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Conservation Technician Position - Syracuse University Library

Library Assistant IV (Conservation Technician)
(Grade 26)
Department of Special Collections
Syracuse University Library


DESCRIPTION Responsible for treating books, manuscripts, and other
materials from the Library's Special Collections in a collections-based
production setting.   The Technician performs a wide variety of treatments
on paper, cloth, and leather bindings according to established standards
and procedures.  Other duties include: assisting the Conservator in
planning and organizing unit activities; surveying collections and
monitoring environment; identifying treatment options for materials
selected for conservation; maintaining tools and equipment; assisting in
training and educational initiatives as necessary.  In the absence of the
Preservation and Access Librarian/Conservator, manages the unit and
provides functional supervision to other unit staff including students.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS An Associate's degree or an equivalent combination of
education and experience is necessary. At least two years of library
experience. Ability to type 30 wpm.  Familiarity with computers, especially
word processing and database applications is necessary.

prior experience in bookbinding, book repair, and book conservation
acquired through apprenticeship or working experience in private practice
or library conservation program.  Demonstrated ability to work
knowledgeably and independently on a variety of binding styles and
structures, and in performing a variety of book and paper repair
techniques; demonstrated ability to work on a production basis.  Applicants
selected for interview must present a portfolio or representative
conservation treatments including their own work.

SALARY AND BENEFITS Commensurate with education and experience.  Beginning
salary-$7.311-$10.309 (hourly).  The University provides a generous
benefits package, including TIAA/CREF (11% University contribution), health
and dental plans, tuition remission, adoption assistance, insurance, and
other work/life options and benefits.

CONTACT Send letter of application, resume and names of two references to:
Kim Thompson
Syracuse University Library
Personnel Office
219 E.S. Bird Library
Syracuse, NY 13244.

Position open until filled. Applications received by April 14, 2000 will
receive 1st consideration.

Peter D. Verheyen
Special Collections Preservation & Access Librarian / Conservator
Syracuse University Library
Syracuse, NY 13244
(315) 443-9937

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