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[BKARTS] Position at Etherington Conservation Center, Greenboro, NC

Date: 2 Jun 2003
From: Bryan L. W. Draper <bd@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Position at Etherington Conservation Center

Assistant/Associate Book Conservator,
Etherington Conservation Center

The Etherington Conservation Center invites applicants for the
position of Assistant or Associate Book Conservator.  The individual
will join the fifteen-member staff of the Book Conservation
Department and assist with conservation treatments, examination, and
the preservation initiatives of member institutions.  The opening is
a full-time position in our regional conservation facility in
Greensboro, North Carolina, USA.

Responsibilities: The Book Conservator is responsible for the
treatment of a wide variety of printed books, bound manuscripts and
albums in bindings of leather, vellum, cloth and paper.  The
candidate must have excellent manual skills and be capable of
compiling time and cost estimates as well as condition and treatment
reports.  Professional interaction with clients is expected.  The
Book Conservator may supervise and train interns and
technician-level staff members.

Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree complemented by a Master's
degree from a recognized conservation training program with a
minimum of three to five years post-graduate experience in
bookbinding and conservation; or a Bachelor's degree with advanced
formal training and extensive experience in book conservation is
required.  Good verbal skills and an ability to work collegially in
a regional conservation environment are prerequisites.  Knowledge of
preservation theory, standards and ethics of conservation practice,
historical book structures, and chemistry is required.

Skills should include:

    *   precision hand-skills
    *   attention to detail
    *   knowledge of bookbinding materials, tools and equipment
    *   ability to safely handle fragile books and paper objects
    *   ability to work efficiently while maintaining conservation
    *   ability to work in a group environment
    *   excellent communication skills
    *   ability to meet deadlines and assist in coordinating
    *   working knowledge of computers, particularly MS Office

Salary commensurate with experience.
Benefits package provided.
Position will remain open until filled.

If selected for an interview, the applicant is expected to present a
portfolio of completed projects during the interview process.

Please send resume and three references to:

    Michael K. Lee
    Director of Conservation
    Etherington Conservation Center
    7609 Business Park Drive
    Greensboro, North Carolina 27409
    Fax: 336-665-1319


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