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Position at Huntington Library

From: Susan Rogers <srogers>
Date: Saturday, May 19, 2007
Project Conservator, Kemble Maritime Collection
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
Job #043-07

Grant-sponsored, Five-Year Position, Full-time with Benefits

The Huntington <URL:> invites applications
for the position of Kemble Conservator. Working as a member of the
Conservation team within the Preservation Department, the Kemble
Conservator works exclusively on the conservation treatment and
housing of designated works on paper and paintings in the Kemble
Maritime collection. The Kemble Conservator will also participate in
the selection of an assistant for the project. The Huntington's
Kemble collection is one of the most extensive collections of
maritime material in the country. The conservation project work
centers primarily on prints, drawings, and watercolors, which depict
subjects ranging from maritime history and technological advances to
steamship travel. In addition to the staff conservators, the Kemble
Conservator will work with the Chief Curator of Rare Books and the
Kemble Librarian, and will report to the Chief Preservation Officer.

Essential Functions: The Kemble Conservator performs conservation
treatments for works of art and ephemera on paper. The project will
include such treatments as surface cleaning, stain reduction,
humidification, and paper mends. Protective enclosures will be
designed and fabricated for paintings and works on paper. The
Project Conservator will direct the Project Assistant, write
treatment reports, which include digital photo-documentation, and
order supplies for the project.

Qualifications desired: Master's degree in Art History or
Library/Information Science with the certificate in Conservation, or
BA or BS degree plus 3 years experience in the conservation of works
on paper in a museum, library, archives, or similar setting.
Knowledge of collection conservation techniques and approaches is
desirable. To Apply: Send a letter of interest, resume, and contact
information for 3 professional references. Please refer to Job

Please submit application materials by only one method per job:

    jobs [at] huntington__org
    <URL:> and click on "Jobs"
    Fax: resume: 626-449-2306

Mail resume or apply in person to:

    The Huntington Library
    ATT: Human Resources - Job #043-07
    1151 Oxford St.
    San Marino, CA 91108

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; some
flexibility in start-date is available.

The Huntington, located about 15 miles north-east of downtown Los
Angeles, is a private, non-profit institution dedicated to advanced
scholarly research in British and American history, art, sciences,
and literature, combined with public art galleries and botanical
gardens. The Huntington exhibits collections of British,
Renaissance, and American art, rare books, and manuscripts, as well
as 150 acres of botanical gardens.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 21:6
                  Distributed: Saturday, May 26, 2007
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Received on Saturday, 19 May, 2007

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