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Subject: Position at Cornell

Position at Cornell

From: Michele Brown <mb72>
Date: Monday, May 1, 2006
Assistant Conservator
Cornell University
Three year position

The Cornell Library department of Preservation and Collection
Maintenance is seeking an Assistant Conservator. The Assistant Book
Conservator is responsible for the conservation treatment of rare
and unique library materials contained in the Native American
collection. The collection encompasses more than 4,000 rare books,
several significant manuscript collections, as well as photographs,
artwork, and related materials. Under the direction of the Book
Conservator and following professional standards, the Assistant will
carry out complex book conservation treatments consisting of:
analysis and replication of historic structures, conservation of
paper and parchment via aqueous and chemical treatment, re-sewing in
a variety of styles, leather and vellum rebinding/binding
restoration, and gold and blind tooling.

Qualifications: Bachelors degree and additional formal training in
book binding and conservation. Extensive knowledge of book and
manuscript conservation techniques as evidenced by: degree/diploma
in conservation, and/or apprenticeship completion certificate, and/
or other verifiable certification of advanced training and
education. Some experience beyond training is required. Preferred:
Minimum of two years experience beyond training in a conservation
facility. Good written and oral communication skills.

Please apply on-line at
<URL:> and include a
resume and cover letter.

This is a 3 year term appointment.

No relocation assistance is provided for this position. Visa
sponsorship is not available for this position.

For more information please contact:

    Michele Brown
    Book Conservator
    mb72 [at] cornell__edu

Michele Brown
Book Conservator
Department of Preservation and Collection Maintenance
B-31 Olin Library
Cornell University
Ithaca NY 14853

                  Conservation DistList Instance 19:54
                    Distributed: Friday, May 5, 2006
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Received on Monday, 1 May, 2006

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