Preservation & Conservation Departmental Coordinator - Princeton University

Posted on October 11, 2019


Princeton University Library (PUL) seeks an enthusiastic and collaborative Departmental Coordinator to support the work of the Library’s Preservation & Conservation Department. PUL is one of the world’s leading research libraries, serving a diverse community of 5,200 undergraduates, 2,600 graduate students, 853 faculty members, and many visiting scholars. Its holdings include more than 7 million printed volumes, 5 million manuscripts, 2 million non-print items, and extensive collections of digital text, data, and images. PUL employs a dedicated and knowledgeable staff of more than 300 professional and support staff working in a large central library, 9 specialized branches, and 3 storage facilities.

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Major Responsibilities Reporting to the Preservation Librarian, the Preservation & Conservation Departmental Coordinator provides administrative and specialized project support for essential Preservation & Conservation Department functions. Specific tasks include: scheduling recurring and special exhibit planning, loan review, and committee meetings; attending meetings and taking minutes; requesting image rights for exhibit design; coordinating with the Exhibitions Registrar and outside vendors to arrange travel and lodging for incoming couriers; maintaining gallery hours on PUL website and gallery activity calendar; and providing general administrative support for the PUL Exhibition Program, including drafting and sending correspondence. In addition, the incumbent will support a range of departmental work, including collecting and compiling statistics; maintaining and organizing current and retrospective documentation; assisting with planning departmental events; tracking supply orders and assisting in maintaining the departmental budget; greeting visitors to the department, and receiving packages and mail.


Required ● Two or more years of relevant experience ● Experience with maintaining and tracking budgets ● Aptitude with MS Office and G Suite tools ● Outstanding interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills ● Ability to plan, prioritize, multi-task, and meet deadlines ● Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships ● Must successfully pass a background check

Preferred ● Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university ● Previous academic library or museum experience ● Knowledge of collections care and/or conservation principles


Princeton, NJ, USA

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