The Abbey Newsletter

Volume 18, Number 2
Jun 1994


Positions

Kress Internship in Paper Conservation

New York Botanical Garden Library

Will assist with a conservation survey, stabilization, surface cleaning, rehousing of art collection; carry out research project and prepare final report of project. Candidates must be currently enrolled in, or graduates of, recognized program in book, art, or paper conservation. This 6-mo., full-time position (35 hrs/wk) begins Oct. 1, 1994, and offers a stipend of $447/week. Send detailed letter of application, current r/sum/, and 2 letters of recommendation to: Judith Reed, Conservation Librarian, The New York Botanical Garden Library, Bronx, NY 10458. Application deadline: July 29, 1994. Successful applicant will be notified by Aug. 31, 1994.

Chief Conservator/Assistant to the President

ICI Conservation Division

The ICI Conservation Division seeks someone with a background in paper and book conservation and a proven ability to manage people. This individual must possess the ability to conduct treatment on bound and unbound artifacts that have significant value and/or rarity and should have a minimum of five (5) years experience in this field. These treatments will include aqueous and nonaqueous methods of deacidification, stain reduction, and sizing.

The successful applicant will also have excellent written and verbal communication skills with staff as well as customers. Experience in establishing and maintaining work schedules is desirable and the ability to provide direction towards the achievement of goals is a must. Applicants must be willing to live in North Carolina and a minimum amount of travel is planned.

The position reports to, and works closely with, the Pres-ident of the Conservation Division. Salary range is $30,000 to $40,000 depending on experience and qualifications.

Send letters of application, a resume, and references to: Don Etherington, President, Conservation Division, 6204 Cor-porate Park Drive, Brown Summit, NC 27514.

Assistant Conservator, Paper

Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library

Winterthur, a world-renowned early American decorative arts museum, naturalistic garden and research library, is seeking an experienced individual to fill a grant-funded one-year post in the paper conservation program of the Conser-vation Division. The starting date is October 1, 1994.

Conservation activities will relate to the library's research resources on the Arts and Crafts and Colonial Revival Movements. Activities involve collection survey, treatments, including humidification, consolidation, mending and tape removal, and innovative housings for a wide variety of archival materials. The Assistant Conservator will be responsible for participatory and independent work.

Two years experience performing duties commensurate with the responsibilities of an Assistant Conservator in accordance with the AIC standard of ethics and practice and grad-uation from a three-year conservation program/masters degree in conservation or related field is requested. An equivalent combination of work experience and education is acceptable.

Winterthur offers a comprehensive compensation package, including health benefits at no cost, dental insurance options plus fully funded life and disability insurances and pension plan. Please send your resume, cover letter explaining your related experience and salary requirements to Human Resources Division, Winterthur, Winterthur, DE 19735. EOE.

Library Conservation Technician

Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library

Winterthur, a world-renowned early American decorative arts museum, naturalistic garden and research library, is seeking to fill two technician positions for a year-long, grant-funded project in the Library Conservation Laboratory. The starting date is October 1, 1994.

Under the supervision of the project director, the technicians will participate in a project to rehouse, repair, and survey manuscript and printed materials relating to the Arts and Crafts and Colonial Revival Movements. Specific duties will include careful handling and rehousing of flat paper and bound materials, fabrication of custom housings such as phase boxes, simple paper repairs, and use of a computer and laser printer to generate labels.

The position requires a high school diploma, advanced degree pref. Previous experience in a museum or library conservation facility and work with paper based materials and/or books is desirable. Demonstrated excellent hand skills, attention to detail, organizational ability and good communication skills are essential.

Winterthur offers a comprehensive compensation package, including health benefits at no cost, dental insurance options plus fully funded life and disability insurances and pension plan. Please send your resume, cover letter explaining your related experience and salary requirements to Human Resources Division, Winterthur, Winterthur, DE 19735. EOE.

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