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Position at Folger Shakespeare Library

From: Rhea DeStefano <rbaier<-at->
Date: Monday, April 8, 2013
Book Conservator Position
Folger Shakespeare Library

The Folger Shakespeare Library, in Washington, D.C., is seeking
qualified candidates for the permanent, fulltime, exempt position as
a Book Conservator to work in the Werner Gundersheimer Conservation
Laboratory.  The Book Conservator works under the direction of the
Eric Weinmann Head of Conservation and with a small team of
conservators.  The Book Conservator will have primary responsibility
for complex treatments of rare bound material items from the
Folger's printed book and manuscript collection and participates in
all activities carried out by the conservation lab including
exhibition and loan preparation and installation.

Qualifications

    B.A. or equivalent experience required and at least six
    additional years of hands-on, specialized book and paper
    conservation experience

    Excellent hands kills related to conservation treatments

    Sound knowledge of organic and physical chemistry as applied to
    conservation and preservation treatments required

    Thorough understanding of the history of the book, the chemistry
    of materials and the ability to recognize and analyze damages to
    rare materials and select and perform appropriate treatments

    Competency using advanced technical equipment related to
    conservation practice including photography equipment

    Experience in exhibition preparation and installation as well as
    designing and creating book mounts preferred

    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills necessary

    Ability to solve problems, organize time, set priorities and
    work independently

    Proficiency with computer programs like Word, Excel, Power Point
    and Photoshop. Experience with Filemaker Pro would be
    advantageous

Normal working hours Monday through Friday, 9am - 5pm with
flexibility required for special conservation projects.

Please submit cover letter describing interest and experience along
with a resume by May 30, 2013 to

    Folger Shakespeare Library
    Attn: HR/Book Conservator, at jobs<-at->folger<.>edu
    201 East Capitol Street SE
    Washington DC 20003-1004

EOE.


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