The Abbey Newsletter

Volume 23, Number 7


Head, Paper Conservation Laboratory
Ford Conservation Center

An experienced paper conservator is sought to head the paper conservation laboratory at the Ford Conservation Center, Omaha, Nebraska. The new state of the art regional conservation facility is a division of the Nebraska State Historical Society. This position represents a unique opportunity for a dynamic, team-oriented conservator to initiate and develop all levels of professional programs and services in preservation and paper conservation for an undeserved region of the United States.

Responsibilities: The incumbent will conserve objects and collections from the Nebraska State Historical Society, art museums, libraries, local historical societies, and private clients throughout the region. The conservator will be required to administer the paper laboratory, perform treatments, advise on regional preservation issues, and participate in conservation and preservation training.

Requirements: Qualified applicants must have completed a bachelor's degree and graduate conservation program or have equivalent training and experience. Five years of experience at progressively advanced levels is required.

Applications: Send a cover letter, resume, and State of Nebraska Application for Employment Form to Nebraska State Personnel, P.O. Box 94905, Lincoln, NE 68509 by August 1, 2000. The state application can be completed on-line at Any questions can be directed to Julie A. Reilly, Head, Ford Conservation Center, 1326 South 32nd Street, Omaha, NE 68105, (402) 595-1171, <>.

Conservator (Rare Bookbinder)
Library of Congress

Vacancy Announcement : 00089

GS-1001-09 (9749) $35,310 - $45,900*
GS-1001-11 (9750) $42,724 - $55,541*
GS-1001-12 (9751) $51,204 - $66,564*
*Salary reflects locality pay adjustment.

Responsibilities: The library of Congress is seeking a Conservator for its Conservation Division's Rare Book Section. The selected candidate will perform conservation work on the full range of library paper materials and on those objects which present unusually complex problems. This includes examining and analyzing collection materials; performing treatment and preparing treatment reports; obtaining post-treatment photography; developing an annual plan for preservation and conservation of Special Collections Division's materials; identifying and recommending current and future preservation needs.

Applications: Applicants must obtain a copy of Vacancy Announcement #0000089 in order to apply for this position. For a copy of this vacancy announcement and an application form, please call the Library of Congress Employment Office at (202) 707-4315 or (202) 707-5627. One can also obtain copies from our web site at or by visiting the Library of Congress Employment Room LM-107, 101 Independence Avenue, SE, Washington, DC Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Applications must be received no later than May 31, 2000. The Library of Congress is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

U.S. Jobs Announced in Other Publications

Position Where? Date Announced
Book Conservator Smithsonian April
Paper Conservator Smithsonian (Anthro. archives) April
Asst. Conservator Princeton University April
Collections Care Technician Library of Congress April
Binding Technician Library of Congress April
Asst. Conservator Md. State Archives March
Senior Paper Conservator Folger Shakespeare Library April
Asst. Paper Conservator Strong Museum April
Preservation Librarian. Library of Michigan April
Paintings Conservator West Lake Conservators Ltd. April
Part-time Conservator Walt Disney Company April

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