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Subject: Position at Huntington Library

Position at Huntington Library

From: Carl Foote <thanne>
Date: Thursday, February 3, 1994
Project Conservator--Rare Books

The Huntington Library seeks an experienced rare book conservator to
stabilize a unique collection of English pamphlet volumes as part of a
two-year, grant-funded project for cataloging and preservation.  Working
in the Huntington's Book Conservation Laboratory under the general
supervision of the Conservator of Rare Books, the Project Conservator
will document and carry out treatments including, but not limited to,
board reattachment, re-sewing, and re-covering in cloth and leather. The
Project Conservator is responsible for maintaining statistics on all
treatments performed, and for submitting progress reports to the Chief
Preservation Officer.

Experience and Qualifications: Two years full-time book conservation
experience working with pre-1800 English and European books in a special
collections or research library preferred.  Demonstrated knowledge of
current book conservation materials and techniques and evidence of well-
developed bench skills.  Advanced training in rare book conservation
through a graduate degree program, formal apprenticeship or internships.
Ability to work well with others, good organizational skills essential.

Compensation:  $31,500 (annual wages budgeted); benefits package
including medical insurance, vacation and sick leave.

Application deadline:  Applications will be accepted until position is
filled; preference will be given to applications received by March 7,

Start date:  April 1994

To apply: Send a letter, resume and the names of three references

    Carl Foote
    Manager of Personnel
    Huntington Library
    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino, CA 91108
    Fax: 818-405-0225

                  Conservation DistList Instance 7:57
                 Distributed: Friday, February 4, 1994
                        Message Id: cdl-7-57-011
Received on Thursday, 3 February, 1994

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