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Subject: Position at Morgan Library and Museum

Position at Morgan Library and Museum

From: Margaret Holben Ellis <mhellis<-a>
Date: Saturday, April 19, 2008
The Samuel H. Kress Foundation Post-Graduate Fellowship
in Rare Book Conservation  (Full-time)
The Morgan Library and Museum

Job Responsibilities: The Morgan Library and Museum announces a one
year post-graduate fellowship in the Thaw Conservation Center.  The
Samuel H. Kress Foundation Post-Graduate Fellowship in Rare Book
Conservation provides a junior professional with the opportunity to
apply the principles of book conservation acquired through an
accredited graduate program in conservation or equivalent work/life
experience.  The Fellow will carry out examination, documentation,
analysis, treatment, and research on the Morgan's magnificent
collections of rare bound materials, which include printed books and
manuscripts on paper and parchment, in historically significant
bindings dating from the early medieval period to the present.  The
Fellow will also contribute significantly to the institution's
program of exhibitions.  Participating in all Thaw Center
activities, the Fellow will gain professional experience in rare
book conservation while commencing a conservation career.

The Thaw Conservation Center is a major resource in New York City
for the conservation and technical study of works on paper and bound
materials. See <URL:http://www.themorgan.org>

Qualifications:

    Applicants should be graduates of a recognized graduate-level
    program in conservation or be able to demonstrate the
    acquisition of equivalent skills and knowledge through life/work
    experience.  A portfolio of treatments and research projects is
    required of all applicants.

    Candidates should possess strong oral and written communications
    skills.

    The Fellow should have a demonstrated commitment to the
    profession of conservation and scholarly advancement.

Compensation: The annual stipend is $30,000 and includes benefits.
The 2008-2009 Samuel H. Kress Foundation Post-Graduate Fellow is
expected to start in September 2008.

To apply:  Applicants must submit a cover letter addressing their
interest in the Fellowship, including a statement of career goals
and areas of particular interest;  curricula vitae; three letters of
recommendation or names of reference to:

    Margaret Holben Ellis
    Director
    Thaw Conservation Center
    Morgan Library and Museum
    225 Madison Avenue
    New York, NY 10016
    212-590-0373

Applications may be submitted via surface mail or e-mail to
tcc<-a t->themorgan< . >org and will be considered in the order they are
received.

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