Position Focus: Under the supervision of the Chief Conservator and/or Assistant Chief Conservator, performs a variety of tasks related to the conservation of books and other library materials from Yale’s general, circulating, rare, and special collections. This position’s primary assignment will be in collections conservation and housings, with secondary assignments from special collections conservation and exhibition production support.
Education and Experience: Six years of directly relevant work experience, four of them in the same job family at the next lower level, and a high school level education; or four years of related work experience and an Associate degree or little or no work experience and a Bachelor’s degree in a related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Minimum of one year experience in book conservation at another institution or practice, under the supervision of a conservator. Required Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated knowledge of the fundamentals, techniques and history of bookbinding, paper treatment
and conservation. Excellent manual dexterity and sustained concentration with delicate and occasionally repetitive tasks. A portfolio of relevant work is required.