(July 30, 2019)
The New York City Municipal Archives Preservation / Conservation Unit is seeking a part-time (2-days/week), contract paper conservator for an approximately 10-month term position to begin in August 2019. The successful candidate will participate in a grant-funded project to conserve a collection of oversized maps and drawings related to the construction of Central Park and the Brooklyn Bridge. Tasks will include surface cleaning, deacidification, mending, lining, and housing of large architectural plans, and assessment and treatment of iron gall ink.
lining, and housing of large architectural plans, and assessment and treatment of iron gall ink.
A master’s degree in paper conservation or equivalent training and experience; and/or
A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and one year full-time professional experience in archival, records management or library work;
Education and/or experience equivalent to the above, however all candidates must have the baccalaureate degree from an accredited college.
Demonstrated knowledge and skill in the analysis and treatment of paper-based materials;
Experience with creating and implementing treatment plans and completing before, during, and after treatment documentation in accordance with AIC standards;
Ability to plan, prioritize, and meet deadlines;
Excellent communication and collaboration skills, and the ability to work well as part of a team;
Ability to stand for hours at a time, lift and transport up to 30lbs, and work in areas that may include exposure to dust and/or mold
Experience treating oversized paper-based materials.
To Apply: Please send email and resume and a cover letter to Recruit@records.nyc.gov