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Positions at Jewish Theological Seminary

From: Amy Gerbracht Armstrong <amarmstrong<-a>
Date: Thursday, May 15, 2014
Project Conservators (2 positions)
Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS)

16 month grant-funded project

The Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) is currently
seeking two full-time Project Conservators.  This is a sixteen-month
grant-funded project that reports to the Senior Conservator.  The
position is available immediately.

About The Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary:

The Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary holds the foremost
collection of Judaica and Hebraica in the Western Hemisphere,
including manuscripts, rare printed books, periodicals, ephemeral
materials, musical scores, sound recordings, moving images, graphic
arts, and archives.  It provides access to subscription databases
and to its digital collections.  The JTS Library serves the students
and faculty of the institution in addition to the international
community of scholars in Jewish studies and related areas.  Please
visit our web


The full-time Project Conservators will be responsible for the
systematic treatment of items in serious state of deterioration from
the Library's Special Collections.  This project is for the
treatment of manuscript fragments on paper and parchment.

Duties and Responsibilities:

    Treat objects in critical need of conservation

    Implementation of workflow for treatment of a large quantity of

    Preparation of treatment reports

    Work with librarians and conservators to prepare documents for

Requirements: Graduate degree in conservation with a specialty in
paper conservation.  Minimum one year of post-graduate conservation
experience, with demonstrated experience in performing treatment of
rare materials on paper and parchment.  In-depth knowledge of
papermaking and parchment. Excellent organizational and teamwork
skills.  Excellent oral and written communication skills, including
demonstrated ability to document treatments, and the ability to
prepare reports.  The candidate must be legally able to work in the

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.

To apply: Send cover letter, resume, and three references by June
15, 2014 to

    Diana Torres-Petrilli
    Director of Human Resources
    Jewish Theological Seminary
    3080 Broadway
    New York, NY 10027
    hrdept<-a t->jtsa< . >edu

Amy Gerbracht Armstrong
Senior Conservator
Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary
Conservation Department
3080 Broadway - Room 5513B
New York NY 10027
Fax: 212-678-8891

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