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Subject: Position at National Gallery of Art

Position at National Gallery of Art

From: Connie McCabe <c-mccabe>
Date: Friday, January 15, 1999
Photograph Conservator

The National Gallery of Art Library is offering a two-year
fellowship in photograph conservation, supported by the Samuel H.
Kress Foundation, in its Photographic Archives.  The fellowship is
devoted to the preservation needs assessment and conservation
treatment of archival photographic materials.  The incumbent will
work under the general direction of the Curator of the Photographic
Archives, and in consultation with the Head of Paper Conservation
and the Senior Photograph Conservator.  Primary responsibilities are
for conducting a survey of the collection to determine condition and
treatment needs, for the treatment of selected photographic
materials, and for preparing written reports of survey findings and
treatments. The Photographic Archives includes monochrome prints in
mounted and unmounted formats, including silver gelatin
(developed-out and printed-out), albumen, carbon, and
photomechanical prints, prints in albums, photographically
illustrated books, as well as a small number of film and glass
negatives and color materials. Candidates should be graduates of a
recognized conservation training program, preferably with a major in
photograph conservation, or have equivalent experience. Candidates
must demonstrate one additional year of experience in photograph
conservation.  Candidates with experience treating photograph albums
are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates must possess English
language skills with a proven record of writing ability. Fellowships
are awarded without regard to age, sex, race, or nationality. Annual
stipend is $35,500.  The selected candidate is eligible for health
insurance coverage.  Finalists who are not United States citizens
will be required to provide proof of their own health care coverage
during the fellowship period. Interested candidates should submit
the following materials in English: A curriculum vitae including
basic biographical information, current and permanent address, and
telephone numbers; offprints of any publications or lectures; and
two supporting letters from conservation professionals familiar with
the candidate's work.  Finalists may be invited for an interview and
asked to present a portfolio of conservation treatments and
professional activities.  Because of the volume of applications
received, materials submitted cannot be returned.  Application
materials must be postmarked no later than February 15, 1999 and
sent to

    Ruth Philbrick
    Curator, Photographic Archives
    National Gallery of Art
    6th St. and Constitution Ave. NW
    Washington DC 20565

All applicants will be notified of the decision by the selection
committee by March 20, 1999.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 12:58
                 Distributed: Friday, January 15, 1999
                       Message Id: cdl-12-58-020
Received on Friday, 15 January, 1999

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