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Subject: Internship at National Library of New Zealand

Internship at National Library of New Zealand

From: Jeanette Kay <jeanette.kay>
Date: Friday, May 5, 2000
Paper Conservation Internship at the National Library of New Zealand
(Funded by the Getty Grant Program)

The National Library's Conservation Services Section welcomes
applications for the Getty Conservation Internship.  The internship
will make a significant contribution to the development of
professional conservation training in New Zealand and to the
preservation of New Zealand cultural heritage.

The J. Paul Getty Trust is an international, cultural and
philanthropic institution devoted to the visual arts and the
humanities, that includes an art museum as well as programs for
education, scholarship and conservation.

The Conservation Services Section is responsible for the
preservation and conservation of the Library's heritage collections.
These include books, cartographic collections, ephemera,
manuscripts, prints and drawings, photographs and sound and music

The intern will have the opportunity to work on all aspects of the
Cartographic, Drawings and Prints, Ephemera, and Manuscripts and
Archives collections held in the Alexander Turnbull Library.  Skills
will be gained in all technical aspects of paper conservation, as
will a practical understanding of conservation theory, principles
and ethical considerations.  Research skills will also be gained,
through the study of the work of a prominent NZ artist.

The applicant must:

    *   be in their final year or have graduated within the
        preceding 12 months from a recognised tertiary institution
        with a graduate diploma or degree in conservation, with a
        major in  paper conservation;

    *   be able to convince the National Library of their serious
        intent to pursue a career in paper conservation;

    *   have an understanding of New Zealand cultural values and

    *   be able to organise time and resources effectively and to
    work independently;

    *   have effective written and oral communication skills;

    *   have the ability to work professionally as part of the
        Conservation Services team;

    *   provide evidence of proficiency in English;

    *   be entitled to full residency in New Zealand and be able to
        relocate to New Zealand, at their own expense, if not
        already resident.

Preference will be given to:

    *   applicants who are New Zealand citizens who have
        demonstrated a positive commitment to the preservation and
        conservation of New Zealand's national heritage;

    *   applicants who have demonstrated an interest in and
        awareness of New Zealand's cultural heritage and

    *   Conservation graduates with a specialism in works of art on

The internship will be for twelve months starting in August 2000
with a remuneration equivalent to approximately NZ$35,000pa.  In
addition, there is provision made for training and travel as
appropriate.  The National Library's standard policies with regard
to annual leave and other benefits will apply.

For further information please contact Jeanette Kay, Senior Paper
Conservator, <jeanette.kay [at] natlib__govt__nz>.  For a copy of the job
description and application form please contact Julie Dennehy, Human
Resources, +64 4 474 3065, <julie.dennehy [at] natlib__govt__nz>.

Applications close on Wednesday May 31, 2000, at 5 pm and should be
addressed to

    Human Resources
    National Library of New Zealand
    PO Box 1467
    Wellington, New Zealand

The National Library of New Zealand has a commitment to the Treaty
of Waitangi and is an equal opportunity employer.

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