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Position at NYU Libraries



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duplication. Thank you.

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New York University's Division of Libraries is seeking a Collections
Conservator for it's Preservation Department in the Elmer Holmes Bobst
Library.  This position holds responsibility to administrate a
comprehensive program to conserve materials held in the general
collections. special collections and archives, and to perform a
variety of treatments designed to stabilize and protect their
condition.  Approximately 50% of the Collections Conservator's time
is spent treating unique and special collections material.

Principle Duties:  The Collections Conservator reports to the Head of
the Preservation Department and has a significant role in managing
and planning the conservation program, including:
        - establishes conservation priorities with the Library in
consultation with the Preservation Librarian,
        - manages and plans treatment procedures and methods for circulating
collections, special collections and archives materials,
        - performs treatment, primarily on special collections material,
        - trains and supervises two full-time conservation technicians and
student workers,
        - assists in developing and coordinating special projects and
performs condition surveys,
        - plans, organize and administrates preservation education awareness
programs for selected library staff,
        - assists in planning and overseeing endowment funds for
conservation,
        - assists in coordinating the libraries environmental monitoring,
disaster preparedness plan, exhibits and binding policies,
        - serves as a consultant to other library staff in consortium libraries
and works closely with selectors, bibliographers, curators and
consortium librarians,
        - actively represents the university in local and national
conservation efforts through participation in conferences and
professional organizations.

Qualifications:
Knowledge of current conservation principles,practices and procedures;
two or more years experience in a conservation program for general
collections in a research library including supervision of staff;
experience in treatment decision-making; demonstrated ability to work
independently and productively in a fluid, complex organization and
to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; proven supervisory
skills; strong analytic and organizational skills; ability to work
with staff at all levels and with many different backgrounds.
Additional experience in conservation of archival collections is
preferred.  Portfolio of work is required at interview.

Salary and benefits: Minimum salary $32,000.  Benefits package
includes generous vacation time and holidays, health and dental
insurance, and tuition remission for self and family.

Please send resume and cover letter to:

Jeffrey Slemmer
Human Resources Director
70 Washington Sq So, 11th fl
New York, NY  10012
fax: 212-995-4070
slemmerj@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


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