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Subject: Position at New York Historical Society

Position at New York Historical Society

From: Alan Balicki <abalicki>
Date: Friday, November 3, 2006
Conservation Assistant
New-York Historical Society

The New-York Historical Society is seeking a full-time or two
part-time Conservation Assistant(s) to work with the Library
conservation staff. The Conservation Assistant will: assist in the
examination, preparation, treatment, installation, and
de-installation of library and museum paper-based collections for
exhibitions and loans; assist in the movement, stabilization,
repair, and re-housing of heavy, sometimes dusty, fragile and
oversized library and museum paper-based materials; compose and
enter condition and treatment reports, surveys and inventories into
a computer database as directed by the conservators; and prepare
books for commercial binding.

Qualifications:  B.A. in the humanities or related field; ability to
operate specialized equipment, such as an ultrasonic welder, board
shear, fume hood, and humidification chamber; good manual dexterity,
word-processing, database, and digital imaging software skills;
ability to work independently and cooperatively; ability to work
productively in deadline-oriented activities; strong sense of
organization and workspace cleanliness.

Preferred:  book or paper conservation-related experience in a
private workshop or institutional lab; library or museum experience.
A manual dexterity test may be administered as part of the
interview. Applicants are encouraged to provide examples of their
completed work.

Position open:  1 November 2006
Salary:  Full time: $31,000-33,000, depending on background and

Part-time:  $17-$23/hour, depending on background and experience

To apply, send cover letter, resume and the names of three
references to:

    Jean Ashton
    Vice President and Library Director
    New-York Historical Society
    170 Central Park West
    New York NY 10024
    Fax: 646-293-9409

Please, no phone calls.

Alan Balicki
Senior Conservator
New-York Historical Society

                  Conservation DistList Instance 20:25
                Distributed: Saturday, November 11, 2006
                       Message Id: cdl-20-25-012
Received on Friday, 3 November, 2006

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