The Abbey Newsletter

Volume 24, Number 5
Feb 2001


Positions

Yale center for British Arts, New Haven, CT
Assistant or Associate Conservator,

Full-time permanent position for an Assistant or Associate Conservator specializing in conservation of works of art on paper. The laboratory cares for works of art on paper in the Yale Center for British Art and the Yale University Art Gallery. Responsibilities include: care, examination, treatment, documentation and technical analysis of a wide range of art on paper and related materials, interacting with curators, and assisting in the exhibition and loan programs. The conservator will also participate in departmental activities, such as lecturing, training interns, and general administration of the lab. The Yale Center for British Art has the largest collection of British art outside of England. Some time will be devoted to working on the comprehenisive collection of British art outside of European and American works of art on paper and some Asian materials owned by the Yale University Art Gallery. Applicants should have an advance degree from a conservation program or equivalent training, the ability to design and carry out skilled treatments to the highest standards, good communication skills and flexibility to meet the needs of the institution. Yale University offers a competitive salary and fringe benefit program. Starting date is flexible.

Please send resume, referencing source code EAAN 6150 to: Ms. C. Pedevillano, Department of Human Resources, 155 Whitney Avenue, PO. Box 208256, New Haven, CT 06520-8256. Or fax to 203-432-9817.

New York Academy of Medicine
Internship

The New York Academy of Medicine offers a 2-3 month internship at the Gladys Brooks Book and Paper Conservation Laboratory, with a stipend of $5,000.00. The internship is open to graduates of or students in recognized conservation programs or people with equivalent experience and training. Candidates should send a detailed letter of interest, a resume and three professional recommendations. An interview is required, and candidates should present a portfolio of completed bindings or treatments. Deadline for applications: May 1, 2001. Contact Elaine R. Schlefer, Gladys Brooks Book & Paper Conservation Laboratory, The New York Academy of Medicine Library, 1216 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029, (212) 822-7363; Fax: (212) 722-7650, eschlefer@nyam.org.

Emory University
Non-Print Conservator

The Non-Print Conservator plans preservation strategies for non-print collections by assessing current collections in all Emory University Libraries and making recommendations for improvements in the handling and life cycle management of non-print media; performs appropriate treatments; serves as an expert advisor in retention, storage, housing, and environmental monitoring; assists in grant preparation and carries out work funded through grants; participates in budget planning; and identifies necessary equipment and supplies for the preservation of the collections. The Conservator incorporates appropriate disaster recovery procedures for non-print media into disaster preparedness plans; assists in disaster recovery operations; and attends appropriate conferences and workshops to remain current with changing technology. Qualifications required include a Master's degree in appropriate technological field or library science and three years related conservation experience or equivalent combination of education and experience; excellent oral and written communication skills, organizational skills, supervisory skills, and ability to work effectively in a collaborative, team environment; and ability to design and implement effective preservation projects with minimal supervision. Prefer background in an academic or research library and experience with photography, film preservation, magnetic media preservation, or digital reformatting. Minimum salary is $33,758 with generous benefits.

To apply send letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to: Dianne M. Smith, Library Human Resources Officer, Robert W. Woodruff Library, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322-2870. Application review begins immediately.

Emory University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and encourages women and minority candidates.

U.S. Jobs Announced Elsewhere

January

NY State Archives
Preservation Fellowship

NY Academy of Medicine
Internship

National Park Service Paper
Conservator

Union Theological Seminary
Conservator
Conservation Technician

Case Western Reserve University
Preservation Technician II

University of Maryland
Library Technician II

Library of Congress
Preservation Technical Specialist

February

Northwestern University Library
Digital Technology Specialist

The Smithsonian Institution's Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Internship in Chinese Painting Conservation

National Library of New Zealand
Preservation Manager

Library and Information Service of Western Australia
Paper Conservator

Syracuse University
Assistant Conservator, Special Collections Columbia University
Book Repair Technician
Conservation Assistant

Indiana University Libraries
Collections Conservator

Wellesley College
Preservation and Collection Management Specialist

Yale University Art Gallery
Assistant Paper Conservator

Yale Center for British Art
Assistant or Associate Conservator

Harvard University
Paper Conservator

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