Self-Help - Preservation/Conservation Graduate Student Assistant

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Summer - 2021

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Self-Help - Preservation/Conservation Graduate Student Assistant

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Student - Self-Help Campus Job

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Job Description:

The Preservation/Conservation unit in ECU Joyner Library is currently seeking graduate student workers for Summer Sessions 2020. The successful candidate will assist with the preservation, conservation, repair and stabilization of materials from Joyner Library’s Special Collections which would include books, manuscripts, diaries, documents, scrapbooks, photos, maps and other items.

The graduate student assistant will learn treatment procedures for the conservation, preservation, and repair of library collection materials. Duties may include repairing and constructing supports for rare or special collection materials, creating treatment documentation or reports, and environmental monitoring. Other duties may be assigned as needed.

The Preservation/Conservation lab is open Monday through Friday, 9 am to 6 pm. No evenings or weekends are required.

Required: Superior manual dexterity and patience. Must possess the ability to follow detailed instructions, effectively communicate verbally and in writing, and accurately record information in treatment records using MS Word or Excel. The position may involve working with hazardous chemicals regularly, so closed toe shoes and long pants are required.Graduate Students must be enrolled in classes at ECU for Fall semester 2021.

For the safety of the applicant, staff, materials preserved and the tools and equipment utilized, all applicants MUST pass a dexterity assessment. Once hired, the successful candidate must pass a 20 question multiple choice safety test required by ECU Environmental Health & Safety.

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Preferred but not required:
Ability to read cursive writing and distinguish different colors is helpful but not required. An interest or background in Art, History, Chemistry, Museology, Photography or Librarianship is beneficial but not required.

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Please upload your resume online and email Traci Hampton, [email protected], to arrange for an interview and dexterity assessment. Please attach your CV/Resume to your application.

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Posted: 4/29/2021
Application Due: 5/6/2021
Work Type: Full Time