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Subject: Position at New York Public Library

Position at New York Public Library

From: Shelley Smith <sksmith>
Date: Monday, December 17, 2007
Conservation Technician (Conservation Assistant)
Temporary Position (Two Year Term)
The New York Public Library

Requirements:  Bachelor's degree or Vocational Certificate.
Experience in the conservation of paper-based materials preferred,
as demonstrated by a portfolio, or experience in book arts or other
arts/crafts.   Demonstrated computer and related technology skills.
Demonstrated mastery of written and oral communication.  Ability to
work collegially across a large, complex, and dynamic organizational

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, posters, documents, art on paper,
photographs, or other artifactual materials from the collections of
the Dorot Jewish Division.  Must be skilled at performing both
single-item and collection care treatments.  Uses computer hardware
and software in recording treatments.

The New York Public Library comprises a set of scholarly research
collections and a network of community libraries.  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 Library by preserving both the artifacts
and intellectual content of NYPL's rich and vast collections.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume via one of the
following options:

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to
ccresumes [at] nypl__org with reference to job code CC-LP-CDL in the
subject line.  Cover letters and resumes should be sent as
attachments.  Attachments may be in a Microsoft Word or RTF (Rich
Text Format).


For additional information, please contact:

    Shelly Smith
    Head of 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 [at] nypl__org

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