Summer Jobs at the New York Academy of Medicine

Christina Amato xamato at
Wed May 20 13:00:49 EDT 2015

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CollectionsCare Technicians 
Gladys Brooks Book and Paper Conservation Laboratory
The New York Academy of Medicine Library 

The New York Academy of Medicine Library seeks qualified candidates for up tothree (3) Collections Care Technicians. Under the general supervision of staffin the Gladys Brooks Book and Paper Conservation Laboratory, and followingestablished protocols and workflows, the Collections Care Technicians willassess the physical condition of 19th-20th centuryjournals to determine suitability for digitization; record characteristics(including size, page count, etc.) of individual volumes in a spreadsheet; workboth independently and as part of a team to ensure continuity of workflow andaccuracy of recorded data; perform other related duties as assigned.  Qualifications:Candidates should have a Bachelor’s Degree; knowledge of basic book handlingpractices, with demonstrated sensitivity to the handling of fragile and/or rarematerials; excellent manual dexterity and attention to detail; physical abilityto move books and materials weighing up to 40 lbs.; ability to work in anenvironment in which exposure to dust, dirt and mold is possible; demonstratedtechnology skills, including a proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite ofword processing, spreadsheet and database applications.  Part-time(20 hours/week), temporary (8 weeks), $14.00/hr; no benefits package. Startdate: approximately June 1.  Toapply, please forward cover letter and resume with "Collections CareTechnician" in the subject line to hr at Christina AmatoBookConservator TheNew York Academy of 
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