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Position at Walters Art Museum

From: Abigail Quandt <aquandt<-a>
Date: Monday, December 8, 2008
Assistant/Associate Book or Paper Conservator
The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD

Temporary position
2-3 year appointment

The Conservation Division of the Walters Art Museum is accepting
applications for an Assistant/Associate Book or Paper Conservator in
the Book and Paper Laboratory.  This is a 2 to 3 year appointment,
funded by an outside source, which will be renewed on an annual
basis for the projected time period.

The incumbent will be largely responsible for the examination and
treatment of Islamic manuscripts for a two-year in-house
digitization project.  Other duties include the examination and
treatment of rare books and manuscripts for in-house exhibits, loans
and traveling exhibitions, acting as courier for loans; supervising
the fabrication of book supports, matting and framing for exhibits
and loans, assisting with rotating installations of rare books and
manuscripts; tracking budgets, and some supervision of interns and

Must be a graduate of a recognized conservation training program
with a specialization in rare book or paper conservation or have
equivalent training, with an additional 1-2 years of post-graduate
work experience.  Previous experience in the conservation of Islamic
manuscripts is preferred.  Candidates must have good writing/verbal
communication skills; experience in digital photography for
conservation and knowledge of basic computer programs.

The salary will be commensurate with experience; excellent benefits

The position is available as of January 5, 2009 and will remain open
until it is filled.  Please send a cover letter and resume with
references to

    The Walters Art Museum
    Human Resources Department
    600 North Charles St.
    Baltimore, MD, 20201

or by email to jobs<-a t->thewalters< . >org

EEO/AA Employer.
An alcohol and drug-free workplace.

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