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Subject: Rakow Research Library and West Lake Conservators Ltd.

Rakow Research Library and West Lake Conservators Ltd.

From: Moya Dumville <moya<-a>
Date: Monday, December 8, 2014
Joint Paper Conservation Internship
Rakow Research Library and West Lake Conservators

The Rakow Research Library at The Corning Museum of Glass and West
Lake Conservators are excited to offer two positions for joint
internships in the field of paper and photograph conservation.

The Rakow Research Library is the world's foremost library on the
art and history of glass and glassmaking, which covers subject areas
from archaeology to zoology and everything glass in between.  The
successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with our
collection of stained glass cartoons, design drawings, photographs
and works of art on paper.

West Lake Conservators is a mixed-specialty private practice located
in Skaneateles, NY.  Founded in 1975, West Lake Conservators abides
by the American Institute of Conservation's code of ethics,
guidelines, and professional standards; and offers museum quality
treatment to private clients and organizations.

The internship project involves humidifying, flattening, surface
cleaning and housing large scale stained glass cartoons and
photographs from the Whitefriars collection; other potential
projects include condition reporting, collections assessments, and
re-housing various collections of the Rakow Library.

The preferred candidates are motivated problem solvers with proven
manual dexterity and the ability to follow a previously established
treatment plan.  Applicants should have experience treating artworks
on paper.  The interns should have strong organizational skills and
attention to detail, and feel comfortable working semi-independently
with library materials and oversized artworks.  Digital photography
skills are an asset. Learning opportunities

    Gain experience in paper conservation of large scale drawings
    with different paper/mediums, and photographs

    Gain an understanding of the organization of a specialized
    museum library, as well as of a private conservation practice

Internship goals (other duties may be assigned)

    Pre and post treatment photo documentation of the Whitefriars
    collection

    Construction of large boxes for housing oversized cartoons and
    photographs

    Following a previously established treatment plan for
    conservation of a selection of the Whitefriars collection

    Reporting to supervisors at both the Rakow Library and West Lake
    Conservators, and maintaining a dialogue during the treatment

Work and Educational Requirements

    Interest in paper and photograph conservation

    Currently enrolled in, or a recent graduate of, a conservation
    program

    Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

    Excellent communication and time management skills

    Ability to work independently; ability to take directions and to
    ask questions that contribute to problem solving

    Ability to lift 25 pounds and perform repetitive tasks

    Ability to commit to 40 hours/week is preferred, with some
    flexibility.  The positions are grant-funded, and the interns
    will receive a total stipend of $3,000 each

The internship will begin May 18, 2015 and run for 3 months.  Work
will take place at the Rakow Library, in Corning NY, with the
opportunity for site visits to West Lake Conservators in
Skaneateles, NY.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to
interns<-a t->cmog< . >org.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the
positions are filled

Moya Dumville
Paper Conservator
BA, MAC


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