Ithaca, NY: Senior Conservation Technician, Cornell University

Job Opening Title: Senior Conservation Technician

Employer Name: Cornell University Library

Job Location: Ithaca, NY

Application Deadline: October 22nd

Salary Range: $21.58/hour minimum; 39 hours/week

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Years of experience required: 1-2

Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: Cornell University Library is seeking applicants for a Senior Conservation Technician. Submission prior to October 22nd is strongly encouraged.

The focus of this position will be the conservation treatment archives collections (paper documents, architectural drawings, maps, posters, artifacts, photographs, pamphlets, scrapbooks and similar bound materials), as well as digitization projects, housing initiatives, the exhibition program, and occasional outreach. Duties will include routine tasks like surface cleaning, humidification and flattening, stabilization, and constructing enclosures. The Senior Conservation Technician will join the team of conservators, another senior conservation technician, and student assistants, and work collaboratively with digitization staff, librarians, curators, archivists, and technical services staff.

Cornell University was founded in 1865 with a mission to offer educational opportunities for any person on any subject. Reflecting this mission, Cornell Library’s diverse rare and distinctive collections feature 500,000 rare books, 80 million manuscripts, and photographs, and historic artifacts, with strengths in American, European, and Asian History and Culture, Science and Technology, Sexuality and Gender, and Music.

Salary: $21.58/hour minimum; 39 hours/week; hourly rate will be based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

How to Apply: Candidates must apply online via the Cornell Careers site. Use the external applicants button for position WDR-00027958. Incoming applications will be reviewed until a viable pool of applicants is identified; submission prior to October 22, 2021 is strongly encouraged. Please submit one document (pdf preferred) that contains:

1. Cover letter. The cover letter must include one paragraph describing past, present, and/or future aspirations for promoting equity, inclusion, and diversity in your career to convey how you see these commitments continuing at Cornell.
2. Resume
3. Representative images and brief descriptions, or an external link, of 3 conservation treatments and/or rehousing projects, surveys, enclosures, models, or similar.

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