Job Postings: University of Pittsburgh (2 tech positions)

Library III, Conservation Technician (2 positions open)

Position #0129542, Preservation, Thomas Bl.

Position  #0129543, Preservation, Thomas Bl.

The University of Pittsburgh is hiring for the position of Conservation Technician to assist the Project Conservator in treating rare and unique hardback coal mine maps. This is a twelve month appointment from the start date.

Reporting to the Project Conservator, the Conservation Technician will support the continuation of stabilizing over-sized coal mining maps for digitization as part of the CONSOL Energy Mine Map Preservation Project. The Conservation Technician will be heavily involved in executing conservation treatments including, but not limited to, dry cleaning, tape removal, adhesive reduction, washing, humidification & flattening, backing removal, re-lining, mending and construction of custom storage enclosures for over-sized coal mining maps.

Bachelor’s Degree and/or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.

Requirements include: aptitude for detailed handwork and superior manual dexterity; strong organizational skills; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; ability to work well with students and a diverse staff.

Prefer relevant educational background or specialized training/experience.   Ability to perform required tasks as required. Experience in library preservation or paper conservation preferred.

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