The Abbey Newsletter

Volume 22, Number 7-8
1998


Positions

Paper Conservation Internship
Princeton University Library

The Princeton University Library Preservation Office is offering a 9-12 month internship in paper conservation. The internship begins in September 1999 and is open to third-year graduate students enrolled in a recognized conservation degree program, or its equivalent, and who are eligible to work in the U.S. The internship will provide a full and practical learning experience conserving art on paper, paper-based artifacts, and other related materials. Under the supervision of the paper conservator, internship activities will be focused on conserving the unique special collections of Princeton University Library. Activities will include executing a variety of conservation treatments; collection condition surveys; various types of collection rehousing; and materials research. The intern will further assist in other aspects of the conservation laboratory's daily duties.

The internship includes a stipend of $1,000/month for the duration of the internship. No benefits will be provided by Princeton University. To ensure full consideration, interested candidates should send by May 28, 1999, a letter of interest; a resume; the names, titles, addresses, and telephone numbers of two references; and copies of two recent conservation treatment reports to: Paper Conservation Internship c/o Human Resources Office, Princeton University Library, One Washington Road, Princeton, NJ 08544-2098 or fax: 609/258-0454. For additional information, contact: Ted Stanley, Head, Special Collections Conservation & Paper Conservator, Princeton University Library, 609/258-4473. AA/EOE

Director of Field Services
Upper Midwest Conservation Association

The Upper Midwest Conservation Association (UMCA) is seeking an individual to head its Field Services Department. This program is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities through September 2001, and re-funding will be sought. The person in this position will develop and run collections care workshops and training programs in a five state region, continue the publication of the newsletter, provide on-site surveys/assessments of the preservation needs of collecting institutions, act as a resource for preservation information, and provide disaster assistance. The Director of Field Services will supervise the Coordinator of Field Services. Applicants should have a degree from a conservation training program or equivalent experience. He or she should also have experience in education, training, or outreach, have practical knowledge of preventive conservation, and be an effective speaker and practiced writer. Salary is competitive. Full benefits. Please send by May 31 a cover letter, resume, and three references to: Richard Borges, Executive Director, Upper Midwest Conservation Association, at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2400 3rd Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55404. E-mail: DbUMCA@aol.com, fax: 612/870-3118.

U.S. Jobs Announced Elsewhere 22/7

Job Employer Date Announced

Asst Conservator

Getty Research Inst

Feb 99

Sr Consn Technician

Princeton U Lib

Feb 99

Paper Conservator

Provincial Archives of Manitoba

Mar 99

Paper Conservator

Autry Museum of Western Heritage

Mar 99

Conservation/Intern in Asian Scroll/Screen Painting

Nishio Conservation Studio

Mar 99

Paper Conservator

West Lake Conservators, Ltd.

Mar 99

Internship-Book and Paper Conservation

New York Academy of Medicine

Mar 99

Paper Conservation. Tech

Andrea Pitsch Cons.

Mar 99

Conservation Tech

CCAHA

Mar 99

Conservation Tech/ Exhibits Preparator

Princeton U Lib

Mar 99

Asst/Assoc Conservator of Photographs

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Mar 99

Conservator

Univ of Iowa Lib.

Mar 99

Mellon Internship in Conservation

Huntington Lib

Mar 99

Paper Cons Internship

CCAHA

Mar 99

Technical Assistant

Columbia University

Mar 99

Paper Conservation Internship

Princeton U Lib

Apr 99

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