Princeton University Library (PUL) seeks an enthusiastic and collaborative Conservation Technician I to support collections care activities 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.
Reporting to the Preventive Conservator, the Conservation Technician I works with the Preservation & Conservation Department to assist with collections care activities for Princeton University Library’s general and special collections. The Conservation Technician I supports collections care initiatives by undertaking housing and rehousing of Library collections, including design and fabrication of custom housing. This position also collaborates with Preservation & Conservation colleagues to carry out condition surveys of the collections, assists the Preventive Conservator with ongoing preventive conservation programming, and supports Library projects such as collection moves. The incumbent will participate in Preservation & Conservation Department activities and initiatives including tours of the department and outreach events to share information about conservation activities and professional topics.
Surveying and Condition Assessment
Applications received by September 14th will receive first consideration.
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