Working within a dynamic conservation laboratory and book repair unit, this conservation technician position will be responsible for making housings and supporting conservation activities for special collections, rare and locked stacks materials from the Stanford University Libraries. Other duties as required.
80% time Conservation Assistant, working in Conservation Services of the Preservation Department.
Reports to the Head, Conservation Services
Make specialized housings and enclosures for broad range of special collections, rare, and locked stacks materials for the Stanford University Library.
Under supervision of conservators, provide conservation treatment and stabilization for special collections, rare, and locked stacks materials.
Assess collection materials through survey and assessment techniques for potential treatment, project development or physical condition.
Provide support for collection items going on external loan including: condition reporting, photodocumentation, specialized housing, and preparation for shipment.
Manage projects involving the stabilization, housing, or moving support for special collections, rare, and locked stacks materials.
Assist with transportation and workflow of materials from campus to RWC using mailroom resources and library systems including: JIRA, Sirsi workflows, and others as appropriate.
Maintain appropriate documentation for housings, conservation treatment and exhibit preparation activities.
Generate statistics and enter into spreadsheets
Liaise with outside vendors to meet specifications, order supplies, and insure quality/working condition of materials, tools and equipment in use.
May train internal staff including temporary, casual and project staff in enclosures, conservation repair, and exhibit preparation practices and participate in training sessions for staff throughout the libraries.
Work with conservation and preservation staff throughout the department and library staff throughout the organization including Binding and Finishing, Special Collections, and Business and Facilities Services.
Other general preservation and administrative duties as assigned
Minimum Education and Experience Required:
Two to three years of experience working in a conservation laboratory, or equivalent.
Minimum Education and Experience Desired:
Four year college degree
Participation in a recognized conservation training program or a formal apprenticeship, internship, or similar level of training
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Required):
Broad understanding of preservation theory and practice and its application in a research library.
Knowledge of conservation practice.
Knowledge of photodocumentation techniques with digital cameras, imaging and editing software, and other technical equipment.
Experience working with rare valuable, and special collections materials in a research library
Strong organizational skills with experience working in a high production, high attention to detail environment
Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member
Excellent manual dexterity and critical judgement
Ability to push a cart weighing up to 650 lbs that requires initial push force up to 70 lbs.
Ability to work in an environment that is dusty and/or moldy
Ability to lift books that are up to 10 lbs
Ability to kneel and reach.
Must be able to stand for many hours
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu/.
Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and is committed to recruiting and hiring without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Location: University Libraries Schedule: Part-time Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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