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Subject: Position at New York Botanical Garden

Position at New York Botanical Garden

From: Olga Marder <omarder<-at->
Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Conservation Technician
New York Botanical Garden

The New York Botanical Garden, a National Historic Landmark and one
of NYC's premier cultural institutions, seeks a dynamic Conservation
Technician. Under the supervision of the Conservation
Librarian/Conservator and the Conservator, the Conservation
Technician performs collection preservation tasks; performs
conservation treatment on books and other library materials; assists
in the preparation, installation, maintenance and dismounting of
exhibitions; and performs other duties as required.

This is a part-time position approximately 17 hours per week.

    Book and paper repairs; pamphlet binding; tipping pages or
    errata; hinging pages, plates or foldouts; application of
    barcodes, labels, and bookplates; cleaning books and other
    library materials

    Construction of protective enclosures such as self-closing
    wrappers, clamshell boxes, encapsulation, hinging and matting

    Environmental monitoring and pest management (collecting data,
    printing graphs, keeping files)

    Stabilization and preparation of books and archival materials
    for digitization

    Preparation of materials and maintenance of the lab and
    exhibition cases

    Compiling data and preparing statistical reports

    Assisting with special projects, surveys, and exhibition related

Requirements: BA or equivalent degree.  Demonstrated manual skills.
High level of accuracy and attention to detail.  Training and/or
experience in the care and handling of books and other library
materials. Must be able to lift various items in excess of 20 pounds
and to work in an environment in which exposure to dust and mold is
likely.   Basic computer and related technology skills are required.
Prior experience with exhibition and/or interest in preservation as
a career preferred.

To Apply: Please indicate Conservation Technician, L-0117 on cover
letter and e-mail along with a resume to hr<-at->nybg<.>org or visit our
website at <URL:> and click on About and

The New York Botanical Garden is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Received on Wednesday, 15 February, 2012

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