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Positions at Etherington Conservation Services

From: Michael Lee <mklee<-a>
Date: Monday, September 12, 2005
Assistant Book Conservator (2 openings)
Etherington Conservation Services

Etherington Conservation Services (ECS) is a full-scale conservation
facility located in Greensboro, NC.  ECS handles materials from
institutions and private clients across the United States, working
on both bound materials and works of art on paper.  ECS is currently
looking for 2 talented full-time Assistant Book Conservators to join
the 14-member staff of the Book Conservation Lab.  The Book
Conservation Lab is a dynamic environment that handles a large
volume of very diverse work.  The staff at ECS performs a variety of
bookbinding styles and conservation techniques, dependent upon the
treatment needs of the materials.  Staff members also benefit from
the instruction of Mr. Don Etherington who was involved in the
initial response to the Florence flood, held the position of
Preservation Officer at the U.S. Library of Congress, and was
involved in the rehousing of the U.S. Declaration of Independence.
Work performed by ECS conforms to the ethical standards laid out by
the American Institute for Conservation.

Qualified applicants for the 2 positions must be able to conduct and
assist in conservation examinations and treatments as well as
undertake preservation initiatives for client institutions.
Responsibilities for this position include 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.  The applicant must have excellent hand and
organizational skills and be capable of performing the following

    *   Consulting with clients
    *   Compiling time-based cost estimates
    *   Determining and completing prescribed courses of treatment
    *   Documenting treatments in adherence to current ethical
    *   Handling of fragile books and paper objects
    *   Working efficiently while meeting conservation standards
    *   Meeting deadlines and assist in coordinating workflow

A qualified candidate for this position will hold a Master's degree
from a recognized conservation training program with a minimum of
three years post-graduate experience in bookbinding and conservation
or have a comparable combination of professional training and
experience treating bound material.  Good verbal skills, attention
to detail, and an ability to work with others are necessary.
Knowledge of preservation theory, the standards and ethics of
conservation practice, and historical book structures are required.

Salary offered will be commensurate with experience and a benefits
package is provided.  Training and advancement possibilities exist
within the company structure as well as the opportunity for
continued professional development.  These positions 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 a 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 19:15
               Distributed: Thursday, September 15, 2005
                       Message Id: cdl-19-15-019
Received on Monday, 12 September, 2005

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