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Subject: Position at Morgan Library

Position at Morgan Library

From: Sandra Osorio <sosorio>
Date: Thursday, March 1, 2001
Art Preparator (Full-time)
Morgan Library

Seeking skilled matter/framer, preparator, and art handler with
museum experience.

Experience: The ideal candidate must have at least two years of
experience in archival matting and framing, knowledge of
packing/unpacking, and exhibit installation; direct handling of
paper-based items (prints, drawings, photographs, manuscript pages,
archival documents) as well as a diversity of objects including
paintings, sculpture, and furniture.  The ability to meet deadlines
and work effectively in a team is essential.

Duties and Responsibilities: The Preparator will work under the
direct supervision of the Paper Conservator. Assigned tasks vary
daily and include, but are not limited to, measuring and cutting
mats of different formats, rehousing items for storage, retrofitting
frames, and framing items for exhibition and travel.  Packing,
unpacking, and moving artwork around the Library are regularly
required. Installation activities can include affixing framed items,
labels and signage to walls, measuring, cleaning and positioning
display vitrines, and adjusting lighting.

Qualifications: Required is a Bachelors degree in arts-related field
or equivalent vocational experience of an artistic or technical
nature.  Experience working with hand tools and dexterity in
handling a variety of both heavy and fragile objects are also

Compensation:Salary is commensurate with experience.  Excellent
benefit plan.

To apply: Interested applicants should e-mail, Fax: or mail letter
of application (with salary requirements) and resume to:

    Human Resources
    The Morgan Library
    29 East 36th Street
    New York, NY  10016
    Fax: 212-481-3484
    humanresources [at] morganlibrary__org

Deadline:  04/30/2001

The Pierpont Morgan Library was incorporated in 1924 as an
educational institution dedicated to fostering a greater knowledge,
understanding and appreciation of primarily Western history and
culture.  Originally formed by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), the
permanent collections record and reflect achievements of European
and American literature, music, art and history.  It is one of the
very few institutions in the United States that collects, exhibits,
and sponsors research in the areas of illuminated manuscripts, old
master drawings, rare books, fine bindings, and literary,
historical, music manuscripts.

The Morgan Library is an equal access, equal opportunity,
affirmative action employer.

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