Guild of Book Workers Newsletter
Number 115
December 1997

Positions Available/Wanted

Conservation Technician

The LuEsther T. Mertz Library, The New York Botanical Garden

The Library's Conservation Department seeks to fill a Conservation Technician position for 18 months, beginning January 5, 1998, to work on a grant-supported project on the Library's Botanical Art and Illustration Collection. Under the supervision of the Conservation Librarian, the Technician will work with the Conservation Staff to clean, stabilize, and rehouse materials in this collection. The project will include designing protective enclosures for oversize and very small materials.

Bachelor's degree required; advanced training in book and/or paper conservation preferred; interest in preservation career desirable.

This full-time position (35 hours/week) offers an annual salary of $22,295.00 with excellent fringe benefits including four week vacation. On-site interview. Only U.S. employment eligible need apply. Please send a letter of application, a current resume, and two letters of recommendation to Human Resources Department Coordinator-CT, the New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY 10458-5126. AA/EOE/M/F/D/V.


A printing trade shop in Calgary, Alberta, is seeking a Bookbinder to run and manage a small but well equipped in-house bindery. The individual must know casebinding, hardcovering, smythe sewing. Knowledge of hand sewing and of Ludlow operations an asset. This individual must be a self-starter and be able to train and manage employees. The starting wage will be in the $15 - $21+ per hr Canadian, depending on experience and ability. Please call (403) 912-5454 and fax resume to (403) 948-9696. For more information, please ask for Roger or Jason.