The Abbey Newsletter

Volume 26, Number 2
Aug 2002


Assistant Book and Paper Conservator
Richard C. Baker

Conservator in private practice, Richard C. Baker, is seeking a full-time assistant conservator to work in his conservation studio in St. Louis, Mo. This is an entry level position and will include training for conserving books and items printed on paper and parchment. The studio has been in business for 13 years and does work for both institutional and individual clients. The work ranges from Elizabethan bindings to Civil War parchment to William Faulkner manuscripts. Occasionally, small edition bindings are also taken on. You can visit the studio and view examples of the work online at

Candidates should have a BA and some experience in hand bookbinding and conservation. This is an ideal situation for anyone seeking broad, hands-on experience in book and paper conservation. The job will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. If interested, contact Richard at 314-781-3035 or e-mail him at <>.

U.S. Jobs Announced in Other Publications

Within the last four months

Job Employer Month
Head of Conservation Amer. Philosophical Society Lib. June
Conservation Tech. (2 positions) Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum June
Sr. Book Conservation. Associate. Watson Library, MMA June
Paper Conservation. Technician CCAHA July
Book Conservation. Technician CCAHA July
Paper Conservator Glenbow Museum, Alberta, Canada July
Book Conservator Huntington Library July
Conservation Technician Margaret Herrick Library, Beverly Hills, CA July
Preservation Specialist National Personnel Records Center July
Chief Librarian NYPL July
Head of Conservation Treatment NYPL July
Conservator for Exhibits & Loans New York Historical Society July
Advanced Conservation Technician/Assistant Conservator NEDCC July
Library/Archives Preservation NEDCC July
Preservation Services Manager State Archives of Georgia July
Preservation Services Field Officer Amigos August
Senior Paper Conservator Los Angeles County Museum of Art August

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