
practice, with satisfactory completion of courses in organic, paper,
and conservation chemistry. Successfully demonstrated professional
experience in the conservation of paper-based materials, as
demonstrated by a portfolio.   Demonstrated computer and related
technology skills.    Demonstrated success in a wide range of
conservation treatment procedures, including performing both
single-item and collection care treatments.  Successfully
demonstrated written and oral communication and interpersonal
skills, including the 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 NYPL's diverse collections.  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.  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.  May participate in research and use of
advanced technology and equipment in the scientific examination of
materials.  May work with library and conservation staff to manage
treatment strategies for discreet collections. Performs other
related duties as required.

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:

    Email: Send to lsresumes<-a t->nypl< . >org with reference to job code
    LL-S1PTM in the subject line.  When applying by email, cover
    letters and resumes should be sent as attachments.  Attachments
    may be in a Microsoft Word or RTF (Rich Text Format).

    Postal Mail:

        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

                  Conservation DistList Instance 19:25
                Distributed: Thursday, November 10, 2005
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Received on Monday, 7 November, 2005

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