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Subject: Position at Winterthur

Position at Winterthur

From: Lois Price <lprice>
Date: Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Associate Library Conservator
Winterthur Museum and Country Estate

Winterthur Museum and Country Estate seeks an Associate Library
Conservator to care for its research library. Responsibilities
include preservation administration and conservation of library
collections, collaboration with Library and Conservation staff to
achieve institutional preservation goals, teaching in the
Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation and
supervision of staff and volunteers as needed.   The Winterthur
Library collections encompass a wide variety of printed, manuscript,
and visual materials that promote the interdisciplinary study of
American art, material culture and everyday life. The collections
support both visiting and residential fellowships as well as the
research and exhibition needs of the Winterthur Museum and two
graduate programs.  Its resources include more than 87,000 volumes
of printed books and serials and 2,740 record groups of manuscripts
and printed ephemera comprising over a million individual items.

In addition to a thorough knowledge of the history and technology of
bound structures, manuscripts and photographs, the candidate should
demonstrate superior hand skills, familiarity with a wide variety of
treatment options, an understanding of conservation science and
analytical techniques as they relate to library materials, and
knowledge of library preservation standards and practices.  Some
teaching experience and familiarity with non-print media and library
digital imaging programs is highly desirable.

The applicant must hold a Master's degree in conservation or a
Bachelor's degree and equivalent experience as well as 7 years
experience with a Master's degree or 9 years with a Bachelor's.  An
MLS or significant experience in a research library is desirable.

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter and resume to

    Human resources
    Winterthur Museum and Country Estate
    Winterthur DE 19735
    email jobs [at] winterthur__org

EOE

Lois Olcott Price
Director of Conservation
Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
302-888-4633


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