Paper Conservator (term)Princeton University Library (PUL) seeks an enthusiastic and collaborative Paper Conservator to support exhibitions, digitization, and collection moves within the Library's Preservation & Conservation Department. PUL is one of the world's leading research libraries, serving a diverse community of 5,200 undergraduates, 2,600 graduate students, 853 faculty members, and many visiting scholars. Its holdings include more than 7 million printed volumes, 5 million manuscripts, 2 million non-print items, and extensive collections of digital text, data, and images. PUL employs a dedicated and knowledgeable staff of more than 300 professional and support staff working in a large central library, 9 specialized branches, and 3 storage facilities.Major ResponsibilitiesReporting to the Preservation Librarian, the Paper Conservator (term) provides conservation treatment for paper-based, papyrus, and parchment collection materials including but not limited to maps, broadsides, archival documents, ephemera, and art on paper; assesses the condition of collection materials for potential treatment, exhibition, or suitability for loan or digitization; documents conservation treatment through reports, photo-documentation, and statistics; and utilizes analytical equipment in the lab when appropriate to guide treatment decision making. The incumbent will collaborate with other Preservation & Conservation Department staff to provide support for housing projects and prepare material for in-house exhibition and loan to other institutions, and participates in Preservation & Conservation Department activities and initiatives including tours of the department and at other events to share information about conservation activities and professional topics. This position is a one-year term appointment.Required Master's degree in paper conservation or related area with certificate in conservation Demonstrated knowledge of conservation science, analytical techniques, preventive conservation principles, and conservation ethics Demonstrated skill in paper conservation treatments Aptitude with MS Office and G Suite tools Outstanding interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills Ability to plan, prioritize, multi-task, and meet deadlines Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships Must successfully pass a background checkPreferred Two years post-graduate experience Previous academic library experienceThe term of this position is one year.The successful candidate will be appointed to an Associate Professional Specialist or more senior rank depending upon qualifications and experience.To apply visit: https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/13481Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, identityor expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW.
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