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Subject: Position at Winterthur Museum

Position at Winterthur Museum

From: Lois Price <lprice<-a>
Date: Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Book and Library Conservator
Winterthur Museum

Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library seeks a Book and Library
Conservator at the associate to full conservator level to care for
its research library collections and teach in the
Winterthur/University of Delaware Art Conservation Program.
Responsibilities include preservation administration and
conservation of rare and circulating library collections, loan and
exhibit preparation, collaboration with Library and Conservation
staff to achieve institutional preservation goals, and supervision
of staff and volunteers as needed.  The Book and Library conservator
also holds an appointment as affiliated faculty at the University of
Delaware, providing instruction and mentoring of students in the
Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation.  The
hours devoted to teaching for this position may vary from year to
year, but the educational setting builds vital links to other
conservation faculty, and links to graduate students from all the

The conservation department at Winterthur provides unique
opportunities for a book and library conservator to design
treatments and complete research in collaboration with conservators
from many different specialties as well as with conservation
scientists on site. The Winterthur Museum is also an extraordinary
teaching collection which includes bound materials and documents in
many of its historic rooms.  The Winterthur Library is open to the
public and is a member of the Independent Research Libraries
Association, the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections
Libraries, and the Association of Research Institutes in Art
History; its collections encompass a wide variety of printed,
manuscript, and visual materials that promote the interdisciplinary
study of American art, architecture, decorative arts, material
culture and everyday life.  The collections support visiting and
residential research fellowships as well as the research and
exhibition needs of the Winterthur Museum and two graduate programs.
Its resources include over 100,000 volumes of printed books and
serials, 3,000 record groups of manuscripts, design and
architectural drawings, photographs, and printed ephemera, a large
collection of modern photographs, and 5,000 linear feet of
institutional archives.

In addition to a thorough knowledge of the history and technology of
bound structures, manuscripts and photographs, the candidate should
demonstrate superior hand skills, familiarity with a wide variety of
treatment options, an understanding of conservation science and
analytical techniques as they relate to library materials, and
knowledge of library preservation standards and practices.
Applicants should also have superior organizational, written and
oral communication skills and be able to work in a creative,
energetic and collaborative environment.  Teaching experience, a
research/publication record, evidence of professional engagement,
and familiarity with non-print media and library digital imaging
programs is desirable.

Qualifications: The applicant must hold a Master's degree in
conservation or a Bachelor's degree and equivalent experience.
Applicants should have 7 years of conservation experience with at
least 5 of those years post degree or training and be a member of
AIC preferably at the PA or Fellow level.  An MLIS or significant
experience in a research library is desirable.

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter and resume to

    Human resources
    Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
    5105 Kennett Pike
    Winterthur DE 19735
    jobs<-a t->winterthur< . >org

Lois Olcott Price
Director of Conservation
Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Winterthur, DE 19735
Fax: 302-888-4838

                  Conservation DistList Instance 28:18
                 Distributed: Saturday, October 4, 2014
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Received on Tuesday, 30 September, 2014

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