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Position at NYU

Conservation Technician

NYU Bobst Library is seeking an experienced conservation technician to
work on circulating, non-rare material in our book conservation lab.
Responsibilities include performing various treatments on a variety of
cloth, paper and leather bindings, such as resewing, recasing and
rebacking.  Other treatments include the construction of drop-spine
boxes and other enclosures, paper treatments (mending, dry cleaning,
washing and flattening) and ultrasonic encapsulation.  Duties also
include assisting in the maintenance of environmental monitoring
equipment, supervising student workers and identifying and documenting
treatment needs.  Technicians also assist the Conservator with special

Requirements:  At least one year of book conservation experience,
including knowledge of current book and paper conservation techniques
and performing treatment and repair, preferably in an institutional
library setting; proficiency using conservation tools and equipment,
and familiarity with word processing, spreadsheet and database
software.  A portfolio of completed treatment work is required at the
time of interview (actual work is preferrable to slides or photos).
Please don't send portfolio with resume!

NYU offers a competetive salary and benefit package including
comprehensive medical and dental coverage, tuition remission for self
and family (including domestic partners), and generous vacation and

NYU encourages applications from women and members of minority

Please send cover letter and resume to:

Danielle Haslam Schuman
Human Resources Coordinator
NYU Bobst Library
11th Floor
70 Washington Square South
New York NY 10012

Danielle Haslam Schuman
Human Resources Coordinator
Division of Libraries


Ursula Mitra, Conservator
Preservation Department, Mezz
NYU Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012-1091
Tel: (212)998-2562    Fax: (212) 995-4583
e-mail: mitrau@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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