[GBW] Position at Cornell

Michele Brown 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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