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Subject: Position at Wisconsin Veterans Museum

Position at Wisconsin Veterans Museum

From: Angela Andres <angelamandres<-a>
Date: Friday, July 8, 2005
Paper and book conservator
Wisconsin Veterans Museum

The Research Center at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum, a division of
the Department of Veterans Affairs, in Madison, Wisconsin is looking
for a paper and book conservator, to start around or after
mid-August 2005. Prior hands-on experience in paper and book repair
and conservation is essential; additional study on the subject is
also desirable.

The conservator is responsible for organizing, stocking, and
maintaining the Research Center's conservation lab; ordering
supplies and materials; working with archivists to determine
appropriate conservation treatments; and performing a wide variety
of basic to advanced repairs on the archive's collection of books,
papers, manuscripts, photographs, serials, maps, and posters.
Treatments most commonly applied to archive materials include
cleaning, flattening, and mending of paper items; recasing of books;
creating custom-made Mylar sleeves for photographs; and constructing
protective enclosures such as phase boxes and clamshell boxes.

This is a part-time, contractual position; the conservator will not
be an employee of the State of Wisconsin. As the primary provider of
conservation services to the Research Center, the conservator has a
great deal of autonomy and plays an essential role in the care of
Veterans Museum collections. The Research Center lab is modest in
size and relatively new; the right candidate will find this position
presents a challenging and rewarding opportunity to apply and build
on their skills, expand the lab's potential, and work with the truly
unique materials in the Research Center collections.

Working hours, days, and rate of pay are flexible and may be
determined by the conservator in cooperation with the Archives
Collection Manager. As a contractor, the conservator may deduct
work-related travel expenses and other costs. This position could be
ideal for someone willing to commute from locations in Southern
Wisconsin or Northern Illinois, for a recent graduate from a course
of study in conservation who is looking to gain valuable experience
in the field, or for an experienced professional who wants to make a
significant contribution to this growing conservation lab.


    Gayle Martinson
    Archives Collections Manager
    gayle.martinson<-a t->dva< . >state< . >wi< . >us
    (no phone calls please).

                  Conservation DistList Instance 19:5
                  Distributed: Saturday, July 9, 2005
                        Message Id: cdl-19-5-032
Received on Friday, 8 July, 2005

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