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Job Announcement-NYPL

From the DistList:

New York Public Library

Conservation Technician (Conservation Assistant)

Temporary Position until June 30, 2013


The Barbara Goldsmith Conservation Laboratory seeks a qualified

conservation technician to perform treatment on a vast array of

archives materials from the United States Civil War.


Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree or Vocational Certificate required.

Experience in the conservation of paper-based materials, as

demonstrated by a portfolio.  Must be skilled at performing both

single-item and collection care treatments.  Demonstrated computer

and related technology skills. Demonstrated mastery of written and

oral communication.  Demonstrated success in a wide range of

conservation treatment procedures.  Ability to work collegially

across a large, complex, and dynamic organizational setting.


Description:  Under the direction of the Head of Conservation

Treatment, performs structural and aesthetic conservation treatment

on a wide range of paper-based archives materials from the NYPL’s

Manuscripts and Archives Collection.  Assists conservators with

conservation documentation in accordance with the AIC Code of Ethics

(including examination, condition reports, treatment proposals,

final treatment reports, and full photographic documentation).  Uses

computer hardware and software in recording treatments, including

database and digital imaging software. Assists in the general

maintenance and organization of the conservation laboratory.

Participates in disaster response and recovery activities. Performs

other related duties as assigned.


Interested applicants should apply on-line.


Shelly Smith

Head of Conservation Treatment

The New York Public Library

Barbara Goldsmith Conservation Laboratory

31-11 Thomson Avenue, Room 302

Long Island City, New York 11101


Fax: 212-302-5328


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