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Subject: Position at Etherington Conservation Services

Position at Etherington Conservation Services

From: Michael Lee <mklee<-a>
Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2005
Assistant Book Conservator,
Etherington Conservation Services

Etherington Conservation Services (ECS) is a conservation facility
that handles bound material and works of art on paper from
institutions and private clients across the United States.  The Book
Lab at ECS completes a range of conservation work from collections
maintenance to Bible repair to fine conservation binding, including
new bindings for such works as the Kelmscott Chaucer and bound
volumes of the letters of Thomas Jefferson. ECS's Paper Lab has
completed conservation treatments on such varied works as original
19th Century block printed wallpaper, double elephant Audubon
illustrations, and photographic materials.

ECS invites applicants for the position of Assistant Book
Conservator.  The individual will join the fifteen-member staff of
the Book Conservation Department and assist with conservation
treatments, examination, and the preservation initiatives of client
institutions.  The opening is a full-time position in our regional
conservation facility in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA.

Responsibilities: The Assistant Book Conservator is responsible for
the treatment of a wide variety of bound materials, including
incunabula, period bindings, modern firsts, and albums, in bindings
of leather, vellum, cloth, and paper.  Excellent hand skills are
required.  The candidate must be capable of guiding a project from
inception to completion: handling initial consultation with clients,
compiling time and cost estimates, and determining and completing
the course of treatment as well as producing documentation adhering
to current ethical standards.

Qualifications: Master's degree from a recognized conservation
training program with a minimum of three years post-graduate
experience in bookbinding and conservation; or a comparable
combination of professional training and experience treating bound
material is desired.  Good verbal skills and an ability to work
collegially in a regional conservation environment are
prerequisites.  Knowledge of preservation theory, standards and
ethics of conservation practice, and historical book structures is

Skills should include:

    *   precision hand-skills
    *   attention to detail
    *   knowledge of bookbinding materials, tools and equipment
    *   ability to safely handle fragile books and paper objects
    *   ability to work efficiently while maintaining conservation
    *   ability to work in a group environment
    *   excellent communication skills
    *   ability to meet deadlines and assist in coordinating

Salary commensurate with experience.
Benefits package provided.
Position will remain open until filled.

If selected for an interview, the applicant is expected to present a
portfolio of completed projects during the interview process.

Please send resume and three references to:

    Michael K. Lee
    Director of Conservation
    Etherington Conservation Services
    7609 Business Park Drive
    Greensboro, NC 27409  USA

Etherington Conservation Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer

                  Conservation DistList Instance 19:1
                 Distributed: Wednesday, June 15, 2005
                        Message Id: cdl-19-1-036
Received on Wednesday, 8 June, 2005

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