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Internship at National Library of New Zealand

From: Jeanette Kay <jeanette.kay>
Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2000
Internship in Paper Conservation
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 paper conservation,
        with a major in  works of art on paper;

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

    *   be able to demonstrate writing ability of a postgraduate
        academic standard;

    *   be able to demonstrate highly developed communication

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

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

    *   provide evidence of proficiency in English (minimum ratings,
        if English is not the first language, IEL - 6.5, TOEFL -

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 can demonstrate a willingness to understand
        New Zealand's bicultural heritage;

    *   be able to relocate to New Zealand, at their own expense, if
        not already resident.

The internship will be for twelve months starting in February 2001,
with a remuneration equivalent to approximately $NZ34,000p.a.  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

    Kate Cooper
    Human Resources
    <kate.cooper [at] natlib__govt__nz>
    +64-4-474 3000 ext. 8787.

Applications close on Friday 22nd December, at 5.00pm 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.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 14:32
                Distributed: Thursday, December 7, 2000
                       Message Id: cdl-14-32-018
Received on Wednesday, 6 December, 2000

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