Princeton University Library is seeking an experienced rare books conservator to join our Preservation Department and help shape the direction of its conservation program. Many of you are already familiar with the breadth and depth of our collections which include printed books and manuscripts from across a wide spectrum of traditions and time periods. The conservator working with these collections will find many rewards.
Treatment is the primary focus of the position. However, it’s also important to us that the post holder is involved with the field as a whole, is thoughtful about the forces shaping it, and its future direction. We seek someone who is interested in engaging these questions on a local level to help ensure that the Preservation Office is responding to the needs of the Library, Princeton University, and the current field at large.
The Rare Books Conservator reports to the Head, Library Preservation. The complete position description may be found at the “Jobs at Princeton” website: http://www.princeton.edu/jobs . The requisition number is: 1400414.
Inquiries are most welcome. Nominations are also gratefully accepted. Applications will only be accepted at “Jobs at Princeton” and the position will remain open until filled.
Head, Library Preservation
Princeton University Library
1 Washington Road
Princeton, New Jersey 08544
Job Posting: Rare Books Conservator – Princeton University Library, Preservation Department (Princeton, NJ)