Bednar Conservation Intern

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
University Libraries
Preservation, Conservation, and Digitization


Sponsors: The University Libraries Preservation, Conservation and Digitization Department and the College of the Liberal Arts or the College of Art and Architecture. Number of Credits/Required Hours: 1-3 credits per semester as established by the College and 10-12 hours a week (total of 150 hours per semester) during spring semester 2020 to be paid at the hourly rate of $9.50. Work schedule will be set between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Description of Work: The Bednar Conservation Intern will learn the principles and methods of preserving and conserving library and archival materials and will obtain hands-on experience in carrying out these principles on distinguished discrete collections. Requirements: In addition to description of work above, the Bednar Conservation Intern will be required to be a member of the University Libraries Student Advisory Group, which meets monthly, as well as the intern community of practice (designed to help interns get to know their peers, learn more about the library, and collaborate with other interns on their day-to-day work). Additionally, the Bednar Conservation Intern will be required to prepare a brief report summarizing their experience at the conclusion of each semester of their internship. These reports become part of the permanent records maintained in the Libraries Administrative Office and are shared with the endowment donors. Additional opportunities for interns to share their experiences with University Libraries faculty and staff will be provided as well and may include the Libraries Donor Reception. Qualifications: Only full-time juniors and seniors exhibiting academic excellence are eligible; Excellent attention to detail; ability to follow instruction exactly including measuring and cutting; Possess good hand skills with an ability to use hand tools; Ability to handle rare library materials carefully; Ability to lift 20 pounds; Ability to work reliably and independently; Excellent English language speaking and writing skills; Interest in a career in libraries, museums, or archives related to preservation. The Intern will spend the majority at our new Conservation Centre, which is off-campus, and will need to dedicate three-hour blocks of time. Transportation will be provided. Apply through the PSU Jobs website and include a letter of interest and any related work experience that demonstrates ability to meet the qualifications. Also include your resume and at least two references with the application.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088