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Position at the NAMES Project Foundation

From: Richard Koprowski <rikoprow>
Date: Monday, April 15, 1996
The NAMES Project Foundation, where I am a volunteer, is now
recruiting for the position of Quilt Conservator.  The AIDS memorial
quilt, as most people know, is a memorial to those who have died of
AIDS. What many don't know is the tremendous effort it takes to put
together and maintain this monumental and powerful (and sometimes
terrifying) piece of work.

Filing time is short, partially due to the critical nature of the
job.  If anyone is interested they could contact me, or write The
Names Project directly.

Quilt Conservator (full-time, exempt)
for the AIDS Memorial Quilt:

The Quilt Conservator is responsible for the preservation,
maintenance, and repair of the AIDS Memorial Quilt.  Primary duties
include the assessment and preparation of new panels for sewing into
blocks and the repair and maintenance of already-sewn Quilt.  The
Quilt Conservator works with the Production Coordinator in the
delegation of repair work.  This includes training of sewing staff
and volunteers in repair protocols.  This individual also works with
the Warehouse Manager and the Packing and Shipping Assistant to
ensure that the Quilt is properly stored, handled, and shipped.  The
Quilt Conservator reports to the Director of Administration.

Salary:
Mid-to-high twenties; benefits package with paid vacation

Required Skills, Experience, and Abilities:
Candidates must have excellent hand-sewing skills, expert knowledge
of both home and industrial sewing machines, and a working knowledge
of conservation practices and methodology, preferably with an
emphasis on textile conservation.  The ability to coordinate and
prioritize a wide assortment of Quilt repair needs as well as good
overall communication skills are essential, as well as the ability
to work with panelmakers, volunteers, other NAMES Project sewing
personnel, and outside conservation consultants. The ideal candidate
is a self-motivated, detail-oriented team player with a unique
ability to solve repair problems creatively and efficiently, while
preserving the individual integrity of each memorial panel.  The
ability to work with people in emotional situations is necessary, as
is the ability to work flexible hours to accommodate workload and
volunteer-access.  Computer experience is needed (Macintosh
preferred).  Sensitivity to AIDS and HIV issues is a must.

Minimum Qualifications:
The successful candidate will have demonstrated at least 5 years
sewing experience as well as a working knowledge of conservation
practices, preferably with an emphasis on textiles.  Familiarity
with the AIDS Memorial Quilt is highly desirable.

Application Procedure:
The NAMES Project Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Applications are encouraged from women, people of color, lesbians
and gay men, and individuals with disabilities, including HIV and
HIV-related disabilities. For consideration, please mail (no phone
calls or faxes, please) resume and cover letter by 21 April 1996 to:

    Personnel/Quilt Conservator
    The NAMES Project Foundation
    310 Townsend Street, Suite 310
    San Francisco, CA   94107

Richard Koprowski
Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound
415-723-9312

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