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Subject: Position at American Philosophical Society

Position at American Philosophical Society

From: Denise Carbone <dcarbone>
Date: Thursday, June 20, 2002
Head of Conservation
American Philosophical Society Library

Position Available January 1, 2003

The American Philosophical Library, an institution with a
long-standing concern for collections preservation, is seeking the
successor to Hedi Kyle who has served the APS with distinction for
sixteen years and who will retire at the end of 2002.

The Head of Conservation position is primarily a hands-on, bench job
with some departmental administrative tasks. We are seeking a senior
paper conservator specializing in the maintenance and treatment of
paper media, including manuscripts, photographs, unbound printed
materials and works of art on paper. The successful candidate will
work with the current Associate Conservator, the senior book
conservator, together they will coordinate their responsibilities so
as to preserve and protect historically significant resources.

Other duties include: preparing materials for loans, assisting with
exhibitions, training interns and volunteers, documenting
treatments, surveying collections and writing reports. In addition
the Head Conservator participates in the planning and implementation
of an educational book conservation program which offers hands-on
workshops to regional institutions.

The Conservation Department is comprised of three professionals (one
being grant supported), four to five interns, and four regularly
scheduled volunteers.

Qualifications for position:

    Graduate degree from a conservation program or equivalent

    Minimum of five years working experience as a paper conservator.

    Knowledge of current paper conservation techniques.

    Excellent manual dexterity.

    Good decision-making and problem-solving skills.

    Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.

    Physical ability to dust, clean, lift, and carry weight on

Salary commensurate with responsibilities, qualifications, and
experience. Excellent benefits.

Application materials and inquires should be sent to:

    Dr. Edward C. Carter II
    American Philosophical Society
    105 South Fifth Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19106

Applicants should provide a resume and the names, addresses, and
telephone numbers of three references.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 16:6
                  Distributed: Tuesday, July 16, 2002
                        Message Id: cdl-16-6-021
Received on Thursday, 20 June, 2002

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