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Position at Morgan Library and Museum

From: Maria Fredericks <mfredericks>
Date: Thursday, May 11, 2006
Book conservator
Morgan Library and Museum

The Morgan Library and Museum is accepting applications for the
position of Assistant/Associate Book Conservator in the Thaw
Conservation Center, a world-class laboratory for the conservation
of works on paper and vellum--illuminated manuscripts, drawings,
rare books, fine bindings, and literary, historical and music
manuscripts--as well as a place for conservation studies. For more
information about the Center, see

    <URL:http://www.morganlibrary.org/
        collections/collectionsThaw.asp>

    **** Moderator's comments: The above URL has been wrapped for
    email. There should be no newline.

The Assistant/Associate Book Conservator will be responsible for the
examination, analysis, preservation and conservation treatment of
bound materials in the Morgan's rare collections, in collaboration
with all curatorial and service departments. The Assistant/Associate
Book Conservator will join an experienced staff of rare book and
paper conservators, and will report to the Director of the Thaw
Conservation Center.

Qualifications:

    Associate level candidates should have a graduate degree in
    conservation from a recognized training program or equivalent
    training and experience, with a minimum of 5 years' work
    experience in the conservation of rare library materials.

    Assistant level candidates should have a graduate degree in
    conservation from a recognized training program or equivalent
    training and experience, and a minimum of 2 years' work
    experience in the conservation of rare library materials.

    Mastery of all routine book conservation treatments and
    bindings, including imaginative solutions intended to preserve
    original materials and structures, specialized historic bindings
    and techniques, as demonstrated by a portfolio.

    Knowledge of the history of bindings and book structures,
    manuscripts, printed books, printing, and paper history with an
    emphasis on social context, past functions, past production
    methods and aesthetics.Ability to handle rare and fragile
    materials and work with small tools with a high degree of
    accuracy and precision.

    Understanding of and adherence to the AIC Code of Ethics and
    Guidelines for Practice.

    Knowledge of the chemical and physical properties of the
    materials used in books and manuscripts, the substances used to
    treat them and the analytical techniques for identifying and/or
    determining changes in them.  Awareness of a variety of
    treatment/binding options, as well as their physical, chemical,
    and aesthetic outcomes.

    Excellent written and verbal communication skills and PC
    proficiency. Familiarity with foreign languages (French, Latin,
    German, Italian).

Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent
benefits.

To apply: Interested applicants should e-mail cover letter with
salary requirements and resume to tcc [at] themorgan__org

The Pierpont Morgan Library was incorporated in 1924 as an
educational institution dedicated to fostering a greater knowledge,
understanding, and appreciation of primarily Western history and
culture. Originally formed by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), the
permanent collections record and reflect achievements of European
and American literature, music, art, and history. It is one of the
very few institutions in the United States that collects, exhibits,
and sponsors research in the areas of illuminated manuscripts, old
master drawings, rare books, fine bindings, and literary,
historical, and music manuscripts. The Morgan recently re-opened
after a major renovation and expansion project to its historic
campus. The inauguration of a 280-seat auditorium/performance hall,
along with other new state-of-the-art facilities, presents an
exciting opportunity to enhance the visitor experience and programs
at a leading cultural institution that is poised for growth.

Maria L. Fredericks
Drue Heinz Book Conservator
Thaw Conservation Center
The Morgan Library and Museum
225 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016-3403
212-590-0379
Fax: 212-768-5673


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