The Abbey Newsletter

Volume 6, Number 2
Apr 1982

Positions Open

New York Public Library

The Conservation Division of The Research Libraries of the New York Public Library seeks a qualified candidate in book binding and conservation of book and moo-book materials. Demonstrated supervisory and administrative skills and an excellent command of written and oral communication required. Familiarity with the preservation problems of large research libraries is desirable.

Duties: The Head will be responsible for the custom binding and restoration program, staff training, and the operations and management of the CBR office. In addition, he/she will also be expected to perform a variety of binding and restoration operations on rare library materials.

Salary: Commensurate with experience and training.

Send resume to: Betty Larkin, Personnel Office, New York

Public Library, Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036.

Dance Notation Bureau, New York

This is an 18-month, NEH-funded position; the processor/ assistant will work with the project director to organize, preserve and catalog original Labanotation scores and accompanying materials (including photographs, slides, textiles, art on paper, videotapes, and films).

Qualifications: B.A. in humanities (or equivalent) and conservation or archives experience. Highly desirable:

Graduate work, undergraduate degree, or equivalent experience in dance.

Salary: Up to $22,500 for 18 months, depending on qualifications and experience.

Apply to: Patricia Rader, Librarian, Dance Notation

Bureau, 505 Eighth Ave., New York, NY 10018 (212-736- 4350). Application deadline: May 31, 1982.

Indiana Historical Society

Senior Conservator needed for active conservation facility at the Indiana Historical Society Library. Responsibilities include the administration of a well-funded conservation program, the continued development of a statewide outreach program, and the provision of restoration services f or the Library's collection of rare books, pamphlets, prints, photographs, manuscripts and architectural plans dating from the 17th through the 20th centuries. The Conservation facility employs two full-time professional conservators, plus several part-time assistants.

Qualifications: Master's degree in conservation or equivalent training in library/archive conservation, plus work experience in paper or library/archive conservation including some administrative duties.

Conditions: Salary $l4,000-$19,000 plus liberal benefits including full medical and retirement plans paid by employer. Starting date by August 1, 1982. Deadline for applications May 17, 1982. Representatives from the conservation staff will be at the 1982 AIC Annual Meeting in Milwaukee.

Send resume and references to Director of the Library, Indiana Historical Society, 315 West Ohio St., Indianapolis, Indiana 46202 (317-232-1879).

Carolyn Horton & Associates

There is an opening for a well-trained and experienced binder/restorer at Carolyn Horton & Associates, 430 W. 22nd St., New York, MY 10011 (212-989-1472).

American Center for Conservation of Art & Antiquities, MY

Duties: Examination of works of art on paper for treatment; conservation and restoration of a wide variety of works of art on paper, including prints, etchings, lithographs, watercolors, drawings, pastels, etc.; planning and development of a modern paper conservation facility; hiring and administration of less senior conservators; training others in technique and methodology. Will interact directly with clients and assist in developing new clients with a profit participation in that development.

Qualifications: Degree from a recognized conservation school or apprenticeship plus a minimum of six years' experience.

Salary: $22,000-$26,000 + profit participation.

Send resume and present salary to ACCA, Inc., 165 West End Ave., #5K, New York, NY 10023, Attn: Search Committee.

Duties: Examination and routine treatment of a wide variety of works of art on paper. Should be able to work independently with a minimum need for assistance or instruction.

Qualifications: Degree from a recognized conservation program or apprenticeship plus a minimum of 3 years' experience.

Salary: $15,000-$20,000. This position offers excellent opportunity to earn advancement and additional income potential.

Send resume and present salary to ACCA, Inc., 165 West End Ave., #5K, New York, NY 10023, Attn: Search Committee.

(See related news item on ACCA in this issue.)

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