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Internship at University of British Columbia

From: Miriam Clavir <clavir>
Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2000
Advanced Internship In Museum Conservation
Funded By The Getty Grant Program

The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at the University of British
Columbia is offering a one-year Getty Internship for conservation
training within this diverse and active museum.  This internship
will focus on the integration of conservation within the
institution's mandates to public service and programs, exhibitions,
relationships with First Nations, and collections management.  In
addition there are the pragmatic aspects of working within an
existing building, budget and institutional culture.

The internship is directed to conservation practice as required
within and beyond the laboratory walls.  Working closely with museum
staff in different areas, the intern will be involved in assessing
and effecting preventive and treatment conservation measures
directly related to storage, exhibitions, loans, earthquake
mitigation and the general safety of the collections.  The intern is
also required to take one UBC course in museology in order to
further his or her understanding of contemporary museum issues,
theory and practice.

This internship is competitive and open to Canadian citizens or
permanent residents of Canada who have completed a recognized
conservation training program.  Preference is given to those who
have graduated within the last five years, and to those for whom
professional development at MOA is an asset to their career goals.
Recipients of previous awards from the Getty Grant Program are not
eligible.  The stipend for this internship is $2,250 a month.  The
internship period is one year beginning Sept. 5, 2000. Interested
candidates should send:

    1.  A letter of application stating why the Museum Conservation
        Internship is pertinent to their professional development.

    2.  A current resume.

    3.  A portfolio of not more  than five examples of treatment and
        preventive conservation work, plus at least one example or
        description of other work related to museums or

    4.  Three letters of reference sent by the referees themselves.

Selection will be made by jury and if necessary by telephone

Deadline for applications:  May 31, 2000

    UBC Museum of Anthropology
    6393 N.W. Marine Dr.
    Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z2
    Fax: 604-822-2974

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