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Subject: Internship at Shelburne Museum

Internship at Shelburne Museum

From: Rick Kerschner <rkerschner>
Date: Friday, May 17, 2002
Advanced internship in objects conservation
Shelburne Museum

Note: Informal interviews for the following position are invited at
the AIC meeting. Please contact Richard Kerschner at the host hotel.

The Shelburne Museum is offering a one-year advanced internship in
objects conservation supported by an IMLS Conservation Project
Support Training Grant. The intern will assist with the conservation
of the Museum's collection of dollhouses and miniatures in
preparation for the reinstallation of these artifacts in a renovated
historic gallery space. The one-year position will begin in November

Responsibilities: The intern will conduct a condition survey of the
Museum's collection of dollhouses and miniature interiors and work
with the objects conservator and curator to select artifacts for
treatment. The intern will conduct technical examinations, complete
documentation, and perform conservation treatments. Treatments to
the dollhouses may include major structural repairs, removal of old
repairs, cleaning of overpaint and dirt from surfaces, and
compensating areas of loss. A wide range of artifacts are
represented in the miniature interiors, including ceramics and
glass, base metals, furniture, paper, photographs, textiles, and a
surprising array of other organic materials.  The intern will modify
the vitrines that contain miniature interior so they are dust-tight
but easier to access. The intern will also become familiar with
preventive conservation actions appropriate for the Hat and
Fragrance Unit that houses the dollhouses and miniature interiors
and assist with such actions as appropriate, including: mocking-up
and evaluating new lighting systems, monitoring environmental
conditions, and implementing fire detection and suppression
upgrades. The intern will conduct practical research that informs
conservation treatments, and contribute to Shelburne's public
outreach program.

Qualifications: The applicant should have a Masters Degree in
Conservation plus a Certificate of Advanced Study beyond a Masters
Degree or equivalent training, and a minimum of one year
conservation internship training. In addition, applicant should have
specialized training in 3-dimensional objects with an interest and
good general background working with a wide variety of materials and
composite objects. The applicant should have a positive attitude and
good communication skills, be adaptable, and work well as a team

Salary and Benefits: $28,000/year plus benefits, travel, relocation
allowance, and on-site housing.

Application: Send letter of application, resume, and list of
references by August 31 to:

    Richard Kerschner
    Director of Preservation and Conservation
    Shelburne Museum
    PO Box 10, Route 7
    Shelburne, Vermont 05482
    802-985-3348 ext: 3361

                  Conservation DistList Instance 15:78
                   Distributed: Monday, May 20, 2002
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Received on Friday, 17 May, 2002

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