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Assistant Conservator Position at Cornell

Assistant Book Conservator

Main Function.
Under the Book Conservator, the Assistant Book Conservator is responsible
for the conservation treatment of rare and unique library materials,
generally those requiring individual treatment.  Performs complex
conservation treatment on rare/unique materials, consisting of: analysis
and replication of historic structures, conservation of paper and
parchment via aqueous and chemical treatment, re-sewing in a variety of
styles, leather and vellum rebinding/binding restoration, gold and blind
tooling. Assists in the preparation of rare/unique materials for
exhibition.  Assists  the Book Conservator in arranging workflow and
treatment identification with the Conservation Liaison and curatorial
staff.  Participates in the general training and education, consultancy,
and internship  programs of the Department.  Works closely with other
staff of the Department on overall conservation planning and program

Knowledge/Experience Requirements.
Associate's degree with 23 years experience or equivalent combination
required.  Bachelor's degree preferred.

Extensive knowledge of book and manuscript conservation techniques as
evidenced by: degree/diploma in conservation, apprenticeship completion
certificate, or other verifiable certification of advanced training and
education, and a minimum of two years experience beyond training.  Good
oral and written communication skills.  Ability to impart knowledge to

Salary dependant upon level of experience but a minimum of $28,000.  For
further information, contact John F. Dean (607)255-9687, or Michele Brown
(607)255-2484, email mb72@cornell.edu.

Please send a cover letter and resume to Deb Shigley, Department of Human
Resources,  Room 235,  Olin Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853.


Peter Verheyen, Listowner: Book_Arts-L

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