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Internship at Huntington Library

From: Susan Rogers <srogers>
Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2007
Sir Francis Bacon Foundation Internship in Conservation
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

Term: A starting date for the internship period may be scheduled
anytime between September 1, 2007 and February 1, 2008, for a period
to last at least 5 months. Interns will receive a stipend of up to
$2,000 per month. Applications from conservation students at the
pre-program, summer employment, recent graduate, or third year
internship level are appropriate.

The Huntington invites applications for an internship funded by the
Sir Francis Bacon Foundation. Working with direction from the
Huntington's Rare Book Conservator, the intern will address the
conservation of a variety of library materials. Through the practice
of conservation treatment techniques, the intern will advance their
own understanding of the underlying principals of conservation, and
the tools and techniques used in the conservation of library
collections materials.

The primary focus of the internship will be on the practical
application of learned conservation treatment skills. The intern
will be instructed in the practice of various treatment techniques
and the circumstances under which each technique is appropriate.
Conservation treatments, materials, and strategies will be
addressed. The intern will work with the Preservation Department's
Conservators, who will make use of The Huntington's collections
materials in providing instruction.

Interested candidates are advised to apply by July 16, 2007.

Qualifications:  An appropriate four year college degree and
demonstrated commitment to a career in conservation, or a recent
Master's degree in Library/Information Science or Art History with
certificate in Conservation. Recommendations from 2 persons
acquainted with the applicant's academic or professional
achievements. Candidates must have the capability of being bonded,
as may be required by the Huntington's insurer.

To apply send a letter of interest, resume, and the names, phone
numbers, and email addresses of two persons who can provide
recommendations to:

    Susan Rogers
    Lloyd E. Cotsen Chief Preservation Officer
    The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino, CA 91108 USA
    srogers [at] huntington__org

More information about the Huntington may be found at


                  Conservation DistList Instance 21:4
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Received on Tuesday, 8 May, 2007

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