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Position at NYU

>Date: 27 Jun 97
>From: Kate Murray <murrayk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Subject: Position at NYU
>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

Der Buchbinder als Architekt des Buches baut eine
Fassade seiner Zeit. Edwin Redslob

Peter Verheyen, Conservation Librarian
Syracuse University Library
Syracuse, NY 13244

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