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Subject: Position at Etherington Conservation Services, Hayward

Position at Etherington Conservation Services, Hayward

From: Michael Lee <mlee>
Date: Monday, December 10, 2007
Senior Book Conservator
Etherington Conservation Services West
Hayward, California Facility

Etherington Conservation Services - West (ECS-CA) is opening its
West Coast Regional operation in its Hayward, CA facility in mid
January 2008.  ECS-CA is looking for qualified book conservators to
staff the facility.  The start up operation will initially consist
of a staff of three (3) with the possibility of future expansion.
ECS-CA will handle rare book materials from institutions and private
clients in the western region of the United States.  The candidate
for ECS-CA will be required to perform a variety of conservation
treatments in a variety of styles and techniques, dependent upon the
treatment needs of the materials.  All conservation work performed
by ECS-CA will conform to AIC standards of practice.

Qualified applicants for the position 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
    *   Supervise conservation staff members
    *   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 assists 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.  This position 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 resume and three references either by mail or e-mail to:

    Michael K. Lee
    Director of Conservation
    Etherington Conservation Services
    6204 Corporate Park Drive
    Browns Summit, NC 27214 USA
    Fax: 336-931-0711
    mlee [at] thehfgroup__com

Etherington Conservation Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer

                  Conservation DistList Instance 21:34
               Distributed: Wednesday, December 12, 2007
                       Message Id: cdl-21-34-032
Received on Monday, 10 December, 2007

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