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Position at Cornell
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- Date: Fri, 4 Jun 1999 11:25:55 -0400
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This is a corrected and expanded re-posting for the position of Assistant
Book Conservator at Cornell University Department of Preservation and
Conservation. The Department has a staff of 25, including three
professional conservators (for books, paper, and photographs
a Conservation Liaison Specialist, four conservation technicians, and
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
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 development.
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. Minimum of two years experience beyond training. Bachelor's
degree, with good oral and written communication skills. Ability to
knowledge to others.
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
The department has already embarked on the process of filling this
position, so early applications are suggested.
B31 Olin Library
Ithaca, NY 14853
phone: (607) 255-2484
fax: (607) 254-7493