[GBW] Position at Cornell
mb72 at cornell.edu
Mon Aug 27 11:09:53 EDT 2007
For information about the following position,
please contact Michele Brown (607 255-2484 or mb72 at cornell.edu).
You must apply online: http://www.ohr.cornell.edu/jobs/
Preservation Asst V - Assistant Book Conservator 07437
The Cornell University Library Preservation and
Collection Maintenance department is seeking an
Assistant Book Conservator. The Assistant Book
Conservator is responsible for the conservation
treatment of rare and unique library materials
contained in the Native American collection. The
collection encompasses more than 4,000 rare
books, several significant manuscript
collections, as well as photographs, artwork, and
related materials. Under the direction of the
Book Conservator and following professional
standards, the Assistant will carry out complex
conservation treatment consisting of: analysis
and replication of historic structures,
conservation of paper and parchment via aqueous
and chemical treatment, re-sewing in a variety of
styles, leather and vellum rebinding/binding
restoration, gold and blind tooling, and
construction of clamshell boxes and other enclosures.
This is a two-year grant-funded position.
Bachelors with 2-4 years experience or equivalent
combination. Extensive knowledge of book and
manuscript conservation techniques as evidenced
by: degree/diploma in conservation, and/or
apprenticeship completion certificate, and/ or
other verifiable certification of advanced
training and education. Expertise in leather
binding and restoration. At least one year of
experience beyond training. Excellent oral and
written communication skills. Candidates will be
asked to submit a portfolio. Preferred: Minimum
of two years experience beyond training in a conservation facility.
No relocation assistance is provided for this position.
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
Cornell University is an equal opportunity,
affirmative action educator and employer.
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