The Abbey Newsletter

Volume 21, Number 7


Conservation Internship
New York Academy of Medicine

The New York Academy of Medicine is pleased to offer an internship at the Gladys Brooks Book and Paper Conservation Laboratory. The two to three-month internship has a stipend of $4,250.

The internship is open to graduates of or students in recognized conservation programs or people with equivalent experience and training.

Candidates should send a detailed letter of interest, a resume and three professional recommendations. An interview is required, and candidates should present a portfolio of completed bindings or treatments.

The Gladys Brooks Book and Paper Conservation Laboratory, located at 1216 Fifth Avenue in New York City, has been in operation for thirteen years. Staff consists of three full-time book and paper conservators, who perform a wide range of conservation treatments.

Collections Conservator
Dartmouth College Library

The Dartmouth College Library seeks an experienced conservator for the newly created position of Collections Conservator.

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Preservation Services Librarian, the incumbent plans, coordinates and oversees the evaluation and treatment of the general and special collections material held in the Dartmouth College Library system. Hires, trains and supervises conservation technicians and student assistants in the conservation treatments of paper-based materials. Establishes and maintains quality control of conservation treatments performed within the library system. Performs complex treatments on special collections materials from the 10th to 20th century. Assists the Preservation Services Librarian with long range planning, preservation education programs and disaster recovery. Serves on library wide committees and in the absence of the Preservation Services Librarian acts as supervisor of the Department.

Qualifications: Graduate degree in the conservation of books and/or archival library materials with 3 years of book binding and conservation experience in a research library; or the equivalent. MLS desirable. Demonstrated knowledge of conservation principles, practices, and procedures. Knowledge of bookbinding history and book structure. Demonstrated experience in treatment decision making. Knowledge of commercial binding methods and standards. Background in general and organic chemistry strongly preferred. Experience with designing a lab desirable. Strong organization skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to work effectively with staff of the College Libraries and to direct the work of others. Knowledge of computers and software applications.

Rank and Salary: Rank and salary commensurate with experience and qualifications, with a minimum salary of $33,500 for Librarian II; full benefits package including 22 vacation days; comprehensive health insurance; TIAA/ CREF; and relocation assistance.

Dartmouth College Information:

Application: Applications received by May 15, 1998, will be given first consideration; applications will be considered until the position is filled. Send resumes to: Phyllis E. Jaynes, Director of User Services, 115 Baker Library, Hanover, NH 03755.

Dartmouth College is an AA, EEO, M/F employer. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Jobs Announced Elsewhere

Job Employer Date Ann'd
Conservation Fellowship Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Sept 97
Archives Presvn Fellowship or Internshp Conservation Analytical Lab. Sept 97
Adv Internship in Paper Conservation Cons Center for Art & Historic Artifacts Sept 97
Adv & 3rd-Year Internships Williamstown Art Conservation Ctr Sept 97
Mellon Fellowship in Paper & Photo Consvn Museum of Modern Art Sept 97
Book & Paper Consvr Newberry Library Sept 97
Paper Conservator/Senior Conservator Cons Center for Art & Historic Artifacts Sept 97
Jr Paper Conservator, Asst Paper Conservator Andrea Pitsch Conservation Sept 97
Library Preservation Assistant Brooklyn Museum of Art Libraries Dec 97
Paper Conservator Bergen Museum of Art Dec 97
Paper Conservation Fellowship Art Institute of Chicago Jan 98
Paper Conservator Maryland State Archives Mar 98
Asst. Paper Conservator Los Angeles County Museum of Art Mar 98

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