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Conservation Technician Position - Princeton University

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Conservation Technician I
Collections Conservation Unit
Preservation Office
Available:  Immediately

Introduction:  The Princeton University Library's general collections
include 6 million printed volumes, as well as significant numbers of
microforms, scores and records, electronic databases and journals.
The annual budget for the Library exceeds $30 million.  The Library
employs more than 300 professional and support staff workers, as well
as a large student and hourly workforce.  Library operations are
divided among twenty sites on campus, including a large central
library.  More information may be found at

Description:  This position is responsible for preserving the general
collections of the Princeton University Library by providing basic
conservation treatment and repair to books that are in disrepair.
Primary tasks include: executing case bindings, adhesive bindings,
pamphlet bindings, split-board bindings and temporary bindings;
inlaying original covers or re-using them; resewing textblocks;
mending paper; and tightening joints.

Requirements: minimum of one year prior experience in bookbinding
and/or conservation; basic knowledge of collections conservation and
essential knowledge of bookbinding; manual dexterity, excellent hand
to eye coordination and precision handskills; ability to follow
instructions exactly and to demonstrate good organizational skills;
ability to safely handle fragile and damaged books, and work with
care, deliberation, speed and neatness; work with materials which are
dirty, dusty, folded, and torn using proper precautions and health
and safety equipment; ability to work independently and coordinate
workflow; have analytical, problem-solving and decision-making
abilities; ability to work in a group environment and have good
communication skills; have working knowledge of computers.

Benefits: Twenty-two (22) vacation days a year, plus eleven (11) paid
holidays. Pension plan, group life insurance, health coverage
insurance, and disability insurance.

Salary:  Pay Grade D: $22,883.90.

To ensure full consideration, interested candidates should send a
letter of interest; a resume; the names, titles, addresses, and
telephone numbers of two references to:

Human Resources Office
Princeton University Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544-2098
Fax: 609-258-0454.

For more information about the Preservation Office at the Princeton
University Library, visit our website at:

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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