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Subject: Position at Cornell

Position at Cornell

From: Michele Brown <mb72>
Date: Monday, August 27, 2007
Preservation Asst V - Assistant Book Conservator - 07437
The Cornell University Library

For information about the position, please contact

    Michele Brown
    mb72 [at] cornell__edu

However, you must apply online:


The Cornell University Library Preservation and Collection
Maintenance department is seeking an Assistant Book Conservator who
will be 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 conservation treatment 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, gold
and blind tooling, and construction of clamshell boxes and other

This is a two-year grant-funded position.

Qualifications: Bachelors with 2-4 years experience or equivalent
combination.  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.
Expertise in leather binding and restoration. At least one year of
experience beyond training.  Excellent oral and written
communication skills.  Candidates will be asked to submit a
portfolio. Preferred: Minimum of two years experience beyond
training in a conservation facility.

No relocation assistance is provided for this position.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Cornell University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action
educator and employer.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 21:21
                Distributed: Tuesday, September 4, 2007
                       Message Id: cdl-21-21-035
Received on Monday, 27 August, 2007

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