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Subject: Position at New York Botanical Garden

Position at New York Botanical Garden

From: Olga Marder <omarder>
Date: Thursday, October 26, 2006
Assistant Conservator Position
New York Botanical Garden (NYBG)

The Assistant Conservator will participate in overall
preservation/conservation activities for all Library and Archives
collection materials; assist Conservation Librarian/Conservator with
supervision and training of staff and volunteers that carry out
work; and prepare and install exhibitions of library materials.

Duties and Responsibilities: plans and carries out appropriate
procedures and techniques for examining, documenting, treating,
surveying, exhibiting and housing books, paper and other artifacts
form the Library's collections.  Prepares and installs materials for
exhibitions and loans.  Assists Conservation Librarian/Conservator
in: planning and implementing surveys, special projects and
conservation treatment; preparing grants and reports; supervising
grant project tasks; preparing and carrying out tasks related to
Library disaster preparedness; training and supervising Conservation
Technicians and Interns; educating other Library staff and users in
conservation issues. Carries out environmental monitoring of all
Library spaces.  Keeps inventory and orders supplies; evaluates
equipment for maintenance. Participates in professional
preservation/conservation organizations.

Qualifications:  Graduate degree in conservation of books and/or
archival library materials, and/or equivalent training and
experience (e.g. formal apprenticeship).  Minimum of 2 years
post-internship in a conservation program, preferably in a research
library.  Demonstrated skills with a wide variety of treatment,
binding, and repair techniques required.  A portfolio of treatments
is required of all applicants. Knowledge of current conservation
principles and practices, chemistry, environmental monitoring, book
and paper history, materials and construction.  Ability to work
independently and to work well with staff at all levels required.
Effective written and verbal communications skills necessary.
Computer skills desirable.  Accredited MLS degree preferred.  Salary
commensurate with experience.

Application deadline for this position is until filled.

To apply: Send a letter of interest, resume and contact information
for 3 professional references.  Qualified candidates may send
applications to

    The New York Botanical Garden
    200th Street and Kazimiroff Blvd.
    Bronx NY 10458
    hr2 [at] nybg__org


                  Conservation DistList Instance 20:22
                 Distributed: Sunday, October 29, 2006
                       Message Id: cdl-20-22-021
Received on Thursday, 26 October, 2006

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