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Subject: Position at North Bennet Street School

Position at North Bennet Street School

From: Walter H. McDonald <nbss>
Date: Monday, February 28, 1994
North Bennet Street School is looking for an instructor in hand
bookbinding skills to begin September, 1994. Modern book conservation
practice is emphasized in a course that focuses primarily on the
development of traditional skills and techniques.  The instructor is
responsible for teaching twelve students in a two-year curriculum that
now includes: non-adhesive bindings; several case binding structures;
limited edition binding; binding of single sheets; protective
enclosures; paper mending; washing and de-acidification of paper; tool
preparation; leather split-board binding; laced-board, tight-join
structures; finishing in blind and gold; and limp vellum binding.

NBSS is one of the  earliest craft training schools in the U.S.,
currently training for employment in fields as diverse as carpentry,
locksmithing, jewelry making and repair, piano technology, and violin
making and restoration.  The teaching environment is informal, but of
professional standard.  The group of advisors for the bookbinding course
is active and very supportive.

The bookbinding course meets 8:00-2:00, Monday through Friday, September
through June.  The bookbinding class is usually divided between six
first -year and six second-year students.  There is an excellent
collection of books and other printed material, as well as a videotape
library, in the bindery.  A small budget is available for guest speakers
and local field trips.

The instructor is responsible for classroom teaching and demonstration,
preparation, evaluation of students' work, and ordering materials.  The
bindery is available for personal work when not otherwise scheduled.
July and August are not scheduled, but we offer opportunities to teach
in short-term summer workshops for professionals.

Candidates are expected to have substantial bookbinding experience
gained through supervised formal training programs and benchwork
employment in the field. We are looking for someone with teaching
experience or proven ability to communicate with groups or individuals.
North Bennet Street School is an equal opportunity employer.  It is
expected that the salary will be near $30,000 for the ten-month year.
Health Insurance, retirement, and other benefits are offered.

Please send letter of interest and resume by U.S. mail only to:

    Walter McDonald
    Associate Director
    North Bennet Street School
    39 North Bennet Street
    Boston, MA 02113.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 7:64
                 Distributed: Wednesday, March 9, 1994
                        Message Id: cdl-7-64-018
Received on Monday, 28 February, 1994

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