The Abbey Newsletter

Volume 14, Number 8
Dec 1990

Positions Open

Arizona State University

To work under the general direction of the Head of Preservation Department and actively participate in the continuing development and management of a broad-based preservation program currently employing a total of 9.5 FTE, including students.

Responsibilities: Participates in implementing, coordinating, managing and maintaining activities and projects, including: evaluating general collections materials entering the department; managing the brittle books, replacement, reformatting and commercial binding programs. Also assists the Head of Preservation with education and outreach activities, emergency preparedness, collections surveys and may work in the Conservation Center.

Qualifications: Required: ALA-accredited MLS degree, with emphasis on preservation administration preferred; knowledge of and/or experience with current preservation principles, practices and techniques; good interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to plan projects, write reports and communicate effectively; demonstrated interest in pursuing professional development/contributions and service, as required for promotion and continuing appointment. Preferred: supervisory experience; experience in a research library preservation program or equivalent training with some field experience.

Salary: Minimum $23,000. Deadline: February 15, 1991, or the 15th day of each month thereafter until the position is filled. To apply send letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of four recent references to: Constance Corey, Associate Dean for Management Services, Hayden Library, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-1006 1 (602/965-3417). AA/EEO

Northeast Document Conservation Center

The Northeast Document Conservation Center, now occupying a new state-of-the-art facility in Andover, is again offering an advanced internship in paper or book conservation. The position will be supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. To begin in August or September 1991, it will run for two years and will include liberal travel benefits. Health insurance will be provided.

Qualifications: Applicants should have completed a graduate conservatism program or have equivalent educational and work experience with a specialty in either art on paper or book conservation. Candidates should enjoy working productively on a variety of historic and artistically important materials. Since 1980 NEDCC advanced internships have provided excellent learning opportunities rich in hands-on experience.

Please send a letter of intent, resume, and three letters of recommendation to Mary Todd Glaser, NEDCC, 100 Brickstone Square, Andover, MA 01810. State whether your interest is in flat paper or book conservation. Salary for the first year is $20,500 with an increase the second year plus a total of $3000 for travel/research. Deadline for application is March 1, 1991. AA/EEO

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